Bible search specific/custom range

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S.Walker | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 31 2018 7:44 AM

Sorry to ask such a basic question.  I've searched and read through the help and wiki but can't seem to find an answer. 

Is there a way to limit a search to a specific part of the Bible WITHOUT using the "common divisions" supplied by Logos? I want to limit the search range by typing in the search field.

For instance, I'd like to search for "rejoice" in Romans.  How do I do that without having to create a custom "division" for Romans, and then tap, scroll through the list of divisions, choose "Romans" and then search?  It would be much faster if I could just type in "rejoice" and a custom range in the search bar directly.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 8:28 AM

S.Walker:
Is there a way to limit a search to a specific part of the Bible WITHOUT using the "common divisions" supplied by Logos? I want to limit the search range by typing in the search field.

You don't need to use the "common divisions" but you specify the search range by tapping "All Passages" and adding a new search range.It does involve a few steps.

Had you already found this and were looking for a different mechanism to achieve this?

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S.Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 8:44 AM

Yes, I am looking for a different mechanism to achieve a custom range.  

I don’t want to make a custom range for one/each book of the Bible.  That will eventually make the “all passages” list too large and unwieldy.  I find it cumbersome to have to tap and scroll and select, or edit/add a new custom range for each search scenario I might have as I do Bible study.

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You can use the {Milestone} search extension described at https://wiki.logos.com/Search_HELP#Milestone to limit the range of text being searched.

While this is documented for the desktop application, it also works in mobile (it's just a lot harder to type in).

rejoice WITHIN {Milestone <Romans>}

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2018 2:23 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

You can use the {Milestone} search extension described at https://wiki.logos.com/Search_HELP#Milestone to limit the range of text being searched.

While this is documented for the desktop application, it also works in mobile (it's just a lot harder to type in).

rejoice WITHIN {Milestone <Romans>}

Thanks Bradley - I wasn’t aware of that.

Incidentally, if I try using that search string when offline the mobile app (iOS) crashes!

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Graham Criddle:
Incidentally, if I try using that search string when offline the mobile app (iOS) crashes!

I'll report this to the team.

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I can't reproduce a crash; can you send in logs from your device?

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/173719.aspx 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 12:54 AM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

I can't reproduce a crash; can you send in logs from your device?

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/173719.aspx 

Have done as per https://community.logos.com/forums/p/174241/1006568.aspx#1006568 - but also noted I am running the beta app. Sorry I hadn't remembered that when I checked this before.

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S.Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 7:17 AM

This Milestone technique works, but it is tedious to type in.  I wish there was a way to simply limit the search range with something like [RANGE Romans] instead of having to type out the entire WITHIN {Milestone <Romans>} phrase.  

I also discovered if the word "Milestone" doesn't have a capital "M" the search doesn't work.  That, to me, is another ridiculously specific requirement to achieve a simple search range.

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