Definition of Large Text when searching a PB?

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jul 25 2015 5:44 AM

I was surprised to note that when doing a search of a Personal Book Logos only considers searches on All Text, Description, Footnote Text, Surface Text and Large Text. One cannot do a search of (in particular) Headings or Title. Granted, these will usually be covered by Large Text.

What is the definition of Large Text when searching a PB???

A previous post contained a surmise that it is text over 14 point. I have just done a trial with a personal book where the Main Text is 12 point and anything over 12 point (eg 12.5 point) appeared in a search of Large Text. I was pleasantly surprised by this. Can anyone confirm what the official definition of Large Text is – Is it a straight “over 12.0 point” or is it “anything larger than the base text size in Main Text” or something similar? Or perhaps my result is a quirk! I am just checking before planning to spend a happy hour or so going over my PBs to change the smaller heading styles to make sure they are all over 12 point.

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 27 2015 11:04 PM

Bump!

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Michael Meiser (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 28 2015 10:22 AM

JohnB:
What is the definition of Large Text when searching a PB???

I ran a test and have uploaded a screenshot that shows definitively that Large Text in PB's is representative of any text over 12pt font. 

Personally, I tend to use different levels of heading text when working with my PB's instead of Large text. The only reason I can think of to use Large Text instead of Heading Text is when you don't want a text to show up in the table of contents but you still want it to be searchable separately from the surface text.

Hope this helps.

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 28 2015 3:58 PM

Thanks very much for the confirmation. I use Headings in ALL my PBs but the search fields for PBs appear to be fixed for all PBs as shown below and never include Headings.

As you can see, Headings are not listed as searchable in a PB. In fact, if I try a search on my PBs, I do not even have the option to choose Headings to carry out a search with either an inline search or a global seach. I can choose to search Large text however. This appears to be consistent throughout all my PBs. Since all my Headings are over 12pt (well now they are anyway!)  they get searched because they are Large text but not because they are Headings. Hence knowing how to use Large text is not esoteric but an essential one in PBs.

It would be nice if Headings were searched in PBs as I guess that Headings of 12 pt would also  then be searched. No a problem though as long as I remember when searching.

Thanks again.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 28 2015 4:16 PM

JohnB:
One cannot do a search of (in particular) Headings or Title.

Try

{{field-on:Heading}}

Eternal Life     -------> Normal style (size 12 pt) and not a Word Heading style

{{field-off:Heading}}

and Search on Heading Text (Large Text is anything over 12 pt). It doesn't work with a Word Heading style

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Michael Meiser (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 28 2015 4:31 PM

What Dave said. Smile

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 29 2015 12:12 AM

OK thanks

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