PREFERRED BIBLE TRANSLATION

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Joseph Luna | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Apr 21 2019 9:45 AM

In Logos 7 it was very easy to change preferred translations in our home page, but Logos 8 does not seem to give us a clue how to do it. 

Thanks, 

Joseph

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 21 2019 9:56 AM

This capability has been restored in 8.4 - but in a slightly different way.

From the release notes:

  • Added a new Set preferred Bible to [resource title or abbreviation] command to the Go Box. Users can add shortcuts for specific Bible translations can to the shortcuts menu for quick access.

Does this give you what you want?

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Andrew Batishko (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 21 2019 10:34 AM

Alternatively, find the desired Bible in your library. Right click on it and select the "Prioritize this resource" option.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 21 2019 5:15 PM

This seems like an unfortunate loss/complexifying of functionality. I'd already set up my preferred Bible long ago and never changed it, so I don't personally need that functionality. But imagine a newbie just starting up with Logos and having to be expected to figure out that they have to type a 19 character command + the length of the shortcut for their preferred Bible, or having to learn about prioritizing resources (which is usually a more advanced thing to learn about). A brand-new Day 1 Logos user used to be able to figure out how to set their preferred Bible by exploring the UI. No more. Tsk, tsk, Faithlife. Wrong direction.

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Rosie Perera:
A brand-new Day 1 Logos user used to be able to figure out how to set their preferred Bible by exploring the UI

Now with 8.4, first time users are prompted to select a preferred Bible the first time the application is run after installation.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 21 2019 5:44 PM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):

Rosie Perera:
A brand-new Day 1 Logos user used to be able to figure out how to set their preferred Bible by exploring the UI

Now with 8.4, first time users are prompted to select a preferred Bible the first time the application is run after installation.

Ah, OK. All is well with the world, then. Smile

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 9:33 AM

Rosie Perera:

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):

Rosie Perera:
A brand-new Day 1 Logos user used to be able to figure out how to set their preferred Bible by exploring the UI

Now with 8.4, first time users are prompted to select a preferred Bible the first time the application is run after installation.

Ah, OK. All is well with the world, then. Smile

Still seems like a significant step backward to me, especially considering:

  • The Bible itself is the whole reason for Bible study software, so the method of setting your preferred Bible should be right there in front of you.
  • Even after typing the entire string "Set Preferred Bible to" in the Go box, the only entries that appear in the dropdown are categorized as "search" entries.  It's not until you type a Bible title or abbreviation after the string that an entry tip appears letting you know there is in fact such a command/tool available and that (lucky for you), you just happened to enter it correctly in the Go box, so you're all set.  Tongue Tied 
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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 9:42 AM

Also, while it's nice that someone new to Logos is prompted to select a preferred Bible when they are installing Logos, I'm curious -- does the installation process tell them how to change/reset their preferred Bible later on?  Hopefully it does--and hopefully they'll be able to remember how to do it months/years later, or... think to document it.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 10:36 AM

Rick Ausdahl:
does the installation process tell them how to change/reset their preferred Bible later on?  Hopefully it does--and hopefully they'll be able to remember how to do it months/years later, or... think to document it.

I don't have a dog in this fight... I don't care one way or the other. However, users really do need to learn about prioritization... and there needs to be improvements in that feature itself! 

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Joseph Luna | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 12:19 PM

I have been using Logos for quite a few years, but now that I have initiated a basic Bible study with "workflow" using Mark 14:1-11. Each of my notes appears all over the top of my chapter which is a nuisance because I'm trying to keep them within the workflow bible study space only. 

When f I deleted the notes from my bible, the notes I made in my workflow disappeared also. So I did it all over again and went around trying to change my preferred bible from NASB to NKJV to see if the notes would appear on the NKJV instead of appearing on my NASB, but it didn't work either. 

As of now don't know what to do. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 1:41 PM

Hi Joseph

All notes created in a workflow when studying a passage are linked to both the workflow and to your Bibles. They are associated with a Notebook with a name relating to the workflow itself of the form “Workflow name | Passage”

If you disable this from showing in your Bibles - you can do this from the Notes and Highlight section of the resource Visual Filter menu - then you won’t see the notes in your Bibles

I can’t post screenshots at the moment but if this doesn’t make sense please let us know.

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Joseph Luna | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 2:26 PM

I tried to disable the notes from the notes' panel, but when I added an additional entry inside the workflow, the yellow note immediately appeared on the right hand size of my workflow section again. Of course, this means that what I wrote was copied to my bible. 

So, when I make a new entry in my workflow, do I have to repeat the same process once again by disabling my note panel? 

Thanks again, 

Joseph

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 2:45 PM

I've  just tried this and it seems to work as I had hoped.

So, I'm testing using the workflow "Christ-Centred Sermon Preparation | Hebrews 1:1-3

Comments I make in the workflow are written to the corresponding notebook but, because I have disabled the notebook from within the Bible, the notes don't show there. Adding in another comment updates the notebook but doesn't change the setting in the Bible

Are you seeing something different?

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Joseph Luna | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 4:05 PM

Thanks, it works now. All I had to do was to go to my note file and cancel it. Once I closed the note, it didn't appear on my workflow. 

I appreciate your effort in trying to help me. 

Joseph

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