General observations and questions on books that do not report page numbers.

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Randy Baker | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 20 2020 6:44 AM

I have been using Logos since 2014 now, and have never been too bothered by the resources that are missing page numbers.  However, I do find it an issue with a required text in a course I am currently taking.

Bird, Michael F. Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels. Crownhill, Milton Keynes: Authentic Media, 2012. Print.

I see that in the Logos Wiki you can add books to a list but it seems to be outdated, specific to Logos 4.

https://wiki.logos.com/Books_Missing_Pagination_and_Other_Indexes

I see evidence in some posts that "pagination milestones" have been overlooked or missed in some texts and that Logos will work to include the page numbers in a resource.  It would be nice to have a clear definitive statement from Logos regarding their commitment to remediate, or any limitations they may have on this issue.

While we can report typo's with a text, it would be nice to easily report this issue and have a definitive list that shows what books/resources have issues pending resolution, and books/resources with identified issues but no planned resolution for whatever reason.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2020 6:56 AM

I can't help you with the issue of "reporting," but I can give you an answer about this specific resource: It is NOT a "Logos Edition." It is a FLEB/Vyrso "eBook" title. These are "bare bones" resources without the "value added" features (including page numbers) of a Logos edition resource. For that reason, there is nothing to report in this case. 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2020 6:59 AM

this is "easy": 

Randy Baker:
Bird, Michael F. Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels. Crownhill, Milton Keynes: Authentic Media, 2012.

is an edition:eBook resource from the Faithlife eBook store (formerly known as Vyrso). Those typically come as type:monograph with no indexes at all, basically auto-converted from an electronic feed of publishers' resources in ePub format. They will also lack links to referenced works, even if those are in your Logos library.

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/product/165596/jesus-is-the-christ-the-messianic-testimony-of-the-gospels    

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2020 7:28 AM

Randy Baker:
I do find it an issue with a required text in a course I am currently taking.

I know this isn't a great option, but from time to time when I run across the need for a page number, I will copy a quote from the resource in Logos and use google books to supply the page number for me. 

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Randy Baker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2020 12:56 PM

Thank you for the pointer JT, I was unaware of that ability in Google Books.  I will have to play around with that idea in the event that I am told to read pages x through y and they are only a portion inside a chapter.

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Randy Baker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2020 1:02 PM

Thanks to you and JT, I have learned something new.  I guess that is how I was able to save $10 over the print edition.  I will need to be more careful when buying my text books through Logos.

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