How can I show Document Titles in the Navigation section of a Personal Book?

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 10 2017 9:01 PM

I am wondering if there is an easy way to do this because it would be much easier to have this as an option rather than having to manually edit each document seperately.

For Example: Adding old sermon documents. I would like to be able to just drop them in and build a book, but still have some sort of browsable index show up that I could use to navigate.

Example 2: Seminary Notes. I would like to drop in all my class notes on a certain Bible book, or by a certain teacher, into one book, so I can quickly browse and use it, but it compiles as a giant unnavigable document.

Building individual books isnt good, and neither is spending the time to edit hundreds of documents individually.

I realize this is not ideal for more traditional books, but for the purpose of getting all of our things in Logos, I think this would make things MUCH easier to get organized.

Does anyone know a simple way to do this already?

If not, how about an option when building the book to 'Show Document Titles in the Table of Contents." The traditional H1, H2, could just come under that.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 9:24 PM

Table of contents are automatically built based on the ms word heading styles. You don't need to do anyrhing if you have used H1, H2 etc through your document. The TOC will generate based on headings.

Philip Bassham:

If not, how about an option when building the book to 'Show Document Titles in the Table of Contents." The traditional H1, H2, could just come under that.

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 9:26 PM

I realize that, but I am asking about a way to manually include the document title somehow since I have hundreds of documents that I don’t want to go through and manually edit.

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SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 9:28 PM

The PBB creator is not set up to automatically edit--it is a compiler.

You will have to edit each document [ .docx file].

From your post it sounds like you know what the Word Headers do. Use H1 for the title of every document.

Then each document will show up in the TOC.

I've been working with these for years.

I do not know any other way.

If I've misunderstood your concern--please accept my apologies

all the best.

Regards, SteveF

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SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 9:31 PM

Sorry - did not get it typed in time before the other suggestion arrived.

There have been wishes [if not attempts] through the years for additional macro's etc to do/automate some of this work.

But I am not aware of any [if they exist].

Regards, SteveF

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 9:38 PM

Thanks. Maybe that is what I will have to end up doing. Just trying to avoid it if possible.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 2:02 AM

Apologies if I misunderstood but your last paragraph appeared to be glive the impression you were asking for that feature. Secondly I believe appropriate use of the heading tags is the answer to your question as has been suggested by another respondent as well.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 2:02 AM

Apologies if I misunderstood but your last paragraph appeared to be glive the impression you were asking for that feature. Secondly I believe appropriate use of the heading tags is the answer to your question as has been suggested by another respondent as well.

Philip Bassham:

I realize that, but I am asking about a way to manually include the document title somehow since I have hundreds of documents that I don’t want to go through and manually edit.

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 2:02 AM

Philip

Has your Document some Kind of Format Like Title? I dont talk about a real Heading (what would be the Best) but for exemple is it Times New Roman 14 and bold.

Than you can use the search possibility in Word.

search all Times New Roman 14 replace it with H1

search all 13 replace it with H2 aso

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 3:59 AM

Phillip, below is an example of one of my documents for PBB.

It is done in Win 10 using Word 2016. It pays to do the extra steps, looks and usefullness are important. I have numerous PBB that are almost Logos quality productions.

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Philip Bassham | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 6:24 PM

Thanks everyone. Maybe my original post wasn’t all that clear. I am familiar with how to make personal books. I have made dozens of them including the entire Bible in another language complete with milestones and headings.

I was just trying to find a shortcut way to get miscellaneous under one roof and searchable, although less polished, by dragging and dropping documents onto the book builder, and being still being able to navigate by seeing the names of those documents in the sidebar.

Really more of a feature request I guess since it doesn’t seem to be available now.

A tick box option is all that would add the document title in the mix with the normal headers.

I think it would allow for more quick and dirty additions to the library but that were still understandable. Sermon documents, important articles from the internet that you want to keep, etc. It would be an option for a quicker, more simple workflow is all.

Just optionally bumping the heirarchy down a notch to include the .docx filename

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 11:56 PM

sorry my English is to bad to understand what you mean. Here a Book of mine the Yelow marked are all the Titles of the Doxc Files. Ambrose is the Title of the Book

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 12 2017 12:54 AM

You are aware that you can have multiple .docx files in a single PB. You have to insure the correct heading levels as you build the documents .. and treat the title as H1.

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