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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 8:59 AM

Cal,

Well, Mark Copeland has just granted me permission to Create books for LOGOS
using his outlines.

Brother Copeland even went so far as to email me his outlines in WORD format to
make it easier to create Books for LOGOS 8.

Here is what he said, in case anyone wants to know:

Greetings, Mark, you certainly have my permission to do as you requested.  In fact, I already have my
Bible studies and sermon outlines in Microsoft Word documents which might save you some time. 
I've attach a link below to download the compressed ("zip") file of my EO docs.  Hope that helps.

Each Book and/or Chapter must contain a Credit to brother Copeland that
reads something like the following:

© by Mark Copeland (Permission Granted)
User must include ©notice in each Chapter

Being a newbie to LOGOS 8 I am still trying to figure out what the difference is 
between a Monograph and a Bible Commentary.  If you tell me what the difference
is, and where on the LOGOS site I can find the necessary info, it would be most 
appreciated..... I will be uploading a updated version of Copeland's Commentary
and Outlines on Acts very soon.....

Mark

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Scott E. Mahle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 9:05 AM

Mark Johns:

But I'm not sure yet what the difference is between a monograph and a Commentary.

Hello, Mark!

See HERE, or more specifically HERE, to answer your question concerning the different types of personal books. Some info is also available in your Logos Help file.

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 9:17 AM

Mark-

I'll explain it the best I understand it. When compiling a book, it is important to tell Logos what type of book it is. Is it a monograph (such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Ethics") or is it a commentary (such as your commentaries on Ruth).

The reason why this is important comes down to searches. If you search for a text and limit it to commentaries, (which you will want to do as your library grows and you have hundreds and thousands of resources to search through) then the resource you identify as a commentary will be included in the search. If not (the default is monograph) then it will not be included in the search. I am attaching a screenshot with the dropdown menu exposed on the compile form. This is true for other book types such as Journals, Dictionaries, Harmonies, etc.

Please don't ask why the menu has "Commentary" as well as "Bible Commentary". I have no idea. But just pick one an be consistent with it is my suggestion.

All the best,
Cal

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 9:18 AM

Mark-

I'll explain it the best I understand it. When compiling a book, it is important to tell Logos what type of book it is. Is it a monograph (such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Ethics") or is it a commentary (such as your commentaries on Ruth).

The reason why this is important comes down to searches. If you search for a text and limit it to commentaries, (which you will want to do as your library grows and you have hundreds and thousands of resources to search through) then the resource you identify as a commentary will be included in the search. If not (the default is monograph) then it will not be included in the search. I am attaching a screenshot with the dropdown menu exposed on the compile form. This is true for other book types such as Journals, Dictionaries, Harmonies, etc.

Please don't ask why the menu has "Commentary" as well as "Bible Commentary". I have no idea. But just pick one an be consistent with it is my suggestion.

All the best,
Cal

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 10:17 AM

Calvin Habig:
Please don't ask why the menu has "Commentary" as well as "Bible Commentary". I have no idea. But just pick one an be consistent with it is my suggestion.

"Bible Commentary" comments on Bible while "Commentary" comments on other resource types: e.g. my purchased library has 185 "Commentary" resources, which comment on Didache, Letters of Ignatius of Antioch, Perseus Latin, Pseudapigrapha, Shakespeare, ...

Keep Smiling Smile

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 10:34 AM

Cal,

That makes it a little easier to understand.

Think I will try the Commentary option instead of the Monograph.
Even though the files are mostly Outlines, they are also Commentary
and would seem to make sense that to Compile using the Commentary
selection would be batter.  Especially after you esplained that about
how a search works in Logos.

Thanks again for the help.  The commentary/outlines for Acts will be
posted soon.  I am at chapter 20 of Acts.  when that is done, I will try
to add Copelands additional Commentary and notes for the verses 
and chapters.  All together iit is or will be over 60 .docx fiiles.

Brother Copeland sent the Acts Outlines to me in a Single .docx file,
so it might be easier to work with one file than a bunch of files.

Thanks again for your hlep.

Mark

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2020 10:01 AM

Thanks,

Here is about the fourth book I have created for LOGOS 8 in the last 7 days.
It is entitled "The Roots of Our Unbelief" (c)1948 by James D. Bales of Harding College (now University.
It has 13 chapters plus and Appendix.  Deals with Apologetics and Unbelief.  My dad used it when he
had the author for a Bible Professor in 1948 at Harding.

Here is the book:  4403.Roots of Our Unbelief by J.D. Bales.docx

Mark Johns

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cshover8669 | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 2 2020 11:36 AM

I cannot wait for you to publish all the Copeland outlines. It has been on my list to create personal books for myself from them for sometime now and I just have not had the time.

The other reason to format it as a Bible Commentary is that it will then show up in the Commentary section when you run a passage guide. Or any other guides that include the commentary section. I would really love it if there was an outline type so that the outlines would show up in an outline guide section, but Bible Commentary is the closest we have to include it in searches and guides.

