verse export to Word

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Lee Webb | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 3 2009 7:17 AM

How does one export verses to Word in Logos 4?  I am used to having my black bible icon in my tray which allows me to insert verses into Office applications or the clipboard without having to enter Logos.  I'm probably missing this somewhere, but this is one of the most used functions for me.  Help anyone!

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2009 7:31 AM

Copy Bible Verses has moved from the Windows Taskbar to the Tools menu.  So, select Tools, and then Copy Bible Verses...

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Pastor Dan Cleghorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2009 7:35 PM

I am also looking for some shortcut to paste my bible verses directly into my sermon. If i have to open L4, click Tools, click Copy Bible Verses, then go back into Word takes much more time than in L3. Is there some way to have this option added? Perhaps as a shortcut in Word?

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Frank Sauer | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2009 8:52 PM

Dan you just hit the question many of the Beta Test team are waiting for Team Logos to decide. It does add a lot of wasted clicking between programs and menus. It will work, but going from the ease of use that V3 had with Smart Tags it is a big waste of time...

Smart Tags are one of two features that I am going to continue pressing for in V4... I suggest everyone that uses Smart Tags as the easiest most proficient way of copying verses inside Microsoft Word, let Team Logos know... It may help persuade them to address the situation...

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Lee Webb | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 7:09 AM

I would venture to say that this is one of the most common tasks used by people with Bible software.  It's a no-brainer.  Having to open up the window, select Tools, select export verse is very inefficient and going to take way too much time.  Guess I'll be using L3 when doing papers and sermons until this is addressed.  Please let me know how I can encourage Logos to fix this!

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Michael Hixson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 7:51 AM

I am completely "underwhelmed" that Logos would do an upgrade that requires so many steps to simply copy a Bible verse.  This absolutely must be corrected.  I also cannot find a print function in this program.  How does one print a page out of a book without copy and paste?

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 7:54 AM

Michael,

I hear you and sympathize with you.

something that may ease your pain is to put a short cut on the short cut tool bar so now it's at least only one click...

open a copy bible verses window...hold the tab and drag to the short cut tool bar.

Robert Pavich

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Peter Bongers | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 8:42 AM

I would 'third' this sentiment!!  I love what I have seen in v. 4 so far, but would it not be bizarre and counter-intuitive to "break" a feature that everyone loved and used in the old version??  Make copying/exporting to Word (or any word processor) dead simple, Guys!!

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Timothy Lovegrove | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 9:06 AM

I just posted on my blog about this -

http://lahope.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/110-in-bibleworks/

showing how and why I switch to Bibleworks to do most of this basic copy and paste. Wish I could just stay in L4 and do it.

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Pastor Dan Cleghorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 9:08 AM

I appreciate your tip on the shortcut menu. This is nice but still requires you leaving Word. Surely, with a bunch of experts who work for Logos, this would not be such a hard problem. :)

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Jerry Bush | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 9:12 AM

I am a huge V4 fan, but I have to admit this area needs some work. Robert's suggestion is a great one. I also keep a window open with some utilities on different tabs. One of them is copy Bible verses. Once I got used to it, I liked it.

I am having some issues with the copy not bringing over spaces, but otherwise I am dealing well with the change.

Jerry

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Frank Sauer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 9:14 AM

Smart Tags, Smart Tags, Smart Tags... I know it is frustrating, but just let Team Logos know that the Smart Tags feature is a top priority for you. I can tell you that throughout the Beta process they took into consideration the input of the consumer.

So if they continue to hear that we all miss this feature, I'm sure that it will be given higher priority... We are very important to Team Logos...

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Ebbe Andréasson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 9:26 AM

Timothy Lovegrove:
Wish I could just stay in L4 and do it.

I think you can do this faster in Logos 4 if you have Copy Bible Verse open and have set the preferences you want.

First step: right click and search lemma is the same.

Step 2: Left click on the passage you want to copy.

Step 3: If you have done your settings in CBV just press Alt+P and you have your passage in your document.

If you want more than one verse you have to select them before press Alt+P. If you want text from an other version you can select it in CBV window before copy and paste.

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Timothy Lovegrove | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 10:17 AM

Ebbe,

I don't understand - if I do a lemma search on hamartano, I get results in 37 NT verses: how do I select that entire list to get it into the copy verses dialogue? It seems like I can only get one verse at a time into it.

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Ebbe Andréasson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 1:38 PM

Timothy Lovegrove:

Ebbe,

I don't understand - if I do a lemma search on hamartano, I get results in 37 NT verses: how do I select that entire list to get it into the copy verses dialogue? It seems like I can only get one verse at a time into it.

Sorry. I misunderstood you. I don't realize you want to copy all verses from your search to your document.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 1:42 PM

Timothy Lovegrove:
how do I select that entire list to get it into the copy verses dialogue? It seems like I can only get one verse at a time into it.

Can't be done in L4. At least not yet. We'll see if the CBV tool regains this functionality in the future. On the up side verse lists should be back sometime after January 2010.

This could be one of those reasons to keep L3 around for a while.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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EricS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 2:07 PM

Here was my solution for the missing taskbar copy bible icon.

Open "Copy Bible" Verse in Logos

Right click the tab and select "Open in Floating Window"

Resize to your desire and minimize

 

I am running Windows 7 and this works well as it puts the minimized window with the Logos window button.  You can hover over the icon and click your copy verse window  to open it no mater where or what you are working on.  This is I think just as fast if not faster than the old taskbar button with this exception, you have to manually open and then minimize the copy verse window when you start Logos, but I don't think that is too big a deal.

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Pastor Dan Cleghorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2009 6:14 PM

Very good. I can live with this. Thanks.

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Pastor Dan Cleghorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 6 2009 6:55 AM

I worked with this yesterday and came up with the following:  1) You cannot copy multiple Bible verses into Word as you could in L3. 2) In L3, after using the CBV for the first time, the "verse box" stayed highlighted so you could easily type in the next reference. In L4, you have to click the "verse box" each time. Small detail but could be improved.

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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 6 2009 7:39 AM

I'm really sorry we missed how so many of you use this.

Microsoft's been trying to keep apps from cluttering the system tray area with lots of tiny icons. (Windows 7 tries to hide as many as possible.) We thought we were doing the right thing by getting ours out of there. But clearly many of you used this a lot. We'll look into bringing it back. (Or would a user-choosable, system-wide shortcut key be even better? Then you could, say, Ctrl+Alt+C and then type a reference?

And the multiple verses support? You want to be able to type "John 3:16; Eph 2:8-9" and have all three verses copied at once?

SmartTags got "forgotten" because Microsoft seemed to move away from them. We haven't looked at the implementation in...um... forever. Are you using them in older versions of Word, or are they still working well in the latest, etc.?

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