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John Nes | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 25 2013 2:55 AM

i want to be able to read resources on my ipad but the problem is that when searching through the books that i have there are too many, is there a simpler, easier way to browse through books on the ipad and some i want to remove because i simply will never read them.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 3:13 AM

Hi John - and welcome to the forums

John Nes:
is there a simpler, easier way to browse through books on the ipad and some i want to remove because i simply will never read them.

If you have Logos 4 / 5 on Windows or Mac, there are some things you can do to make this easier.

One option is "hiding books" which you don't want to read - details of this are at http://wiki.logos.com/Hiding_Books. This will remove books from your library on both your desktop and iPad.

Alternatively you could tag resources in Logos 4 / 5 - details at http://wiki.logos.com/Tagging - with a tag which you could then use as a filter in the library on your iPad and you would then only see resources with that tag. So if, for example, you tagged resources with a tag "DisplayoniPad" and then put that tag into your iPad library filter you would only get displayed resources with that tag.

Hope this helps

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 4:25 AM

Hi John! Welcome to the forums. Smile

Using the library from within L5 is much more powerful than from within the mobile app… You can certainly add tags to your resources. There are some other things you can do as well:

  1. edition:e will show you only Vyrso resources.
  2. local: will show you only your downloaded resources.
  3. mytag:[your tag here] will filter the library for books with the specified tag

In addition to the syntax listed, you can use the various "sort by" filters. In my mind, "sort by recent" is the most helpful, unless I am trying to find a resource that I haven't used in a while.  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 4:28 AM

John Nes:
some i want to remove because i simply will never read them.

You don't need to list books here… Personally, I have removed the latin resources since I don't speak latin… but if you are talking about other books, I would caution about getting delete happy. One of the benefits of having a large library is serendipitously finding something in a book via a search… perhaps in a book you might have otherwise deleted. Wink

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 5:26 AM

Hi Alabama

Being picky....Smile

alabama24:
local: will show you only your downloaded resources.

as per http://community.logos.com/forums/t/66744.aspx this doesn't work in the shipping release

 “location:device” does

Graham

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 5:54 AM

Just wondering if there is a way to use the desktop/laptop to see all the books installed on the mobile device. By scrolling down the list, he could then uncheck individually or by group and have them removed from the mobile device.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 5:58 AM

Additionally, you can sort the library by a series on the desktop/laptop and then select a series and uncheck the mobile device. Be sure that you are select the "I" next to the word "view" in the library to sort this way.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 6:00 AM

Graham - My understanding is that you cant use local:"in a boolean expression." doesnt that mean adding "and" or "or"? I think you should be able to filter with that syntax... I could be wrong. I have been before. Stick out tongue

EDIT: By "filter," I simply mean "see all your local books only." I dont mean performing any other search with that syntax. I often get confused about the "current release." I know that local: has been working for a while for me, if imperfect.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 6:06 AM

Lynden Williams:
Just wondering if there is a way to use the desktop/laptop to see all the books installed on the mobile device. By scrolling down the list, he could then uncheck individually or by group and have them removed from the mobile device.

Hi Lynden

This would affect whether resources are physically downloaded to the device not whether they are displayed in the iPad app itself - which I think is what John was looking for.

Graham 

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 6:08 AM

Thanks for the clarification Graham. Is there a way to use the desktop to see all of the files downloaded to the mobile device? I am using a droid tablet.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 25 2013 6:08 AM

Hi Alabama

alabama24:
Graham - My understanding is that you cant use local:"in a boolean expression." doesnt that mean adding "and" or "or"? I think you should be able to filter with that syntax... I could be wrong. I have been before. Stick out tongue

You're not wrong - my mistakeEmbarrassed

I hadn't realised that the "local:" syntax had arrived on the iPad. This is good news.

Apologies for any confusion.

Graham 

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Phil Pringle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 4:15 PM

Hi Graham. I want to reduce the number of open pages on my ipad when studying. If I do a search, then open a commentary, then cross references, I end up with so many open pages it is difficult to swipe from one to the next. it seems previous pages remain as well, so there's up to 30 pages open unless I close the app down and start again. Ideas please? Ta Phil Pringle

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 4:34 PM

Hi Phil

Phil Pringle:
I want to reduce the number of open pages on my ipad when studying. If I do a search, then open a commentary, then cross references, I end up with so many open pages it is difficult to swipe from one to the next. it seems previous pages remain as well, so there's up to 30 pages open unless I close the app down and start again. Ideas please?

If you tap the tabs icon (bottom centre of the screen) you will see all the tabs and you can scroll between them. At the top left of each tab is a small "x". Tap that to close the tab.

Also at the bottom left of that screen, there is a layouts button.

If you tap that you can save layouts and then easily go back to them later. So if you set up a specific set of tabs for study (Search, Commentary, Bible for example) you can easily go back to just that set of tabs.

Hope this helps, Graham

PS: You are responding to an old thread in an old forum. Best to post mobile app related questions in https://community.logos.com/forums/156.aspx 

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Phil Pringle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 11:37 PM

Perfect. Thank you. Got it.  Phil P

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