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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 6 2015 5:33 PM

What are the multi-view layout strategy best practices?

Jack Caviness:

John Brumett:
Is it more efficient to float windows or not?

It is for me. 

John Brumett:
Do I reorder my parallel resources to show the head Books first?

Since Study Bibles does not cover every verse, I place a Bible version at the head of my SB multiview window. I did the same for a window containing concise commentaries because commentaries often have inconvenient grouping of verses. I created two lexicon windows, one for Hebrew and another for Greek; in this case, I put my top lexicon in the head panel.

The minor annoyance with this strategy is that every time I open a new instance of ESV or NIV84, I get a multiview window, so that I need to manually disable multiview. 

John Brumett:
How many resources do you add to Multiview?

That would depend on the size of your display. How many can you add and still read effectively? I had to move the SB window from the secondary display (23") to the main display (27" iMac).

Mark Barnes:

My best tip for multiview is to create shortcuts for different settings so you can easily switch between them: https://youtu.be/eLSQ_R5sS9k 

How can I set up a visual filter to show allusions to the Old Testament in the New Testament?

Graham Criddle:

I took that search

and then chose "Save as Visual Filter" from the resource control panel

Graham Criddle:

Following up from this - with the updated dateset - I know have the visual filter set up showing Intertext references in Deuteronomy

Looking forward to seeing what insights this provides when preparing the sermon series next quarter.

How do I zoom in on maps?

Bruce Dunning:

Perhaps you could post a screen shot. Here is one that shows the option to zoom circled in red. Is this what you say is missing from your maps?

Dave Hooton:

There is a problem with zooming Logos 5 maps (Biblical Places Maps) which are still available in Logos 6 (e.g. Media Search restricted to Maps) but try this Windows feature.

How do I identify healing narratives in Mark?

Eli Evans:

On the one hand, no. We are working on a dataset for Logos Now that identifies all the miracles in the Bible and categorizes them in various ways (healing narrative among them). Look for that in coming months, ish.

On the other hand, there are some techniques that are more or less easy or more or less correct:

(1) Use the Bible Sense Lexicon to determine a sense vocabulary for healing, and then search Mark's Gospel for it. Doing only a few minutes worth of research, I came up with this search (click on it to run in Logos):

<Sense to heal>,<Sense to cure>,<Sense healing (process)>,<Sense healing (act)>,<Sense to be healed>,<Sense to be cured>,<Sense to repair>

(2) I also tried healing NEAR <Mark> in all my resources, which lead me to Wilmington's Book of Bible Lists, which lists all the miracles of Christ. The search terms highlighted the healings in Mark. (Your library may vary.)

I hope that helps!

Where can I find a definitive list of labels in Logos?

Mark Barnes:

The search extensions are great, as they allow us to search much more data than we used to be able to. However, it's really hard to keep track of all the labels that Logos is using. I'm attempting to compile a complete list.

  1. Where can I find a list of official labels?
  2. Where can I find a list of attributes for each label?
  3. Where can I find a list of possible values for each attribute (where applicable)?

So far I'm aware of:

  1. {Label Additional Information} — Populates the "See Also" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  2. {Label Background}  — Populates the "Background" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  3. {Label Bible Outline}   — I think this populates the "Outline" section of the Passage Guide
    • Reference
  4. {Label Book Guide} — I found this label in several resources, but it doesn't seem to be indexed. It appears to be a placeholder to point to other labels.
    • Comment
    • Reference
  5. {Label Canon} — Populates the "Canon" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  6. {Label Content}  — Populates the "Content" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  7. {Label Figure of Speech} — Documented and explained here
    • Description
    • Name
  8. {Label Form} — Populates the "Form" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  9. {Label Intertext} — Exposes the data behind the New Testament Use of the Old Testament interactive. Documentation here.
    1. Corpus
    2. Relationship
    3. Source
    4. Target
  10. {Label Journal Article} — Populates the "Journals" sections of Passage and Topic Guides
    • Title
    • Author
    • Topics
    • References
    • Date
    • Editor [not documented]
  11. {Label Lectionary Reading} — Presumably powers Lectionary functionality in various places
    • References
    • Title
  12. {Label Meaning} — Populates the "Meaning" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  13. {Label Objects} — Populates the "Objects" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  14. {Label Origin} — Populates the "Origins" section of Bible Book Guides in the Factbook
    • Reference
    • Subcategory
  15. {Label Personal Letter} — Populates the "Personal Letters" section of the Passage Guide in 6.8 beta 3 and above.
    • Author
    • Date
    • Recipient
  16. {Label Psalm} — Used in the Psalm Explorer
    • Attribution
    • Genre
    • Structure
  17. {Label Semantic Feature} — Populates the Propositional Outlines.
    • Category
  18. {Label Sermon} — Populates the "Sermons" section of Passage Guides
    • Creator
    • Title
    • Subtitle
    • Series
    • References
    • Date
    • Liturgical Date

Few of these are documented in the Logos 6 Help File. Most have never even been documented on these forums, so far as I can tell.

