Updated Feature: Reading Plans

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Kaleb Cuevas | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 27 2014 2:15 AM

What is it?

Logos 6’s updated Reading Plans feature now allows you to create fully customizable plans—use them for personal reading, a Bible study group, class, and more!

  • You can add readings from multiple resources in a single session. Plans with multiple resources will require Logos 6 or newer.
  • You can drag and drop selections to a reading session.
  • You can drag and drop panels to a reading session.
  • You can add sessions based upon current position and selection in opened resources.
  • You can add sessions for specific references.
  • You can add readings from a Passage List or another Reading Plan.

How does it work? 

Logos 6 offers a lot more customization for reading plans as well as several new predefined reading plans including Robert Murray M'Cheyne's popular reading plan.

Learn more about Reading Plans, or start a new one in Logos 6.

How do I get it? 

New Search features are available in all Crossgrades and all Base Package levels

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Mesharet | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 31 2014 10:40 AM

I doesn't work with Verbum on IOS

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:17 AM

HI Fr. Rafal - and welcome to the forums

Fr. Rafal Kandora:

I doesn't work with Verbum on IOS

These new features are for the desktop platform (Logos / Verbum 6) and are not available on the mobile platforms at the moment (and we don't know which of them will be or when this will happen)

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Dan | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 31 2014 2:59 PM

Is there a shorthand syntax for multi-source reading plans (e.g. comma delimited)?

There is a popular Read the Bible and Catechism in One Year plan, but it looks like I will have to enter all 365 sessions using the user interface. Is this correct?

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Dan:

Is there a shorthand syntax for multi-source reading plans (e.g. comma delimited)?

There is a popular Read the Bible and Catechism in One Year plan, but it looks like I will have to enter all 365 sessions using the user interface. Is this correct?

At this time there isn't a way to do it directly. But... there may be a indirect method that will speed things up.

For custom reading plans, you can add readings from a Passage List (creating one reading per day for each item in the list). Passage Lists can add references from a text file.

So, if you can get the references to a text file, then you can do something like the following:

  1. Create a text file containing all of the references in the first column
  2. Create a passage list and add the references from the text file.
  3. Add the passage list to the reading plan.
  4. Repeat these steps for each of the other Bible columns

After you are finished, you can delete all the passage lists.

Unfortunately, This won't work for the Catechism column. I can't think of an easy way to handle that, so you have to use the interface. I recommend adding all of these readings first, since the Add from Passage List will merge with the readings you have already created, but manual adding of readings will tend to keep adjusting the date to the first date without a reading.

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 31 2014 10:29 PM

So is it finally possible to create a Bible reading plan that amounts to "read a chapter a day" instead of Logos arbitrarily dividing the total reading to make the amount of reading per day approximately equal?  (Please??)

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Jonathan J Watson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 31 2014 10:46 PM

Yes! I was really looking forward to this feature. You now have an option to read by "Default," "Chapter," or "Pericope." I've attached screenshots that show the difference.

For this example, I've chosen Proverbs, since its 31 chapters won't quite go perfectly into 30 days of November. 

 

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Anthony H | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 31 2014 10:52 PM

There is far to much of a need to click in several levels to make some of the simpler modification that were available in L5. There needs to be a way, if there isn't already, to turn on and off the visibility of individual reading plans if there is more than one. 

see post

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/93618.aspx

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 10:25 AM

Jonathan J Watson:
Yes! I was really looking forward to this feature. You now have an option to read by "Default," "Chapter," or "Pericope." I've attached screenshots that show the difference.

Great news, thanks!

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Timothy Jang | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 11:39 AM

Is there any way to set an individual reading plan of books from my library by page numbers? 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 12:25 PM

Ron:

So is it finally possible to create a Bible reading plan that amounts to "read a chapter a day" instead of Logos arbitrarily dividing the total reading to make the amount of reading per day approximately equal?  (Please??)

Jonathan J Watson:
Yes! I was really looking forward to this feature. You now have an option to read by "Default," "Chapter," or "Pericope."

