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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Sep 21 2020 9:37 AM

Finally getting the hang to some of Logos 8.

After nearly 15 years using Quickverse, then Word Search.

Question:  Have learned how to format and create a Personal Book, but how to I make sure it can be used and accessed by others?   When I built a small book just now on Ruth, it compiled with no errors.  I clicked on "UPLOAD:" but where does it go?   How can I locate online.  Just wanted to make sure it is public for all to see and use.  Where can I find this book on my Hard Drive?

Thanks for your help.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 9:49 AM

Welcome to Logos and the user forums!

Glad to have you here.

Mark Johns:
Question:  Have learned how to format and create a Personal Book, but how to I make sure it can be used and accessed by others? (...) Just wanted to make sure it is public for all to see and use.

That's easy: you share the book and some information about it exactly here in this forum. It's not possible to share compiled PBs in Logos format among users, instead it works like this: You share the DOCX file from your word processor, a title image if you like, and give us instructions on how to compile (e.g. as a bible commentary or as a calendar devotional).

Of course this presupposes you made the book yourself or use Public Domain or otherwise freely available content. We refrain from sharing PBs that duplicate existing books in the Logos catalog.

Mark Johns:
  I clicked on "UPLOAD:" but where does it go?

This means that your PB now sits on a Faithlife server. If you use another desktop, or replace your computer someday, it will automatically downlöoad onto that machine, just as the Logos/Verbum resources do that you own. No other user will be able to access or use this file, PBs are currently private in the sense that only you have a license to the book you built.  

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 10:00 AM

OK.  My book is just the beginning.    It is only four(4) chapters.  Each chapter is an outline of each chapter of Ruth, with files being named as follows:

Ruth Chapter One.docx
Ruth Chapter Two.docx
Ruth Chapter Three.docx
Ruth Chapter Four.docx

How do you attach all four files to a message or post so users can download?L

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 10:06 AM

When in the Personal Book Editor, just add each file in order as I've listed them.

You can name it "Outlines on Ruth" or whatever you want to name it.   These outlines
are by Mark Copeland at executableoutlines.com    I formatted each file with about 4 levels of headings in Micorsoft Word.  Saved each chapter as a separate .docx file.

Question:  I'm just a newbie at this, so don't laugh too hard.  How do I make these files available, so anyone can use them in the Personal Book Editor?  Tried to insert them in a POST and that didn't seem to work.

djmarko53

PS.  I have been preaching for about 40 years.  Got a lot of material I'd like to share.....

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 10:43 AM

For others who may be interested in compiling their sermons or other material to be formatted for Logos Bible Software there is a document called "Logos Help" in the library. Look for assistance on Personal Books.

This link will open your library to the document and location of the help article. logosres:logos4help;hw=Personal_Books 

Lynden Williams Communications https://www.lyndenwilliams.net 

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 11:07 AM

Thanks Lynden, I will check it out.

I have already created a Commentary that currently covers 2nd Kings thru Revelation.
It is a very Extensive Commentary, but is in the format for e-Sword.  Already over 10,200 users have downloaded it in the past year.  Would love to convert it to the Logos Format.

The bad thing is that it has taken me since Sept 11th, 2019 to create 2nd King thru Revelation.
It is about 100MB in size.  It features Book Notes, Chapter Notes and Verse-by-Verse Notes.

The source code is in .RTF format, via Microsoft Word.  Any suggestions on how to easily convert to format for Logos Personal Books?  Won't be hard to convert the .RTF code to Microsoft .docx, but will take a long time to insert all the Headings for the creation of a proper book in Logos.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I might also mention that the above commentary features all authors from the American Restoration Movement (1790 to 2020)  Has authors such as David Lipscomb, JlW McGarvey, H. Leo Boles, N.B. Hardeman, Guy N. Woods, and Gus Nichols to name a few.

Thanks agaon.....

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 12:09 PM

Mark:  As a fellow Stone-Campbell guy, I look forward to seeing this.  I have put up quite a few Restoration Movement resources on here through the years.  

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 12:15 PM

Mark Johns:
How do you attach all four files to a message or post so users can download?

you use the paperclip icon of the forum editor - I think it allows files up to 5MB or such.  

Running Logos 8 latest beta version on Win 10

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 1:16 PM

Calvi, thanks for the message and post.  Have been preaching in the church of Christ for 40 yrs.  My uncle, Ralph Starling was a fairli well known preacher in the church.  If you get a chance, check out my old site at http://djmarko53.wixsite.com/churchbooks

Also, check out the site at http://restorationlibrary.org

You will find my restoration commentary for the Old and New Testaments at http://biblesupport.com 

If you have any good ways to convert the commentary to Logos format, le me know.  Would be willing to share the source code with you.  It is in .rtf format and was created in Word and formatted for use wuth 

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 2:25 PM

Will try it and let you know if it works.  Will be four small files.

