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Daniel Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 4 2011 11:39 AM

I really like the updated app on my iPad.  However, on my iPod Touch (and I would guess also on the iPhone) the verse chooser button and the history buttons are hard for both me and my wife to press, and neither of us have huge hands.  Smile 

Maybe the top bar that appears when you swipe down could be bigger?  Since we're not reading the text of the open book(s) while choosing a different location.  Or perhaps the center field where you type in a reference manually could be made a little smaller so the history/verse chooser buttons would have room to be larger.  Otherwise, it's a great update.


Thanks so much!

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Rodney Staton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 4 2011 4:14 PM

Robert,

I just purchased Nota Bene and was wondering if there is an easy way to add the Logos bibliography to Ibidem? Any help would be appreciated

Rod

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Robert Lombardi | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 4 2011 4:33 PM

Awesome. Nota Bene is unrivaled for academic research and writing. Sign-up for the mailling list too.

http://wnk.hamline.edu/mhonarc/notabene/2011/index.html

Did you also purchase Archiva Platinum with the bibliographic converter?

I print / export entire collections this way.

I actually have one collection in Logos called "Bibliography". And I reuse it to create collections of books for bibliographic conversion.

Copy the formatted bibliographic exported text into a Nota Bene document, select the text, and then from the menu, select Archiva->Convert Bibliographies.

I find that sometimes the Place and Publisher are in the wrong place. But the bibliographic converter gives you the option of assigning the Place and Publisher for all the entries that you plan to convert. This works well with collections of commentaries.

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Rodney Staton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 4 2011 4:52 PM

Thanks Robert,

I am going to read as much as I can - need this for thesis, but am not looking forward to having to learn how to use the programStick out tongue

Rod

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Chad | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 4 2011 5:35 PM

I agree.  The navigation I think is now worse in the update.  Often times I will go to a new book/chapter/verse.  For instance I go to John 10:16 but the top of the page shows Ezekiel 24:10 and it doesn't stick with the books I select.  Really not enjoying this update and wondering if perhaps it simply downloaded poorly. 

The buttons do not seem to be near as responsive as they were before.

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Robert Mullen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 5 2011 10:22 AM

Chad:
I agree.  The navigation I think is now worse in the update.  Often times I will go to a new book/chapter/verse.  For instance I go to John 10:16 but the top of the page shows Ezekiel 24:10 and it doesn't stick with the books I select. 

I agree. After a few days of use I like all the changes to reading view except navigation. I have experienced the same navigation uncertainty. I also just tried to navigate to a new verse by typing the reference into the verse box and it went nowhere. I went back and did the same (and double checked that it was a valid reference) again and it still didn't move to the new reference (and it was not already visible on the page.)

I have also tried to work with the history instead of the recent books bar that was removed and am finding it much less useful for my reading. I typically have a dozen or so books I am frequenting at any point in time and would use the recent book bar to quickly open them while reading. These books are often related so if I am in my bible and my daily reference has moved me to say Rev 18:3 I would want any book I open to move to this new spot. Right now when I open the history I can get the book open (but only after touch and hold as opposed to a simple touch) but I get the beginning of the previous day's reference instead of where it left off the previous day or a sync'd reference to the current parallel resource or desktop reading location. This is something I will often do a half dozen times in a reading session so slowing it down so substantially seriously degrades the usability for me.

I think on its own the navigation history is an enhancement and should stay. I also think that in at least the iPad form factor the recent books bar above the navigation tabs should come back. That was a very useful feature that I came to rely on heavily and its placement and function (a historically ordered recently used book list) are important to its usability.

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Chris Lohroff | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 6 2011 6:54 AM

Dave, any word on this?  I also am having an issue with my screen being locked in portrait mode.

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pbuckmire | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 6 2011 4:23 PM

Hi Chris

I was able to fix my issue with the portrait by uninstalling and reinstalling the app. That fixed my issue. Try it and see if it works for you

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Paul Keith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 6 2011 7:58 PM

I found the Copy feature and I want the Notes and Highlighting but I would like two more options added.  When I touch and  hold on a Bible word Logos provides the word morphology, the Strongs number, and several options.  I want the additional optiions added to see the Strongs Definition and an option to see the Webster's definition.  I would like the Webster definition option made available for ALL English titles, too.

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Chris Lohroff | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 6 2011 8:00 PM

Thanks for the tip!  That did free up the app to rotate as I rotate my phone.  It didn't exactly solve my problem though as there seems to be no way to lock it in landscape mode.  I need this because I read in bed quite often and as you can imagine, without the ability to lock the rotation it's always facing the wrong direction.  It's not an issue for the iPad as I can lock that in either mode, but the iPhone can only be locked in portrait mode.

Logos, if you're listening I'm going to use every software company's least favorite word... REGRESSION.

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 7 2011 10:26 AM

Please, another request for the urgent return of the Recent-Books Ribbon. The loss of this on the iPad is a massive step backwards. Maybe let it be an option, and gives control. The new Nav buttons are way too small and too slow now. More important, they sometimes DO NOT WORK: I can select a new resource from a Search Result or even the new History, but the app stays on the current page of the current resource. It can take 3 identical attempts before the app changes to the new resource. Never seen this prior to new 1.7 release. But got to say, overall I love where the app is going, and how useful it is. Many Thanks.

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 7 2011 10:41 AM

JimT:
I can select a new resource from a Search Result or even the new History, but the app stays on the current page of the current resource.

I've had this issue as well, can be quite annoying. I notice it when trying to open up to a reading plan - often the reading panel stays on whatever resource/location it had last rather than opening the new resource/location from my reading plan. The problem is not consistent, and I haven't yet figured out the pattern of when it will or will not happen.

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Chris Lohroff | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 7 2011 12:12 PM

I've had this same issue repeatedly with the reading plan and just assumed I was doing something wrong.

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 7 2011 12:25 PM

I'll create a new thread reporting the bug.

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Brian Russer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 7 2011 7:03 PM

Things work great.  copy/paste is a GREAT addition.

Installation and performance are smooth.

Have tried the View Settings.  Have my columns set to 2, but when my iPad is in landscape mode, I used to have 2 columns.  Now I have only one large one.  Anybody know  how to correct this?

 

Thanx,

BR

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2011 7:41 AM

JimT:
Please, another request for the urgent return of the Recent-Books Ribbon. The loss of this on the iPad is a massive step backwards.

I have to agree. Was disappointed in this change.

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Chris Myers | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2011 6:10 PM

Try this:  Touch "Library", then "recent books".  

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2011 6:18 PM

Its not an acceptable replacement. For one, it more keys, and for another, the recent books are a mess and not sorted as how the Ribbon worked. I stand by my position that its a step backwards. Maybe if it sorted recent to the top, or alphabetical as a user-option it might help. Right now it seems random and unhelpful.

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Robert Mullen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2011 6:46 PM

JimT:

Its not an acceptable replacement. For one, it more keys, and for another, the recent books are a mess and not sorted as how the Ribbon worked. I stand by my position that its a step backwards. Maybe if it sorted recent to the top, or alphabetical as a user-option it might help. Right now it seems random and unhelpful.

Seconded. This only works half way for my uses and is far more clumsy. The ribbon bar was very useful lets just bring it back.

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tjebme | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2011 7:52 PM

I might be the only one, but I would prefer to have a hybrid ribbon...user chooses what shows in the ribbon like the iPad dock at the bottom of the screen. The ribbon showed the most recently used resources, but that often (at least for me) is not representative of the most commonly used resources over the long haul so I would prefer the dock concept.

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