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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 9:43 AM

Hi, James!

I poked around a bit trying to find a passage that went right up to the margin.  Unfortunately, the only one I came up with (see below) had a comma at the end of the line.  There was no ellipses displayed, but I don't know if the comma at the end of the line has any bearing on whether or not Logos displays an ellipses.

I took a look at your screen display again to see if I had the same resource your passage link was displayed from so I could try to duplicate the scenario, but I wasn't able to make out the resource you were using.

I'm concerned we might be starting to hijack this thread so feel we should start a new thread if pursuing this any farther than perhaps finding out what resource you were using in case I can duplicate the scenario, but I will continue to play with the F7 feature.  Regarding the mouse issue that closes the window when I try to scroll through the F7 text comparison popup window, I'm wondering if it has to do with the fact that I'm using the two-finger scroll on the trackpad.  I'm rarely in a position to work with a USB mouse when using my laptop.

Here's a pic of the popup I received when selecting the link for a passage in the NIVAC volume on Genesis where the text goes all the way to the margin (ending with a comma), followed by a pic of a popup when the text does not go all the way to the margin. 

NOTE: One additional observation is that the popup windows don't always follow the same text display format.  The first one starts each verse on a new line while the second one has the verse numbers embedded in the text.

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Ken F Hill | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 26 2016 9:24 AM

I would like a quick way to change the default Bible, without having to go to the home page.

In theWord, it is a simple matter of right-clicking a Bible tab and choosing "set as default" on the context menu.

I like that functionality a lot.

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Daniel Hall | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 27 2016 5:22 AM

It's probably a little late, and probably (intentionally) not possible, but, I would love a little bit more freedom and control in creating a base package.  For instance, if they said you have $500 in value to put towards maps, $400 towards theology, and $800 towards commentaries, and then give me (even a pre-selected) list to choose from.  It would be even cooler to be able to buy more from one category and spend less in another. 

I understand why they don't do this (for a couple of reasons, actually), and so I don't really expect it.  But while I'm probably looking to upgrade in about a year (I'll finish seminary and let the price come down a bit), this would be HUGE for making me want to jump.  I don't need "more" books - but I do need specific books. Shy of that, grad school has more or less given me the tools to do most study with or without logos.  It makes it easier and faster, but the cost can be hard to justify.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 28 2016 9:17 AM

FOLDER STRUCTURE for LAYOUTS

I would like to see a folder structure option in the layouts pop-up window.  This would allow us to group layouts by categories (e.g. NT, OT, theological topics, Mobile Ed, etc.) and greatly reduce the amount of scrolling to find a layout.

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 28 2016 11:23 AM

Daniel Hall:

It's probably a little late, and probably (intentionally) not possible, but, I would love a little bit more freedom and control in creating a base package.  For instance, if they said you have $500 in value to put towards maps, $400 towards theology, and $800 towards commentaries, and then give me (even a pre-selected) list to choose from.  It would be even cooler to be able to buy more from one category and spend less in another. 

I agree - just adding a few carefully selected choices would make upgrading to a higher-level base package much more attractive to me.  For example, the Eerdmans Wesleyan Bible Commentary OR the Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament; the Journal of Biblical Literature OR the Complete Library of Christian Worship; or the Charles Spurgeon Collection OR the Life and Works of John Wesley. A few simple choices like that on big-ticket items would allow folks to tailor a package to their particular needs and interests.

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 28 2016 11:56 AM

I don't know if it's been suggested yet but I would like to see the Logos Now and/or Verbum Now subscription be included in a base package that away I would not have to pay additional payments for that in addition to an upgrade payment plan.

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Willie | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2016 8:19 PM

Willie D.:

My two highest priority UserVoice suggestions both relate to excessively bright color shades of a majority of Bible book cover icons (e.g., ESV, LEB) which were implemented with the introduction of Logos 6 and which in my opinion are a distraction from reading the Bible text and continue to cause me uncomfortable eye strain.  The two suggestions (see links below) address this same issue but in different ways, presenting different potential solutions:

https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/6774705-decrease-the-brightness-level-of-all-bible-book-co 

https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/9117382-allow-users-to-add-their-own-bible-book-cover-icon 

My first posting to this thread (see above) included links to two UserVoice site recommendations addressing excessively bright Bible book cover icons causing painful eye strain.  One of these recommendations  (https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/9117382-allow-users-to-add-their-own-bible-book-cover-icon) offered two potential solutions:

#1. Allow users to add their own book cover icons and to share the icons they add with other users.  

 #2. Allow users to individually switch to a generic grey book cover icon if they prefer (such as currently used for several clause visualization resources).

Earlier today I submitted a comment to this recommendation which added a third option:

#3: Allow users to hide the image of the Bible book cover icon and instead “show label” reflecting the Bible translation’s standard initials (ESV, LEB) as is currently available for shortcut icons within the Shortcuts Bar.

If you share my concern for this issue please use the link to visit the UserVoice site and either vote for this recommendation or provide a comment.

Thank you!

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 4 2016 3:28 AM

MJ, I have a couple of simple suggestions for Logos 7 ... both relate to the Library.

1. An additional column .... "when purchased". This would allow me to see which books I have added in the last year or so and have not got around to reading.

2. An additional column .... "Collections". I know I can do this through the Collections tool, but I would like to list a collection in the library and choose books from this smaller list.