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 2:33 PM

Well, I see the Paper Clip and am giving it a try.  so here goes....

4431.Ruth Chapter One.docx

4745.Ruth Chapter Two.docx

0143.Ruth Chapter Three.docx

0245.Ruth Chapter Four.docx

There you are NB.Mick.  The four lines(links) above are the four files in my little Personal Book.  In the Logos Personal Book Editor, just click on add a file and add each of them as listed above.  They should compile without any errors.  This represents my 1st attempt creating a personal book for Logos.  Think I will try a project much larger, now that I think I have this part of Logos figured out/

Let me know if the links work.  They look a little strange as i am typing this,so let me know.....

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 2:42 PM

Tried typing a reply to you via my cell phone and it was doing so good.  

Was in the doctor's office and the doctor came in the exam room and I sent the message
before I could finish it.  So, I am re-sending it as follows:

Calvin, thanks for the message and post.  Have been preaching in the church of Christ for 40 yrs.  My uncle, Ralph Starling was a fairliy well known preacher in the church.  If you get a chance, check out my old site at http://djmarko53.wixsite.com/churchbooks

Also, check out the site at http://restorationlibrary.org

You will find my restoration commentary for the Old and New Testaments at http://biblesupport.com 

If you have any good ways to convert the commentary to Logos format, le me know.  Would be willing to share the source code with you.  It is in .rtf format and was created in Word and formatted for use with the e-Sword Program.  I used the ToolTip Editor to compile it.  Anyway, since the source code is nothing but ..rtf files created in Microsoft Word, shouldn't be hard to convert to .docx files.  I'm not sure about all the formatting that was put into it.  If one can successfully remove the formatted, then you should be able to add the correct Heading information for creating the proper Table of Contents for creation of a good Person Book.  Like I said,  let me know and I can supply you with the source code.  Afraid that they will be too large to attach to a post on this forum.....

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 3:02 PM

I'm not sure if Dropbox will still let you, but it used to be true that you could create a dropbox account, and upload a file, create a sharable link, and then you could post the link here to it.

As far as converting it to logos format, Logos uses .docx files - MS Word files - as the source to compile the books into Logos.

RTF should be able to be opened in Word, and then "save as" .docx.

You may or may not have some formatting to fix after the file conversion. Hard to say.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 3:08 PM

Mark Johns:
Let me know if the links work. 

They work fine - glad that you shared your work with us!

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 3:21 PM

Great.  Anytime you need a sermon on a timely and pertinent subject, let me know.  Give me the scripture and I can provide a short sermon or outline.  Since I still preach 3 time a month, alllow me some time.  if it's not in my files I'll see what I can do.  My specialty is coming up with a sermon or devotional talk at the last moment......

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 3:22 PM

Mark Johns:

Great.  Anytime you need a sermon on a timely and pertinent subject, let me know.  Give me the scripture and I can provide a short sermon or outline.  Since I still preach 3 time a month, alllow me some time.  if it's not in my files I'll see what I can do.  My specialty is coming up with a sermon or devotional talk at the last moment......



You could put them all in a word doc, and upload them here :)

Might be a good way to bless many.

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Mark Johns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 21 2020 4:42 PM

Think I may do just that.  Got several that I need to backup anyway.  What better way than to do that 
by creating a Personal Book of sermons.

Will do that in the next few days.

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Bernhard | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 22 2020 6:28 AM

Mark Johns:

It is a very Extensive Commentary, but is in the format for e-Sword.  Already over 10,200 users have downloaded it in the past year.  Would love to convert it to the Logos Format.

The bad thing is that it has taken me since Sept 11th, 2019 to create 2nd King thru Revelation.
It is about 100MB in size.  It features Book Notes, Chapter Notes and Verse-by-Verse Notes.

The source code is in .RTF format, via Microsoft Word.  Any suggestions on how to easily convert to format for Logos Personal Books?  Won't be hard to convert the .RTF code to Microsoft .docx, but will take a long time to insert all the Headings for the creation of a proper book in Logos.

A few years ago I wrote a macro to be used with Microsoft Word to convert books from e-Sword to Logos. See if that works for you: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/130215.aspx

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 22 2020 7:03 AM

If you get it converted, it would be awesome if you post it in the files forum to share :)

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 22 2020 7:14 AM

Mark Johns:

Anytime you need a sermon on a timely and pertinent subject, let me know.  Give me the scripture and I can provide a short sermon or outline.  Since I still preach 3 time a month, alllow me some time.  if it's not in my files I'll see what I can do.  My specialty is coming up with a sermon or devotional talk at the last moment......

Logos.com has a number of sermon archives => https://www.logos.com/search?query=sermon%20archives&sortBy=Relevance&limit=60&page=1&ownership=all&geographicAvailability=all so one thought is contacting Lexham Press about publishing a sermon archive => https://lexhampress.com/manuscript-submission

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