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Jeffery Ferrell | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 31 2012 3:22 PM

I have a PDF file that I'd like to add to my library as a Logos resource. Its just a Bible reading plan that I'd like to ultimately add to my faithlife.com account and I was advised that the only way to do that is to add it to my Logos resources. Has anyone done this successfully?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2012 3:38 PM

Yes, read the instructions for building a personal book. You must first convert the PDF into a .docx format. I actually find Microsoft Word 2013 the best for this. Unfortunately, it is still a beta product. The forums include a number of other suggestions for the conversion.

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Jeffery Ferrell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2012 4:00 PM

Thanks MJ. Can you link any threads that show how to convert the PDF? Never done that before.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2012 4:07 PM

MJ. Smith:

Yes, read the instructions for building a personal book. You must first convert the PDF into a .docx format. I actually find Microsoft Word 2013 the best for this. Unfortunately, it is still a beta product. The forums include a number of other suggestions for the conversion.

As I read your post it seems to say that Word 2013 will input a pdf file and output a docx file - maybe time to upgrade.

[[beta is good when you find the correct mix of players testers that don't mind doing the same thing over and over and over again]

EDIT: found on Microsoft site "PDF Reflow   Open a PDF in Word, and its paragraphs, lists, tables, and other content act just like Word content. "

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2012 4:17 PM

David Ames:
As I read your post it seems to say that Word 2013 will input a pdf file and output a docx file - maybe time to upgrade.

I'm usually not a fan of Microsoft - but this feature works so nicely that for the first time I am using a Microsoft Beta for personal use.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2012 4:25 PM

Jeffery Ferrell:
Can you link any threads that show how to convert the PDF?

My first search of the forums was less than successful - I think people who use the various products available should probably speak up. The methods I used previously had results I wouldn't recommend unless you were desperate.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2012 4:53 PM

Jeffery:

I haven't done anything with Faithlife.com yet, so I'm not sure how a Logos Personal Book would integrate with it, particularly since the PBs don't yet sync with the cloud.

I can offer a few suggestions, ranging from complex to simple.

  1. There's a link in my signature to my blog, the 11/22/12 post of which describes (in near-agonizing detail) various methods I use for format-shifting into Personal Books. The last half of that covers how I convert PDFs into Word docx. It's probably worthwhile if you wind up doing a lot of this.
  2. If this is more or less a one-trick-pony for you, post the PDF in this thread and I'll post back a docx file.
  3. Or, I can look at the PDF and attempt to help you with defining a Logos Reading Plan, which might be what you really want to do.

Let me know.

MJ: thanks for the heads-up on Word 2013.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2012 7:05 PM

Jeffery Ferrell:
Its just a Bible reading plan ...

Wiki has => http://wiki.logos.com/Reading_Plans with many example Logos reading plans.

Files forum has thread => Chronological Bible Reading Plan - PBB file. 

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:41 AM

MJ. Smith:

David Ames:
As I read your post it seems to say that Word 2013 will input a pdf file and output a docx file - maybe time to upgrade.

I'm usually not a fan of Microsoft - but this feature works so nicely that for the first time I am using a Microsoft Beta for personal use.

Works unless the PDF is password protected - But that is OK - I have personal use to the file - Will just have to do it the 'hard' way. [And I already know that I can not 'give' the file to anyone else]

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 1:11 PM

David Ames:
Works unless the PDF is password protected 

Although it is not difficult to find free software to break into passworded files. Of course, you didn't here that from me.Zip it!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 1:46 PM

Jeffery Ferrell:
Can you link any threads that show how to convert the PDF?

PDF conversion can have haphazard results.  Internally, a Portable Document File (PDF) can have image(s) and/or formatted text.  Text conversion is much easier than image conversion.

By the way, LibreOffice also includes PDF converter plus can output as PDF.

Jeffery Ferrell:

... Its just a Bible reading plan ...

Curious about reading plan ?

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Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 2:25 PM

Jeffery:

Here is one such thread discussing this issue.

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/37096.aspx?PageIndex=1

 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 5:15 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
LibreOffice also includes PDF converter plus can output as PDF.

I found the PDF conversion unacceptable in Libre Office which I otherwise liked.

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