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Pastor Michael Huffman | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 18 2019 6:14 AM

I am trying to work my way around the canvas tool. So far, I find it the most frustrating tool to try to use; but perhaps that is my lack of knowledge. But in learning about it I see on the website where you can create charts and diagrams. How would you go about doing that? I even see one screen shot where it looks like there is a timeline in the canvas. How would you go about creating those charts and how would you make your work space bigger or your fonts smaller? Thanks!

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Ted Harms | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 19 2019 2:11 PM

Have not used it much but try this video on Logos Support.

https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018175571-Canvas

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Ed Dingess | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 19 2019 6:28 PM

It is incredibly frustrating. Until they make some serious changes to it, I will not use it. It is utterly useless from point of view.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 19 2019 11:48 PM

Ed Dingess:

It is incredibly frustrating. Until they make some serious changes to it, I will not use it. It is utterly useless from point of view.

Just an FYI: Canvas is simply the Logos implementation of a popular open source product, draw.io IIRC, Check for training materials for draw.io.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 21 2019 11:43 AM

I think it would be extremely helpful if a few FL folks intensively used BibleArc phrasing, diagramming, arcing, bracketing for a week or so. What takes 15 minutes in BibleArc and is extremely intuitive takes an hour or more in Logos Canvas/Sentence Diagramming. And the result is fragile and hard to later work with. The Logos UI for these tools is fraught with latency, and yet BibleArc runs in the browser.

Really amazes me...

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 21 2019 3:09 PM

Donnie Hale:
What takes 15 minutes in BibleArc and is extremely intuitive takes an hour or more in Logos Canvas/Sentence Diagramming. And the result is fragile and hard to later work with. The Logos UI for these tools is fraught with latency, and yet BibleArc runs in the browser.

My take on this is a bit different. Bible Arc on a browser is a single purpose, single purpose tool so naturally it will be faster and more intuitive unless it was designed and coded by idjits. However, I find that once I get the hang of Canvas for a particular purpose such as Bible Arcing, it is easy to use and nearly as quick as the specialized browser tool. What I miss and keep pushing for is templates of the permissible relationships both here and in tree diagrams. There are several coding schemes and I want to choose one and be consistently reminded of what it and is not in that scheme.

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Pastor Michael Huffman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 22 2019 9:03 AM

Now all of a sudden when I put a text box into the canvas, it will not type inside of the box. Am I doing something wrong? 

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