Suggestion: Theology Guide - Move the Graphic from the Lexham Survey to its own guide section

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 3 2019 11:52 AM

I have a suggestion for the layout of the Theology Guide. Can Logos move the large graphic from the Lexham Survey of Theology (LST) that shows up under the "Topic" section of the Theology Guide to its own guide section? Maybe call it "Media" or "Image" or something? Then the "Topic" section would simply have the link to the LST and the short description of the topic from the LST. This would be much cleaner and streamlined.

I like to have my Theology Guide open with the Topic section already open instead of collapsed because I like to be able to see the blurb about the topic (e.g. Baptism) right away. However, I don't find the graphic to be useful, it just seems like filler. Most importantly, it takes up too much space within the guide screen, so I would rather have it in its own section and collapsed. It may be nice to have the graphic within the LST article itself but I don't find it useful to have it open and displayed in the guide. You can't even really see the text within the graphic that well anyway when it displays in the guide, since it's kind of small.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 3 2019 3:01 PM

My 2 cents: You are asking that the result of expanding a book title be different in one specific situation than for all other books and all other situations? This would make it hellacious to document or teach how to use Logos. I understand your motive which is well supported. Perhaps, something like the ability to hide (compact) the diagram would meet your need?

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 3 2019 3:13 PM

MJ. Smith:

My 2 cents: You are asking that the result of expanding a book title be different in one specific situation than for all other books and all other situations? This would make it hellacious to document or teach how to use Logos. I understand your motive which is well supported. Perhaps, something like the ability to hide (compact) the diagram would meet your need?

That's actually not true. It seems that the LST is the resource that's being treated differently. Normally, when other resources that show up in the Factbook, in guides, and in searches, the media for that resource is treated in a separate category. All media in Logos resources are tagged as such so that the media can be search independently. All of the guides and the Factbook have Media sections, why can't the Theology Guide?

All they would have to do is start the Topic section with just text without pulling in the image, and then pull in the image in the Media section. I'm not sure why that would be so "hellacious." The Theology guide seems to only be pulling from that one resource (the LST) in the Topic section. Just pull in the text and leave out the image.

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