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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 9 2017 4:52 AM

mike:

Searching in Logos sucks!!!!! Make searching SIMPLER. I don't need Bachelor degree in Logos-Searching just to use the search feature. Make a drop-down possibilities like doing highlight and morph @. Stop advancing the the academic stuffs if you don't know how to make it simple for users. USELESS for 99% of us.

YES, YES, YES!!!!

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Armin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 9 2017 5:54 AM

Michael S.:

mike:

Searching in Logos sucks!!!!! Make searching SIMPLER. I don't need Bachelor degree in Logos-Searching just to use the search feature. Make a drop-down possibilities like doing highlight and morph @. Stop advancing the the academic stuffs if you don't know how to make it simple for users. USELESS for 99% of us.

YES, YES, YES!!!!

YesYesYes

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 9 2017 5:58 AM

Michael S.:

mike:

Searching in Logos sucks!!!!! Make searching SIMPLER. I don't need Bachelor degree in Logos-Searching just to use the search feature. Make a drop-down possibilities like doing highlight and morph @. Stop advancing the the academic stuffs if you don't know how to make it simple for users. USELESS for 99% of us.

YES, YES, YES!!!!

Searching in Logos is entirely lost on me.  I simply refuse to learn all the squiggles necessary.  I would have to make a cheat sheet and keep it updated; the thought of all this makes me sigh.

I want to learn from Logos, not about Logos.  You have us under the hood, with oily hands.

Build in simple elegant solutions.

I would volunteer to be a SIMPLICITY TESTER for this endeavor.  Set up a Simplicity Beta and let us test drive it.

I believe a kinder Logos would drive sales.  Right now its a cruel taskmaster.  Make it a foothill, not the Matterhorn, that I have to surmount to feel the warmth of the sun on my face.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 9 2017 8:19 AM

This morning there was a header: "Why Every Bible Reader Needs to Know About Biblical Typography" in my Logos home page. 

https://today.faithlife.com/2017/11/08/why-every-bible-reader-needs-to-know-about-biblical-typography/ 

I did not have time to watch the video but I assume the content is great.

Again it came into my mind that Logos should implement such a feature that the users could assign their own fonts to the resources (and perhaps backgrounds, too).

For interlinears, different fonts and possibly different colors and different sizes for different lines defined by the user.

As I understand, these are technically possible  and relatively easy to implement and could boost sales. Cool

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David Betts | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 14 2017 8:26 AM

Currently: Click on a foot note to read it, or to click on references.
                 While one corner of the footnote when opened points to the footnote number or letter...

[Wish List]: ...it would be convenient for the footnote number or letter (in this case the "q") to remain highlighted until other text is clicked on so as to not lose where you left off.

- Create and Enable "Use Download First."
- If an audio resource like ESV, or a video lesson has been downloaded to device, if device is not connected to the internet, or if user has selected "Use Download First," Logos would first look for the audio / video on the device.
This would allow the resource to be used 1) while off line / out of cell range 2) to minimize data usage and prevent over-charge for those on a cell plan rather than unlimited hard-wire connection.

Shalom Y'all

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David Betts | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 14 2017 8:39 AM

David Betts:

- Create and Enable "Use Download First."
- If an audio resource like ESV, or a video lesson has been downloaded to device, if device is not connected to the internet, or if user has selected "Use Download First," Logos would first look for the audio / video on the device.

Shalom Y'all

OTOH  -  If the resource is downloaded, if connected or not, Logos would first use the download to prevent multiple downloads and data usage.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 19 2017 7:11 PM

Follow-up to thread => Logos 6 Timeline tool: Can I sort chonologically and/or group by categories I define?

Andrea and Howard Psmithe:
In the Logos 6 Timeline tool, is there a way I can sort items chronologically.  Sometimes I would like to view all items in a chronological waterfall to see time dependencies/connections, but items in the timeline are typically a bit interspersed, time wise.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 4 2017 4:24 PM

Rick Ausdahl:

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Wishlist item is a Library column with license acquisition date. Awesome would be link to Order History.

Keep Smiling Smile

Yes, please!  Smile

Similar request in a recent thread => Library - First Purchased / Downloaded Date

Keep Smiling Smile

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 10 2017 5:26 AM

When reading through a resource, I find the process of looking up the definition of English words quite frustrating--especially when using the double-tap method which supposedly streamlines the process by skipping the pop-up menu you first get if right-clicking on a word.  Specifically the fact that Logos transfers the "Active Window/Tab Status" (AWTS) from the resource I'm reading to a dictionary, requiring me to manually reselect the window/tab of my primary resource to transfer the AWTS status back there so I can continue reading after getting the definition.  While I find this unnecessary and a bit frustrating when reading resources that only require an occasional word definition lookup, I find it really, really, really frustrating when reading resources that require me to do a lot of lookups. 

While transferring the AWTS to another window may make sense with a lot of features in Logos, I don't think this is necessarily the case when looking up the definitions of English words.  At the very least, there should be an option in the preferences to display the definition in a dictionary window "WITHOUT" transferring the AWTS status to the dictionary.

I'd also like to see the speed improved when using the double-tap method of word definition lookup.  Logos is by far the slowest of the three Bible apps I use in this regard.

I know ...in the "big picture" of life, as far as problems go it's a tiny, minor, speck.  But I'm running into it again today and it feels like the speck is in my eye,  Crying  and I haven't even finished my first Coffee yet.    Wink

Truly very thankful for Logos though in spite of my whining.  Thanks Faithlife!  Yes

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 10 2017 6:44 AM

Rick Ausdahl:
At the very least, there should be an option in the preferences to display the definition in a dictionary window "WITHOUT" transferring the AWTS status to the dictionary.

