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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 6:56 AM

Whyndell Gizzard:
As you can see this is why I prefer having favorites pinned to home page- I use 'favorites' to organize and store work- layouts is an additional step I believe could be eliminated and included in the process described above.

I'm intrigued - but don't fully understand and would like to.

From your screenshot you have used Favorites extensively to organise / store things - looks really impressive.

But the screenshot also shows a layout that you are using.

What - in your model - is the advantage of being able to pin Favorites to the Homepage as opposed to Layouts (which we can't fully do at the moment)?

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 7:45 AM

The layout is one of several i have drag/ dropped into the favorites- workf- Revelation folder- simply I woul love to save a PG directly into a favorites folder of chioce- as well as any other layout/ work spaces utilizing guides etc- just like you would a docx file in Word - save to - favorites- workflow- Revelation- PG- Revelation 16.1

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 7:47 AM

With the advantages of having favorites pinned t the home page for quicker access and viewing of files

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 7:54 AM

Whyndell Gizzard:
I woul love to save a PG directly into a favorites folder of chioce

You can do this today - dragging a PG to a Favorites folder creates a link to it there.

What am I missing?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 7:55 AM

Whyndell Gizzard:

With the advantages of having favorites pinned t the home page for quicker access and viewing of files

Sorry - I'm still not seeing the advantage of pinning a favorite over pinning a layout. 

Are you able to clarify further?

Thanks, Graham

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 8:46 AM

Its a matter of preference- that's why I said at users discretion- its simply a couple steps less to do- since opening to home page is something I do- with favorites already opn and available I simply would choose to go directly to the layout preferred. 

Layouts is not convenient- you cannot organize it the way you can favorites- and before you drag and drop to favorites you have to save it as a layout - that's a little redundant- and can be done away with by configuring Favorites to act as a main storage facility where things can be organized to users preferences..

Pretty much make pics show how it can be used- just think of it as performing in the same way as you saving a document or really anything else you save into Windows.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 9:02 AM

Graham Criddle:

Whyndell Gizzard:
I woul love to save a PG directly into a favorites folder of chioce

You can do this today - dragging a PG to a Favorites folder creates a link to it there.

What am I missing?

Unfortunately when I have tried this it loses all the open resources- yes the PG is saved but not the layout.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 9:06 AM

Also the other guides, exegetical, B person, B study, etc- unless they are saved as a layout- if you use certain resources these cannot be saved with the Guide without first saving it as a layout.

Once again a lot of redundancy- it would be better and give greater flexibility to be able to save it as a layout directly into a users work folder in Favorites. by having it placed on the Home page- when L8 is opened they have direct access to all their on going task.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 7:11 PM

That's an interesting take...

I should point out that I never go to the home page for anything I need to actually do. I used to go (e.g. L7) to see what resources had been downloaded or what update had been applied; but that's no longer there. And I would go to see what someone was talking about in the forums. But on my own, to accomplish any task I need to do, never. If it completely disappeared and no one told me, I'd likely not know it. All the fuss about the L8 home page amazes me since I never use it. (As usual, I'm probably in the minority.)

Donnie

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 1:59 AM

Donnie Hale:

That's an interesting take...

I should point out that I never go to the home page for anything I need to actually do. I used to go (e.g. L7) to see what resources had been downloaded or what update had been applied; but that's no longer there. And I would go to see what someone was talking about in the forums. But on my own, to accomplish any task I need to do, never. If it completely disappeared and no one told me, I'd likely not know it. All the fuss about the L8 home page amazes me since I never use it. (As usual, I'm probably in the minority.)

Donnie

That's why if all I had on the home page was the Favorites bar- perfect! all my work is saved there Big Smile

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 2:21 AM

I am obviously missing something but intrigued by your request I set about trying to check what I would do.

I opened a Favourites (SP) panel and saved it as a named layout.

I then went to Preferences and set 'Open to' to Favourites (SP)

Now Logos opens to a Panel with just my 'Favourites' panel open and the Home Page (should I ever want it is just a click away.

I what way does this not meet your expressed need?

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 5:28 AM

Mike- I’ll try that setting when i get home may be part of what i was wanting I’ll let you know- thanks for tip.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2018 10:04 AM

Mike- ok I looked at your work around but is not actually what I was looking for- like to have the option to pin it to Home page and leave it there till I decide to remove it. Also having the ability to save layouts you create "directly" into folders you have created in Favorites. 

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 12:11 AM

Whyndell Gizzard:

Mike- ok I looked at your work around but is not actually what I was looking for- like to have the option to pin it to Home page and leave it there till I decide to remove it. Also having the ability to save layouts you create "directly" into folders you have created in Favorites. 

I am sorry that I have not found a complete solution for you.

Given your expressed desire to get to work from your favourites folder without delay will you be using this method or will you return to using the homepage as your starting place?

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 1:45 AM

Mike Binks:

Whyndell Gizzard:

Mike- ok I looked at your work around but is not actually what I was looking for- like to have the option to pin it to Home page and leave it there till I decide to remove it. Also having the ability to save layouts you create "directly" into folders you have created in Favorites. 

I am sorry that I have not found a complete solution for you.

Given your expressed desire to get to work from your favourites folder without delay will you be using this method or will you return to using the homepage as your starting place?

Probably return to how I'm having to do it now- I have 15 or so PG's to redo, they have to be saved into "layouts" then I will have to drag and drop into appropriate "favorites" folders- Lotta hoop jumping

You should be able to create a PG and save it directly as a layout into any folder created in Favorites- simple, quick, easy. I would add if they were not able to do this- they would not possess the ability to create the complicated system they have ended up with.

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