Gold Master: Advanced prioritize not working correctly

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James Roberts | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 21 2010 10:49 AM

The problem comes when I right-click on a resource in my prioritized list.  For instance, I want to only search my Matthew Henry commentary for Genesis-Acts.  So, I make the proper changes in the advanced options for it to do so and by putting it at the top of my prioritized list, but when I do a Passage Guide search for matthew 1.1-4, the Matthew Henry Commentary is about 10th in my list of commentaries after the search is finished when it should be first.  Here's the kicker.  If I take the advanced options off, keep the commentary at the top of my prioritzed list, and redo the same search then the commentary shows up where it should.  I hope this makes sense.  Good luck.

James

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 21 2010 12:03 PM

I will continue to investigate, but I believe that this behavior is how it's "supposed" to work (I'll provide more details regarding why when I find out). As a workaround, you can add Matthew Henry's commentary to your prioritization list a second time (without advanced prioritization) to achieve both behaviors.

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James Roberts | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 21 2010 1:01 PM

Thanks for looking into it.  If I want the Matthew Henry commentary to be the first commentary in my list only when I search Genesis-Acts, how can I do that?

James

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 21 2010 1:41 PM

Here's what I've found out:

Generally speaking, we only respect advanced prioritization settings when trying to find a "keylink destination" (which is a fancy term for what happens when you click on a generic link for something like "Genesis 3" (with no specific Bible specified) or "dictionary entry for 'love'" (with no specific dictionary specified)). While your settings for Matthew Henry are relatively straightforward, some advanced settings can have subtle effects, which is one of the reasons this isn't supported elsewhere.

If you would like us to support this sort of thing in the future, I recommend that you suggest it on our UserVoice site (http://logos.uservoice.com/).

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James Roberts | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 21 2010 2:57 PM

I believe this is a function of Logos 4, because of one of the video tutorials on your website.  Granted, it is on the Windows side, but here's a link for it.

http://vimeo.com/8080969

Start at minute 4:42 and go to about 6:20.  I may be misinterpreting what's in the video.  Let me know.  Thanks.

James

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 21 2010 3:24 PM

Looks like you're right. I'll look into it some more.

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 22 2010 9:38 AM

Okay, I believe I've figured out what the problem is, and it's something that happens on both platforms. First, a bit of background:

Most Bible translations have slightly different versifications of the text (quite apart from the larger ordering variations that you get between different traditions). In Logos 4, we try to make this largely transparent—if you're reading a commentary that assumes a particular versification, and you click a Bible reference, we'll (usually) go to the right spot in your preferred Bible, even if it's versified differently at that particular spot. Similarly, when you run a Passage Guide or an Exegetical Guide, the versification from your preferred Bible is used.

The failure to respect your priorities occurs because the versification associated Matthew Henry's commentary (which is a "default" versification) differs from the versification associated with your preferred Bible. This is definitely a bug, and now that we're aware of it, it will be fixed in a future update.

David Mitchell
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