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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 18 2020 1:37 PM

Welcome to the Wordsearch forum, a place for users of Wordsearch Bible Software to learn and share how to use Logos Bible Software.

If you have questions about how to do something in Logos you’re used to doing in Wordsearch, this is the place to ask.

Be on the lookout for video training, webinars, support articles, and more to help you learn the ropes.

If you missed our announcement about Logos and Wordsearch, be sure to check it out.

If you’re new to the Faithlife and Logos family, welcome! We’re looking forward to serving you.

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Brett Ellingson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 2:39 PM

Hi Phil!

I am already an existing Logos user. How can ensure my content comes over from WordSearch to my existing account?

thank you!!

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Bill McVicker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 2:55 PM

Phil,

Thanks, I see many of my WordSearch resources are already moved over, but there are some odd exceptions... For instance, many of my MacArthur commentaries moved over, but not my MacArthur commentary on Matthew or Acts. 

Also they came over as individual resources... which seems to mean I need to have all my MacArthur commentaries open as individual resources.  In WordSearch they were one resource  so if I switched the to a different book of the Bible it went to the appropriate MacArthur Commentary.  Is there anyway to organize them in one space (frankly it seems many of my WordSearch Commentaries are split up in individual books.  This will get very tedious during Sermon Prep.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 2:55 PM

Hi Brett - and welcome to the forums

The post Phil linked to has:

  1. Customers: If you’re a Wordsearch user, we’ve already set up a Faithlife/Logos account for you. If you already had a Faithlife account, we merged your Wordsearch account into your existing Faithlife account, if you used the same email address for both. If you used different email addresses for your accounts, you’ll now have two separate Faithlife accounts that we can merge for you by sending an email to cs@logos.com with the two email addresses you used letting us know which one you’d like to keep as primary. Otherwise, you don’t need to take any action to set up your new account. We’ll be handling everything for you. Be on the lookout for an email letting you know that your account migration is complete.

Did you use different email addresses? If so, I suggest you contact customer services and ask them to merge the two accounts.

Or were you asking something different?

Graham 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 2:59 PM

Bill McVicker:
they came over as individual resources... which seems to mean I need to have all my MacArthur commentaries open as individual resources.  In WordSearch they were one resource  so if I switched the to a different book of the Bible it went to the appropriate MacArthur Commentary. Is there anyway to organize them in one space

Bill, you don't need to do this. As long as those commentaries belong to the same series, Logos will automatically open the right book when you reposition into a bible position that is not treated in your current book.

Running Logos 9 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:01 PM

NB.Mick:

Bill McVicker:
they came over as individual resources... which seems to mean I need to have all my MacArthur commentaries open as individual resources.  In WordSearch they were one resource  so if I switched the to a different book of the Bible it went to the appropriate MacArthur Commentary. Is there anyway to organize them in one space

Bill, you don't need to do this. As long as those commentaries belong to the same series, Logos will automatically open the right book when you reposition into a bible position that is not treated in your current book.

For this to work - and it works really well - the Bible and the commentary need to be in the same link set. Please see https://wiki.logos.com/Linking_Resources for details of setting these up

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The Flanary's | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:09 PM

I look forward to exploring the new layout.
I have been stumbling through a few tutorials and have pretty much concluded that the "How do I get Logos to act like Wordsearch" approach is probably not going to work. Do you have any suggestions for "starting from scratch"?
I'm hoping the old software continues to work until I finish publishing my current set of study guides, or at least until I can manage the transition.
**My biggest concern right now is that I cant find my Thompson Chain Reference** Is there a list of books that aren't available on Logos yet?

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Brett Ellingson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:14 PM

Thanks Graham

After I posted my question, I went and looked at my logos library. I already have my resources. This is great! I love having my books in Logos.

I will check my WORDSearch library and verify all my titles came over.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:14 PM

Graham Criddle:
For this to work - and it works really well - the Bible and the commentary need to be in the same link set.

While this is a typical usage scenario, I simply thought of having open a book from a commentary series (here from BST) and directing the navigator bar to a position in another book. No linking required in this easy case:

This will instantly open "The Message of John" in the BST series (and close the Luke volume).

Running Logos 9 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:14 PM

Graham Criddle:
For this to work - and it works really well - the Bible and the commentary need to be in the same link set.

While this is a typical usage scenario, I simply thought of having open a book from a commentary series (here from BST) and directing the navigator bar to a position in another book. No linking required in this easy case:

This will instantly open "The Message of John" in the BST series (and close the Luke volume).

Running Logos 9 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:15 PM

I'm VERY excited about this. Have always liked the WS resource offerings, but never liked the WS ecosystem. Now we can enjoy all the WS resources in the FL ecosystem. Best of both worlds. I just hope this means that Logos will begin offering more Holman resources and will begin tagging these resources so we can enjoy them more richly in the FL ecosystem.

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Lead Pastor, www.ByronCity.Church
Adjunct Professor, Georgia Military College

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:21 PM

NB.Mick:
While this is a typical usage scenario, I simply thought of having open a book from a commentary series (here from BST) and directing the navigator bar to a position in another book. No linking required in this easy case:

Sorry Mick - I misunderstood what you were saying. You are absolutely correct and a great way of doing it!

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:22 PM

I am a Perks member in Wordsearch.  How will it work in Logos? Should I reactivate my subscription.

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Pastor Josh Monda | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:37 PM

That's a great question.  I received and email from WordSearch saying my Perks subscription was cancelled but literally just paid for it a week or so ago and it did not say anything about refunding my money? 

