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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2013 1:02 PM

If I desired to purchase an additional license of my library for my pastor, is that possible? How much does it cost if it is possible?

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2013 1:07 PM

Blair Laird:

If I desired to purchase an additional license of my library for my pastor, is that possible? How much does it cost if it is possible?

No.  Even if your wife is your pastor. That is where the "married folk sharing one license" ends. Two vocations requires two licenses.

You can purchase a license for your pastor but he must also have a separate license to each of his resources. Logos gets it's bread & butter from resource sales. If we could all share one library there would be no money to pay for further development. Of course this could all change if Logos were available by subscription.

 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2013 1:10 PM

It'd be free, if he downloads Logos4, soon to be Logos5.  Of course he'll likely want to read or study, in which case he'd want to buy some books for himself. Or you could transfer your library to him for $20. In which case you wouldn't have a library. But his sermons would probably be really good?

EDIT: I completely missed Super Trooper's 'the pastor being ones wife' (or husband I guess).  In that case you could make them pay the $20 for the transfer to them.  (I just can't imagine Matthew being a 'tramp'.


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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2013 1:24 PM

Super Tramp:

No.  Even if your wife is your pastor. That is where the "married folk sharing one license" ends. Two vocations requires two licenses.

You can purchase a license for your pastor but he must also have a separate license to each of his resources. Logos gets it's bread & butter from resource sales. If we could all share one library there would be no money to pay for further development. Of course this could all change if Logos were available by subscription.

 

Is there a price difference between purchasing a license for each resource, rather then buying a new base package for him?

 

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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2013 1:34 PM

Blair Laird:
f course this could all change if Logos were available by subscription.

Not sure if I fully like that idea. I have invested a-lot of money in logos, and I realize I own those resources, but if all of logos' resources became available by subscription, I would probably take that route. But what about all the money I have invested so far? It would seem to have been wasted. I like the idea of having my own library, not renting. It's like having a house, you can buy it or rent it. better option is to buy. Maybe a lease option would be better :) That does not seem like the best idea either, because you don't own any of the resources until its all paid off. Which means if logos keeps pumping out books the way it does, it will never be paid off. If I have only invested a few thousand, subscription is a good idea. When you have invested more, at least from my perspective it does not seem so good.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2013 1:44 PM

Blair Laird:

If I desired to purchase an additional license of my library for my pastor, is that possible? How much does it cost if it is possible?

Suggest contacting Logos Sales =>  http://www.logos.com/contact about gift certificate(s) and cost(s).

By purchasing gift certificates for my wife, we share one monthly payment that includes two Logos 5 upgrades.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2013 7:10 PM

Blair Laird:
Is there a price difference between purchasing a license for each resource, rather then buying a new base package for him?

Buying in bulk always gets the cheapest rate. In other words. Buying a base package is always cheaper than buying each title it contains at the individual price. The only question is, does your Pastor actually want all the resources that are included in the base package. There is a break even point where it may be cheaper to go with or against buying the base package. I always go with the bundled deal because I typically under-rate some included resources and later find some intrinsic value to them. 

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L.A. | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 27 2013 9:45 AM

OK - that's "old news" from the last decade :-) Anyway - thanks a lot!!

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Ron W | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 1:37 PM

Bob,

Thanks for this clarification.  However, I have a further issue that I'd like help with.  Since I have been a Logos user since 2.0 I have an extremely large library.  However, my wife has a tablet and only wants to be able to study the Bible and hear the Bible read aloud.  If I allow her to use my account, it is just too overwhelming (she has visual problems and can't see small things easily).  So I set her up with an account that only has a few books on it under her gmail account.  I'd like to be able to transfer a couple of books from my library to hers without sharing the whole library (E.G. ESV Audio Bible or a Strong's concordance).  Can I do that?  If so how?  What about if I want to buy a book for her on my account and have it sent to her account--is that possible?  Also, is there any chance that the Lexham Audio Bible will be completed for the Old Testament?  That would be a big help.