Eli Evans:

Our strategy thus far has been to document search capabilities of a dataset within the dataset documentation resource for the dataset. It's not a perfect solution, of course, especially since we are still way behind on the backlog of documentation. We are making progress, slowly but steadily.

In the meantime, I've asked the Help team to add a quick and dirty listing of labels that can be searched in the Help resource.

Mark, don't waste time reverse-engineering your milestone indexes and posting the results, except as curiosity. You will find many labels that are used only for making certain features work (for example Propositional Outlines, which has no user-readable content in the labels) or are not yet fully implemented in such a way that they can be searched -- for example, all of the Bible Background labels, such as "Origin" and "Content", which encode their values using the BGC datatype, which isn't searchable yet.

How do I find events referenced but not occurring in a book of the Bible?

MJ. Smith:

I'm working my way through the Bible Book Guide documentation which rightly notes that the event section includes events referenced as well as event occurring in a book. How am I supposed to navigate to find where these external events are referenced?

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

Click the event name, look under "See Also" in Passages.

How do I turn off Visual Filters?

Reuben Helmuth:

Select the filters icon (three little circles) in your resource, scroll down to visual filters and select/deselect the ones you'd like to display. Deselecting does absolutely nothing to remove the filter from your documents, so you'll be able to reselect at any time. 

Tip: If the VF applies to multiple resources (e.g. "all resources with Logos Hebrew morphology") you can right click on the title of the VF (in the filters menu) and choose to show/hide in all [appropriate] resources.

John Fidel:

Michael, one other "tip" is to click on the icon on the right of a VF and you have the option to "do not show in any resources". This is helpful if you have a VF based on say Logos Greek Morphology and it is open by default in all texts using that morphology. You can then go to the text you want to show the VF and select it as needed.

How do I search my labels?

Schumitinu:

Dave Hooton:

To search for all God themes:

{Label Bible Themes WHERE God}

for a specific theme use:

{Label Bible Themes WHERE God ~eternal}    ---> where the value contains "eternal".

If you want the exact value use:

{Label Bible Themes WHERE God = "God is eternal"}  ---> assuming text values

Restrict the search to a passage using:-

{Label Bible Themes WHERE God ~eternal}  WITHIN {Milestone <Bible Gen 39>}

Right! All of these give me the verses that are labeled. I don't want to find the individual VERSES though. Rather, I want at one glance to be able to see what LABELS I have given a certain passage. So I want my search result to be a list of labels or attributes of a particular label. 

Eli Evans:

The Information tool and the Right Click Context Menu now show all the labels in a given selection, if that helps.

Schumitinu:

It IS possible with the Right Click Context Menu, as Eli suggested. But the Information Tool does not work for this purpose.

How do I find all the Bibles which contain a particular verse?

Graham Criddle:

To do what you are trying to do you need to do a Milestone search (used to indicate marked sections such as verses)

John Fidel:

 A quick alternative is to go to Amos 1.5 in a bible, right mouse click to get the context menu, select the verse and then power lookup. It will show all the bibles and commentaries with the milestone Amos 1.5.

How do I find how often does a particular translator use a specific Greek form to translate a corresponding Hebrew form?

Mark Barnes:

You need to search in the resource Septuagint with Logos Morphology. You can't use a Morph search because you can only use one Morphology at a time with a Morph search. But you can perform morph searches in Basic or Bible searches — but constructing morph searches in Basic or Bible search is tricky. So here's what I suggest:

  1. Create your morph search for your Hebrew morphology. It will show in the Morph search as @VaP. Now switch to Bible search. Your search criteria will be replaced with ([field bible, content] <LogosMorphHeb ~ VaP??????>). Copy <LogosMorphHeb ~ VaP??????> to the clipboard.
  2. Now switch back to morph search, and run your Greek search. It will look like this: @VA?I. Again, switch to Bible and it will change to ([field bible, content] <LogosMorphGr ~ VA?I????>). Keep the bit in the angle brackets (including the brackets) to leave yourself with <LogosMorphGr ~ VA?I????>.
  3. Now add "ANDEQUALS", and the Hebrew morphology from the clipboard, which gives you <LogosMorphGr ~ VA?I????> ANDEQUALS <LogosMorphHeb ~ VaP??????>. Remember to choose the Septuagint as the resource you want to search.

