How can I share Logos documents with another user?

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Jim | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Sep 13 2018 6:18 AM

How can I share documents with another Logos user? In particular I'd like to give a copy of a visual filter to a fellow pastor, but I'd like to be able to give him a copy of other documents as well.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2018 7:16 AM

Go to https://documents.logos.com/, find the document, hover over it, then click actions.

Note that you can only share with groups, not with individual users, but you can create a group for just the two of you at Faithlife.com

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2018 9:47 AM

Thank you. I went to Faithlife and watched their video on creating groups and became very frustrated. The video went on an on about what I can do with a group, but never showed me where to start. What do I click on to get into starting a group? I went to manage groups and found nothing. I'd sure appreciate some guidance. Thanks.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2018 9:57 AM

Jim:
I went to Faithlife and watched their video on creating groups and became very frustrated. The video went on an on about what I can do with a group, but never showed me where to start. What do I click on to get into starting a group? I went to manage groups and found nothing. I'd sure appreciate some guidance.

It's actually very easy (I must confess I never watched the video.....) - Three steps where one is a click and one can be stepped over - absolutely a piece of cake.

You start at the Groups menu in the left sidebar and simply hit the button with the PLUS signto add a new group: 

Step one: what kind of group? If you don't care or know, just use General: 

Step 2: the thing needs a name - and a location and a privacy level which determines the visibility (for a two-persons' group, secret is probably best):

Step three asks for some details - but you can simply leave them empty and click Done 

Voila, the group is there and you can post to it, invite members, share documents...

less than two minutes work for something not sophisticated as a church or seminary

Running Logos 7 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2018 3:54 PM

NB.Mick:
It's actually very easy (I must confess I never watched the video.....) - Three steps where one is a click and one can be stepped over - absolutely a piece of cake.

Many things are easy once you know what to!

Thank you for taking the time to help. Big Smile

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2018 3:58 PM

Ok, so I've created a group in Faithlife and shared the document to that group, but when I go to my group the document ain't there Tongue Tied Any ideas? ... Anyone??  Oh! oh! oh! I found it. Instead of being under "Content>Files" it's under Bible Study>Logos Documents. Who woulda known? Big Smile

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jmac

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2018 7:24 PM

I finally figured out how to create a group at faithlife.com, then shared my visual filter and found it under Bible Study> Logos Documents.

In fact here's  the document link but I don't see any way for anyone to use it!

What does the logos user I want to give the document do now?

There's no way to download the document, and of course there's no point to that because we don't know how to install it in Logos anyway.

Can anyone explain what to do to complete this "sharing"?   

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2018 10:32 PM

I can’t use the document link you provided as I’m not part of your Faithlife group.

But in a group I do belong to I can click the “Action” button and select Copy for the Visual Filter. This will cause that Document to appear in the Documents menu of my Logos installation.

Does this help?

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 14 2018 1:33 AM

Jim:

I finally figured out how to create a group at faithlife.com, then shared my visual filter and found it under Bible Study> Logos Documents.

In fact here's  the document link but I don't see any way for anyone to use it!

What does the logos user I want to give the document do now?

As Graham explained, only group members (or at least group followers) will be able to share documents. Your group is private, so the user can't simply join it by him-/herself. You need to send a link to your group to them, I assume it's: https://faithlife.com/nc-preachers-den/activity (got there from your profile). 

For us non-members, the group page looks like this:

 

Currently you are the only member - your intended users need to click the "ask to join"-button and you need to approve them as members. Then they can go about loading your shared document into their Logos installation, as Graham showed.   

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 14 2018 10:10 AM

Graham Criddle:
in a group I do belong to I can click the “Action” button

Hmm. Here's what I see. No Action button. Also I don't understand the "5 months ago" when I only shared the file yesterday. Is that just the last time the file was changed?

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jmac

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 14 2018 10:13 AM

Thanks very much, especially for the image of what the non-member sees.

-Jim

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 14 2018 10:35 AM

What browser / device are you usng?

I don’t think the get the Action popup on a mobile device.

EDIT: Please ignore this. It was incorrect, I'll post an update shortly.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 14 2018 10:52 AM

Jim:
Hmm. Here's what I see. No Action button

You only get the Action button if there is some action you can perform. As the owner of the document there isn't anything you can do to it.

Jim:
Also I don't understand the "5 months ago" when I only shared the file yesterday. Is that just the last time the file was changed?

Yes

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 14 2018 11:16 AM

Graham. Thanks for you patience and your help. I notice you always reply quickly and patiently throughout the forums. 

That said, and this isn't aimed at you at all, while I think the Faithlife group site is a great idea, the lack of useful tutorial and help information is inexcusable for a professional organization. Yesterday morning I started on this journey to find out how I could share a Logos document with another preacher who uses Logos. And I am only now able to do that after a day and a lot of frustration. Fortunately there are many people who were willing to help for whom I am thankful, but it could have taken no more than a half hour if Faithlife had instructions aimed at people who know absolutely nothing about their site. I'm sorry to say that the help videos were useless.

No church I've worked in has an abundance of people who are computer savvy or have the time to fool with this. Nor do I have the time to produce the instructions Faithlife should be doing that will walk people through what other forum participants - especially you - have done.

Again thanks, and I hope Faithlife will step outside their shell and do something better.

Have a great day,
jmac

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