Hyperlinks Not Working in Personal Book Builder

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John Brumett | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 14 2020 3:59 AM

I tried to create a Personal Book with links to the Carta Bible Atlas but the links after I build the personal book are not going to the place in the book but only the beginning page.  The links work fine before I build the personal book.  Here is one example logosres:cartabibleatlas;ref=Page.p_48;off=2968  

It seems like the issue is the personal book does not recognize the last part of the tag- ;off=2968 

Attached is the test book try the tradition of Abraham's Migration. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 14 2020 4:11 AM

Hi John

John Brumett:
It seems like the issue is the personal book does not recognize the last part of the tag- ;off=2968 

Yes - the wiki article on this has:

  • Page offsets are not yet supported e.g. logosres:hlmnbblhbk;ref=Page.p_591;off=759 will go to the start of the page. It is possible to link directly to a heading, even if that heading is in the middle of the page, but doing so is rather fiddly.

And it looks as though that is still a limitation.

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John Brumett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 14 2020 4:25 AM

So according to the Wiki does Logos 4 links work?  And is this problem scheduled to be fixed?

Copy Location now uses ref.ly, which thankfully is a direct link when used in PB’s. Choose L4 for the logosres protocol and paste it into the link part of [[label >> link]].

Thanks Graham!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 14 2020 4:54 AM

John Brumett:
And is this problem scheduled to be fixed?

Apparently not - it seems that these links need an additional ctx field to work.

See Bradley's comment at https://community.logos.com/forums/p/102217/707122.aspx#707122 about how to generate these.

I've just checked it and it seems to give you what you are looking for.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 14 2020 8:29 AM

John Brumett:
Copy Location now uses ref.ly, which thankfully is a direct link when used in PB’s. Choose L4 for the logosres protocol and paste it into the link part of [[label >> link]].

To get the offset choose the Wiki (not L4) and paste that e.g.

[[Page 11 >> https://ref.ly/logosres/dvnhlngsrmns?ref=Page.p+11&off=752&ctx=+and+pleasure+bent.%0a~From+out+the+church+]]

Replace Page 11 with your label text.

If you use L4  e.g. [[My label = logosres:dvnhlngsrmns;ref=Page.p_11;off=752]] you have to paste the ctx part from the Wiki  i.e.

[[My label = logosres:dvnhlngsrmns;ref=Page.p_11;off=752;ctx=+and+pleasure+bent.%0a~From+out+the+church+]]

Note the semicolon separator before ctx

EDIT: To get the offset, select some of the desired text and choose the Wiki or L4 link to paste into your document.

e.g. I selected "From out the church door", selected L4 ==> logosres:dvnhlngsrmns;ref=Page.p_11;off=752;ctx=_and_pleasure_bent.$0A~From_out_the_church_

It selects some text before, and only part of the selected text. Similarly with the wiki link.

NB. The desired text does not have to be at the top of the page!

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 15 2020 12:47 AM

Graham Criddle:

Yes - the wiki article on this has:

  • Page offsets are not yet supported e.g. logosres:hlmnbblhbk;ref=Page.p_591;off=759 will go to the start of the page. It is possible to link directly to a heading, even if that heading is in the middle of the page, but doing so is rather fiddly.

And it looks as though that is still a limitation.

I have updated the Personal Books wiki article to reflect a much easier way to get accurate text offsets.

Dave
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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 15 2020 1:02 AM

Dave Hooton:
I have updated the Personal Books wiki article to reflect a much easier way to get accurate text offsets.

Thanks Dave - appreciated.

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