That gives you all the occurrences of a Qal Perfect translated with an aorist indicative. I'll follow up with a post that explains how to find all the translations of a Qal Perfect in whatever form.

Mark Barnes:

To find all the verb forms used by the LXX translators that translate a Qal Perfect, you need to conduct a Morph search for the Qal Perfect, in Analysis view. (You'll need to do Hebrew and Aramaic separately). Analysis searches can a long time, especially if there are thousands of results, so you may want to limit it just to part of the Hebrew Bible.

In analysis search, you should be able to add columns to the search for number/gender/case, etc. You can drag these columns up to group by them. I'm fairly sure that in the LXX these columns relate to the Greek text, not the Hebrew text, which is what you want. Unfortunately I'm running 6.8 beta and there's currently a bug in that version which prevents it from working. But if you're on 6.7, you should be fine. You can right-click on the column headings to collapse all, which gives you a nice summary. As I said, I can't show you a screenshot because it's broken on the beta, but here's a screenshot grouped by adverb/particle type, with everything collapsed, which will give you an idea of what it should look like. You can group by multiple columns (e.g. tense and mood) if you want.

How can I find all the quotes in my Logos library from a specific book?

Dave Hooton:

If you perform a Search Everything for a title it will:

  • return results in the Library Resources section that verifies the title is in your library
  • return results in the Library Results section that show where the title is quoted

e.g. search for  Augustine NEAR "sermon on the mount"  which looks for Augustine's "Sermon on the Mount" which is typically found in the "Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers" series of titles. You could restrict the search to "Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers" Augustine  "sermon on the mount" for better results.

Don't be too precise as the quote may not reflect the exact title of the Logos edition.

Where do I find editions of Pseudepigraphia, apocrypha and deuterocanonicals with morphological coding?

Rick Brannan (Faithlife):

NB.Mick:

Yes, these searches are of original language material. So the above is the only original language, morphologically tagged version of NT Apocryphal material at present.

For the OT Pseudepigrapha, the necessary resource is: https://www.logos.com/product/5767/old-testament-greek-pseudepigrapha-with-morphology .

How do I copy Hebrew words without vowels and/or accents?

NB.Mick:

Actually it has - check out Tools / Text Converter, seems this is what you're looking for:

How can I print out a list of the books in a Collection?

Rodney Phillips:

Under each one of your collections you can print/export..

I like using the Export to Excel and then you can slice and dice your collections in Excel.

You can do this with all your resources as well.

Dave Hooton:

If you want just the citation then you can use Bibliography to export a collection.

How do I search for Greek participles with imperatival force?

Mark Barnes:

The Lexham Syntatic Greek New Testament marks these participles. If you have that resource you can search for <SGNTSyntacticForce = ptc. imper.>

If you're wondering how to work out/remember the syntax, the easiest way is to manually find one occurence, and then use the context menu (right-click) to construct the search.

How do I add new books to existing collections?

NB.Mick:

From your thread title I assume you mean "to existing collections".

  • when the collection is built with a dynamic rule (such as collecting by subject, title, author etc.), the new resource should be automatically added, no manual work necessary
  • when the new resource is not captured by the rule, drag it over into the "plus these resources" field from the library (best when library and collections tool are open in two tabs next to each other. Note that for dragging you click in the library in any field but the name - it will open then - and keep the mouse button pressed until you are in the respective location. 

What are common resources that I could prioritize to cover deuterocanonical texts?

NB.Mick:

From your thread title I assume you mean "to existing collections".

  • when the collection is built with a dynamic rule (such as collecting by subject, title, author etc.), the new resource should be automatically added, no manual work necessary
  • when the new resource is not captured by the rule, drag it over into the "plus these resources" field from the library (best when library and collections tool are open in two tabs next to each other. Note that for dragging you click in the library in any field but the name - it will open then - and keep the mouse button pressed until you are in the respective location. 

How do I label text in a PB as Hebrew?

NB.Mick:

Sascha John:
wie tagge ich in Word den Hebräischen Text?

So:

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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