"Emergency": Import Olive Tree Notes into Logos 8

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Othmar Voser | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 8 2019 1:32 AM

Dear Logos User

I'm coming from Olive Tree and I left a lot of notes there. Is there a way to bring these many notes over to Logos 8?

Thanks for a hint.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 8 2019 3:44 AM

There is no automatic way to do this.  I believe the best way is you transferring them one at a time via copy and paste.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 8 2019 4:42 AM

Using copy and paste will take some time.  BUT it will remind you of all of your prior studies and will get you using some of the Logos tools.  

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Kolen Cheung | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 8 2019 5:28 AM

As you’re migrating you might want to make it portable by not using the note feature in Logos but using Personal Book Builder which allow you to write in docx and compile to a Logos book.

It might a bit more effort to write, and some of the notes feature in Logos is quite handy. But know that if you use that it is vendor lock in like the notes you have in Olive Tree.

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William McFarland | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 8 2019 5:53 AM

When I moved over I ended up copying notes and highlights one at a time. It takes time but it is also a good review of what you have found important. I even updated a few notes as I found I had more to say.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 8 2019 9:42 AM

Kolen Cheung:

As you’re migrating you might want to make it portable by not using the note feature in Logos but using Personal Book Builder which allow you to write in docx and compile to a Logos book.

It might a bit more effort to write, and some of the notes feature in Logos is quite handy. But know that if you use that it is vendor lock in like the notes you have in Olive Tree.

Agree. Back in the late Libronix (aka Libby) epoch, I decided notes should remain as platform agnostic as possible.

At the introduction of Logos4, the Logos CEO argued notes should remain like in your Bible. Simple little jottings. Basically, Logos moved from a resource-notes design (Libby), to a user-try-to-figure-it-out design (highlights=notes strangeness), to a database, complete with changes in nomenclature and required training (and arguing exactly what happened).

You're far better maintaining in Word ... it's easy enough to update a PB. And mine feed Logos, Laridian, and my own software.

You'll be studying the Bible until you die. Plan ahead.


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