How do I link panels so when I type a passage into one all go to that passage?

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Steven Benton | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 6 2018 8:11 AM

How do I link panels so that when I type a passage into the "passage guide" other open panels like "text comparison" or an open translation automatically go to that same passage without retyping the passage into all the panels?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 6 2018 8:37 AM

Hi Steven - and welcome to the forums

Have a look at https://wiki.logos.com/Linking_Resources and see if that gives you the pointers you need.

Please post back with any further questions, Graham

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Steven Benton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 6 2018 10:12 AM

Graham!
That's exactly what I needed!
Thank you so much!
Steven

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Apexite | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 6:06 AM

Graham - I have been a Logos user since way back when (original Libronix), and have used the "Set A" function in syncing my main scripture panel with the "Text Comparison" panel for a long time.  But for the past several months, the syncing has been extremely erratic.  While scrolling in my main scripture panel, it used to scroll smoothly up or down, and the comparison panel would follow perfectly.  Now, it's not unusual for the comparison panel to be 2 or 3 or even 5 or 6 verses out of sync.  Any insight as to a remedy of this mal-function would be greatly appreciated.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 6:29 AM

Apexite:
While scrolling in my main scripture panel, it used to scroll smoothly up or down, and the comparison panel would follow perfectly.  Now, it's not unusual for the comparison panel to be 2 or 3 or even 5 or 6 verses out of sync.  Any insight as to a remedy of this mal-function would be greatly appreciated.

Does it work better if you set the Text Comparison panel to "Follow" instead of an identified link set?

If not, please start a new thread and provide as many details as possible including version of Logos SW you are using and on which platform.

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Apexite | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 7:01 AM

I just tried "Follow", but it is still not syncing/linking properly.  If I type in a specific reference in my main scripture panel (ex: Gen 1:12), the Comparison panel (with 5 translations displayed) correctly goes to Gen 1:12, as it should.  But when I scroll down in my main scripture panel to Gen 1:26, the Comparison panel is already lagging behind (it's showing 1:22).  That's the same "mis-linking" I've been getting when both panels at using Set A.

(my version is Logos Bible Software 7.12 SR-1  7.12.0.0035   - and I'm using a 27" iMac:  macOS Sierra, version 10.12.6)

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Apexite | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 7:09 AM

Graham - I should also add that I have 2 other panels linked to Set A:  an Interlinear panel and another translation panel - and both of those panels stay perfectly linked/synced with my main panel - it's just the Text Comparison panel that lags behind.  I've previously thought that it was associated with how the scrolling in my main panel became "jumpy" back several months (maybe even a year ago).  I used to be able to scroll in it and it would render everything per my slow, smooth scrolling with my mouse.  But then it began "jumping back" a verse or two as I scrolled - very inconsistent, and annoying.  

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 7:13 AM

Just adding to the conversation, and maybe not apropo, but TextComp has had that issue for a long while ... best I can see, they buffer the data pull, and don't move the display if within the buffer-pull.  So, being off quite a bit is normal. Plus, unless recently changed, TextComp can't lead.


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Apexite | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 7:22 AM

Denise - by "a long while" do you mean months, or years?  Going back several months, my Text Comparison panel used to link perfectly, as I would expect it to.  But no longer.  And the mis-linking seemed to parallel the beginning of the jumpy scrolling I began experiencing.  If those 2 buggie items are related to a particular upgrade, then that's probably the source. 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 10:11 AM

Apexite, that's why I qualified by 'if apropo'.  'A long while' is when they changed to scrolling the TextComp panel, 2-3 yrs ago?  And the behavior has much to do with how many Bibles ... a lot, a bigger issue.

The scrolling jumping in computering normally is getting more chunks, but doing so badly (code, or harddrive). On the other hand, the software's struggle for performance has often meant tinkering with one set of users at the expense of another ... they do that quite a bit.

Bottomline is Graham's the real expert ... if a recent update, it'd be hard to track down.


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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 22 2018 11:07 AM

Apexite:
But then it began "jumping back" a verse or two as I scrolled - very inconsistent, and annoying.  

Jumping back sounds as though there are a number of resources linked together that are interfering with each other in some way.

Can you post a screenshot showing your layout?

And what happens if you just have a Bible and the TC panel open and synced? Does it behave correctly then?

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Apexite | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 23 2018 4:31 AM

Graham - Per instructions from Customer Service, I upgraded from the latest 7.12 version to the new v7:13.0.0017 to see if either of the problems were solved.  It appears the "jumpy scrolling" has been remedied (I can't reproduce it, no matter how fast or slow I scroll), so for the meantime I'm good on that front.  As for the Text Comparison mis-linking (lagging behind), the CS rep was able to "duplicate this behavior", and has "reported this bug" to the Development Team "so that it can be fixed in a future update".  I'm grateful it was able to be duplicated, hopeful it will not be long in fixing.  For what it's worth, here is a screenshots from my 27" iMac, showing the pertinent panels that are open:

The upper left panel (AV) is my "main panel" which displays a verse I look at from a search panel.  It is set to Link Set A, and is currently at Mark 10:11.  The lower left panel is also a Link Set A panel, and is properly displaying Mark 10:11 in The Message.  The middle right panel has the KJV Interlinear, also a Link Set A and also displaying Mark 10:11 as designed.  But the lower right panel is the Text Comparison panel, which is showing Mark 10:11 in the small reference window, but as you can see, the 6 translation comparison panel itself is lagging behind on Mark 10:7.  The screen shot was taken this morning, so it is with the latest version of Logos.  This layout, with its various resources open, is the exact same layout I've used for years, long before the mis-linking began.  Given that, I wouldn't think that it's an issue of the # of resources I have open - unless the recent updates of Logos diminished the # of resources it can handle at one time.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 23 2018 6:23 AM

Hi Apexite

Thanks for the update, and glad part of the problem is fixed.

Hopefully the other will be addressed

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