Saved Layouts on Dashboard

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Barry Sewell | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 14 2018 7:11 PM

Can we or will we be able to add saved layouts to the Dashboard in Logos 8?  Thanks

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 14 2018 7:14 PM

I believe that is something they said they are bringing in the future but I can't remember. But currently, no.

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Fredc | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 14 2018 7:16 PM

Right now it is just the Quickstart layouts that can be added. I would not be surprised to see custom saved layouts in a future release

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Geoff Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 14 2018 7:16 PM

I just discovered days ago that I could drag a saved layout to the toolbar at the top and create a shortcut to it there. Maybe that will give the easy access you're looking for.

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Daniel Oertelt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 11:15 AM

I'm surprised it is not supported. Definatelly something I would find useful.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 11:21 AM

Personally saving layouts and guides directly to Favorites and having Favorites anchored to the home page is the most sensible way to go. I am having to save layouts and guides and then drag them to "favorites" at present creates a lot of double work. Saving them directly to favorites to an assigned folder is the best solution.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 12:03 PM

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Personally saving layouts and guides directly to Favorites and having Favorites anchored to the home page is the most sensible way to go. I am having to save layouts and guides and then drag them to "favorites" at present creates a lot of double work. Saving them directly to favorites to an assigned folder is the best solution.

I honestly don't see how that's any easier than just using the Layouts icon at the top of the main window. Unless perhaps you keep Favorites open all the time (which I don't do). Maybe I'm missing something?

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 12:11 PM

Donnie Hale:

Gone:

Personally saving layouts and guides directly to Favorites and having Favorites anchored to the home page is the most sensible way to go. I am having to save layouts and guides and then drag them to "favorites" at present creates a lot of double work. Saving them directly to favorites to an assigned folder is the best solution.

I honestly don't see how that's any easier than just using the Layouts icon at the top of the main window. Unless perhaps you keep Favorites open all the time (which I don't do). Maybe I'm missing something?

Donnie

I don't see the advantage of doing it that way either, makes no sense to me.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 2:38 PM

I'm running the beta at the moment and am too lazy to bring up the current release, but I'm not sure what the fuss is about Wink

 

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 2:50 PM

MJ. Smith:

I'm running the beta at the moment and am too lazy to bring up the current release, but I'm not sure what the fuss is about Wink

 

No custom layouts when you select that option.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 4:09 PM

Donnie Hale:

Gone:

Personally saving layouts and guides directly to Favorites and having Favorites anchored to the home page is the most sensible way to go. I am having to save layouts and guides and then drag them to "favorites" at present creates a lot of double work. Saving them directly to favorites to an assigned folder is the best solution.

I honestly don't see how that's any easier than just using the Layouts icon at the top of the main window. Unless perhaps you keep Favorites open all the time (which I don't do). Maybe I'm missing something?

Donnie

With favorites pinned to the left or right home page margin all your workflows, layouts, etc. can be saved there- I do it now- but without the advantage of having it pinned to my home page- organization is definitely enhanced with it being simplified and available- remember pinning it can be an option at the user’s discretion.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 4:38 PM

Barry Sewell:
Can we or will we be able to add saved layouts to the Dashboard in Logos 8?

This would be a helpful feature.

One challenge may be Home page behaviour if users delete a layout that they had added as cards.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 2:26 AM

I prefer a function to toggle Dashboard Off- I don't use it.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 3:44 AM

Whyndell Gizzard:

I prefer a function to toggle Dashboard Off- I don't use it.

Greetings Whyndell,

Glad to see you are no longer Gone.

Perhaps it was while you were gone gone that somebody replied that this facility is in the current Beta.

For me it isn't causing any problems but I'm sure you will understand why I imagine they are giving it a thorough test.

Unfortunately it seems that we can't quite get rid of all the text on the home page.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 4:34 AM

Whyndell Gizzard:

I prefer a function to toggle Dashboard Off- I don't use it.

Just checking - do you mean "Dashboard" or "Explore"?

I ask because I seem to remember previous discussions focused around the Explore section.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 5:57 AM

Mike Binks:

Whyndell Gizzard:

I prefer a function to toggle Dashboard Off- I don't use it.

Greetings Whyndell,

Glad to see you are no longer Gone.

Perhaps it was while you were gone gone that somebody replied that this facility is in the current Beta.

For me it isn't causing any problems but I'm sure you will understand why I imagine they are giving it a thorough test.

Unfortunately it seems that we can't quite get rid of all the text on the home page.

I see that- but even if all it left was the word 'Dashboard" and a drop down for on or off- that would be preferable. I still believe having favorites as an option to "layouts" would create be better in the long run. If you use PG (which I do for almost everything) being able to save it as a layout "directly" into Favorites say as the same way you would a docx file- i.e. a PG on "Revelation 1:1-3" with all its resources (which could contain any number of other workflow components)- "save as layout" location "favorites" folder Revelation- folder "Passage Guide"- save. 

That is about as intuitive as you can get- you have probably performed that task a million times since you began using a computer

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 5:58 AM

Graham Criddle:

Whyndell Gizzard:

I prefer a function to toggle Dashboard Off- I don't use it.

Just checking - do you mean "Dashboard" or "Explore"?

I ask because I seem to remember previous discussions focused around the Explore section.

Dashboard-  Explore" is done:) But have decided to leave "verse of the day and training videos" viewable for present.- to be fair in explanation of usage and changing of perspective a little.

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Greg Rose | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 5:59 AM

How were you able to "pin" the favorites to the Home Page.  I tried dragging it from the tool bar at the top after I right-clicked Favorites in the Tools section and selected "Make a Toolbar Shortcut.  But when I dragged it to the Home page it opened up and everything else disappeared.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 6:05 AM

Greg Rose:

How were you able to "pin" the favorites to the Home Page.  I tried dragging it from the tool bar at the top after I right-clicked Favorites in the Tools section and selected "Make a Toolbar Shortcut.  But when I dragged it to the Home page it opened up and everything else disappeared.

You can't presently that is a cut and paste job in "paint" to provided and example.

This is what one of my workspace layouts actually looks like when using:

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 5 2018 6:08 AM

As you can see this is why I prefer having favorites pinned to home page- I use 'favorites' to organize and store work- layouts is an additional step I believe could be eliminated and included in the process described above. 

Organization and simplification- the older you get the more you appreciate it- don't put tabs or squeeze caps on my medicine bottles- ya know Big Smile

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