Blessings,

Ron

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 1:48 PM

Hi Ron

You are replying to something which Bob posted in 2009 - I don't know if he will set it here.

Some thoughts based on my understanding of how this works

Ron W:
I'd like to be able to transfer a couple of books from my library to hers without sharing the whole library (E.G. ESV Audio Bible or a Strong's concordance).  Can I do that?  If so how? 

I don't believe that is possible

Ron W:
What about if I want to buy a book for her on my account and have it sent to her account--is that possible?

No - you can (via a sales rep) buy a book for her account but it won't then be associated with yours.

Ron W:
If I allow her to use my account, it is just too overwhelming (she has visual problems and can't see small things easily). 

Why not tag the resources in your account that your wife wants to be able to access. Then on the tablet use a filter in the library so that only those books are presented to her. You could then change books as required simply by modifying the tagging.

So - for example - if you tagged resources as "ForMyWife" you could use the filter "mytag:ForMyWife in the library panel in the tablet app

Does this give you what you need?

Graham

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 1:52 PM

Ron W:

Bob,

Thanks for this clarification.  However, I have a further issue that I'd like help with.  Since I have been a Logos user since 2.0 I have an extremely large library.  However, my wife has a tablet and only wants to be able to study the Bible and hear the Bible read aloud.  If I allow her to use my account, it is just too overwhelming (she has visual problems and can't see small things easily).  So I set her up with an account that only has a few books on it under her gmail account.  I'd like to be able to transfer a couple of books from my library to hers without sharing the whole library (E.G. ESV Audio Bible or a Strong's concordance).  Can I do that?  If so how?  What about if I want to buy a book for her on my account and have it sent to her account--is that possible?  Also, is there any chance that the Lexham Audio Bible will be completed for the Old Testament?  That would be a big help.

Blessings,

Ron

Ron, you are responding to a post from Bob that was 5 1/2 years old, and a thread that has not been touched since a year and a half ago. Also your question is pretty specific and new/different from some of the subject matter in this thread. It would be better to start a new thread.

Are you still using Libronix (Logos 3)? It's a very old version of Logos. The current version is Logos 6. If you posted to this forum only because you happened upon it in researching licensing questions, I can understand that, but again it's best to start a new thread in one of the currently active forums that people are still reading regularly (Logos 5, Logos 6, or General for such a question as this) rather than piggy-backing off a very old one in an obsolete forum.

Anyway, you cannot transfer books between accounts in Logos, or lend books to other account holders. As for your question about Lexham Audio Bible, that's a completely different subject altogether and I wouldn't know. Someone from inside Logos/Faithlife would have to answer it, and they might not be willing to disclose that information very far in advance of it being released if they are at work on it.

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G.G. Wyncoop | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 1:58 PM

Graham,

The message I sent was due to searching the forum--I didn't notice the date.  I found the ESV Audio Bible for free & am downloading it to her tablet.  I have not worked with tagging so that is unfamiliar territory.  I'll have to look at it further as an option.  Thanks for the suggestion.

Ron

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 2:00 PM

G.G. Wyncoop:
I have not worked with tagging so that is unfamiliar territory.

For background on tagging please see https://wiki.logos.com/Tagging 

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Scott E. Mahle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 2:47 PM

Other options (if you want to use the same account) are to place the books she uses on the toolbar for her to access easily and/or create a layout for her to use.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 2:54 PM

Scott.

Ron's wife is using a tablet so those options aren't available to her

Graham

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Scott E. Mahle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 3:19 PM

Graham Criddle:

Scott.

Ron's wife is using a tablet so those options aren't available to her

Graham

Ah, missed that part – thanks Graham Embarrassed

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Diego Lara | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 17 2015 5:59 PM

A Church member at the Church I attend was planning on purchasing Logos 6 with another church member. But I think the other member decided to go solo on it. First thing I thought was "mmm I don't think they can do that". I was going to say something but then found out one of them didn't want to share "I don't blame him". I have also heard from other's at my Church that they know pastors who have purchased it and given out the license to every member at there church who wants it. I find that amazing that anyone who calls him or her self a Christian would do something like that.

