Things I miss from Bibleworks that I Miss Logos #1: Search ease

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Ben | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 17 2019 9:21 PM

I'm not talking about how fast a particular search runs, but rather, how fast I can set up and run a particular Bible search. Let's say I wanted to search Deuteronomy in the NRSV for all forms of "curse."  I would type

esc [enter] (gets my cursor to the command line)

nrs [enter] (sets the search version to the NRSV)

l deu [enter] (sets the search limits to the book of Deuteronomy)

.curs* [enter] (searches for any word form starting with the letters "curs" )

The time to do all this and run the search? Less than a second. On BW, I could run these kinds of Bible searches in Greek, Hebrew, and English almost as fast as I could think of them, thanks to the command bar and keyboard shortcuts. 
By contrast, Logos is all clicks. The shortcut to get to the Logos command bar on a Mac is... I can't even 
remember, because it's a 3 or 4-key combination, not something like esc, which is so simple it becomes muscle memory. And can you run this kind of search from the Logos command bar, even? 




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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 12:15 AM

Ben:
And can you run this kind of search from the Logos command bar, even? 

I'm afraid not.

Logos 8 adds more functionality to the command box and you can do some searches - but not to the level of specificity you are looking for.

There are discussions about extending the search functionality here but I don't know whether they will address these aspects.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 2:00 AM

Since Bibleworks went belly up, perhaps Logos would be permitted to use some of their ideas? 

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 2:52 AM

The things I miss about B:

1. Powerful, intuitive searches.

2. In original-language searches, return of reliable data.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 18 2019 3:27 PM

Lee:
2. In original-language searches, return of reliable data.

Can you flesh this out a bit? what are you finding to be unreliable? [I complain about data and always want to know what to keep my eyes out for]

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