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Esther Jones | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 24 2009 9:39 AM

I am not sure about the use of the circled items in the graphic below.  Could someone explain them to me?  Please give examples of how they might be used.

Thanks!

Esther

 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2009 9:53 AM

The link set allows you to link resources so they scroll together. So if I have a Bible link set A, and a commentary link set A, then the commentary will move when I move in the Bible and vice-versa. So, I might have Bibles and Commentaries to Link set A, and perhaps a few bible dictionaries all at linkset B.

Send hyperlinks here is very useful: In a bible, it means that when I click on a bible reference it will look up the result in that resource, rather than opening a new resource. Ditto for searches.

Copy Location allows you to create a link to the current point in your resource to share with others. It copies the link to the clipboard. There are different options depending on where you're going to use the link. URL is best, and can be used in a forum post, for example (after copying to the clipboard in Logos, click on the link icon when you're creating the post and paste in the link).

There's some examples of how you might use link sets and send hyperlinks here in my first video on how I prepare a sermon, though it's a little rushed.

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Esther Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2009 10:09 AM

Ok, let's see if I understand.

I see that there is a little orange "A" on my ESV and also on my MacArthur Study Bible (which I have in my commentaries).  On the menu, the A is orange.  When I scroll in the ESV, the Study Bible follows.  Which is great, I like that. 

But I have NO idea how it got to be that way, lol!  How did "linkset A" get created?  How might I create another?

For "send hyperlinks here"; when I set this, is it set for all time, or only for the moment and the current study?  When you say "ditto for searches", do you mean that when I click on a biblical reference in an already completed search, it will take me to the reference in that bible instead of opening another bible?  Or did you mean something else?

RE:Copy Location...if I am writing a blog post, then, and want others to be able to read the bit that I'm talking about, without copy/pasting, I can use this to create a link to it to insert in my blog post?  If so, is that because the resources are on my machine but also hosted somewhere public?

Thanks for all the help!

Esther

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2009 10:20 AM

EstherJones:
Could someone explain them to me? 

Esther your question alerts me to the fact that many of us take simple things in Logos for granted. I checked the Logos Training video list and did not find a video on linking resources, which is so fundamental to how Logos works. You need to understand this and any new user needs to do the same.

Information is in the Help file:

A video describing all of this and doing as you asked, giving example, would be a good addition to the training videos.

BTW: the videos are here and well worth the time to view if you haven't done so: http://www.logos.com/videos

 

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2009 10:30 AM

EstherJones:
But I have NO idea how it got to be that way, lol!  How did "linkset A" get created?  How might I create another?

If you started on the Home Page and typed a passage in the 'enter passage or topic' field and hit Enter it probably opened to this set-up with those two linked.

To remove a link set open every resource linked by the same letter and on the menu you have pictured above, select 'none'.

To create a new link set, go to the same panel and choose the link set letter you want to assign and click on that. open another resource you want to have linked to that resource and do the same. For example, open a number of commentaries and set them all to Link A and open a number of Bibles and set them all to Link A. Now each Bible and each of the commentaries will scroll together.

EstherJones:
For "send hyperlinks here"; when I set this, is it set for all time, or only for the moment and the current study?  When you say "ditto for searches", do you mean that when I click on a biblical reference in an already completed search, it will take me to the reference in that bible instead of opening another bible?  Or did you mean something else?

It is set until you change it or close the resource. Yes for the search question.

RE:Copy Location...if I am writing a blog post, then, and want others to be able to read the bit that I'm talking about, without copy/pasting, I can use this to create a link to it to insert in my blog post?  If so, is that because the resources are on my machine but also hosted somewhere public?

This works only on your machine and for others who have Logos Bible software. You'd still have to copy and paste for a Blog.

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Esther Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2009 10:30 AM

Thanks very much, Mark Smith...

And I appreciate you seeing what I believe to be true: some of these features are taken for granted.  I loved my L3, but I knew I had not even begun to scratch the surface of it's ability.  Now it seems that with L4, it is assumed that if you know what you could do in L3, all you have to do is explain the difference between it and L4.  But there will be new users, and users like me who didn't ever get into the depths of L3.

I have viewed almost all videos.  Some were helpful, some showed how the tool works, but not how one might use it.  That would be a great improvement on the videos:  a "for example" once the workings of the tool or feature has been explained.

I would have looked the menu up in Help, but got out of the habit when the Help files were down for a few days before the release of 4.0a.  I will try to remember to check that first next time! 

Esther

 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2009 10:35 AM

John Fidel also has a video in which he explains how he uses link set.

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