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Michael Kinch:

I am a Perks member in Wordsearch.  How will it work in Logos? Should I reactivate my subscription.

The FAQ has an answer about Perks: https://www.logos.com/wordsearch-faq

Additional details here: https://www.logos.com/wordsearch-perks

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Brett Ellingson:
I will check my WORDSearch library and verify all my titles came over.

Not all the Wordsearch titles are available in Logos yet.

https://www.logos.com/wordsearch-faq#mybooks-notshowing

If existing Logos titles that you already own in Wordsearch are not showing up, licenses may still be processing to your account. Please be patient. This process should be complete within the next few business days.

Most of your Wordsearch library should already be available to you in Logos. We will actively migrate remaining Wordsearch titles to Logos through 2020. While we hope to migrate 100% of each user’s library, we may find limited instances where we’re unable to transfer a title.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:49 PM

josh monda:

That's a great question.  I received and email from WordSearch saying my Perks subscription was cancelled but literally just paid for it a week or so ago and it did not say anything about refunding my money? 

Thanks Josh. I received the same email. I have reactivated my Perks subscription.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:51 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

Brett Ellingson:
I will check my WORDSearch library and verify all my titles came over.

Not all the Wordsearch titles are available in Logos yet.

https://www.logos.com/wordsearch-faq#mybooks-notshowing

If existing Logos titles that you already own in Wordsearch are not showing up, licenses may still be processing to your account. Please be patient. This process should be complete within the next few business days.

Most of your Wordsearch library should already be available to you in Logos. We will actively migrate remaining Wordsearch titles to Logos through 2020. While we hope to migrate 100% of each user’s library, we may find limited instances where we’re unable to transfer a title.

Thanks Bradley. If we own products in both Wordsearch and Logos how will that be handled.  Will we receive a credit?

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:52 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

Brett Ellingson:
I will check my WORDSearch library and verify all my titles came over.

Not all the Wordsearch titles are available in Logos yet.

https://www.logos.com/wordsearch-faq#mybooks-notshowing

If existing Logos titles that you already own in Wordsearch are not showing up, licenses may still be processing to your account. Please be patient. This process should be complete within the next few business days.

Most of your Wordsearch library should already be available to you in Logos. We will actively migrate remaining Wordsearch titles to Logos through 2020. While we hope to migrate 100% of each user’s library, we may find limited instances where we’re unable to transfer a title.

Blessings in Christ.

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CJ Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2020 3:56 PM

Hi there,

Congratulations on this merger. I can see many benefits. Yet, my already-feeble library management system on the user-end just became a worse predicament overnight with this unexpected acquisition.

1. I'm concerned about how to best tag everything that I regularly consulted in WS so they show up in my Logos custom guides & workflows now. Is there a way for me (someone there at FL) to produce a list (i.e. csv, excel, etc.) of all the WS resources that either migrated over or are pending? or some comparable management system on the END-USER side. I understand this is a large process for your teams, and will be happy to hear your advice on how to see what is what in my library from each platform.

2. Frequently, I used the WS IVS feature to run a search which pasted into a "Card File" in the software, how will these show up in Logos? Essentially, they were the same as "clippings" in my workflow. Should I expect them to convert as "Notes," because I'm not sure I would prefer that as it could potentially create much duplicate information that I have already copied over into Logos 8 Notes format.

3. Some WS resources were vital enough to me that I took the labor to convert them to personal books in Logos for my own personal study and use. If there are any highlights, notes, etc. tied to those now essentially duplicate personal books, is there a way to merge them into the actual resource now, or am I just up the creek on that? I'd regret having to "hide" duplicate resources that have years of combing in them. This happened to me years ago when I was had been using a personal book of John Gill's Commentary before it came available and I bought it in Logos. I had many highlights and notes that were basically no longer usable. I'd like to avoid that again if at all possible.

The following is potentially not directly related to the stated forum intent, so please redirect me if there is a more appropriate venue to express these concerns:

  • While I'm indeed relieved to no longer need multiple softwares at once for these resources, I admit that I'm slightly perturbed at the fact that I have, at times, essentially spent "double money" now for certain resources that (when purchased) were simply not available in Logos, then later became available in Logos, so I purchased them essentially "again" JUST TO HAVE THEM IN LOGOS. (e.g. Adrian Rogers, John Phillips, Galaxie Software resources, etc.). There, I said it. Such is capitalism and another competitor's demise. While I understand that I'm no longer inside any "30 day return" window, MAY I GENTLY URGE FAITHLIFE TO PLEASE KINDLY CONSIDER taking what (in my mind) could have been credited back (by WORDsearch) to a humble consumer and apply those profits to funding of highly desired resources in either COMMUNITY PRICING, or PREPUB that are specifically BAPTIST resources, as WS was a more BAPTIST source for content? If you'd like to know which ones are high-priority for me, I have submitted those to your suggestions team before.

All I ask is, please, let me know what is going on with each of the "books" being migrated (while it was only a license technically, they are still "books" to me). As a pastor, these "books" many times are my "friends," and I want to make sure that none of my "friends" slip through the cracks. I expect I'll need to be as meticulous as if physically moving them from one "bookshelf" to another in my study. Your team has expressed how they are handling the "heavy lifting" for me, and I am VERY thankful for their assistance, but I need an easy way to see what moving over so I can tag accordingly (i.e. which will be simple monographs vs. bible commentaries, etc.)

Thank you for your help in this transition.

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