Aligned Hits in Context in Logos4?

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Robert Drouhard | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 9 2012 10:41 AM

Libronix 3 had a feature called "aligned hits in context" which would show all occurrences of a search. In Logos 4 I cannot locate this feature. Searches only show a single occurrence in each "article," and I can't figure out how it decides which hit to display (it isn't the first one as far as I can tell). Unfortunately I realized this after about 50 hours of work on heresies in the Church Fathers. I didn't notice it wasn't showing me every occurrence, and I now have to go back through all my previous work to make sure I didn't miss anything.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2012 10:52 AM

Robert, the Aligned feature only exists for Bible Searches in Logos 4. You will find it on the upper right of the Search Results:

But I see now that Libronix had this feature for Basic Searches too (I hadn't been aware of it before). It seems to be an oversight that this feature wasn't ported into Logos 4.

You can request that they bring it back by posting in the Suggestions forum, or adding an entry on the Logos UserVoice forum so that people can vote for it. They tend not to reimplement features that had very few users who used them, because of the cost of development. It might be that in their analysis of this feature they realized it was hardly ever used and that's why they didn't develop it under the new architecture. But you might not be the first who has noticed the lack and missed it, so it can't hurt to ask.

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Robert Drouhard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2012 11:05 AM

If it was an oversight, it's a pretty serious one. For now I guess I'll have to go back to Libronix 3. I'll definitely suggest that aligned hits in context be included in Logos 4. 

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2012 11:08 AM

An option would be to use the Next Search Result feature

You have to enable the locator bar to use it. You can quickly page through the search hits and see the context. Perhaps not as fast as the aligned hits in context would be but you could see the context of everything.

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Robert Drouhard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2012 12:58 PM

Awesome Kevin! That will help in the meantime.

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Dr. Marty Folsom | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 30 2012 3:01 PM

 II totally agree that it is a huge oversight. it was a favorite feature in Logos 3!

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 30 2012 5:16 PM

Hmmm ..... my lips are sealed.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 30 2012 5:39 PM

Dr. Marty Folsom:

 II totally agree that it is a huge oversight. it was a favorite feature in Logos 3!

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Thread => What is more useful in Libronix 3.0g ? (especially compared to Logos 4.5a) has a reply by Bob Pritchett (CEO) on 6 Mar 2012 => http://community.logos.com/forums/p/46104/346381.aspx#346381 that includes:

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Rosie Perera:

  • Aligned hits in context for Basic Search results (see here and here)

This is just something we dropped. I don't know that it's too hard to add back, but it has a remarkable 1 vote on UserVoice, which is why it hasn't been a big priority. With the move to WPF instead of HTML for reports / search results, we have to hand-code each results view. Each is more expensive to implement, and we (correctly) thought there wasn't high demand for that particular view.

Logos User Voice suggestion => Re-integrate "aligned hits in context" feature from Libronix 3 for all searches in Logos 4. currently has 1 vote (every Logos user as 10 votes, which has a maximum of 3 for one item).

Noticed => faceted Search Results has 8 votes.

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