[resolved]Logos 6 new "Read" feature not there

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Mar 8 2015 8:03 AM

I was just reading this in the just lately received "What's New in Logos 6" book:

READ

Read

, a new category of information about resources has been added to the Details view in the Library. When this column header is added and selected, (A) books are grouped according to 3 criteria: (B)

■ Reading

■ Finished

■ Unread

 

The progress of reading is marked by how long you spend on a page when the resource is open.

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There is no "Details" view in the Library visible to me. Book states "When this column header is added and selected..." but no information anywhere I know about that tells how to do that, or how to access the "Details" view or feature.

When I "click" on the "Library" icon, that brings up only a partial screen display (Logos 5 was better for me for it opened a full screen view). The "bar" lets me select my library display by title, or with some finagling, by author. And for those, in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order. No icons or drop down lists or anything else that I can find on the screen which allows for selecting a "detail" view to add the "Read" feature or column header. Is there a "Setting" feature or option available from somewhere else that allows the "Read" display option to be selected?

As a long retired English teacher who also formerly wrote programmed instruction training materials for industry, I can see that current-day software programmers and writers fall far short when it comes to making things step-by-step super clear to some of us who are still experiencing "Future Shock" (remember that book?).

The solution to that problem is to try out what you've created or authored on someone (actually, lots of someones) like me who are a part of your intended audience! If I were to review or preview such materials, I can assure you that I would catch the existence of such crucial missing steps in an explanation immediately.

But in any case, help in accessing the features described would be much appreciated. And try not to leave any crucial steps out!

I am using Logos 6 "Silver" but had Logos 5 "Gold" running on a Windows 7 Professional custom built computer.

Thank you in advance for any help anyone can provide this befuddled old English teacher who might just know more about the Bible than most theologians of today who have utterly failed to study and learn both English and particularly Greek grammar!

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 8 2015 8:18 AM

The column does not have a label, but it is there. 

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 8 2015 8:41 AM

I do not see a display like what you have given a screen shot of. Those little circles to the far right I only see if I place the mouse pointer over a resource I have open, where it tells me the percentage read for that resource.

I have selected the "Details view" option, but it shows no details beyond author and title on my screen.

Things like "most used" and "last updated" do not appear.

How did you get such items to appear? That is my question.

Also, the book "What's New in Logos 6" gives a screen shot (which did not display in my post above) which does show the "Read" as a column heading just like your screen shot displays "most used" and "last updated."

There must be a place to select to turn these features on, but I can't find anyplace in Logos 6 where such options can be selected. I tried the extreme upper right hand corner "Customize" icon (looks like a gear, I think) on the home page, but that only allows for settings to the home page side column or "content," not other features elsewhere. And that little "gear" does not appear elsewhere like when I open the "Library," where it logically ought to be.

Thank you for responding. I always enjoy your posts.

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Ralph Mauch | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 8 2015 8:54 AM

Jerome Smith:

Things like "most used" and "last updated" do not appear.

How did you get such items to appear? That is my question.

Also, the book "What's New in Logos 6" gives a screen shot (which did not display in my post above) which does show the "Read" as a column heading just like your screen shot displays "most used" and "last updated."

When you have the Library open, right click on the header, and it should give you a list of items you can have in your view...the ones that have a check next to them are those you currently see.

hope that helps

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 8 2015 8:57 AM

I looked some more, and found that by placing the mouse over a "blank" header space in that top horizontal header line, I could select the desired items for display.

They only display when a specific author's works are displayed, not for the whole listing itself.

And you are right, the "Read" label once selected does not display as such with a name like the book shows.

Thank you for your help. My sons (one of whom is a most expert programmer with a business that runs on the software he has written entirely himself--second largest business in that category in the country, a business we all must make use of from time to time if our car breaks down, namely, towing services) frequently fault me for being reticent about clicking on things to see what they might do.

Thanks for your encouragement to do just that.

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 8 2015 9:23 AM

Thank you, Lynden and Ralph, for responding and sending me in the right direction.

Just now I "clicked" on that "invisible" unlabeled column for "Read" and found what was displayed in the book.

It shows I have been very naughty. My reading progress (and I am a certified reading specialist!) is as follows at this point:

Reading (421)

Finished (6)

Unread (4342)

Like my many former students who came up with unusual absence excuses at times (I've often wondered just how many grandmothers a given student could have to document the several "Grandmother died" one), I too have an unusual excuse.

I've been studying cross references most extensively, that is, full time, since I started my new cross reference project back on February 22, 2010. So I have not squeezed a whole lot of extra time in for reading ordinary books cover to cover.

My six completely read books are:

(1) Ryrie's Practical Guide to Communicating Bible Doctrine

(2) The Canon of the New Testament: How and When Formed (by B. B. Warfield)

(3) Factors of Faith in Immortality (by James Denney)

(4) Geneva and Rome: Rome Papal as Portrayed by Prophecy and History (L. F. Gaussen)

(5) Logos Deluxe Map Set (D. Thaine Norris)

(6) Will the Church Pass through the Great Tribulation (by C. I. Scofield)

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