Search for "name" not in a bibliographic reference

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Zak Metz | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 23 2020 11:50 AM

I was able to complete my search the hard way, but it got me wondering if there might be a better way. Simple search for "Scot McKnight" in "Everything." 95% of the hits are in bibliographic references. Would be great to weed those out, but when I right clicked on text in those entries, I don't know how to determine if that text has an attribute, something like "Heading Text," that I could narrow my search down on [how do you do that?]. Am I overlooking something, or is this just one where you have to manually do the separation?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 26 2020 4:13 PM

The heading Bibliography, may appear multiple times in a resource, and it can appear at the front as well as at the back. If it is an article for Search purposes, it is fairly straightforward to find names in a Bibliography, but finding names that are outside a Bibliography is error prone.

Zak Metz:
I don't know how to determine if that text has an attribute, something like "Heading Text,"

The heading can be found using "Heading Text" or "Large Text" (click on All Text in Basic Search), but you have to use heading:Bibliography or largetext:Bibliography in the search e.g. "Scot McKnight" BEFORE heading:Bibliography. But it is not reliable as stated above.

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Zak Metz | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 26 2020 7:59 PM

Thanks, Dave. I appreciate the reply even if it's to confirm there's no great way to do it. But one more general question: If I am looking at any text at all, how can I determine what "style" it is, as far as the types listed in search are concerned? In other words, if I see what I think is "Heading Text" but may be something else, or actually anything else, how do I know what it is? I thought it would say somewhere in the right-click menu, but I don't see it.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 27 2020 2:53 AM

Zak Metz:
how can I determine what "style" it is, as far as the types listed in search are concerned

You can only determine Search Fields by inspection, knowing what fields are available when you click All Text in Basic Search (do this for bibles as well). Large Text is tagged by the Indexer and it can be useful if tagging for Heading Text is missing or limited. 

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Zak Metz | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 27 2020 7:18 PM

Ok. I think Logos should consider somehow showing us what type of text a text is upon examination, such as by right-click. It would be a way to discover that something is like "heading text" vs "large text" that I might never figure out otherwise. They've given us a way to query that stuff, but no way to figure out what is what.

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