How to change/add sources to "Information" tab?

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 16 2020 1:24 AM

Good day fellow scholars.

How do I change/add sources displaying in the Information tab when I double click on a word? Since English is my second language, I would also like the Concise Oxford Dictionary when I am tapping on an English word and my Afrikaans dictionary when clicking on an Afrikaans word. I hop this is possible. 🤞

At the moment is shows the "Index to the Pulpit commentary". I know I most probably did something to do that. Angel

I hope you understand what I mean.

Thanks for your help.

Deon

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 16 2020 1:48 AM

Deon Holtzhausen:
How do I change/add sources displaying in the Information tab when I double click on a word

Do you mean in the Definition section of that panel?

If so, hover your cursor to the top right of that section, click the Settings button that will appear and change the setting for "Surface Text". You can either use prioritization or specify a specific resource

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 16 2020 2:53 AM

Hi Graham.

At this stage you are like my "Logos-go-to-person". Big Smile

Thank you very much for your time and effort in helping.

Yes, this is exactly what I mean. I managed to find the settings. I have just noticed now that every time I click on a different word, a different source is displayed.

Example: I currently work from the commentary "Luke for everyone". Here's a piece of text from the exact commentary:

"A vivid phrase from a schoolboy poem, written by a classmate of mine over thirty years ago, remains with me to this day. He described a park-keeper whose job was to pick up litter on a spiked pole."

Depending on the word I click on, a different source's information is displayed under "Definition". Is there something I need to learn from this? Is this how it's suppose to work? when I click on one word, is displays a Bible lexicon, another word, an Index to the Pulpit commentary, and so on.

Thanks again. I don't want to change something if Logos on the other side, wants to tell me that there is "different horses for different courses".

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 16 2020 4:02 AM

Deon Holtzhausen:
Depending on the word I click on, a different source's information is displayed under "Definition". Is there something I need to learn from this? Is this how it's suppose to work? when I click on one word, is displays a Bible lexicon, another word, an Index to the Pulpit commentary, and so on.

It depends!

If you have set it to use a specific resource that should be used.

If you have set it to use the highest prioritised it will use your highest prioritised resource that has a matching entry.

For that particular text I am surprised you are getting Bible lexicons shown.

Are you able to post a screenshot showing the settings menu? That would help determine what is going on.

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 17 2020 3:00 AM

Graham, please find attached. Please let me know if this is the screenshot you need. I cannot remember prioritizing this list neither any of the settings in the Info.

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 17 2020 3:19 AM

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 17 2020 3:55 AM

Thanks Deon

That shows that your definition should be coming from your highest prioritised resource that has a matching definition for the word you are clicking. You can see the prioritization you have set from within the Library panel - see https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019683652-Prioritize-Resources for guidelines on prioritisation.

Can you post a screenshot showing the top of your prioritised list?

And if you haven’t set any, it will be using default Logos prioritisation

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 17 2020 8:00 AM

Hi Graham.

Attached my prioritised list.

Any tips on a good layout? Bibles, Commentaries, Lexicons ...? An how many under each type?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 17 2020 8:17 AM

Hi Deon

Deon Holtzhausen:
Attached my prioritised list.

Thanks - that is very helpful.

From what you have shown you don't have any dictionaries or lexicons prioritised - or at least if you do they are lower down the list. That means that all the resources above them will be preferred resources for definitions.

This explains why, for example the Pulpit Commentary Index, shows when clicking on some words - it is prioritised in your list.

I suggest introducing two further groups of prioritisations - below your Bibles but above your commentaries.

One original language lexicons and the other current language dictionaries (both English and Afrikaans).

The order in which you put these sections will determine which gets checked first.

That should give you more of the results you are looking for.

Deon Holtzhausen:
An how many under each type?

That's best something to experiment with - I will admit that mine just built up over time and I probably need to go back and look at it some time!

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 18 2020 4:12 AM

Hi Graham.

Thank you so much for helping me, again. You are an excellent teacher.

I'm busy trying to make sense from my library. I did this for lexicons; type:lexicon lang:hebr which resulted in one lexicon, namely "Abridged: DBD". What I don't understand is that: type:lexicon lang:greek did not result in anything. I am sure I should have at least one. With type:lexicon 26 is listed. I have many greek/english and then I don't know which ones are better than the others. Is there a way to have Logos or something can rank my Lexicons from best to not bad in my library?

But, as you mentioned ... a work in progress.

Thanks again. Deon

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 18 2020 5:26 AM

Deon Holtzhausen:
I did this for lexicons; type:lexicon lang:hebr which resulted in one lexicon, namely "Abridged: DBD". What I don't understand is that: type:lexicon lang:greek did not result in anything.

The lang: filter is about the language the resource is written in, not what it focuses on

Try "type:lexicon title:greek"

Deon Holtzhausen:
Is there a way to have Logos or something can rank my Lexicons from best to not bad in my library?

Not really - because they are preferred by different people / for different purposes. See https://community.logos.com/forums/t/116758.aspx for an example of this!

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 18 2020 11:27 AM

Thank you so much, Graham.

You have indeed helped me a lot. I am going to redo the complete list of prioritised books.

Speak soon.

Deon

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