Integrating Logos with the Nota Bene Word Processor

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Harrison Harnden | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 21 2016 5:38 PM

Please direct me to any and all resources relative to integrating Logos with the Lingua form of the word processor Nota Bene.  I know there are several writers (including N T Wright et al) that use both but I do not know how they have manage in doing it.  I use both programs but cannot make them work seamlessly together.  Please help! 

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 21 2016 6:57 PM

Welcome to the forums!

I use both programs. What specifically are you looking to do? Original language text from Logos usually copies & pastes perfectly into Nota Bene/Lingua. As far as the bibliography database goes, I do not know a way of transferring resource information directly from Logos to Ibidem; I have always done it manually.

N.T. Wright uses NB, but I'm not sure of how he has it set up. The program comes with many pre-formatted layouts and citation styles, but I don't recognize the one he uses. What I speculate he does is make his own footnote then inserts his Author-Date format citation into it. That's certainly an unorthodox convention, but it seems to work for him.

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Harrison Harnden | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 22 2016 5:25 AM

hanks for the quick and helpful response.  I have been with Nota Bene since version 4 which was DOS!  In fact, because of Nota Bene's failure to deal with snaking columns in the early windows versions I stayed too long using the DOS version!  Now I deal with rich text format from Microsoft Word from Logos and import thus to Nota Bene.  I wish that Nota Bene had not stayed with the basic XY Write base.  But I am a great fan of Orbis, the old Orbis so I am always doing work-arounds.,

I pretty much follow exactly what you have suggested but was trolling to see if there were a better way.  I agree with your words on N T Wright.  I do not recognize his process either -- it must be his own process. Thanks again for your help and if there are others with other approaches please let me know.


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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 22 2016 6:09 AM

I recall having Nota Bene in the early 1990s and am surprised to hear someone is still using it.

Have they been updating the product and how?

I guess it is not graphical (or wysiwyg as the term was in those days)?

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 22 2016 6:37 AM

Veli Voipio:

I recall having Nota Bene in the early 1990s and am surprised to hear someone is still using it.

Have they been updating the product and how?

I guess it is not graphical (or wysiwyg as the term was in those days)?

It's still around. I used it to write two dissertations; it was mostly a good experience. The bibliography management is terrific, and Greek & Hebrew C&P beautifully from Logos. It is WYSIWYG, but you can still switch to a code view to place or remove formatting etc. directly. I like the amount of control it offers.

However, the company had a lot of problems when Windows rolled over to 64-bit versions in Win 7, 8, & 10. It took forever for them to get a compatible version out of beta, and I think they have suffered for it. (The late-in-arriving version was version 10; right now they really want us to pay $89 to get version 11, which I guess adds a different page view and a search option or two. No thanks!) For quite some time I thought this was my "academic word processor for life"; at this point, I'd be willing to look at other options, should the need arise, without too much regret over the hours I spent inputting my books into the bibliography database.

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Dale Brueggemann | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 23 2016 9:46 AM

Yes, it's still around, and greatly improved--although they were slow to get a 4-bit version out, we have it now. It's my go-to academic word processor. Sometimes I think its secondary function--right after academic word processing--is to keep me perpetually aggravated at what a wreck MS Word is as an academic word processor. Super Angry

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Wonderer | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 16 2021 12:15 AM

I realize this thread is old, but I thought it worth commenting for the benefit of those who might still stumble across it.

I cannot speak to their history of updates, but I do I use Nota Bene currently -  on Windows 10 (64-bit). I have not problems with it so far and have been been extremely pleased both with its performance and with its features. I would definitely recommend it, pending one has the time to overcome the initial learning curve.

(The program is fairly intuitive, yet does demand a dose of self-study and practice.  The video tutorials available are pretty basic, but the text based documentation is great.)

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