Text Comparison Tool does not respect Bible prioritization when using collections. WIN 6.10 Beta 4 (6.10.0.0018)

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 23 2016 5:58 PM

Replication:

  • Prioritize several Bibles in the Library
  • Create a collection of several prioritized Bibles
  • Open the Text Comparison Tool
  • Select the Bible collection created above
  • Compare John 3:16

I expected that the Bibles would be sorted by priority so I could compare the translations against my prefered Bible, but instead they were sorted alphabetically.


I prefer default sorting by priority, but it would be nice to have a selector to choose sorting by priority or alphabetically.

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 23 2016 6:10 PM

It is true that text comparison doesn't consider prioritization, but you can obtain the order you wish by entering the versions you're concerned about separated by commas. I have a TC shortcut on my toolbar and my last used resources/ordering are remembered. I have a collection of Bibles called "English Bibles (comparative)" specifically for the TC tool. Most of the time I my TC box looks something like [ESV, LEB, NET, NJPS, English Bibles (comparative)] The nice thing is that TC is smart enough not to duplicate the versions I called out up front, even though they are also part of the collection. As long as I don't change the versions/collections, every time I click on the shortcut I get the same comparison set to the currently active reference.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 23 2016 6:46 PM

Tim Hensler:
I expected that the Bibles would be sorted by priority so I could compare the translations against my prefered Bible, but instead they were sorted alphabetically.

Observation: Text Comparison sort order using collections has been consistent since Logos 4.

Work around is specifying resource order for comparison:

Dreaming of larger Text Comparison resource list entry so could see:

2012:NA28, 2014:UBS5, Greek Text Comparison

Also would like option to choose sort order of Alphabetic or Priority for collection resources.

FYI: personally added year prefix to Bible short and long titles so alphabetical order = chronological.

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Angela Murashov | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2016 12:06 PM

Tim Hensler:
I expected that the Bibles would be sorted by priority so I could compare the translations against my prefered Bible, but instead they were sorted alphabetically.

I will create a case for this suggestion. 

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2016 12:09 PM

I have put numbers in the title of the bibles so

1 ESV

2 NIV

etc

This puts them in the order I want. (in text comparison tool) This is different to prioritisation.

P A

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2016 12:33 PM

Thank you Reuben, Keep Smiling 4 Jesus and P A for your suggestions.  I guess I'm getting tired of doing the workarounds when some simple automation would work.  What do you think of the following behavior:

  1. If user enters a list of specific Bibles, TC should list them in the order they are entered.
  2. If user enters a collection, TC should list them in order of Priority
  3. If the TC is saved as a shortcut, the shortcut should remember the list/collection selected when the shortcut is created and display Bibles accordingly as described in 1 and 2 above.

Thank you, Angela, for considering this request. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2016 12:42 PM

Tim Hensler:

  1. If user enters a list of specific Bibles, TC should list them in the order they are entered.
  2. If user enters a collection, TC should list them in order of Priority

1. Concur

2. Prefer Sort order option (similar to Search Match checking).  Default is Alphabetic, which can be changed to Priority.

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