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Charles Byrd | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 4 2021 4:37 AM

There are several functions that are working differently this morning.  First, the reading plan only displayed the text for reading, i.e., I couldn't scroll up or down from the text.  It was a completely different format.  Second, when searching in a commentary, the search window shrinks (not sure how to explain it any better).  Were there changes?  

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Charles Byrd | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 4:57 AM

I use this on an iPad, if that matters.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 5:10 AM

Charles Byrd:
First, the reading plan only displayed the text for reading, i.e., I couldn't scroll up or down from the text.  It was a completely different format

This is how the reading plan feature works on Logos 9 mobile app.

If you have it set up to read a chapter at at time its not that big of a deal, but if set to read over a number of sessions and it stops in mid paragraph it can be annoying.  But after you click the finish button you have the option to continue reading.

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Charles Byrd | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 5:19 AM

Thanks Kenneth, I appreciate the response.  This is hugely problematic.  I not only use the reading plans for the Bible, but other sources as well.  Is there anyway to encourage LOGOS to re-offer the feature?  This seems a massive step back in making LOGOS books readable. It seems a remarkable oversight in not recognizing that a person reading the Bible wouldn’t want to scroll the immediate context.   

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 5:43 AM

As mentioned in the other thread you posted on this topic - https://community.logos.com/forums/p/198638/1151444.aspx#1151444 - you can gain access to the whole book bu using the Change Resource option

I don't understand why it was decided to limit the reading plan view to "chunks" but I personally don't see it as a significant issue.

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Charles Byrd | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 5:51 AM

Hi Graham, The “Change Resource” does not open the resource on an iPad.  So it is a big deal (to me) that I can’t scroll back or forward to consider the context.  I also use it for reading other sources.  Sometimes those get broken in mid-paragraph.  I just don’t find this change helpful.    

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 5:57 AM

Charles Byrd:
The “Change Resource” does not open the resource on an iPad.

I did get it to open on my iPad so went back to check

If I start a segment from a reading plan and select the Change Resource option it works, if I then try and do it again nothing happens!

Do you anything similar or are you not able to access the resource at all?

I consider this "first time only ability" to change resource to be a bug!

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Charles Byrd | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 6:20 AM

Yes, I tried to open the resource that way and it doesn’t let me.  I just spoke with CS and they said this is a change to the mobile app.  I am perplexed that they wouldn‘’t think it a problem to make it more difficult to scan the context while reading the Bible.  

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 6:28 AM

Charles Byrd:
make it more difficult to scan the context while reading the Bible.  

I think the idea is that when using a reading plan one is focusing on a specific section.

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Charles Byrd | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2021 6:40 AM

That may be.  But it would seem that Bible study software would make the context more easily accessible, not more difficult.  Especially since this is a change.  I remember discussions a couple years ago when the folks at LOGOS sais they wanted to offer a reader‘s experience equal to or better than say a Kindle app.  This sure feels like a step backward.  

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