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Ike M. Brissey | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2010 4:40 PM

I would like to write notes for Sunday School lessons while using the software.  I can't figure out how to do it.  Any suggestions?

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 4:44 PM

IkeMBrissey:

I would like to write notes for Sunday School lessons while using the software.  I can't figure out how to do it.  Any suggestions?

I use WordPerfect for that, but most people settle for Word. Wink

Seriously, Logos is designed for studying the Scriptures, but not for preparing materials for handing out, or taking to the pulpit.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 4:49 PM

IkeMBrissey:

I would like to write notes for Sunday School lessons while using the software.  I can't figure out how to do it.  Any suggestions?

This would depend somewhat on what resources you use for Sunday School - Bible only or some form of Bible study Guide.

For Bible study guides, I make a note file for the guide. Then for the scriptures being studied I make three kinds of notes which I color code:

  • observations that the guide makes as well as the questions the guide asks
  • my own observations and questions I have either from the text or from the guide
  • questions I think the students might raise and how I would answer them

Without a guide, I use a file that is my own "generic" Bible study that includes notes on difficulties - difficulties being anything I don't think I can answer of the top of my head and possible questions including potential answers. I then pull what I want out of these notes into a word processor and create what I hope is a cohesive and useful lesson.

 

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 4:52 PM

At this point you have a few choices.   The Notes tool within Logos is not yet ready for regular work - at least that is what I gather from those who post about it.  The necessitates using a 3rd party program.  Others have suggested such programs over the last few years - here is a link to a list that I have compiled:

      http://community.logos.com/forums/p/3548/35924.aspx#35924

I also discovered a similar list on another site:

       Note tools

You can then copy and paste your Logos details into your chosen program.   Not the best news, but until Notes or Handouts are improved within Logos (and they are promised), this is the best that you can get.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 4:57 PM

Floyd Johnson:
  The Notes tool within Logos is not yet ready for regular work - at least that is what I gather from those who post about it.

The Logos notes work fine for this purpose. At least they have for me and this is my primary use of them. They still lack some features I consider essential relating to being able to include graphics. The formatting issues are nearly resolved. And while the Search rather than multiple links is not my first choice, it works. No, I am not yet a fan of how Logos notes work but they are improving and the advantages of having them within Logos are greater than the advantages of any third-party software.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 5:50 PM

Thanks for the update - is this in the released version or the beta?  Either way, it is good news and belongs in the list with the other tools.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 6:36 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Thanks for the update - is this in the released version or the beta?  Either way, it is good news and belongs in the list with the other tools.

If you need the copy & compare to retain format, it is in the beta. If you don't, most features work decently in 4.0b

 

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J. Morris | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 7:05 PM

Richard DeRuiter:
Seriously, Logos is designed for studying the Scriptures, but not for preparing materials for handing out,

so... hand-outs arn't to be handed out?

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 7:28 PM

J. Morris:

Richard DeRuiter:
Seriously, Logos is designed for studying the Scriptures, but not for preparing materials for handing out,

so... hand-outs arn't to be handed out?

Yes they are -- eventually. I can't make them work for me, since they won't restrict printing to the printable area. Designing the handout to be just what I'd want to hand out, is very, very limited (to Logos basic designs, and Logos resources only). Also the graphics come out pretty poor. I wouldn't use them. But are designed to be printed and handed out, so I guess I should modify my original statement. But since they are so limited I wouldn't use them for anything except supplemental to something I'd do in a Sunday School class, or Bible study, etc.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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