Number of pages/words in a book

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Joshua Tan | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 5 2018 9:23 AM

Is there any way to find out how many pages - or, better still - words there are in a particular book?

Of course, I could check out the individual Logos product pages. However, is there a better way of doing this? Can I sort my Logos library based on the lengths of resources?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 5 2018 9:46 AM

No to words or sorting. The only “good” way (from within the software) is to check the resource itself by going to the last page & turning on page numbers (if available)

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Joshua Tan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 5 2018 9:49 AM

JT (alabama24):

No to words or sorting. The only “good” way (from within the software) is to check the resource itself by going to the last page & turning on page numbers (if available)

Heh... I was hoping there would be a super secret feature waiting to be discovered. Thanks for the confirmation :)

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 5 2018 10:19 AM

Sorry, no joy. Tongue Tied Smile

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Ryan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 5 2018 10:55 AM

I’m not at my computer right now so I can’t check, but would the concordance tool give you the word count?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 5 2018 3:04 PM

Ryan:
would the concordance tool give you the word count?

Good call! I would not provide you a good means to sort books by length, however. 

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Joshua Tan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 5 2018 6:10 PM

Ryan:

I’m not at my computer right now so I can’t check, but would the concordance tool give you the word count?

Nice hack! Never knew that the concordance works for non-Bible resources as well. This seems to be the best way for determining word count at the moment (although it takes a while to generate the information for each book so I'll use this feature only when necessary).

The alternative - copying into Word and letting it do the counting is way more tedious.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 5 2018 7:15 PM

Imagine if there was an icon that showed relative thickness of a book, like the visual we have in our paper library.  Imagine if a mouse-over of that icon gave the total page count.  

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 6 2018 4:03 AM

I suppose it's possible that 'number of pages' might actually be in the metadata somewhere, but just not currently exposed to users. That data is apparently part of the marketing data on full-featured Logos editions. A forum user who is a database wizard might be able to determine that, or a Faithlife staffer could inform us. If so, we might entreat Faithlife to add it to the Library panel as a possible sort field in a future release.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 6 2018 6:46 AM

Not that this is the best way, but you could always look up the product in Logos for the number of pages (or check another retailer like Amazon).  The only problem I see is, pages and print size differ

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 6 2018 7:35 AM

Ryan:

I’m not at my computer right now so I can’t check, but would the concordance tool give you the word count?

Word count is my primary use for Concordance! You have to remember uncheck the box to omit common stop words. 

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Tony Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 25 2019 7:11 AM

I would love to know how many pages my Logos library was. Or since theres not a whole lot of image heavy books, maybe an estimate of so many GB's equals so many printed pages.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 25 2019 8:01 AM

I don't usually care exactly how many pages a book has. Knowing if it has 30 pages, 100, 300, 800, 2000, are the type of guesstimates I would use.  That is why I like the idea of a visual thickness with a mouseover for page #'s.

One argument is that page numbers are irrelevant to ebooks, yet I suppose few readers would be convinced.  So long as paper books exist we will have some interest in corresponding pages numbers. Besides, I sometimes like to know how thick a book is to know if I have time to read it or how in-depth it is.

Exact page count may not matter.  Amazon gives page numbers. Isn't the publishers page count close enough? 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 25 2019 9:11 AM

GaoLu:
I don't usually care exactly how many pages a book has.

I'm the exact opposite. 150 pages or less, the book is a chatty-kathy on nothing, or a very limited subject. Anat in northeatern Neo-Assyrian mythology.  400 pages or more, it's an intro, or the author just can't stop talking. 'James' (forgot the author) comes to mind.


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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 28 2019 6:43 AM

Denise:
or the author just can't stop talking. 'James' (forgot the author) comes to mind.

The Book of James clocks in at about 6 pages.  Maybe that is why Mr. Luther didn't like it.

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