Exporting multiple verses of Text Comparison to Word

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Mark Hoffman | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 14 2016 11:01 PM

I'm using Logos 7.2, but I'm also a BibleWorks user. I'm looking at making some changes, so this is not a 'who is better' complaint. I'm really hoping Logos can accomplish a task that I regularly do.

For my Greek students, I like to generate a list with the Greek NT and below it a variety of English versions in something of a literal to dynamic order. (E.g,, NA28, NASB95, KJV 1900, NRSV, NET, TNIV, MSG). What I then do is add questions and comments below each verse highlighting grammatical and translation issues that students are to answer. In BibleWorks, once I set up the parameters I want (book abbreviations, formatting, where the reference occurs, superscripting, font, etc.), it's a hotkey and click away in Microsoft Word to generate a range of verses set up with each verse. It looks like this:

In Logos, the Text Comparison tool does a great job of generating such a list, and I like to use the vertical layout so that it's easier to scan down and see how the texts relate. The Text Comparison tool, however, is not editable, so I try to use the Print/Export it works fine if I just do a single verse:

If I try to do a verse range, however, the versions are grouped in paragraphs like this:

Is there any way to get each verse separate when I do a range? Or do I need to do it one verse at a time?

(It does sort of work if I use horizontal / column layout, but the columns are so skinny that some words don't even fit on a single line when I'm comparing 7 texts. I tried used the landscape layout in Print/Export which looks better, but there must be a bug because-- whether creating a file, copying it, or pasting it in to an existing Word file that is set up for landscape orientation--it creates columns as if using portrait mode.)

Thanks for any help!

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 15 2016 4:09 AM

You can't change Print/Export, but you can take a screen shot of the TC layout, or copy/paste it to Word.

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 15 2016 4:19 AM

I can export to Word

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 15 2016 7:32 AM

Mark Hoffman:
Is there any way to get each verse separate when I do a range?

One workaround to try is the "merge formatting" paste option in Word.

Run your text comparison. Physically drag over the text you want (select the text) and copy it.

Open Word. Use the 'merge formatting' paste option (screenshot, arrow).

That gives me the verse-at-a-time that I think you are looking for.

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Mark Hoffman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 15 2016 8:01 AM

@Dave: (Upon whom I can always count to be helpful. Thanks!) Screenshot works, but I need it to be editable.

@SaschaJohn: I could export to Word. I just couldn't get the layout I wanted.

@Doc B: Eureka! Somehow I got locked into thinking that I needed to go the Export route. I didn't think of just copying the text in the Text Comparison window and then just pasting it in (and using whatever format option.) I feel like one of the duh-sciples in the Gospel of Mark.

Thanks to each of you and especially Doc B!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 15 2016 11:13 AM

Mark Hoffman:
@Doc B: Eureka! Somehow I got locked into thinking that I needed to go the Export route. I didn't think of just copying the text in the Text Comparison window and then just pasting it in (and using whatever format option.)

Bible title prefixes can be used for ordering verses in Text Comparison (along with a collection for desired subset of Bibles):

Personally added year prefixes to Bible titles so Text Comparison order become chronological.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 15 2016 11:52 AM

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/131731/871082.aspx#871082

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