Can I Create a Commentary Series of PBBs?

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Richard Lyall | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 5 2011 4:11 PM | Locked

I have a number of DOCXs containing my study notes for individual books of the Bible. It would be great if they could eventually form part of a linked commentary set.

Is it enough to

  • set them all as Bible Commentary resource type
  • assign them all the same Series Title when compiling? 

Will that create a set of serial resource?

If not, can this be done, and if so how?

If not, could I please put in a feature request to allow PBBs to form resource sets?

Thanks
Richard 

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 5 2011 5:46 PM | Locked

Richard Lyall:
Is it enough to

  • set them all as Bible Commentary resource type
  • assign them all the same Series Title when compiling?

Richard,

i got curious at your questions and decided to investigate. (click on an image to view zoomed)

When i formed two books which contain notes from different studies and set them to be a series. L4 recognizes them as a series in the library, and even when i dragged one of them to the Prioritize window.

Next i had one example Commentary in which i copied an excerpt from the BKC to a docx and tagged it with Bible Verse milestones. i also set its type to Commentary. So to check your question i built a new docx with some of the ESV (Mark ch 1) to it and tagged it with Bible Verse milestones and set it to Commentary type. Then i Set both of them to be a Series with the same exact series name Steve's Comm Test.

Now they indeed show as a series in the library and it also recognizes them in prioritize window as a series.

Not only that, but i can type a reference to the other book in the reference box and L4 automatically switches to my other book. This works both way for each book.

So i think this might answer your questions. Logos seems to treat them just like a commentary series. i would suggest copying the series name and pasting it into other books series field to ensure the series name is exactly the same.

EDIT: when i have the BKC set to a verse range which exists in my PB commentary, Parallel Resources even recognizes my PB commentary as a parallel resource

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 6 2011 12:30 AM | Locked

Steve

Many thanks for checking this out - this is really useful functionality and shows some of the value Logos are providing with the PBB functionality.

Graham

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Richard Lyall | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 6 2011 4:00 AM | Locked

Hi Steve

Yes thanks for checking all this out - it does indeed answer my questions and thanks to Logos for including this functionality which renders the PBBs even more useful than I had thought.

Thanks
Richard 

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 6 2011 2:56 PM | Locked

i also discovered that you will need the following in each commentary book

In the PB tool for TYPE you need to set it to Bible Commentary

Once that i performed the above step my commentary showed up inside of the Passage Guide under Commentaries (when i had a verse which matched that of the PG)

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Frank Fenby | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 8 2011 7:16 PM | Locked

It would be good if this information found its way into the PB wiki article.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 8 2011 8:12 PM | Locked

Hi Frank,

Frank Fenby:
It would be good if this information found its way into the PB wiki article.

This post was already linked under Examples in the PB wiki page. Since this is an example of using PB features to perform a specific form of PBs, it probably would better be setup as an example page separate from the PB wiki page. For the time being the link should be enough since this version has not gone gold yet.

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