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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 18 2020 6:06 PM

What are your favorite Wordsearch features? What would you like to see us add to or improve in Logos?

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Joel Knudsen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 6:18 PM

ZipScript, easiest way for me to paste verses into my sermons

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 6:38 PM

Logos has an "Action" that works in MS Word that allows you to type in a reference, right click on it, select "Additional Actions" - Logos Bible Software - Replace with passage and your scripture is pasted in. Within Logos Bible Software you can select the Bible you want to use, and you have virtually unlimited control over the format of what is pasted. I find this quick and easy. Here's a screenshot of the Action the MS Word right click menu:

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Mark Galer | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 8:20 PM

Their search feature was much easier to use; it would be nice to add a second search feature to Logos that copied theirs.

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Dennis Pence | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 8:20 PM

Wordsearch has a "carousel" feature that lets you compare different Bible versions without having to open each Bible individually. For example I have a carousel set up with the NASB95, ESV, CSB, KJV. NIV, and NRSV included, with NASB95 open I can click on the icon and it will cycle through the various translation (displayed in the same frame or window) synced to the same passage without the need to open and close each volume separately.

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Glenn Hunter | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 9:54 PM

Yes, I used that as well.  It was very useful.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 10:04 PM

Dennis Pence:

Wordsearch has a "carousel" feature that lets you compare different Bible versions without having to open each Bible individually. For example I have a carousel set up with the NASB95, ESV, CSB, KJV. NIV, and NRSV included, with NASB95 open I can click on the icon and it will cycle through the various translation (displayed in the same frame or window) synced to the same passage without the need to open and close each volume separately.

Logos does the same thing. We call it Parallel Resources. You can navigate your parallel resources through the Parallel Resources icon (the two slanted parallel lines) or by pressing the left or right arrows on your keyboard.

You can set up parallel resource sets as well.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 10:06 PM

Mark Galer:

Their search feature was much easier to use; it would be nice to add a second search feature to Logos that copied theirs.

Can you explain more about how its different and what you liked about it?

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The Flanary's | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 10:22 PM

That feature in Word looks great, I would still love to see a full "zipscript" though. Ive used it tons on social media, messaging and emails.

I also loved the search in Wordsearch 12, but will withold further comment until I'm better acquainted with Logos

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 10:51 PM

Illustration Organizer (a way to organize illustrations on the Docs menu and be able to tie them into Sermon docs would be great)

Instant Verse Study (maybe find a way to soup up Copy Bible Verses with it)

ZipScript (a way to make Copy Bible Verses work without Logos running)

Lessonmaker (a Lessons section on the Docs menu would be great, even throwing in some features from the old Logos Lesson Builder would be fun)

Free Friday of Wordsearch titles would be fun too

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 12:15 AM

Strong's Talking Dictionary would be nice. Since Logos already has the audio pronunciations, just adding the links to the pronunciations to all lexicons would be a handy feature.

The English audio pronunciations would be nice too. Logos already has these as well, but adding them to the right-click menu in Bibles would be nice.

Logos already has the groundwork laid here. Simply adding them to a few easy to access places would be great.

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 1:02 AM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
Can you explain more about how its different and what you liked about it?

Lots of "Hand holding" I guess. Maybe?

A pop-up Greek/Hebrew keyboard may work a little better for those who use such things.

The Library Tree may make finding the resource to include in a search a bit better.

With the WORDSearch system you can also specify multiple resources from the tree without having to create a collection.(although if i remember correctly W.S. Suggests creating the collection. See the "Save selected books as" link))

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 1:29 AM

Roy:
multiple resources from the tree without having to create a collection

One can use temporary collections in Logos where you provide the selection criteria rather than a collection name -- this seems comparable to the library filter.

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 4:00 AM

Roy:

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
Can you explain more about how its different and what you liked about it?

Lots of "Hand holding" I guess. Maybe?

For me the difference is that my wife can use WordSearch to search without asking for help but if she needs to do a search in Logos she asks for help. Part of the problem is definitely perception i.e. Logos looks more complicated but I do think that for the casual user a lot of functions are not really that easy to use and Search is a good example of a feature that would benefit from a simple or quick option. I know that the WordSearch UI is not state of the art and definitely looks dated but it really is effective.

I'm going to really miss WordSearch if I have to spend more time answering Logos questions. Smile

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Keith Steele | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 4:29 AM

The Sermons Organizer was my favorite feature.  I could see the sermons by Date or title, record usage.  I know the logos Sermon Editor has a similar thing, but I could cut and paste my sermon from LibreOffice straight in, add some verses, the usage date and place and select keywords.

I was building up a pretty good collection of Sermon Illustrations also.

I could also scroll down the list of keywords or instantly search my sermons.

The search feature collections were very nice.  I was just figuring them out.  I've always used Swordsearcher for my Bible searches.

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 4:31 AM

+1 for ZipScript. 

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Mark Galer | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 7:17 AM

The WORDsearch search feature was not as complicated as Logos. a screen would appear and ask you for the search term, with buttons labeled AND, ANDNOT, OR, etc. to refine your search. The complete search feature they had is difficult to explain; I deleted Wordsearch from my computer already. I wish I would have taken a screen shot of the search panel to post before deleting it. Sorry I am supplying very little information. Maybe of Logos has a copy of wordsearch, you can pull up the search function and see what i mean.

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Mark Galer | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 7:19 AM

My mistake, someone already posted a screen shot of their search panel.

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Bob Price | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 7:31 AM

Hi Joel,

I've been a Wordsearch user since the Bible Explorer days, but I transitioned to Logos a few years back.  Check out the "Copy Bible Verses" tool in Logos.  It's actually better than Zipscript, and gives you full control over the formatting.  I'll admit that I haven't used Zipscript in a long time, so perhaps it's better than I remember, but I love "Copy Bible Verses" and use it all the time in my lesson prep.

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ABWJR | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2020 8:07 AM

Certainly, I was going to say "Carousel" but you demonstrated a way to do it in Logos. In Wordsearch you can choose how many Bibles and in what order they are, which is very nice. I'd also echo Wordsearch's "Search" function BUT, I need to get familiar with Logos' first to see whether it is needful.

"Strongs" also has been mentioned and I'll second it here.  But again, I think I accidently came upon something that mimics it, If only I can remember how... haha

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