 Thirdly, being a font nut, I would like to be able to right click on a word on the screen and among the many options that are listed would be the typeface that Logos is using for that word.

Am I allowed to ask about having different colours for different languages? Sorry about that.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 4 2016 5:04 AM

Stephen

you can filter by collections today. Choose a collection from the "all resources" dropdown at the top right

Sorry can't post a screnshot at the moment 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 4 2016 9:28 PM

Stephen Miller:
1. An additional column .... "when purchased". This would allow me to see which books I have added in the last year or so and have not got around to reading.

+1 Yes would appreciate a library column showing when purchased (or licensed).

Keep Smiling Smile

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 14 2016 6:45 AM

I would greatly appreciate an option in the program settings to provide a pop-up prompt when changing layouts, asking if I want the currently active layout to be updated before changing to the next/new layout.

For a discussion as to why, please see this link.

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 14 2016 8:22 AM

Stephen Miller:
1. An additional column .... "when purchased". This would allow me to see which books I have added in the last year or so and have not got around to reading.

Yes

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 14 2016 5:59 PM

Rick,

I thank Graham for his suggestion to me. Exactly what I wanted.

So here is a suggestion to you. Use TOOLS/FAVOURITES. Make the directories you want and drag the LAYOUT from the layout list.

I have SHOW FAVOURIES (with star icon) on my top taskbar.

Stephen

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 14 2016 6:52 PM

Stephen Miller:

Rick,

I thank Graham for his suggestion to me. Exactly what I wanted.

So here is a suggestion to you. Use TOOLS/FAVOURITES. Make the directories you want and drag the LAYOUT from the layout list.

I have SHOW FAVOURIES (with star icon) on my top taskbar.

Stephen

Sydney, Australia

Thanks, Stephen!

I will keep this suggestion in mind while I play with another suggestion that was made in the thread I provided a link to in my previous post.  If that other suggestion doesn't work for me, I will give your suggestion (from Graham) a try.  I didn't realize it was even possible to drag a layout to the Favorites tool. Surprise

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 26 2016 1:59 AM

It would be great if FL, like Kindle, offered free access to translation dictionaries for the languages it offers. This would be valuable on several counts:

1) For academics: it will make it easier for them to invest in and use resources in other languages such as French and German.

2) For English as Foreign Language speakers, it would help them take advantage of the many more English resources that are available than that of their native language. 

Either way, it would be a win-win situation: it would benefit users and would generate more purchases of resources in other languages for FL. 

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2016 1:46 AM

When I'm reading a Bible book, one of the things I do is to look for words that occur with a greater regularity in that book than elsewhere. I've tried various ways of doing this, but they all seem somewhat laborious. At the moment, I produce a word list for the book, and merge it with an Excel spreadsheet I have of all the words in the NA28, and compare the relative frequencies of the word in the book vs the entire NT. This data is clearly available in Logos, as the little sparkle graph at the top right-hand side of the Bible Word Study is showing the density of the lemma rather than just the raw number of occurrences. 

It would be great if this information could be more readily available so that we could identify those words that occur more frequently in the particular book than against the whole NT/OT (or, for that matter, against the rest of the Pauline corpus, or the Johannine writings).

For many, this is probably a rather dry, boring and technical suggestion, but for me it's part of my regular study that has frequently shed helpful insights on my study, and one that I would love to be able to do within my Logos workflow. To me, functionality like this is part of the core functionality of Logos, and is the sort of development direction I would like to see the product take, rather than trying to make Logos the digital heart of my spiritual life. 


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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2016 1:53 AM

GregW:

When I'm reading a Bible book, one of the things I do is to look for words that occur with a greater regularity in that book than elsewhere. I've tried various ways of doing this, but they all seem somewhat laborious. At the moment, I produce a word list for the book, and merge it with an Excel spreadsheet I have of all the words in the NA28, and compare the relative frequencies of the word in the book vs the entire NT. This data is clearly available in Logos, as the little sparkle graph at the top right-hand side of the Bible Word Study is showing the density of the lemma rather than just the raw number of occurrences. 

Would the Concordance Tool (available as part of a Logos Now subscription) make this a little easier?

You can look at lemma frequency for a book as below:

and then export the results to a spreadsheet.

You can then do the same things for Pauline Literature etc.

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2016 3:00 AM

Thanks Graham - I have tried it that way as well, but generally use the Word List method as it's the way I've got used to doing it (and the format is consistent with my Excel spreadsheet). What I'd really like is to be able to use the density for a book and compare it to the overall (or corpus) density, to see if a word occurs a lot more frequently in a particular book, and to identify which words are used far more regularly in a book than in the rest of the NT/OT/Pauline corpus etc. As the information is clearly calculated somewhere in Logos, I'd like to se it more readily accessible. 

But I appreciate the suggestion. I must admit the Concordance tool is one I've tinkered with but never really made great use of. If they were to add this functionality to the Concordance tool, cutting out the Excel stage, I'd be delighted. I'd probably also forget how to use the Excel Vlookup function as well! 


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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2016 4:14 AM

Another option to look at is the "Graph Bible Search Results" capability - available by clicking on BWS scatter graphs

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 27 2016 8:30 AM

Graham Criddle:

Another option to look at is the "Graph Bible Search Results" capability - available by clicking on BWS scatter graphs

Thank you Graham - I'd never realised there were that many options in those graphs. 


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