Philemon: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)

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Colin Greem | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 25 2020 2:40 PM

hi, I've spent $32.99 today purchasing the Philemon commentary. I want to print it to read in hard copy. How do I export the book I have bought? Can anyone tell me, please?

Many thanks

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 3:14 PM

If you hit Print (Command P), you can then select the sections you want to print and go ahead and print them (or export them to a different format) I believe that it limits you to 100 pages at a time, so you might have to do it in a few batches.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 3:21 PM

Colin Greem:

hi, I've spent $32.99 today purchasing the Philemon commentary. I want to print it to read in hard copy. How do I export the book I have bought? Can anyone tell me, please?

Many thanks

the hardback version might have been a cheaper option in the long run.   By the time you print it off. 

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 4:08 PM

Kenneth Neighoff:

Colin Greem:

hi, I've spent $32.99 today purchasing the Philemon commentary. I want to print it to read in hard copy. How do I export the book I have bought? Can anyone tell me, please?

Many thanks

the hardback version might have been a cheaper option in the long run.   By the time you print it off. 

Is it available in dead tree?

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 25 2020 4:46 PM

Jacob Hantla:

Kenneth Neighoff:

Colin Greem:

hi, I've spent $32.99 today purchasing the Philemon commentary. I want to print it to read in hard copy. How do I export the book I have bought? Can anyone tell me, please?

Many thanks

the hardback version might have been a cheaper option in the long run.   By the time you print it off. 

Is it available in dead tree?

Philemon is only available as digital.  I thought all of the EEC’s were both digital and dead tree. 

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Colin Greem | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 27 2020 2:08 AM

hi, Jacob, thanks for replying. When I click CTRL+P, I get a more basic menu than that, and can only highlight a few paragraphs at a time. Could that be because I have the basic free version of Logos? I'm loathe to spend more on a subscription at the moment because I feel I've already been stung for $32.99. Lesson learned, I suppose. Buying a book doesn't mean buying a book anymore. It means pay for the privilege of copying and pasting a book paragraph by paragraph in your own time. I might as well employ a typesetter while I'm at it as well to complete my losses. Not your fault, I know - you're being helpful. If they sent me a pdf, I'd be happy to sign a contract to say I won't share of copy it.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 27 2020 2:43 AM

Colin Greem:
When I click CTRL+P, I get a more basic menu than that, and can only highlight a few paragraphs at a time. Could that be because I have the basic free version of Logos?

I don't think the functionality here differs between free and paid versions (but I could be wrong)

I see a menu like this

Can you post a screenshot - using the paperclip icon - showing what you see?

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Colin Greem | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 27 2020 2:43 AM

Finished! Where there's a will there's a way. All copied and pasted. A horrible way to buy a book.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 27 2020 2:46 AM

Colin Greem:
Finished! Where there's a will there's a way. All copied and pasted

Glad you have it sorted

Colin Greem:
A horrible way to buy a book.

I think the general use of Logos books is to engage with them digitally.

Is that not your preferred option? Or was there something particular in this case?

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 27 2020 5:07 PM

Colin Greem:

hi, Jacob, thanks for replying. When I click CTRL+P, I get a more basic menu than that, and can only highlight a few paragraphs at a time. Could that be because I have the basic free version of Logos? I'm loathe to spend more on a subscription at the moment because I feel I've already been stung for $32.99. Lesson learned, I suppose. Buying a book doesn't mean buying a book anymore. It means pay for the privilege of copying and pasting a book paragraph by paragraph in your own time. I might as well employ a typesetter while I'm at it as well to complete my losses. Not your fault, I know - you're being helpful. If they sent me a pdf, I'd be happy to sign a contract to say I won't share of copy it.

I'm not certain what limitation you're running into. I don't have that problem on my end. Logos books are generally designed to work within the environment of the Logos application on a desktop/laptop or the mobile app. In this way, they are actually significantly more valuable than printed books, since you can interact with the text via search, highlights, and hovering over verse references and links to referenced resources. 

In your case, if you are just looking to print a book, that is not the user case that Logos designed this experience for. I'm not certain what the problem of needing to copy and paste so many sections is. You do have to check a lot of boxes manually, so it takes longer than it might seem like it should. But I just confirmed I could save to PDF or Word very large sections of the book, over 50 pages at a time. 

Your use case of preferring printed books is why Lexham Press does still print some of their resources to paperbooks, but for whatever reason they haven't yet gotten there with Philemon. Maybe they plan to bundle with some other commentaries.

I'd encourage you to consider taking advantage of the resource that you did purchase by at least giving it a shot to interact with it digitally on the screen. The reason why Logos is beloved by so many isn't because you can print the book you have but because so many of us have found the digital versions of reference works superior to their dead-tree counterpart. 

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