TIP of the day: Make a 2015 Reading Plan Work for 2016

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 2 2016 5:33 PM

This tip came as an answer to a specific issue, but I think the question has come up at another place, too. In a general way, the issue could be phrased as: 

"In a faithlife group I found a shared Reading Plan I'd like to follow - but it's for last year/it's already over/it's partly through and I can't change it! "

That's right, you can't change a shared plan. But that's not an issue.

Assume you want to read Calvin's Institutes in 2016, and you don't like Logos' automated mid-sentence breaks. Someone already build a custom Reading plan for it, shared it in 4 installments in a group - but this plan runs through 2015!

Don't worry, connect to the group and the old plan ( button Actions / Connect ) in the documents tab on faithlife.com.

Of course this works with all those other old Reading Plans on faithlife as well.

Logos will sync it to your machine, so you can open it from the Documents menu in Logos 6 (I had started with this plan last year, but gave up, therefore it shows I'm behind):

From the plan's menu choose "Manage document sharing"...

...., which will open a browser window to the plan at documents.logos.com.

There, under Actions in the top righthand corner, you can make a Duplicate of the Reading Plan.  

This duplicate is a private copy. You may open it from the Documents menu in Logos 6 - it looks quite like the other instance of the plan, but with one mayor difference: 

 

as a private plan, you may click Edit and change the beginning date as you wish.

Of course, this is now your private exercise.

To read together with a group, you can either edit the "by myself" part of the plan, or go through the "Manage document sharing" again, and choose collaborate. Then you can read it together with your favorite group on Faithlife. 

(I shared my version of the updated plan to the Read Calvin's Institutes Group, which makes this specific exercise a bit more convenient)

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 2 2016 6:32 PM

Great post, NB.

To make this simpler for all, I created a new FL group called "Read Calvin's Institutes in a Year". I followed NB's steps above and re-created the Institutes reading plans for 2016 (starts Monday, Jan 4).

https://faithlife.com/read-calvins-institutes-in-a-year/documents

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 2 2016 11:13 PM

NB.Mick:
This tip came as an answer to a specific issue, but I think the question has come up at another place, too. In a general way, the issue could be phrased as: 

Thanks Mick

Appreciate you following up on this - and great walkthrough.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 2 2016 11:14 PM

Doc B:

Great post, NB.

To make this simpler for all, I created a new FL group called "Read Calvin's Institutes in a Year". I followed NB's steps above and re-created the Institutes reading plans for 2016 (starts Monday, Jan 4).

https://faithlife.com/read-calvins-institutes-in-a-year/documents

Doc B - thanks for doing that.

Good work.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 3 2016 5:44 AM

Thanks for starting this thread NB.Mick and Doc B thanks for starting the FL group. I didn't actually join the group but I have duplicated a copy of the reading plan and hope to do this in 2016 too.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 3 2016 9:43 AM

Thanks NB, worked perfectly and will begin reading soon.

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