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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 21 2021 12:29 PM

What's the trick to loading a .docs file into the forum so others can download?

xn = Christan  man=man -- Acts 11:26 "....and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch".

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 21 2021 1:30 PM

You can use either the paper clip icon or the amber icon ... but others will each have their own copy. to make a docx file shareable you need to go with something like google.docs or maybe dropbox.

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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 21 2021 9:02 PM

Ok... Here's a short simple START of a file for WordSearch files...

I learned a few things about this process.... 1. How to actually upload a file to Logos Forum. I had never done it before... 

2. Some of the files in WordSearch were not converted into Logos files IF the version existed in Logos already. If the file is not converted because it already existed in Logos... then in actuality there are two different files to some extinct. For example... the Table of Contents may be different in the Logos file than in the WordSearch file. And there might be miniscuile differences in some wording within the files themselves. But to me ... it's ok.  I think this may be because of version updates or something like that. The Meat of the file seems to be intact from what files I searched and looked at. I did not look at all my files... too many.

When it is a converted file from WordSearch... then the file in Logos will have a Logos L4 link starting with "ws-etc and etc. To verify the file is a converted WordSearch file,  open the file and look at the bottom of the information page for the file. You will see the "ws-etc and etc".

This file is just a start.... I will update as I have time....  I hope other WordSearch convertees will also update it...all help is appreciated. I incorporate this file into My Files Index.docx which I use.

Again... Richard deserves all the "kudos" for his work on this... and I am thankful for what he did!

It's now Midnight... Good night!

WordSearch Bible Index.docx

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Richard Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 3:44 AM

Thanks for this work. The format of the entries is good, but a few comments on the books.

1. You need to check my file for which ones I have already done. For example, "Hard Sayings of the Bible", "Marriage: God's Design for Intimacy" and "Connect the Testaments" are already included (because I own them) so you don't need to do them again.

2. I do not include Bible commentaries - those with "Bible commentary" in the Type column of the Library in the program. The reason is that it is easier to find what the commentaries say about a certain passage by using the Passage Guide in the Logos program rather than using my file. In fact, since the best way to use my file is to compile it as a Bible commentary so that it appears in the Passage Guide, it would mean that the commentaries would be in the Passage Guide twice. "Teacher's Commentary" should not be included for this reason. (I also own it, but have not included it for this reason.)

Also, if you are making this index file for your own use, you can of course included Bible names and chapter numbers. But I don't need them in order to include your file in mine, the Bible references are enough to tell me where to insert each entry. I would also prefer all the entries for one book before including the book in my file, so that I can note that it has been completely indexed and does not need to be considered in the future.

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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 10:54 AM

Richard....

Thanks for the info.   FYI - One of the reasons I put "some" commentaries in my file... is that when I run "Passage Guide"  it is slow. With putting the commentaries that I want in the index file...then I click and bingo ... my info is at hand. I like quick.... Geeked 

2nd reason is that even with using "Passage Guide" I still have to wade through all the info it came up with to find info pertinent to the context of what I am studying at the moment.  I have some commentaries I am getting ready to mark for deletion just because of their way out there teaching on some subjects.

I understand "collections" and use them... but even so... I look on the index file to be a "second hand" so to speak and the first place I go to to get info. 

The beauty of the index file to me.... is I can put "books" in the file of what I want and not have to wade through "stuff" to get there. Once I find something in my studies that I think is worth "saving" I put it in the index file.... study and find once, be able to find forever - so to speak.  I think that is efficent! lol

In the future.... I'll take what you suggest and try to make the file your way.

And last..... I am hoping to get some help with this from others.... Big Smile

xn = Christan  man=man -- Acts 11:26 "....and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch".

Barney Fife is my hero! He only uses an abacus with 14 rows!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 2:16 PM

If you close the Passage Guide with all sections closed, then it will open with all sections closed. It will then open almost instantly. You can open each section as you want it so that the amount of information is not overwhelming. Close it when you are done. In the long run, you will be better off it you use collections to control the contents of concordance if its automatic divisions do not serve your needs than subverting the purpose of the Index of Bible Studies. Make a separate index if you really have need for one.- trust me, in the long run you are always better off working with the system rather than against it.

xnman:
I am getting ready to mark for deletion just because of their way out there teaching on some subjects.

I highly advise against this. You'll never learn to defend your faith or to correct your errors if you censor your reading in advance. It is often a sign of a cult rather than a true church.  I have a friend who at one time attended a church that required you leave your Bible at church -- if you read it on your own you might go astray.  Yup, their pastor definitely had. Wink

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 4:42 AM

MJ ... I understand and appreciate your thoughts and the dangers of what I am thinking of doing.

With me, I have many, many, tooo many commentaries. And as you probably know, some of them just teach a false message. I am very careful to brand a commentary as being "a false teacher" but once I prove that they are, and I do work at proving it....then I don't use them.

Just like... there are over 38,000 denominations in the USA alone. I think we both would say they all can't be teaching truth, but that doesn't mean truth is not being taught by some. All of them do not follw the Bible... which is the standard for truth.

And learning of Biblical truth is a process... sometimes it happens that what I thought was false was not.... and what I thought was truth was not... simply because God allowed my understanding to grow...  I am open to that.

But Biblical truth, just like mathematical truth or scientific truth or medical truth... can be proven. Geeked  As you might say...  I am a "Sola Scriptura" person..Geeked

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 3:30 PM

The great thing about Logos is that you can restrict the commentaries automatically used while retaining those that you rarely use to access when useful or curious.

My approach to the number of denominations - all teach some truth but some have a much bigger slice that is true. I even allow for the largest percentage of truth to be held by two denominations that are split over human fraility rather than theology or practice.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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James William Roberts, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 30 2022 12:45 PM

Is there a version we can use to get just what we have in our libraries?