Carla

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 3 2020 12:17 PM

Calvin,

On the 24th you sent me a post requesting my email address.
Somehow I overlooked  that message.  So I am responding to your post.
Sorry it is late.  I have had some surgery recently and in my pain and discomfort
I didn't notice your request.   My email is as follows below

djmarko53 {at} live {dot} com

I will try and send you a short message to make sure I wrote it down right.
Got a notebook just for important websites and emails.  Got a special page
in it just for LOGOS users.

I would be most happy to converse via email with another Stone-Campbell guy.
I attended Lipscomb University in Nashville  in the 1970's.  Left there in mid 1973.
Did some Teaching Training at the Univ of Louisville and graduated in 1974.  My
dad attended Pepperdine College (University now) and graduated from Harding
Univ. in 1949.  Got his special ed Masters from Louisville in 1965.  Pretty much
followed in my dad's footsteps as far as preaching goes.

Give me a holler at the above address.  Talk at you later,.  Sorry again for the late
reply to your request.  Gonna blame that one on the pain med the surgeon prescribed.

Mark

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 12 2020 6:30 AM

Carla,

Would have got back with you but wife has been sick with COVID.

This is my 9th day since she started symptoms. No symptoms in me yet. Praise the Lord!

Just to let you know that I haven't forgotten about the Copeland Outlines.
Mark Copeland called me a week ago yesterday.  Talked for a long time.
He has an interesting story to tell.  He is also a LOGOS user.  Sent me a
lot of his outlines in .docx format.  They were done on a Apple MAC and
don't look the same on my PC.  When I get the time will start on them.

Take care,

Mark Johns

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 12 2020 7:48 AM

Mark Johns:
Sent me a lot of his outlines in .docx format.  They were done on a Apple MAC and don't look the same on my PC. 

Wonder if the .docx look better in LibreOffice ?

Keep Smiling Smile

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cshover8669 | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 12 2020 8:20 AM

Recovery is more important that Personal Books. Take care of yourself. The Copeland Outlines can wait. BTW. I have converted some of the Minor Prophet Outlines when I was leading a study. If you want my conversions, I would be happy to send them to you.  Carla

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 12 2020 11:01 AM

Sure Carla,

That would be great!

Also, I came across a link on one of the forums about Milestones.
I meant to print it out at the time, but now I cannot find it.  Perhaps
you might know where the link is.  It has all the help and info as to
how to create and insert Milestones into you Personal Books.

I cannot seem to find that Link.  I have searched all over LOGOS and
when in LOGOS I enter "Milestones,"  "Create Milestones in Personal Books,"
I need the examples.  Should be no more than a couple pages.  If someone
has that info or just a working link I can click on.  Need to know how to not just
create but how and where to insert it into a .docx file for creating either a 
Bible Commentary or Monograph book.  Thanks....

This is driving me up a wall.  Might try looking in the area for former WORDSearch
Users.  Haven't tried that.  LOGOS online help isn't being very helpful today.

Mark

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 12 2020 11:25 AM

Try the wiki https://wiki.logos.com/Milestones 

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cshover8669 | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 12 2020 12:19 PM

logos4help?hw=Personal+Books+Syntax

This is the link to the syntax section of the Logos help file. Thanks, Carla

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 14 2020 12:42 PM

Calvin,

How can I post a file on the Files forum that is probably going to be
at least 20MB in size?  One I want to upload is already 4 MB in size
and LOGOS site won't allow me to post it to the Files Forum.

How can I then share large files with LOGOS users?

Here is the message I keep getting (several times already today).

Sorry, there was a problem with your last request!

Either the site is offline or an unhandled error occurred. We
apologize and have logged the error. Please try your request
again or if you know who your site administrator is let them know too.

Mark

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cshover8669 | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 14 2020 1:59 PM

You can upload it to One Drive or Drop Box and post a link to it here. Then anyone who wants it can follow the link to your drop box or One Drive account and download it.  That is what some of the people do. Most do Drop Box, but I am assuming One Drive will work the same way.

Thanks, Carla

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 16 2020 7:57 AM

Calvin,

Have just posted Zerr's Commentary on the Book of Genesis.
I am now working on his commentary on Exodus this weekend.

As I told Carla, I sent my six volume hardback collection of Zerr's
Commentary to the owner(s) of the http://restorationlibrary.org website.
They scanned all books and posted them as .PDF Files on their website.

I took all .PDF files and converted them to a User Book for WORDSearch.
Took me forever to do that.  Since WORDSearch will allow me to print out
any portion of the Zerr Commentary in HTML Format, I can load into Microsoft WORD and
edit the text.  Genesis is now complete and has been posted to the "Files" forum.

Please keep in mind.  There are some errors, most being Spelling errors.
Some I blame on Microssoft Word and some blamed on me, because I didn't
have the time to check for punctuation or proper grammar, etc.

Hope you all enjoy this Restoration Movement Commentary.  Other than
Burton Coffman's Commentary on the Bible, this is the only Complete Commentary
on all 66 Books to come out of the Restoration Movement.

--Mark Johns--

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