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Irving Salzman | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 1 2020 2:34 PM

Something that I always used to be able to do in Logos suddenly doesn't seem to work for me.  If there was a word in a resource that I wanted to be able to look up in a dictionary - say the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition - all I had to do was right-click on a word and one of the choices that always seemed to be available to me was look up the selected word in the said dictionary.  Now, it doesn't show up as a choice.  Is there some setting that I need to adjust so that I can do this Lookup going forward?  Grateful for any help.

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LogosEmployee

Click on the arrow beside "Look up" to expand that section and show a list of resources that have an article about the word. Or just click on "Look up" and it will immediately navigate to your most preferred book with an article about that word.

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Irving Salzman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 1 2020 3:13 PM

Thank you, Andrew.  A lot of those options on the context menu are missing.  At one time, on a different computer, those options appeared.  I'm going to paste a screenshot of what I have now.

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Irving Salzman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 1 2020 3:18 PM

In addition, when I click on 'Look up,' it opens a search panel.

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 1 2020 3:49 PM

Irving,

Have you prioritised an English dictionary?

In case you haven't...... type "Merriam" in Library. Right click on the dictionary, chose prioritise and place it high on prioritise list.

Now the dictionary will appear in the Right Click / Look Up section.

Also, if its the top of the list, left click on an English word in a resource will open the dictionary.

Stephen

Australia

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Irving Salzman:
A lot of those options on the context menu are missing.

Sorry, your screenshot is not showing up. Do you have the "Selection" option selected on the left side of the popup?

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Irving Salzman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 1 2020 4:55 PM

Thank you both, Andrew and Stephen.  Everything seems to be in order now.  Here are the steps I have taken:

  • I prioritized my English dictionaries.
  • I had to download them so that they were no longer just resources in my Logos Cloud, but were available locally on my PC
  • I had to allow Logos to complete the indexing cycle.

After all that, it worked.  My dictionaries now appear in the 'Look up' section of the context menu.  One thing I should add is that I discovered that the dictionaries only show up in the 'Look up' section of the context menu if the said dictionaries have an entry for the search word.

Thanks to you both again for your help.

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