You can display (a snippet of) the definition in the Information tool. A single click should display information about the word, without your active tab changing from the resource.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 10 2017 8:40 AM

PetahChristian:

Rick Ausdahl:
At the very least, there should be an option in the preferences to display the definition in a dictionary window "WITHOUT" transferring the AWTS status to the dictionary.

You can display (a snippet of) the definition in the Information tool. A single click should display information about the word, without your active tab changing from the resource.

Petah, thanks for the suggestion.  I got pumped when I read it because I had forgotten about the Info pane/window so I pulled it up right away to play with it.  It didn't take long though before I remembered why I had quit using it for definitions.

I encountered two issues almost immediately.  You alluded to one of the issues in your post, but I was so excited at first that it didn't register -- i.e. the fact that the info pane may only provide a snippet of the definition.  This actually happens often, and when it does, what does it provide?  Yup, a "link" to a dictionary resource ...which will open in a window/tab of it's own ...which takes me back to the original problem of losing the active window status for my primary reading resource.  But there's also another issue with the info pane--it doesn't always even use the definition from a regular English dictionary.  It may instead pull a definition (of sorts) from some other resource, so it doesn't necessarily even provide the type of definition provided in the Concise Oxford or Merriam-Webster's dictionaries.

Oh well ...still good to be reminded of the info pane feature and I appreciate the suggestion.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 10 2017 11:39 AM

Rick Ausdahl:

[Petah, thanks for the suggestion.  I got pumped when I read it because I had forgotten about the Info pane/window so I pulled it up right away to play with it.  It didn't take long though before I remembered why I had quit using it for definitions.

I encountered two issues almost immediately.  You alluded to one of the issues in your post, but I was so excited at first that it didn't register -- i.e. the fact that the info pane may only provide a snippet of the definition.  This actually happens often, and when it does, what does it provide?  Yup, a "link" to a dictionary resource ...which will open in a window/tab of it's own ...which takes me back to the original problem of losing the active window status for my primary reading resource.  But there's also another issue with the info pane--it doesn't always even use the definition from a regular English dictionary.  It may instead pull a definition (of sorts) from some other resource, so it doesn't necessarily even provide the type of definition provided in the Concise Oxford or Merriam-Webster's dictionaries.

Oh well ...still good to be reminded of the info pane feature and I appreciate the suggestion.

Tricky, tricky. The Info panel uses 'Top Resource'. For english, it pulls my Collins Latin. Why? Headwords are english. Why not put my Oxford first? Well, that's because then it won't find Anchor. And on and on!


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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 10 2017 12:09 PM

Rick Ausdahl:
When reading through a resource, I find the process of looking up the definition of English words quite frustrating

Agreed. I was thinking there was a shortcut for this but I must have been thinking about a different app. It would be nice if, eg. Ctrl-Dbl Click brought up the prioritized dictionary in the language of the current resource. And maybe Ctrl-Hover to replace the morphology with the appropriate language dictionary.

Mobile app is broken also.

This functionality seems fundamental. Any eReader can do it. I love my Google Dictionary extension in Chrome. I use it multiple times, daily. A lot of times you just want a quick generic definition (but still prioritized: OED, COED, M-W, Brittanica) without catching on one of the specialized dictionaries/encyclopedia, in a way that doesn't break the flow of your reading.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 10 2017 12:10 PM

Denise:

Rick Ausdahl:

[Petah, thanks for the suggestion.  I got pumped when I read it because I had forgotten about the Info pane/window so I pulled it up right away to play with it.  It didn't take long though before I remembered why I had quit using it for definitions.

I encountered two issues almost immediately.  You alluded to one of the issues in your post, but I was so excited at first that it didn't register -- i.e. the fact that the info pane may only provide a snippet of the definition.  This actually happens often, and when it does, what does it provide?  Yup, a "link" to a dictionary resource ...which will open in a window/tab of it's own ...which takes me back to the original problem of losing the active window status for my primary reading resource.  But there's also another issue with the info pane--it doesn't always even use the definition from a regular English dictionary.  It may instead pull a definition (of sorts) from some other resource, so it doesn't necessarily even provide the type of definition provided in the Concise Oxford or Merriam-Webster's dictionaries.

Oh well ...still good to be reminded of the info pane feature and I appreciate the suggestion.

Tricky, tricky. The Info panel uses 'Top Resource'. For english, it pulls my Collins Latin. Why? Headwords are english. Why not put my Oxford first? Well, that's because then it won't find Anchor. And on and on!

Agreed!  And even though the Concise Oxford and Merriam-Webster are the first dictionaries in my list of prioritized resources, the info pane will still pull definitions from Bibles instead of the dictionaries because the Bibles appear before the dictionaries in the prioritization list.  Tongue Tied

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 11 2017 4:14 PM

See this user suggestion and the comment about making it easier to assign linksets. 

https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-7/suggestions/3894154-make-it-easier-to-assign-link-sets

 

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 12 2017 5:34 AM

I would like to see user-adjustable margins for reading resources.

For me, having a some more white space on either side helps me focus on the text.It would also be nice to have more white space to rest the mouse pointer in while scrolling to prevent tool-tips from popping up and distracting me.

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T. L. Brown | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 12 2017 10:05 AM

I'd like a Preaching Planning Calendar integrated into the Sermon Editor Tool.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 16 2017 5:22 AM

Rick Ausdahl:
While transferring the AWTS to another window may make sense with a lot of features in Logos, I don't think this is necessarily the case when looking up the definitions of English words.

I would like the option to add Clippings to a Clippings document without having that document opened... or at least without it becoming the AWTS.

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Nick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 18 2017 12:07 PM

This has probably already been requested by now...  but the ability to import Sermons from .docx files in order to have them searchable under "my content."   

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