QUESTION: Linking notes of the Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition to the text

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:21 AM

Okay, I give up - you beat me. How do I get the notes to link to the text rather than to themselves?

Engelbrecht, Edward A., ed. The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition: Notes. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2012.

Engelbrecht, Edward A., ed. The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition: Text. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2012.

Given that these are one resource in hard copy (which I own) makes the difficulty of getting the advanced prioritization to point them to the ESV ridiculous. Note the text half is the ESV apocrypha.

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Eli Evans (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 17 2015 10:13 AM

If I understand, you want Bible reference hyperlinks to the apocrypha originating in the Engelbrecht Notes resource to land in the Engelbrecht Text resource, without disturbing priority behavior of hyperlinks outside of that range or resource.

Turns out that the (Logos-created Wilted Flower) series is what is gumming up the works.

Explanation: If you simply drag either of the volumes over, then you'll be making a rule for the whole series. When you do that, the keylink handler checks all of the volumes in the series alphabetically by sort title. This works fine for commentary series, which are truly serial, that is where there isn't much overlap in milestone references. These two resources, though, are only a "series" because we split up the print book. Their references overlap entirely, which means they are competing against one another for each hyperlink. When prioritized as a series, the notes resource always wins out because "N" < "T" alphabetically.

There are two ways around this: 1) Prioritize just the volume you want and not the series, or 2) break up the series.

Solution 1: Ctrl-drag the “Text” (preferred)

The only rule you need is one for the volume that you want to receive the hyperlinks, that is, the Engelbrecht Text resource. This is the preferred method.

(1) Hold down the CTRL key and drag "The Apocrypha: Lutheran Edition: Text" to the top of your priority list.

(2) Right-click on it and "Set prioritization limits (advanced)" to:

- of this type: Bible
- in this range: Tobit-4 Maccabees
- from this resource: The Apocrypha: Lutheran Edition: Notes

Your priority should end up looking like this (with NRSV for you where I have ESV):

Solution 2: Break up the series

This method works by breaking up the series by renaming the series in one or both resources. You still only need to add one prioritization rule. (I'm including this method for completeness. The previous method is the preferred way of dealing with this.)

(1) Select the Notes resource and set a user series that is unique in your library. I used "Engelbrecht Notes" on the Notes resource and (just for good measure; not required) "Engelbrecht Text" on the text resource.

(2) Drag the Engelbrecht Text resource over into resource priority and put it at the top. Note that it's still a series, but it only has 1 volume.

(3) Right-click on it and "Set prioritization limits (advanced)" as described in Solution 1, Step 2 above.

That should end up looking something like this:

(Save this post for linking to later, since I'm sure that others have and will have this problem.)

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Eli Evans (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 17 2015 10:22 AM

This situation arises because we've used "series" for multiple purposes: to define serial relationships between resources such as commentary sets, and to associated books that are associated in print -- especially if they were one book in print that we split into two resources in Logos.

This works pretty well in every situation except for "series" that have overlapping references, like this one. This is in the gray zone of things that should probably be fixed, but probably won't be unless/until we revamp resource priority pretty significantly.

In the meantime, the methods described above can be used for any similar scenario involving multiple overlapping versions (or Text+Notes, as this one) within a series.

Rules of thumb:

  • When you only want to prioritize one book in a series, hold down CTRL when you drag.
  • You only need to make priority rules for the hyperlink target resource, and never for the hyperlink source.

Hope that helps!

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