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PJ | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 6 2021 12:36 AM

When browsing the Forum I discovered that workflows are mostly considered to be of use in only one dimension. So I thought to share this repetitive use beyond the Software.

If you produce a lot of research papers or any document in a repetitive way, consider the power of Workflows to boost your final document's compilation.

Design your Workflow to reflect the important repetitive headings.

  • Use the text control to assign default T.O.C. or to place some default introduction for each heading.
  • The documents created from a workflow will provide a place holder for additional documents to import into your final document when exported ("Create passage list document").
  • Use question controls to allow you to fill project-specific research.
    • Add links to other Workflows for instance a "Word Study" Workflow. In the final exported document just export that Workflow into the relevant placeholder or assign it as an addendum. Workflows can become a toolset to create complex final documents with the press of a button....(s)

Remember, you can export a Workflow, not just its Notebook. They provide two different styles of creation. Exporting from a Workflow provides you with everything predesigned in a specific order. Exporting from a Notebook provides you the option to export selective and in a custom order.

Go Crazy, there is a purpose beyond visible life ...

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Scott David | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 6 2021 9:34 AM

1) I didn't realize we could create our own Workflows with the Workflow Editor Tool (https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018252991-Workflow-Editor).

[I have Logos 9 Starter and it doesn't come with the ability to: Guides > New > Make a New Workflow]

2) I always start my templates in Word -- not in Logos; reversing that can be extremely helpful in some contexts

Thanks for continuing to post these fantastic organizational articles PJ!

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Steven Veach | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 7 2021 11:57 PM

While I agree with this concept in theory, and especially for the student in Undergrad or Seminary who is writing a lot of papers, I'm not certain I would like the lake of flexibility in the writing process. I use Workflows primarily for devotional/journal writing and I could definitely see an application for professors who are using Logos with all their students (using workflows to create assignments that can be distributed to students completed and returned). 

Now that my days are done of writing these kind of by the number assignments and I'm jumping into my dissertation I prefer to use guides to produce exhaustive exegetical and word study reports that mines the data from Logos and allows me to export and utilize that info as I like. I prefer to keep my actual outlining and writing in Scrivener which I think has a great deal more flexibility.

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PJ | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 8 2021 4:20 AM

Steven Veach:
I'm jumping into my dissertation

May you be blessed and enriched through your dissertation. This is indeed a task that requires the flexibility offered by Guides and a lot of other functions available in Logos. Scrivener is a remarkable piece of software to complement your current project, you made a good choice.

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