Import Bible Reading plan from previous version

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John Eggen | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 5 2009 4:45 PM

Is there a way to import my Bible Reading plan from Logos 3 into Logos 4?

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2009 6:24 PM

I'll bet there isn't. However, you can copy the L3 plan definition and pasting into L4. I did that with a modified McShane plan I put in L3, but the results aren't the same; evidently the two calculate the plans quite differently. I'll start off '10 with an L4 plan.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2009 6:29 PM

John Eggen:
Is there a way to import my Bible Reading plan from Logos 3 into Logos 4?

No there is not. I haven't heard that that is even being considered. Logos is working on importing 3.0 Notes and Visual Markups, but I haven't heard anything about reading plans.

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2009 7:23 PM

Hi John, just curious and maybe you can teach me something here.

What reading plan do you need to import that cannot be created in L4?  I honestly never did anything in L3 reading plans, but L4 seems quite flexible and powerful for creating them by book, page number, etc...  In the L4 tests, it only took a few seconds to create a list, so why would they need to be imported?  

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2009 7:36 PM

Joe:

In my case, I am in the home stretch of an annual plan that has four daily readings whereby one reads OT once, NT twice and the Psalms twice. For example today I read 2 Ki 21, Phil 4, Daniel 2, and Luke 9. It was created in L3 by defining the 4 reading paths as daily readings. Ideally, I would recreate the plan in L4 and pick up the reading in that program. But evidently L3 and L4 slice and dice differently, and the plans don't mesh. It could very well be that this is one of those things that bother only the most fastidious among us (like me).

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2009 8:11 PM

Hmmm... yeah to my knowledge they work very differently.  L4 has some great options, but I am not sure it can do exactly what you have.  I could be wrong though..

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Clinton Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2009 9:07 PM

Hi,

I have been looking at the data stored in the reading plan table, and it looks very similar to the V3 plans. It could be changed, but would it validate and would it work? I am not going to have the time to try this anytime soon. Also, I would expect the people back at logos would cringe at the thought of the unwashed masses messing in the tables like this.

I did however, create a reading plan with 4 sections each day based on the navigators discipleship plan using logo 4. Using ',' and '|' you can create custom ranges with multiple readings each day. The ',' separate ranges within a reading block and the '|' delineate reading blocks for each day

The reading I created is entered as Matthew-John|Acts-Revelation|Psalms-Song of Solomon,Job| Genesis-Esther,Isaiah-Malachi

So for each day it gives me:

  1. Gospel reading    from the text: Matthew-John
  2. Non Gospel NT reading from the text:   | Acts-Revelation
  3. OT poetry, from the text: | Psalms-Song of Solomon, Job     (with Job coming after the others)
  4. OT non-poetry from the text: | Gen-Esther, Isaiah-Malachi

This has worked quite well for me.

I tried creating a 300 entry reading plan with 300 ranges separated by commas. The reading plan was to complete over 300 days. The result was that the tool still created different break points than the ones I specified. So bottom line is that you cannot control the readings to a verse level as far as I can see.

Regards,

Clinton

 

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John Eggen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 6 2009 6:54 AM

The issue is as Joe suggests.  L4 does not slice up the readings the same as L3.  I am midyear in a plan and would be happy to create a new plan but they do not dovetail together very well.  I use the daily reading of OT, Psalms, Proverbs, NT but for some of these the L4 plan is ahead of L3 and some it is behind.  Now I could be intentional about just catching up in my readings and transitioning to the L4 plan... but of course just importing the old plan would have been easier!

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