Collapse All and Expand All Menus

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Jonathan Romig | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 11 2012 7:57 PM

For all the books you can click on the left side to get the table of contents. Each section has a collapse and expand triangle, which is great, but I find that after I expand one or two sections it can get a bit crazy. Unfortunately, I don't see any way to collapse all of them besides going back and clicking each individual triangle next to the heading and subheading. Is there any possibility of getting a collapse all or expand all feature? I know many database programs (like Lotus) have these features. It would allow for a quick reset, especially in things like BDAG where you're searching through the alphabet and want to expand one letter and subletter before collapsing them all so you can just see the alphabet. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 11 2012 8:18 PM

Yes Yes! Excellent suggestion.

This is a nicety Logos did put in for Search Results when grouped by Title. You can right-click to bring up a menu that has the option to Expand or Collapse and Expand All or Collapse All:

The Cited By tool also has this feature, but the menu looks slightly different (instead of grayed items they are simply not shown at all):

The user might expect that this would work in other places in the software that have expanding/collapsing triangles. TOC pane is #1 of these. I would also like to see it in the Passage/Exegetical Guides, which do have Expand/Collapse on the right-click menu, but not Expand All / Collapse All:

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Jonathan Romig | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 11 2012 8:33 PM

Hi Rosie, 

Although Logos has done a great job with an expandable and collapsable menu here, this is not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about it within an individual book's table of contents. There is no right click here or any option to expand or collapse. I would like to be able to expand and collapse the side panel to any book. See the photo.

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 11 2012 8:47 PM

Jonathan Romig:
Although Logos has done a great job with an expandable and collapsable menu here, this is not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about it within an individual book's table of contents.

Jonathan, that is precisely what I was agreeing with you about with my thumbs up gesture. In the rest of my post I was merely showing other areas in the product where they did it well (or almost well), which makes people expect that it would work in the TOC panel as well, but as you point out it doesn't currently.

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Jonathan Romig | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 12 2012 2:51 PM

Ahh! So we're on the same page. Thanks Rosie! I agree too! :) Logos, any news of this update?

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 15 2012 10:11 AM

I've been meaning to bring this up, so YesYesYes.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 15 2012 11:55 AM

Totally agree! I have suggested this previously with a snapshot of how it functions in another software namely WordSearch. It would be a welcome addition.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 15 2012 2:19 PM

Jonathan Romig:

Ahh! So we're on the same page. Thanks Rosie! I agree too! :) Logos, any news of this update?

They don't act that quickly on user suggestions, I'm afraid. And they never respond here on the Suggestions forum to tell us they've taken our suggestion to heart and will ponder it for a future release. We just have t hope and wait...

EDIT: Or we have the option of adding the suggestion to the Logos forum on UserVoice (http://logos.uservoice.com) and getting other users to vote for it. When there's enough interest in a new feature there, and Logos does decide to implement it, they will add a note that it is "Planned" or "Started". But that's usually only for major new features, not small enhancements like this. These they just sometimes will slip in when they feel like it with no pre-announcement.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 22 2012 12:48 PM

Favorites would also benefit from menu choices like this, as well as some bug fixes in this area (see c-e).

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Jonathan Romig | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 13 2012 7:54 PM

Bump

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Alex Larkin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 20 2016 9:47 AM

Thank you Rosie. 

I found this on the site that you linked to, and gave it a vote: 

http://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/4872943-create-a-collapse-all-feature-within-the-table-o

Others can also give it votes to help it be seen by the Logos developers. 

Thank you. 

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