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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James William Roberts, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 30 2022 12:45 PM

Is there a version we can use to get just what we have in our libraries?

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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James William Roberts, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 30 2022 12:58 PM

Where can i find instructions for this program?

I am getting this error.

Error finding your books. Probably Logos was closed. Please restart the program and do not close Logos.

It seems to get to the end and then gives that message.

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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James William Roberts, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 30 2022 1:34 PM

Mark

can you direct me to instructions for using myindex plesde.

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 30 2022 1:42 PM

The last directions I have found 

Richard Wilson:

Here is an update to my Index of Bible Studies, with the addition of the contents of a couple of Logos 9 packages and a few other books I have added to my library. There are now 2134 Logos resources included and 67,620 links. I will repeat here the instructions to use it.

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This file contains links to sermons, meditations, outlines, journal articles, Bible study guides, and more that do not appear in the Passage Guide. (Exception: some sermons now appear in the Passage Guide, but did not when I started, and I thought I would not remove them.) It is useful especially when preparing Bible studies or sermons on a certain passage, to find more ideas on the passage from your library that you can use.

To install the Index, download the Index Bible Studies.docx file, then use the Personal Books tool of Logos to create a new personal book. You can use whatever title you like, but it is best to set the type to "Bible commentary". On page 3 of this thread you can find a book cover that you can optionally use. The message https://community.logos.com/forums/p/65323/1093313.aspx#10933132654.Index Bible Studies.docx gives graphical instructions for this installation.

The index contains the books in my Logos library – there is a list of the included books at the end of the Index Bible Studies.docx file. Naturally, I cannot include books that are in your library but not in mine. However, it is possible to exclude books that are in my library but not in yours, which makes the resulting personal book easier to use. To create this personal index (Windows only):
1. Download and unzip the MyIndex.zip file.
2. There should then be two files in a directory. Start the Index Bible Studies.exe program, which will open Logos (if it is not already open), read the names of all the books in your library, and then create a file My Index Bible Studies.rtf in your Documents directory.
3. Open the My Index Bible Studies.rtf file in Word or another word processor and save it as a docx file.
4. Create a personal book from that docx file, in the same way as described in the previous paragraph setting the type to "Bible commentary".

48476.Index Bible Studies.docx

7128.MyIndex.zip

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Richard Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 31 2022 4:04 AM

James William Roberts, Jr.:

can you direct me to instructions for using myindex plesde.

Are you on a Mac or Windows? Is Logos installed in the default directory? These are the most common problems.

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James William Roberts, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 31 2022 7:35 PM

I am getting this error when I run myindex.exe.

Error finding your books. Probably Logos was closed. Please restart the program and do not close Logos.

It seems to get to the end and then gives that message.

Any help would be appreciated.

Bro. Bill

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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James William Roberts, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 31 2022 7:35 PM

I am on a windows machine.

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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Richard Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 1 2022 4:36 AM

James William Roberts, Jr.:

I am on a windows machine.

1. Was Logos installed to the default directory, rather than, for example, to a secondary disk?

2. I think sometimes the program gives that message, even if the program does work. Is there a file called My Index Bible Studies.rtf in your Documents folder? In that case you can ignore the message.

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For some reason it worked this last time.  Thanks for all your help.  Thank you Richard for your hard work.

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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For some reason it worked this last time.  Thanks for all your help.  Thank you Richard for your hard work.

https://sites.google.com/a/oldpaths.org.uk/oldpaths-the-sword-of-the-spiritthe-word-of-god--eph-617b/personal-books/jamesroberts-docx

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Richard Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 15 2022 8:09 AM

Here is an update to my Index of Bible Studies, with the addition of the contents of another 46 books containing 3,386 new links, from some legacy Logos packages and a few other books I have added to my library. There are now a total of 2180 Logos resources included and 71,006 links. I will repeat here the instructions to use it.


With this update, John 14 has moved into the top 5 chapters, with 451 links, behind Romans 8 (689), Matthew 5 (660), Matthew 6 (525), and John 1 (512). The previous 5th place (see my post 3 years ago on page 8) was Hebrews 11, that is now in 6th place with 449 links.
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This file contains links to sermons, meditations, outlines, journal articles, Bible study guides, non versified commentaries, and more that do not appear in the Passage Guide. (Exception: some sermons now appear in the Passage Guide, but did not when I started, and I thought I would not remove them.) It is useful especially when preparing Bible studies or sermons on a certain passage, to find more ideas on the passage from your library that you can use.

To install the Index, download the Index Bible Studies.docx file, then use the Personal Books tool of Logos to create a new personal book. You can use whatever title you like, but it is best to set the type to "Bible commentary". On page 3 of this thread you can find a book cover that you can optionally use. The message https://community.logos.com/forums/p/65323/1093313.aspx#1093313 gives graphical instructions for this installation.

The index contains the books in my Logos library – there is a list of the included books at the end of the Index Bible Studies.docx file. Naturally, I cannot include books that are in your library but not in mine. However, it is possible to exclude books that are in my library but not in yours, which makes the resulting personal book easier to use. To create this personal index (Windows only):
1. Download and unzip the MyIndex.zip file.
2. There should then be two files in a directory. Start the Index Bible Studies.exe program, which will open Logos (if it is not already open), read the names of all the books in your library, and then create a file My Index Bible Studies.rtf in your Documents directory.
3. Open the My Index Bible Studies.rtf file in Word or another word processor and save it as a docx file.
4. Create a personal book from that docx file, in the same way as described in the previous paragraph setting the type to "Bible commentary".

1184.Index Bible Studies.docx

3582.MyIndex.zip

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