Thanks again, this is great! It's a small feature but it's so much better to not get angry everyday that Logos breaks the reading midsentence just because some printer ran out of space on the paper. 

Running Logos 8 latest beta version on Win 10

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Willie Morris | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 1:42 PM

How do I go about adding a custom reading plan based on the Septuagint Psalms (Lexham)? I'd like to create a reading plan based on the Kathismata of the Orthodox Church and have it broken into Stasis. 

I tried to create a Passage List, and broke it into 59 parts (e.g., Ps 1-3, 4-6, ... 118:1-72, 118:73-131, etc), and then I added that Passage List to a Custom Reading Plan. Now, when I open it up from the home page, the passages are opened in my default Bible instead of the Lexham Septuagint. 

Any thoughts on how I can get this to open in the Septuagint and/or make adding a custom reading plan easier?

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 2 2014 4:36 AM

Hojune:

Is there any way to set an individual reading plan of books from my library by page numbers? 

Or by chapter for a non-Bible book?

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David Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 2 2014 8:42 AM

I am having a terrible time with setting up a new reading plan in Logos 6 and getting it show up correctly in the Android app.  I just set one up for a book and it shows correctly in Logos 6.  All is good.  On the other hand, in the Android app, it shows the reading plan on the Home page but the first line of it says "null" (I set up a reading plan for Paul and the Faithfulness of God).  The next line of text below the "null" shows the name of the reading plan. 

Now, when I click the entry, it says "unable to navigate to requested resource".  Strike one.  If I open the book in the Android app, it's also not showing the "read" and "stop reading" markers where I should currently be.  If I open the book in Logos 6, I see them.

This is completely not working on the mobile side.  This was working great in Logos 5.

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Timothy Jang | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 5:22 AM

Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Thank you for the comment, Tim. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 6:11 AM

David Miller:
I am having a terrible time with setting up a new reading plan in Logos 6

What sort of reading plan?

  1. a predefined one
  2. an auto-generated plan
  3. a custom reading plan

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Hojune:

Is there any way to set an individual reading plan of books from my library by page numbers? 

Use the following steps to create a reading plan based on page numbers:

  1. Create a new Custom reading plan
  2. Open the book you want to read
  3. In the navigation box for the book, enter the page number range you want to read (such as: Page 3-16)
  4. In the reading plan, click the "Choose an open resource" menu and select the page number range from your resource
  5. Make sure the date for the reading session is correct
  6. Click the "Add session" button to add the session to the plan
  7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 until the plan is complete

I hope that helps!

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NB.Mick:

Thanks again, this is great! It's a small feature but it's so much better to not get angry everyday that Logos breaks the reading midsentence just because some printer ran out of space on the paper. 

You will find that Logos no longer generates reading plans based on page number. Books that used to generate page-number based plans will now generate plans based on the table of contents.

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Willie Morris:

How do I go about adding a custom reading plan based on the Septuagint Psalms (Lexham)? I'd like to create a reading plan based on the Kathismata of the Orthodox Church and have it broken into Stasis. 

I tried to create a Passage List, and broke it into 59 parts (e.g., Ps 1-3, 4-6, ... 118:1-72, 118:73-131, etc), and then I added that Passage List to a Custom Reading Plan. Now, when I open it up from the home page, the passages are opened in my default Bible instead of the Lexham Septuagint. 

Any thoughts on how I can get this to open in the Septuagint and/or make adding a custom reading plan easier?

If you don't want the plan to use your default resource, then I suggest using a method similar to the one I described above for creating a plan based on page numbers. When you select an item from the "Choose an open resource" menu, make sure to select the range that is followed by "LES". Those ranges will open in the specified resource rather than using your preferred resource.

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David Miller:

I am having a terrible time with setting up a new reading plan in Logos 6 and getting it show up correctly in the Android app.

At this time, the mobile apps do not support Custom reading plans. Are you creating a Custom or Generated reading plan?

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