New in Logos 9: Factbook redesign

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Daniel Di Bartolo | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 21 2020 5:27 PM

Description: Start your study on anything in the vastly expanded Factbook. In addition to people, places, and concepts, Factbook now supports lookup for Bible passages, Greek and Hebrew lemmas and word senses, original manuscripts, authors, resources, and much more. Start with the Key Article for a quick summary, and click through to other Logos tools and searches to dig deeper. 

Learn how to use Factbook.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2020 8:29 PM

Question: How do Factbook, Topic Guide, and for that matter, Sermon Starter Guide differ from one another? Why do we need all three?

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 28 2020 4:11 AM

The way I see it is that the Factbook is hardwired in the information it provides. It also provides links to the Topic Guide and Sermon Starter if appropriate. The other two guides can be customized for each persons preferences, which I have done by adding collections. The Topic Guide creates searches for heading and large text in those collections. Here is a screen shot side by side for Grace.

The Topic Guide, as customized is providing me additional information from my library. So, it is the ability to customize the other two guides, for me, that provides added value over the Factbook.

Other may have different uses or opinions.

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J.D. Matthews | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 28 2020 7:44 AM

Can you turn off factbook automatic hyperlinks and use the right-click menu instead? Sometimes I want to select text for other reasons, but a single left click opens the factbook unintentionally.

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Michael | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 28 2020 7:47 AM

J.D. Matthews:

Can you turn off factbook automatic hyperlinks and use the right-click menu instead? Sometimes I want to select text for other reasons, but a single left click opens the factbook unintentionally.

Yes.  Factbook is an option in the right click menu.

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Michael | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 28 2020 7:47 AM

J.D. Matthews:

Can you turn off factbook automatic hyperlinks and use the right-click menu instead? Sometimes I want to select text for other reasons, but a single left click opens the factbook unintentionally.

Yes.  Factbook is an option in the right click menu.

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J.D. Matthews:
Can you turn off factbook automatic hyperlinks

Use the "Factbook visual filter" button in the resource toolbar (right next to the regular visual filter button).

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 28 2020 9:13 AM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):

J.D. Matthews:
Can you turn off factbook automatic hyperlinks

Use the "Factbook visual filter" button in the resource toolbar (right next to the regular visual filter button).

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J.D. Matthews | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 29 2020 11:53 AM

Thanks,

That worked. I turned it off. The hyperlinks got annoying. The right-click menu is perfect.

-JDM

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Colin Ware | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 29 2020 7:24 PM

If I update I might have to use this feature. Like a lot of Logos, in the past I have found it to be to complicated so did not use it. The information on the hyperlink was easy to follow.

Thank you

Colin

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Joe Mayden | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2020 8:50 AM

Mo's video's on Factbook show the following - the lemmas are below the sense category - in order for me to get to the lemmas I have to click "shift enter" to expand the factbook.  Then down at the very bottom are the Lemmas.

When I enter another word lie 'propitiation'  The lemmas appear in the drop down without clicking the "shift enter".

Can there be some consistency or better preference to what appears?

Thanks, 

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 9:24 AM

Joe Mayden:

Mo's video's on Factbook show the following - the lemmas are below the sense category - in order for me to get to the lemmas I have to click "shift enter" to expand the factbook.  Then down at the very bottom are the Lemmas.

When I enter another word lie 'propitiation'  The lemmas appear in the drop down without clicking the "shift enter".

Can there be some consistency or better preference to what appears?

Thanks, 

Joe, i don't quite understand what you're reporting here. Can you elaborate (and perhaps post a screenshot to add context)?

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Paul Meathrel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 10:06 AM

Can anyone explain to me where information about the genre of a book is surfaced in the Factbook> If I look at the Gospel of John under Bible Book Guide there doesn't seem to be a section / subsection relating to genre.

thanks


Paul

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 10:21 AM

Paul Meathrel:

Can anyone explain to me where information about the genre of a book is surfaced in the Factbook> If I look at the Gospel of John under Bible Book Guide there doesn't seem to be a section / subsection relating to genre.

thanks


Paul

Bible Book Guide > Form > Style is where you'll find discussions of genre. See the Bible Book Guide Dataset Documentation for more about these sections and what they cover. Note that the Bible Book Guide is powered by your library, so the contents depend on what resources you own. 

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM

Daniel Di Bartolo:

Description: Start your study on anything in the vastly expanded Factbook. In addition to people, places, and concepts, Factbook now supports lookup for Bible passages, Greek and Hebrew lemmas and word senses, original manuscripts, authors, resources, and much more. Start with the Key Article for a quick summary, and click through to other Logos tools and searches to dig deeper. 

Learn how to use Factbook.

Some features in Logos 9 can be easy to overlook and underestimate initially—until you realize the sheer scope, magnitude, complexity, and depth of ongoing revisions to tools like Factbook. I'm grateful to see how it's been expanded to encompass topics directly relevant to biblical studies and well beyond. Keep up the good work!

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM

If any fellow Logos users see the usefulness of the following suggestion, please feel free to vote for it and to provide any feedback: "Suggestion: Navigate Factbook entries with Hebrew, Greek, & Aramaic (including biblical people, places/toponyms, & things)".

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:06 PM

Sean Boisen:

Bible Book Guide > Form > Style is where you'll find discussions of genre. See the Bible Book Guide Dataset Documentation for more about these sections and what they cover. Note that the Bible Book Guide is powered by your library, so the contents depend on what resources you own.

Sean,

Would you consider relabeling that section "Genre" or "Style and Genre"? I wouldn't think to look there for genre information if you didn't point that out.

Thanks,

Peter

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM

PL:

Would you consider relabeling that section "Genre" or "Style and Genre"? I wouldn't think to look there for genre information if you didn't point that out.

I'd not be happy with "Genre" simply because it has been "Style" for several years and a couple of versions of Logos. Users have gotten use to the current title and would be thrown by a change unless there was an obvious change in content driving it.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:54 PM

I see... I'm just "discovering" this section of the Factbook :)

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Paul Meathrel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 1:02 PM

PL:

Would you consider relabeling that section "Genre" or "Style and Genre"? I wouldn't think to look there for genre information if you didn't point that out.

I think that is why I didn't look their either. Genre is a little narrow for the data included by the look of it because it covers a wider variety of linguistic questions / issues.

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