Then I have heard others claim that they were told by Logos reps that they can share it with there church members but I know that is not true. This is from the Spanish speaking ministry so I am not sure if maybe the Spanish speaking reps are telling pastors they can share their accounts.

My pastor was also attending a Bible Institute and only took one course of Hebrew and decided to not continue after he finished the semester. Yet two weeks after finishing the semester and knowing he would not be returning he went ahead and asked for the Academic discount. I thought that was shady too and he had to of known in his conscious that is not right.

When I contacted Logos about getting the academic discount I was required to fill out the academic form. Yet Spanish reps told them "no its okay ill give you the discount" with out requiring them to prove that they are attending seminary. In other words with the Spanish speaking reps anyone can call and just claim they are attending bible school and they will give 30 percent away just like that. That is profit being taken away from Logos which can then be used to improve our program for the rest of us who are being honest.

I just thought I give my input on what I see around me and hear from people. I really wish Logos would do something about this because it would only be fair for the rest of us.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 17 2015 6:10 PM

Welcome to the forums Diego Lara

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Daniel Harper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 11 2019 10:45 PM

Hello Bob,

I'm please to see that you now see a husband and wife as one user as when Logos started.  However, the feature set has moved to the Internet more with just about each release.  This has made it very difficult for a husband and wife to use the same software when linking all the Note Books, Layouts, etc. to both a husband's and wife's personal computers.  We have spent many thousands of dollars on this library and it does not seem that a husband and wife should be expected to purchase dual libraries.  We have over a thousand books at home and we would be thought to be crazy to purchase copies for each of us.  When I first started using Logos it was at Dallas Theological Seminary.  After your family purchased it we were assured that we would not need separate licenses for each of us (as a married couple).

Last time I emailed you, I was told my wife would need her own account, which has made it even harder for her to use her account for Bible study while trying to use the books on my account.  We both have more than one computer and we want keep them in sync while being able to start using many of the new features in Logos.  

Now we're having a hard time learning how to stay legal and still both of us use the books we've purchased.   I've also now been informed that we really don't own the books - is that true?  We're very deeply invested in this software (now both retired) and can't continue with the high costs of having to maintain the two different licenses that we now have.  We're wanting to merge our accounts and just use one again.  I wish we could convince you to not leave the married couples behind and honor the agreement when this company started.  It's just not fair to my wife who has gone along with the thousands we've invested and now can't use her account to access my account.  There should be a way to make this an easier option for couples.

I love how this software has enriched our study of God's Word and helped us know our Lord and Savior more.  With all the changes, we need help knowing what features to use and how to set them up so we both can use just one account.  If it helps make it legal, we could keep her account open and both use mine.  Now that we're both retired, we want to spend a lot more time learning all the great features in Logos so we can enjoy our studies even more.  I praise God for any and all the help you can direct our way.

Your Brother in Christ,

Daniel Harper 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 12 2019 12:48 AM

Hi Daniel

Its worth knowing that this is a reply to an old thread on a disused forum and so there is no guarantee that Bob or anyone else from Faithlife will see it.

From the previous post where you raised this issue - https://community.logos.com/forums/t/97520.aspx?PageIndex=1 - it seems that you and your wife wanted to share the same resources but to keep your notes separate. I expect it was due to the latter constraint that you were advised to have separate accounts. Is this still the issue that you are trying to overcome?

If so, you could partially address this by ensuring that you and your wife created notes and highlights in named Notebooks and that each of you ensured that you only had those Notebooks enabled in the resources you were reading. All notes would appear in the Notes Tool but only “your” notes would show in resources.

But things like book position, layout definitions, library tagging would be synced between all your installations.

If the above doesn’t help please provide more details regarding what you are trying to achieve.

And if, at the end of this, the right approach is to merge the two accounts that isn’t something we can help with on these forums. It is something that would need to be done by Faithlife customer services and you would need to contact them directly.

Graham 

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