Help converting a MS Word File to a Logos Book

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Edil | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 4 2022 6:15 PM

Hi,

I'm reading the information from this link: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015926452-Personal-Books. But that seems to be only for simple text or notes. I'm working on a book that I had formatted in MS Word and I want to convert it to a Logos book, so I can share it with the Logos community.  Thing is that I will like to transfer everything; how it looks, the different fonts (including greek and hebrew characters), the drop caps at the beginning of the paragraphs, decorations, indentations, etc.

Is that possible?

I'm including several images for you to see how the pages look in MS Word. Don't pay attention to the colors, when I print it is the standard black letters on white background, is just that I like to use my computer in dark mode (less eye strain).

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 6:42 PM

Edil:
I'm working on a book that I had formatted in MS Word and I want to convert it to a Logos book, so I can share it with the Logos community. 

You don't. You can only share the Word .docx file. 

Edil:
Thing is that I will like to transfer everything; how it looks, the different fonts (including greek and hebrew characters), the drop caps at the beginning of the paragraphs, decorations, indentations, etc.

The word document will suggest your preferences, but it will be dependent upon the users to have access (own licenses) to the correct font typefaces. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 6:43 PM

Edil:
drop caps at the beginning of the paragraphs

I don't believe there is support for Drop Caps. 

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Edil | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 7:14 PM
JT (alabama24):
You don't. You can only share the Word .docx file.
JT but in the past I was able to create a .lbspbb file. That's the file I want to share.
JT (alabama24):
The word document will suggest your preferences, but it will be dependent upon the users to have access (own licenses) to the correct font typefaces.
All the fonts I used are public domain as far as I know but anyways, I don't want to give away the MS Word file, not even a PDF file that will easily "package" all the fonts.
JT (alabama24):
I don't believe there is support for Drop Caps.

Ok so drop caps are gone. What about the other stuff?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 8:07 PM

Edil:
in the past I was able to create a .lbspbb file

That capability disappeared with the release of Logos 4 on Nov 3, 2009.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 9:20 PM

Edil:
I'm reading the information from this link: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015926452-Personal-Books. But that seems to be only for simple text or notes.

The information you need can be found in https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books

There are formatting limitations compared to Libronix PB's but it does support the more common Logos resource types (Bible, Bible Notes, Bible Commentary, Encyclopedia) and Logos resource metadata.

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Edil | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 9:38 PM

MJ. Smith:

That capability disappeared with the release of Logos 4 on Nov 3, 2009.

hmmm  well you can't deny I said "in the past".

wow it seems like it was yesterday. Am I really getting that old?

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Edil | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 10:00 PM

Dave Hooton:

The information you need can be found in https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books

There are formatting limitations compared to Libronix PB's but it does support the more common Logos resource types (Bible, Bible Notes, Bible Commentary, Encyclopedia) and Logos resource metadata.

This is getting complicated but it is what it is. Dave thanks.

MJ... are you sure about that date because I did a quick search and was able to find the file in my backup. Check the date stamp:

Also I was able to find this post: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/43669/325082.aspx  and it seems that Keith Gant was still doing the "trick" back in 2012. I'm not saying that you are wrong and now with ver. 9 the option is still available, just that I think I was still using that file 10 years ago and not 15.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2022 10:05 PM

Edil:
MJ... are you sure about that date

Only that the date I gave is based on the release notes ... and that is my recollection of when I lost several capabilities that I counted on for statements of faith.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 5 2022 3:51 AM

Edil:

MJ... are you sure about that date because I did a quick search and was able to find the file in my backup. Check the date stamp:

Also I was able to find this post: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/43669/325082.aspx  and it seems that Keith Gant was still doing the "trick" back in 2012. I'm not saying that you are wrong and now with ver. 9 the option is still available, just that I think I was still using that file 10 years ago and not 15.

Things got complicated. You are correct about *.lbspbb files as they were introduced with Logos 4 in/after 2009 and are still compiled by Logos 9 from a MS docx source file. The earlier Logos 3/Libronix used *.lbxoeb files which are incompatible with Logos 4 and higher.

You should be able to scan the *.lbspbb files into Logos 9 from your backup e.g. scan D:\Backup in GO/Command box.

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