Finding books with highlighting

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Darryl Burling | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Sep 26 2011 4:19 PM

Does anyone know if it is possible to run a search or create a collection of all books that have highlighting in them?

I've been tagging books I've highlighted some content in, and then searching based on the tag, but I've missed a few, so it would be good to be able to find all the books I've annotated or highlighted some text in.

Is this possible?

Thanks

Darryl

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 26 2011 4:25 PM

It's a very slow search, but you can search for the wildcard character (*) in your entire library, with highlighting selected instead of All Text. This won't find all your annotations, and it's not truly accurate to find all bits of highlighting, but it will at least identify all the books you have highlighting in. Sort the results By Title.

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Darryl Burling | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 26 2011 4:51 PM

Thanks.  It is terribly slow though, like you said.

I have just shy of 4000 books in my collection and this takes an inordinate amount of time to run.  I hope there is a better way. Smile

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 26 2011 5:54 PM

What Rosie suggests is the only proven way.

 With big collections, expect crashes--if at all possible, run your search over smaller subsets of your library and start it before you go to bed.  I too wish it was much faster--I use one type of highlighting to mark vocabulary words; with a fast search I could have a flash-card like recall.  But that is not currently possible.

  Perhaps Urim and Thummim might work... Wink

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 26 2011 8:59 PM

Darryl Burling:
Does anyone know if it is possible to run a search or create a collection of all books that have highlighting in them?

Within Logos 4, Rosie's suggestion works (albeit slow).

With a SQLite Database manager, could open visualmarkup.db to see what is in Markup table (has list of Resources with highlighting applied, includes style and location).  Recommend using Logos 4 to make changes (with other SQLite database manager closed).

Keep Smiling Smile

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 27 2011 11:51 AM

sort of,. but not official

I dropped a highlighter removal tool a year or so back in the files forum, it will tell you which books have highlights..

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Larry Stroup | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2011 9:38 AM

I tried to find that tool in the Files Forum.  I failed.  What is the link?

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2011 10:40 AM

think it was this one

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/14126.aspx

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