Looking for FAVORITES strategies

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Ralph Wood | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Aug 30 2021 8:27 PM

I would be interested in hearing from folks on how you structure your Favorites folders/subfolders.  I think I got a good start viewing Morris Proctor's "A to Z" videos on the topic.  It sure seems like it could be a valuable tool but also has the potential to get unwieldy.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Ralph

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 31 2021 4:13 AM

Ralph Wood:
I would be interested in hearing from folks on how you structure your Favorites folders/subfolders.

For what purpose?

This wiki may help you with the power of Favorites --> https://wiki.logos.com/Favorites

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Ralph Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 31 2021 4:46 AM

Dave Hooton:

For what purpose?

This wiki may help you with the power of Favorites --> https://wiki.logos.com/Favorites

Thanks Dave.  The wiki section on "The power of Favorites" looks like it might be helpful.  As far as the purpose...to save off links to anything and everything in my Christian life.... personal Bible study, possible group studies, (I teach adult SS class), adult SS organization, church organization, missions (on missions committee), discipleship, deacon ministry, leadership, etc.

I've begun setting up my top level folders to simply be A, B, C, etc. with plans to create sub-folder structures as needed.  Was debating whether my top level folders should be 3 or 4 general categories (e.g. Topical, Old Testament, New Testament) with appropriate subfolders - maybe even A,B, C ... subfolders under each of the top-level categories. 

Confession: organization skills are both a virtue and a curse for me. I often joke that while I'm getting organized for a project, someone else goes out and gets the job done. :-) 

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 31 2021 5:16 AM

Here's how I use favorites: 

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Ralph Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 31 2021 6:42 AM

Thanks Whyndell - ideas like your approach is exactly what I'm looking for. 

Can you elaborate on how the folder "Workflow" relates to its subfolders and its content?  

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 21 2021 4:33 PM

I can't remember if that folder already existed, or I had created it to be honest, I have used this system for years now, and found it worked with the way I study. I wish they would allow you to save a new layout directly in the appropriate folder but it does not work, you have to save it as a layout then drag and drop into favorites  in its appropriate folder.

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 21 2021 4:35 PM

I have started the folders that I found I did not need, i.e. Exe. guide; sermons; inductive. I have incorporated those into my passage guide study- just for simplification.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 22 2021 6:59 AM

Ralph Wood:
I would be interested in hearing from folks on how you structure your Favorites folders/subfolders.

I never found the one "brilliant" method of organizing, so I took a pretty generic approach and I've stuck with it for over ten years. It is simply a list of folders with alphabetic letter titles along with a small set of (alphabetized) specific folders where I can dump stuff for later tasks.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 23 2021 7:38 AM

When I prepare a sermon/lesson based upon some block of biblical text I create a folder for the book of the Bible, I create a subfolder for the block of verses in my lesson and in that subfolder I place a favorite to the Notes, Clippings & Sermon Doc. I also have a topical section of folders (advent, Passion, etc.) for sermons that are tied to times of the year. This way I may have the same sermon with favorite shortcuts to both the Bible Book and the Topic (e.g. Luke 2:1-20 would be both in both textual and topical favorite folders)

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Brian Abildgaard | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 2 2021 4:26 PM

In case your still looking into this, here is the approach that I've taken. I still have a lot of work to do, but really like this layout.

I've created a 'notebook' for each book of the bible, and have decided to structure according to their biblical genre. 

I may have overcomplicated this a bit with the names such as F1. Matthew, but in case you want to know each book is prefixed with a letter that corresponds to their biblical genre as shown below.

  • The Law (A)

  • History (B)

  • Poetry (C)

  • Major Prophets (D)

  • Minor Prophets (E)

  • The Synoptic Gospels (F)

  • Church History (G)

  • Pauline Epistles (H)

  • Epistles (I)

  • Apocalypse (J)

This is 100% unnecessary but I like having a notebook for each book of the bible, and this helps to keep them ordered in the notebook display view. 

In my favorites, I have a folder called bookshelf where I have nested categories for books that I enjoy. 

Bookshelf:

  • Book1
  • Book2
  • Book3

You can do the same type of favorites with most of the tools and things that you enjoy. I've bookmarked a few passage lists for easy reference. If there are any tools or books you like, you should be able to add them to your favorites as well.


That's my favorite strategy. Hopefully this can provide further ideas so you can decide what works best for you.


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