Logos 4 - Resource Prioritization

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 2 2010 2:52 AM

Now that I am starting to use this more I'm finding it difficult at times to keep track of how I have things set up. I try to keep all related resources that I have prioritized together so that I know the hierarchy within the group but this becomes more difficult to manage as I prioritize more resources.

My suggestion is that we be given the ability to add and name separators within the prioritization list and that these be made collapsible on a per separator basis. 

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 2 2010 8:18 AM

Graham Owen:
My suggestion is that we be given the ability to add and name separators within the prioritization list and that these be made collapsible on a per separator basis. 

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 2 2010 12:12 PM

Graham Owen:
My suggestion is that we be given the ability to add and name separators within the prioritization list and that these be made collapsible on a per separator basis

Oh Graham, I wish I had thought of that Big Smile. I like the prioritizing but it can get pretty confusing. I seem to recall Mark Barnes had setup his prioritizing in groups but can't remember if I just imagined it or it was something else. Being able to clean it up so you can focus on a group of items rather than it all at one would be helpful. I don't know about anyone else but it can be a tad overwhelming.

Thanks for the suggestion, I hope Logos take a look at what can be done when they have a chance. Yes

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 2 2010 3:50 PM

I do prioritise in groups. My current list looks like this:

The groups are:

  • Red: Bibles followed by Apocryphas.
  • Light pink: Apostolic Fathers
  • Purple: Bible Dictionaries
  • Green: Commentaries
  • Light brown: Lexicons
  • Grey: Systematic theologies
  • Plum: First-century Judaistic writings
  • Yellow: Devotionals

Separators would certainly be handy. I'd also like filters, so you could just show Bibles or dictionaries or something.

The important things to prioritise are Bibles, Commentaries and Lexicons and Bible Dictionaries. The first three show up in Passage/Exegetical Guides. All four show up in Parallel Resource sets.

(If you're wondering with NICOT/NICNT seems out of place, it's because having a commentary in your fifth slot guarantees it shows up in the right click menu for a Bible reference, which means you can jump to your favourite commentaries very easily.)

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Amelia A Price | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 2 2010 6:49 PM

How do you get Logos to put 'my passage guide' and 'my exegetical guide' in the right click bible reference menu? I have created my own, but they only show up under the 'guide' button on the menu bar. Very cool.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 2 2010 7:18 PM

PastorAmeliaAShivers:

How do you get Logos to put 'my passage guide' and 'my exegetical guide' in the right click bible reference menu? I have created my own, but they only show up under the 'guide' button on the menu bar. Very cool.

Notice that on the right side of the context menu that the reference is selected and not the text selection. Your custom passage and exegetical guides should show up if you have the reference selected.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 28 2016 6:11 PM

Wow, Graham had such a good question.  Of course it was 6 years later, Graham was answering the same question.

Let's see ... Logos5 .... Logos6 ..... Logos7 ..... 

Actually, I tried to double-click an english word for a dictionary definition ... but the Logos english Oxford only has headwords .... I got out my Kindle.

But then I noticed my Latin dictionary was capturing english, so I switched over to re-prioritize english above 'all else' ... well, ok .... trying to find my english dictionaries in the priority panel.

Then I noticed the book titles were truly bizarro. Some bolded ... I thought multi-volume sets, but no ... AYBD etc. Then some put the abbreviation field in front of the title creating a mess.  But only 'some'. I was truly thankful.

And finally, the best of all .... Subsidia Biblica (bolded too!). I couldn't find that puppy in my library. So I did a search. Woohoo ... it's the technical title ... not the library title! Now, some coder had to really think hard to come up with that! ... and no added abbreviation.

Well, anyway maybe the user at Bellingham HQ will stumble into the prioritizing panel on a future version.

The true purpose of dredging this thread up, is to thank Graham for literally years of great assistance! At least 6 years!


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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 28 2016 7:05 PM

Mark Barnes:
having a commentary in your fifth slot guarantees it shows up in the right click menu for a Bible reference, which means you can jump to your favourite commentaries very easily

Neat Mark, I wasn't aware of this trick. thanks Denise for dragging this old post up

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 28 2016 7:10 PM

Graham Owen:
Now that I am starting to use this more I'm finding it difficult at times to keep track of how I have things set up. I try to keep all related resources that I have prioritized together so that I know the hierarchy within the group but this becomes more difficult to manage as I prioritize more resources.

Denise,

John Fallahee employs PB to create a resource title that serves to organize our prioritized resources. I include screen shots to illustrate his crafty method.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 29 2016 10:25 AM

Thank you, Beloved. I see you have the same bizarre-ish title bolding on some single-volume resources originally multi-volume.  I'm surprised Logos can't accurately distinguish.

Regarding fake-books, with PBs, I never signed on to that work-around. I'm a big beliver in workaround as synonymous with lazy-programmer.  I valued Ft Worth Steve (Dallas?), but I felt sorry for his efforts ... lazy programmers at Logos.

A few weeks ago, I sent a bug-note to an ios app coder. He responded with a workaround. This week I sent him another bug-note, same code section. He fixed both.  

Better to fix an issue (even if a delay) than dance around it for years.

But yes, fake books is the user solution. Appreciate it.


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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 29 2016 11:41 AM

Denise:
Better to fix an issue (even if a delay) than dance around it for years.

I agree. Give the people what they want!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 29 2016 1:36 PM

Beloved:
Give the people what they want!

If and only iff what they want actually improves the situation rather than making an even more confusing mess.

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 29 2016 3:32 PM

MJ. Smith:
If and only iff what they want actually improves the situation rather than making an even more confusing mess.

Suggestions???

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

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