Question: how to copy entire article or chapter to a reading list or clippings list?

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Douglas Livie | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Aug 10 2015 1:24 PM

I'm hoping that there is a quick way of sending a whole article or chapter to a clippings list (or other tool) that will allow me to send material without having to physically highlight words.

Example: I would like to send a whole chapter from a book to a clippings list to read later.  I try to drag the chapter title (chapter 1, for instance) into a clippings list but that doesn't work.  Tried highlighting a few words then select all, but that doesn't work.  It doesn't select all the text.  

This would be a very useful feature.  The idea is to collect a list of texts without having to pre-read which ones I want to use.  

Does anyone have an idea how I might be able to do this?

Thanks.  

PS.  I've Logos 6 for mac.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 12:24 AM

In what way does 'Favo(u)rites not meet your needs?

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 2:05 PM

Douglas Livie:
 The idea is to collect a list of texts without having to pre-read which ones I want to use.

I don't use clippings in Logos, instead I collect my research in a word processor document. For short quotes, I just do a normal copy and paste. But for the longer articles, I "copy location as URL" and then paste it as a web link in my document. Later, when I am writing my sermon, I can just click on the web link and it opens it in Logos.

The difference between using "Favorites" as Mike suggested (which would be a good way to go) and this method is that I can put the link to the article right in my research notes.

I realize this may not fit your workflow, but it's an idea for you to consider.

Also, you can see here— https://wiki.logos.com/Favorites to learn more about how to use Favorites effectively.

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 2:59 PM

I think Logos will come close to what you are trying to accomplish. 

(I don't have a Mac so I don't know if this will work exactly the same way)

1.  First open a clipping document with the articles/chapters you want to read later.

2.  Highlight the chapter or article title in the text (not in the table of contents)

3.  Right click and a pop up window will open up that will allow you to select "add clipping to_____"  Then click to add the chapter or article title you have selected.

4.  Then in your clipping document you will have the title resource highlighted that will open up the resource to where you want to read when you click on it.

5.  You can also add a note to the clipping document for additional information. 

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Douglas Livie | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 3:04 PM

Thanks Integ for the tip.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to make this function work.  Once I paste the html link into my document (Word or Scrivener), the link doesn't open Logos.  I've tried editing the link to make sure all is right but nothing seems to work.  So, maybe I'm missing something?

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Douglas Livie | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 3:10 PM

Thanks for tip Mike B.  

I'm really looking to do two things.  Your solution allows me to quickly get to the content within Logos.  But the second thing I wanted was to bring whole chapters or articles into another program - word or Scrivener, for example.  

Your solution allows me to keep reference of the articles that I can read later, afterward selecting materials that I want to include in my study / preparation materials.

I guess I was looking to do that in the other direction.  Pull a whole chapter or article's text into a document that I then edit outside of Logos.  So that is why easily placing an article's text into a clippings document (by dragging the article title into the clippings document) would be great.  That eliminates the whole highlighting step.

Thanks again for your idea.

 

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Douglas Livie | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 3:12 PM

Thanks Ronald Q.  I see how this would get me quickly back to the texts I'm looking at.  Not quite what I am looking for but a good tip.  Thanks.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 3:16 PM

I don't use either of those word processors, but in Pages I have to paste the link, select it, and hit Command-K to "Add Link."

Perhaps there is something similar you need to do in those apps?

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 3:20 PM

I found this on the web—Is this what you were doing in Scrivener?

Want to insert a hyperlink to a web page that’s not imported into your project?

1. Copy the URL of the web page.

2. Select the word or text you’d like to use for the hyperlink.

3. Go to Edit–>Add Link.

4. Make sure the Web option is selected, and then enter the URL of the web page in the text box and click OK.
NOTE: If you copied the address from your web browser, it probably already has the http:// in it, so choose the No Prefix option.

5. Use your link

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