Best Place For Personal Sermon Notes

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William Davis | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 24 2012 2:06 PM

Rather new to LOGOS 4 and am wondering the best place to include my personal sermon notes. Where do you place yours? Do you put them in favorites, in notes, in a personal book? Appreciate any response. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 24 2012 2:32 PM

Welcome to the forums William!

FYI - Logos is currently working on a better way to import sermons through the PBB (in beta now).

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 25 2012 5:06 AM

William Davis:

Rather new to LOGOS 4 and am wondering the best place to include my personal sermon notes. Where do you place yours? Do you put them in favorites, in notes, in a personal book? Appreciate any response. 

As alabama24 stated in his post, Logos is adding a feature to PB so that our sermons can be added into L4.  As for your sermon notes, it is up to you.  I keep mine in notes.

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Patrick Tye | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 25 2012 5:29 PM

keep mine in ibooks

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:46 AM

William Davis:

Rather new to LOGOS 4 and am wondering the best place to include my personal sermon notes. Where do you place yours? Do you put them in favorites, in notes, in a personal book? Appreciate any response. 

Hi William,

As suggested by Alabama and Tom, different users will have different solutions to this.

I tend to work up my notes outside of Logos (in Pages), but then copy the notes back into Logos in a note attached to the top of the passage in question (I also tend to link to the sermon audio, which is available elsewhere on the internet, from inside the note). I have specific note files for each sermon series in order to keep the length of the note manageable. It has been reported that very large note files can effect performance.

I intend, in the future, to import my sermons (by series) via the PBB tool.

Andy

 

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William Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 4:29 AM

Thank you for your answer. I realize that there are several options. I figured the "veterans" would have some good ideas that might save me some grief later on. I am looking forward to seeing the PBB in its updated form. 

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 11:59 AM

I am unclear as to if you mean "notes that you take while listening to another person's sermon" or "notes that I write in order to preach a sermon"

When I prepare a sermon I usually prepare my detailed outline (I know many work from manuscript, I find a VERY detailed outline works for me) in Word. With the changes to logos 4.6a and some macros written by another forum user http://community.logos.com/forums/t/37324.aspx I can then save my sermon notes as a PDF and preach from my iPad using GoodReader or save the Word Document then compile as a Logos PB that is searchable for future reference.

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William Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 1:15 PM

Thanks, David. I was referring to "notes that I write in preparation to preach" but the other is also applicable. You have given a great answer and really have addressed my main concern. I wanted the notes I had created to be searchable.  

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Bill Shewmaker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 1:24 PM

David Thomas,

You posted a picture that is very intriguing. Is this in the newest update? and if so, where. If not, where did you get it/how did you compile it. I like the looks of it.

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SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 2:18 PM

Bill Shewmaker:
Is this in the newest update?

Yes this is a part of 4.6a Release candidate.

The Release notes have a link to the Sermon File syntax which needs to be inserted into each potential "sermon" that you wish to index.

 

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 2:18 PM

Bill Shewmaker:
s this in the newest update? and if so, where. If not, where did you get it/how did you compile it

Most of it was created in Word. I happen to use 5.5 x 8.5 paper size with narrow margins (it was a habit I developed when I used to print all my sermon notes and found this size fit in my Bible well). In the area to "change styles" I choose the "perspective" style set and the "black tie" color palette. Then I use the Title, subtitle, Heading 1, etc..

The only thing that is part of the 4.6a syntax is the table just under "(Scripture text)" which I cut and pasted from the 2nd link in Alabama's earlier post.

Bill, I will try to message you so that I can email the actual file template--the forum claims it is an unsupported file type when I try to attach to this message.

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Charles T Wesco | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 8:53 AM

 

OK, I have figured out how to get my time-intensive compiled PBB books backed up (Mac 10.8.2) and copied over and recognized in Logos on my second mac following this procedure...they did not make it easy at Logos:

copy lbspbb files from Resource folder on one mac to the other mac, ... These files are in the mac hidden folder Library under application support/Logos 4/ Data/ Resource Manager/ Resources and end with "lbspbb" -search to only show this type to get personal books to copy into other machine to the same folder.   (The hidden Library folder in 10.8 is shown by opening finder and clicking on "go" and then holding the "opt" key to show the hidden system folder.)

I then had trouble making the new computer see the files.  Tech support level two told me how to force it to rebuild the default storage location index by closing Logos and then going to this folder: Library under application support/Logos 4/ Data/4ai5atbt.90.u/Resource Manager/  

Here there is a file called "ResourceManager.db" which they had me delete.  This forced the Logos program to rebuild its default resource database and my new .bspbb personal books all showed up when I next opened Logos!  )

 

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