Tutorial - Keeping track of reading list

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 16 2009 8:40 AM

This is a tutorial I created on how to keep track of the resources you are reading in Logos4. The Reading Plan on the Ribbon Bar is great for daily readings, but most of my reading isn't something I would want to create a plan for. I use a note file and create links to the resources I am currently reading.

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 8:42 AM

I reckon a link would help :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQA2yAulWG4

 

 

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J. Morris | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 9:07 AM

Wonderful Video!  I knew the linking was possible, but I never understood how to do it.  Thank you for taking the time to make and post your video!

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 9:12 AM

Very handy.

Logos - if you are listening, please automate this for reading of non Biblical books like this. I really like your approach. It just makes me wish it was built into Logos.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 9:38 AM

Does anyone know how to do this with WordPerfect or OpenOffice?

I can't get it to work.

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Mary-Ellen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 10:06 AM

Very useful!  Adding the note icon to the shortcuts bar is the icing on the cake--Thank you!!!  Yes

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Tom Weil | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 10:54 AM

Wouldn't using the Favorites under "Tools" do the same thing for coming back to where you left off reading? It seems to work for me that way.

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 11:17 AM

Unless I'm doing something wrong, the Favorites opens the resource up to the same place each time. The links opens it back up to the last place you were at.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 11:18 AM

Thanks, Gary. This is a great suggestion and a very well-done video. I've added you to the list of trustworthy video producers on the wiki and now we'll be looking forward to more good content from you... ;-)

I noticed you were using Word 2007 to insert the hyperlink. In case people have older versions of Word, or in case anyone wants a quicker way to bring up that dialog, Ctrl+K will do it in all versions (at least 2003 and probably earlier, but nobody with Logos 4 has older versions of Word than that, do they?).

Mary-Ellen Vian:

Very useful!  Adding the note icon to the shortcuts bar is the icing on the cake--Thank you!!!  Yes

If only Logos would show you the name of that particular Notes File when you hovered over the button on the shortcut bar, it would be perfect. Right now it just says "Show Notes Document"; not very helpful if you have several shortcuts to different notes files. But I think I read somewhere that this will be coming in a future release.

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 11:33 AM

Thanks Rosie. I'm a noobie with Logos, but I'm learning and love to share if I think it will help others.

 

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Tom Weil | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 11:43 AM

True but if you change the setting which only requires hitting the "x" to delete and the clicking on the bookmark setting you are done.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 11:49 AM

ThomasWeil:

True but if you change the setting which only requires hitting the "x" to delete and the clicking on the bookmark setting you are done.

Can you explain better? I'm not sure what you're talking about.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 2:05 PM

Gary O'Neal:

Unless I'm doing something wrong, the Favorites opens the resource up to the same place each time. The links opens it back up to the last place you were at.

It's nice tutorial. Interesting idea. A little bit too complicated for starting to read a new book.

I use a very simple way. I open the book, read it, than put it to the shortcuts bar and as I come back next time, click it and it opens to the page I close it with. I read some more and next time it opens again at the place I left it. Very simple if you do not have too many books on the shortcuts bar Smile

EDIT: I am using Beta, so I am not able to say if it works also for the SR version of Logos4.

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 4:00 PM

woo hoo!! what a great tip!

It works like a charm...

thanks very much

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Anthony Etienne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2009 7:24 PM

Gary O'Neal:

This is a tutorial I created on how to keep track of the resources you are reading in Logos4. The Reading Plan on the Ribbon Bar is great for daily readings, but most of my reading isn't something I would want to create a plan for. I use a note file and create links to the resources I am currently reading.

Good job Gary!!

 

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LaRosa Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2009 5:41 AM

useful, thanks for sharing

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2009 5:52 AM

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2009 5:53 AM

another approach (btw, i like Bohuslav's approach, too) is to have layout's devoted to reading.  For instance, I have one with "worship" with resources such has Webber's books, and another dealing with "Hermeneutics" having such books as the "hermeneutical spiral".  I suppose you could just have a generic "reading" layout with several of your books of all topics open there.  The key would be to resave that window each time you are done reading so the books open where you left off.  That is a bit cumbersome currently in SR7 but I understand they will be making a simpler way to save layouts.  Within the layout you can easily put a resource in "reading mode."

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Ken F Hill | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2009 6:27 AM

Gary O'Neal:
I use a note file and create links to the resources

I can create the link, but it just opens L3 instead opening the link in L4.  The link looks like this: libronixdls:jump|res=LLS:DNTWASTELF.  Any ideas?

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2009 6:36 AM

Ken F Hill:

Gary O'Neal:
I use a note file and create links to the resources

I can create the link, but it just opens L3 instead opening the link in L4.  The link looks like this: libronixdls:jump|res=LLS:DNTWASTELF.  Any ideas?

Did you use the scipts to install your L4 books in Libronix? Some people were reporting that those scripts made the libronixdls: hyperlinks revert back to version 3. I don't remember reading that the problems was resolved; I imagine some registry key will have to be changed back.

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