Tip -- rename your commentaries

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 7 2015 11:29 AM

If you have a bunch of commentaries, you might have a list that all show the same name. Notice several named "Acts" in this list:

If you click on the information button of an opened commentary, you see a little pencil. Click it and you can rename that resource:

Now the list looks like this:

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 11:40 AM

Good tip! I have been frustrated by the very problem you described and made a thread suggesting Logos have thumbnails next to the titles for rapid identification. I did not get hardly any response from users or Faithlife staff, but I am glad to see your post with an alternative solution. I will definitely be implementing this when I have a chance!

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 11:46 AM

It will be an ongoing thing to go through all the commentaries. Usually, I do a whole series in one book--Acts in this case. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 12:06 PM

Thank you

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Roger G Black | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 12:14 PM

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 12:17 PM

Great idea Josh. I've renamed a number of my Bibles but not my commentaries.

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 12:30 PM

Josh,

I think I'm not seeing obvious (it's happened before).  Tongue Tied

How, specifically, would I want to rename a commentary to make it more useful?

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 1:34 PM

Steve:

How, specifically, would I want to rename a commentary to make it more useful?

Take a look at his first list - There are two books called "Acts".  After a while you might find one "interesting" and the other "junk".  In this search both show up and you will soon learn which is which.  But in another search only one shows up - is it "interesting" or "junk"?  In my example you might want to rename them to "acts interesting" and "acts junk".  And then you will be able to tell them apart.   [[He used "reform" for one.  The author's name or title of some sort might be a better choice then "junk" Devil]] 

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 1:51 PM

Yes Great tip.

I wish it would default to use the series name when it is available. I have prefixed the titles of many of my commentaries with the abbreviated series name, e.g. PNTC, WBC, etc. Unfortunately, the mobile app ignores the changes.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 1:53 PM

I use the series name as a suffix - mentioned just to show the variety of approaches.

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 7 2015 3:21 PM

Randy W. Sims:
Unfortunately, the mobile app ignores the changes.

That is a pity, as mobile is where it would really be helpful to see which commentaries are which. Screen space is more limited and it is harder to back and forth between multiple resources than on the desktop.

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Kevin A Lewis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 8 2015 2:09 AM

Nice idea - but does it persist past a resource update from Faithlife?

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 8 2015 2:11 AM

Kevin A Lewis:

Nice idea - but does it persist past a resource update from Faithlife?

I think so, yes (I renamed BDAG to see it easier in the context menu and I think they updated it afterwards). And it doesn't impact the bibliographic citation.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 8 2015 4:38 PM

I wonder if placing a numerical or alphabetical prefix might further help in picking commentaries. An A list B list  & so on.     

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 9 2015 5:51 AM

mab:

I wonder if placing a numerical or alphabetical prefix might further help in picking commentaries. An A list B list  & so on.     

Your suggestion so it will be your experiment.  Keep good notes so that you can undo it if it does not work.  Maybe limit the experiment / test to no more then ten items? Sample Questions to be resolved:  Do the 'A' items sort first in a search? [Then we can control prioritization]  [[Any one else have suggestions on this experiment?]]

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