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John Dorko | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Apr 10 2022 4:12 PM

In the Facebook group for Logos/ Faithlife tips and tricks, or whatever it is called, a question was asked by a member about which commentaries people use, anyway someone posted a screenshot of their prioritized resources, and they had the word Bibles above the Bible’s, Commentaries above the commentaries etc. A few of us asked how he did that but he never responded. Any ideas how to do that in the prioritize resources section?

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 10 2022 5:39 PM

You create a Word  file with nothing in it. Call it Blank or something. Use the Word file to create Personal Books using the blank file as the content. Call your new Personal Book ^^Bibles^^ or ==Commentaries== or <<Dictionaries>>. These blank books then can be prioritized and used as Section headers. You can reuse the same blank Word file over and over again.

Kludgy but worth the time to help stay organized.

-john

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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John Dorko | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 11 2022 3:19 PM

John Connell:

You create a Word  file with nothing in it. Call it Blank or something. Use the Word file to create Personal Books using the blank file as the content. Call your new Personal Book ^^Bibles^^ or ==Commentaries== or <<Dictionaries>>. These blank books then can be prioritized and used as Section headers. You can reuse the same blank Word file over and over again.

Kludgy but worth the time to help stay organized.

-john

Not working for me, I get build errors every single time that say build failed in Logos. I created 5 blank files in Word, named each in word =Bibles=, =Commentaries=, =Lexicons=, =Dictionaries=, and =Atlases=. I saved them to my hdd, then opened them in the personal book builder and gave each the same name, but when I clicked build, the build failed for each one. Am I doing something wrong?

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 11 2022 5:42 PM

Your Word file name probably shouldn’t have special characters. Just use Blank. You don’t need different Word files for each book, just different Book names when you build the book. You will never read this book or even open it so content doesn’t matter. I use the same empty file for all my section divider Personal books.

john

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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John Dorko | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 11 2022 6:03 PM


John Connell:

Your Word file name probably shouldn’t have special characters. Just use Blank. You don’t need different Word files for each book, just different Book names when you build the book. You will never read this book or even open it so content doesn’t matter. I use the same empty file for all my section divider Personal books.

john

So don’t even name he word file, or name it Blank.docx?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 11 2022 6:59 PM

John Dorko:
So don’t even name he word file, or name it Blank.docx?

You can’t have a file without a name. You can have a file without any content. You can name the word document anything you want, but it doesn’t need any content… it can be blank. Name it whatever suits your fancy. 

In LOGOS, using the “personal book builder“ tool, you can use the same word document you just created. You have to have at least one .docx file to build a personal book. You can use it over and over. It is the “book” you are creating in the PBB tool which will have the unique name as was described above. 

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John Dorko | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 6:05 AM

JT (alabama24):

John Dorko:
So don’t even name he word file, or name it Blank.docx?

You can’t have a file without a name. You can have a file without any content. You can name the word document anything you want, but it doesn’t need any content… it can be blank. Name it whatever suits your fancy. 

In LOGOS, using the “personal book builder“ tool, you can use the same word document you just created. You have to have at least one .docx file to build a personal book. You can use it over and over. It is the “book” you are creating in the PBB tool which will have the unique name as was described above. 

I did that, yet the book build fails every time. 

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 6:40 AM

John,

I've been in Logos since well before Personal Books were a thing, so I used a different route (recommended at the time by someone on these forums). I picked a few actual resources that I never used and don't turn up in searches, and simply retitled them for my section headers. Screenshot gives away a few of the re-purposed resources.  These might help you get around the PB-build issue.

My thanks to the various MVPs. Without them Logos would have died early. They were the only real help available.

Faithlife Corp. owes the MVPs free resources for life.

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 8:26 AM

John, This looks to be frustrating for you. I am willing to work the issue with you off-line if you want to go further. Perhaps a Zoom session and I could screen share how I do it or you could screen share while I watch.

If you are interested I will figure how to make my email address know to you and hopefully avoid the spammers.

-john

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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1Cor10:31 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 8:58 AM

John Connell:

John, This looks to be frustrating for you. I am willing to work the issue with you off-line if you want to go further. Perhaps a Zoom session and I could screen share how I do it or you could screen share while I watch.

If you are interested I will figure how to make my email address know to you and hopefully avoid the spammers.

-john

John Connell: Wondering if you could do screen capture to do a video tutorial and post it here on the Forums? Then others could also benefit.

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 9:04 AM

That is a great idea. Let me work on that!

-john

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 11:02 AM

I have recreated your problem. Apparently the Blank file can't be totally blank. Put a couple of characters in it, save it and try again. I will upload a video to demonstrate.

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 12:07 PM

1Cor10:31:
John Connell: Wondering if you could do screen capture to do a video tutorial and post it here on the Forums? Then others could also benefit.

Here is my attempt to explain how to create a blank Personal Book that can be used to help organize Prioritized Resources.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13gr5-37a09eW8LUEExsKsLV23kajUFB7/view?usp=sharing

-john

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 12:31 PM

John Connell:

Here is my attempt to explain how to create a blank Personal Book that can be used to help organize Prioritized Resources.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13gr5-37a09eW8LUEExsKsLV23kajUFB7/view?usp=sharing

That's excellent, John! I've added it to the Logos wiki under Logos 9 Video Tutorials, Community Contributions:

https://wiki.logos.com/Logos_9_Video_Tutorials 

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 12:35 PM

Blush, blush. Rosie you are too kind. 

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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1Cor10:31 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 12:50 PM

John Connell:

John Connell: Wondering if you could do screen capture to do a video tutorial and post it here on the Forums? Then others could also benefit.

Here is my attempt to explain how to create a blank Personal Book that can be used to help organize Prioritized Resources.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13gr5-37a09eW8LUEExsKsLV23kajUFB7/view?usp=sharing

-john

Hi John,

I followed your steps and was able to get 'er done in no time. The video was Precise and Concise. I loved it. Thank you very much.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 2:32 PM

John Connell:

Blush, blush. Rosie you are too kind. 

We used to have lots of user-contributed tutorials videos in Logos 4 through Logos 8, but nobody has done any since then (at least none that have been added to the wiki), so yours is a welcome addition.

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 5:04 PM

I enjoyed making it. Kind of worked out the kinks. If you have some ideas I will make some videos. Make a list. . .

-john

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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John Dorko | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 6:13 PM

John Connell:

I have recreated your problem. Apparently the Blank file can't be totally blank. Put a couple of characters in it, save it and try again. I will upload a video to demonstrate.

That was it, thanks! The word document can't be blank, it has to have something in it, so I typed the word blank in it and it builds perfectly!

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John Dorko | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 12 2022 6:14 PM

Thanks everyone for the help, got it working properly now. May God bless all of you!

Would you folks classify dictionaries as dictionaries, or lexicons? Or classify Lexicons as lexicons, or dictionaries? 

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