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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 29 2010 7:26 AM | Locked

I sat down at my wife's laptop this morning, pulled up layouts, right clicked hers and updated it. Then I clicked on my 2 timothy study layout, picked up my study from where I had left off last night (in my study), got a few minutes of study while I enjoyed my morning coffee, finished up, updated my layout, then clicked on my wife's layout to put her L4 back where it was when I sat down. I am sitting at my desk at work now, with L4 running in one of my monitors, clicked on my Isaiah layout so that I can do some reading as I am waiting for other programs to run, and everything is right where I left off the other day.

 

Layouts have increased the usability of Logos in such a dramatic way that is it almost unbelievable to me. I used workspaces in L3 but for whatever reason, they never clicked to this degree.

Thank you L4 team.

 

 

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 8:25 AM | Locked

Terry Poperszky:

Layouts have increased the usability of Logos in such a dramatic way that is it almost unbelievable to me. I used workspaces in L3 but for whatever reason, they never clicked to this degree.

Thank you L4 team.

Yes! Yes

Even so, I STILL am looking for a "Save Current Layout" that doesn't need me to remember which one I have open (hence risking I'll overwrite the wrong one)....

But bottom line, as Terry says, THANK YOU!

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 8:34 AM | Locked

BillS:
"Save Current Layout"

"Update and save current layout" is actually more what you want, isn't it?

There'd need to be a dialog screen for 'Save Current Layout' if one was starting from scratch, although I don't see why we couldn't have that.

We've moved forward in user friendliness with layouts, but I agree more could be done. I do get along with what we had in the original Beta, however. Just a change in approach.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 8:37 AM | Locked

Mark A. Smith:
Update and save current layout

Hi Mark,

Why Update? Not sure I'm following you....

As I was thinking of it, I'd like a command to just save it--if I have a named layout open. If I haven't named it, then only was I expecting a dialog to name it.

But why update? To my way of thinking, I'd already done all the updating I wanted to on the layout before trying to save it... Tongue Tied

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 8:49 AM | Locked

BillS:

Even so, I STILL am looking for a "Save Current Layout" that doesn't need me to remember which one I have open (hence risking I'll overwrite the wrong one)....

I understand why this might be useful, but can't help getting in a tease: If you can't remember which layout you currently have open, how are you going to remember its name for when you want to reopen it?  ;-)   Seriously, though: maybe we need Logos to tell us the name of the currently open Layout in the title bar, just before (or after) where it says "Logos Bible Software 4" -- the way just about every other Windows app does with its currently open document.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 9:51 AM | Locked

BillS:
Why Update?

In my mind if I have a layout open, I want to update the file on the computer to the current configuration. Update would be enough terminology. Save would require a dialog. We're talking the same thing, just differ in how we think about naming it.

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 9:59 AM | Locked

Logos development team, I had suggestions as well, but I wanted to express my gratitude without using it as a segway to get you to do it my way.

Once again. Thank you for what you have given me, I find it extremely useful.

Bill, Rosie and Mark: Stick out tongue

(Yes, that is humor. Or what passes for it in my reality)

 

 

 

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 10:09 AM | Locked

Terry Poperszky:
I wanted to express my gratitude without using it as a segway


No segways allowed.

Stick out tongue

 

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 2:03 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
If you can't remember which layout you currently have open, how are you going to remember its name for when you want to reopen it?  ;-)  

Hmmmm.... wonder why I started writing this post?Big Smile

Seriously, though, here's how it happens. After so many years with SRAs allowing me to have a SINGLE layout for OT & NT work, I never needed to remember if I was in an NT layout (with NT resources like BDAG, etc. open) or an OT layout (with resources like HALOT, BDB open).

Now, when I move from this week's OT sermon to next week's NT sermon, it's all too easy to just type in the NT reference & start work--forgetting that I'm working in my NT layout. Then, when I run out of time to work on it--before getting to the EG work that'd REMIND me I was in the wrong layout, I want to save where I am... so I save my layout. I'm in the NT, so I should save it as NT layout--right? WRONG! That's how it happens.

Why do SRAs make a difference? I made serial relationships between Na27 & BHS, between LXX & NA27 Interlinear, & you get the idea. I never had to worry about separating the workspaces. Now, I do... and it's a recurring problem.

Name of currently open layout would help, but I still think we need a one-click button to "Update" or "Save" current named layout.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 2:05 PM | Locked

Terry Poperszky:
Bill, Rosie and Mark: Stick out tongue

Love ya' man... but you're still not getting our Beer Lite. <huge grin> Big Smile

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 29 2010 2:07 PM | Locked

Mark A. Smith:
We're talking the same thing, just differ in how we think about naming it.

Once upon a time, on the 777 development program, our general manager was Alan Mullaly, now CEO of Ford.

Alan had a saying about how hard true communication can be: "The most dangerous thing about communication is the illusion that it occurs."

Big Smile

Blessings!

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