New Feature: Personal Book Upload

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2015 3:54 PM

What I would really like to know if it is likely we can get our personal books on our mobile devices before Logos 7 comes out???

-dan

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Michael Bentley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 12:52 PM

Seriously - there is no way to sync up my personal books to my Logos iOS app?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 1:50 PM

Hi Michael - and welcome to the forums

Michael Bentley:

Seriously - there is no way to sync up my personal books to my Logos iOS app?

That is currently the case - personal books are not supported on the mobile platforms.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 2:41 PM

Michael Bentley:
Seriously - there is no way to sync up my personal books to my Logos iOS app?

The mobile apps will need an update to recognize personal books. I have no idea when that update might happen.

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Robert Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2015 3:55 PM

I was under the impression that the upload feature was added so that we could sync up with mobile devices such as my iPad.  I also thought that some people have had success by uninstalling Logos on their tablet then reinstalling it.  That didn't work for me and so I am continuing to search for answers.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2015 4:00 PM

Robert Davis:

I was under the impression that the upload feature was added so that we could sync up with mobile devices such as my iPad.  I also thought that some people have had success by uninstalling Logos on their tablet then reinstalling it.  That didn't work for me and so I am continuing to search for answers.

It is hoped that Personal Book sync will be added to the iPad/iPhone apps at some point in the future, but that's not certain.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2015 5:32 PM

Robert Davis:
I was under the impression that the upload feature was added so that we could sync up with mobile devices such as my iPad.

Sorry, that isnt the case. Syncing is a prerequisite to mobile access, but not the purpose. Syncing is currently for access between desktop installations.

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Chris K | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 22 2015 7:00 PM

After our training I was very excited about this feature as I was hoping to scan and import a lot of my personal library into this software - but I, too, worry about the 20MB cap, as I have a lot of books that I am guessing (once I get scanned in, would be over that.  I also have some I was hoping to have high quality scans done as I really wanted to make sure the images were captured well (which would mean a hefty file size).  I have to agree with the "cheapness" of storage these days, a 20MB cap seems pretty small given the price of the software itself - as good as it is.  Perhaps, as one suggested, a way of integrated "local storage" for those files so they aren't uploaded to your servers - even if it means downloading them on each computer and using your servers as a "temporary storage" and have them delete from there once they download/sync.

I also have a few other questions:

Is there a way to import OCR optimized PDF's instead of Word Documents?

Can we add categories  I have a bunch of scanned articles I would like to add, but that isn't a category listed.

Somewhat separate question, is there a way to suggest books for you to add/develop as actual resources to purchase?

Many thanks!

Chris

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2015 1:26 AM

Chris Knabenshue:
Can we add categories  I have a bunch of scanned articles I would like to add, but that isn't a category listed.

The Type field is restricted and you should use Monograph (or Magazine/Journal); if this is what you meant by "category".

However, under Add Field choose Subject Heading as below:-

After Building the book you can filter your Library for "Testing" with subject:testing (or subject:"Scanned Articles")

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2015 1:33 AM

Chris Knabenshue:
Is there a way to import OCR optimized PDF's instead of Word Documents?

No. The content has to be in a docx file.

Chris Knabenshue:
Somewhat separate question, is there a way to suggest books for you to add/develop as actual resources to purchase?

Send an email to suggest@logos.com

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bob nyberg | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2015 11:07 AM

I am running Logos on 2 computers. Both are Windows PCs (Win7 and Win10). I built a personal book on 1 computer, but it is too large to upload. Do I have to rebuild that same book on my second computer? Or can I just copy a Personal Book Logos file (not the original docx file) to a flash drive and transfer it to my second computer? If so, where would I find that file on my PC?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2015 11:39 AM

Welcome Bob! Smile

bob nyberg:

I am running Logos on 2 computers. Both are Windows PCs (Win7 and Win10). I built a personal book on 1 computer, but it is too large to upload. Do I have to rebuild that same book on my second computer? Or can I just copy a Personal Book Logos file (not the original docx file) to a flash drive and transfer it to my second computer? If so, where would I find that file on my PC?

See this post: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/42036/313207.aspx#313207 

If you have additional questions, please create a new thread. 

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2015 1:30 PM

alabama24:

Welcome Bob! Smile

bob nyberg:

I am running Logos on 2 computers. Both are Windows PCs (Win7 and Win10). I built a personal book on 1 computer, but it is too large to upload. Do I have to rebuild that same book on my second computer? Or can I just copy a Personal Book Logos file (not the original docx file) to a flash drive and transfer it to my second computer? If so, where would I find that file on my PC?

See this post: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/42036/313207.aspx#313207 

If you have additional questions, please create a new thread. 

Alabama24 is always helpful [thanks]  but there is one advantage of moving the docx file to the other machine and rebuilding the PBB there.  You then KNOW that you have a working backup of the docx file as you have used that backup to create the PBB on the second machine.  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2015 2:11 PM

David Ames:
there is one advantage of moving the docx file to the other machine and rebuilding the PBB there.  You then KNOW that you have a working backup of the docx file as you have used that backup to create the PBB on the second machine.

Absolutely. The link below shows what I do:

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/37105/278263.aspx 

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2015 3:58 PM

YOu can also, if you have network access to the resource folder of the original computer that built the PB, do a SCAN of the Resources folder on that computer - this approach does not give the feature of a source backup of your personal book file, but if you are making changes to multiple PBs and lose track of what needs to be updated on another computer, it will catch any compiled files that are later. If you don't have network access, you can just copy your Resources folder to a thumb/USB drive and SCAN it from your Logos/Verbum app.

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Andrew | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2015 7:30 PM

Jonathan J Watson:

Personal Book Sync allows you to automatically download compiled personal books on other desktop installations.

If personal books can now be uploaded to the Logos servers, is it now also possible to share them with a Faithlife group?  It is my understanding that various other types of documents can be shared (see https://documents.logos.com/), but I don't see my personal books that have been uploaded.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 18 2015 3:04 AM

Andrew:

Jonathan J Watson:

Personal Book Sync allows you to automatically download compiled personal books on other desktop installations.

If personal books can now be uploaded to the Logos servers, is it now also possible to share them with a Faithlife group?  It is my understanding that various other types of documents can be shared (see https://documents.logos.com/), but I don't see my personal books that have been uploaded.

No unfortunately not (or: not yet). compiled PBs are no Logos documents, but resources and thus don't show on documents.logos.com and can't be shared among users.

Running Logos 8 latest beta version on Win 10

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2016 1:44 AM

Thanks, Faithlife, for this helpful enhancement, quite useful indeed.

As far as I can tell, the logos help file has not been updated with matching instructions yet. I know uploading is not complicated, but it would be good for those who have not read this thread and wonder what upload does to have explanation in the PBB section of the help file. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2016 6:52 AM

Francis:
Thanks, Faithlife, for this helpful enhancement, quite useful indeed.

Are you thanking them for something more than a year old, or for something new? 

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2016 7:02 AM

Something old. Better late than never. The same goes for updating the help file.

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