Morris Proctor Seminars
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- Thank you for joining the MP Seminars Faithlife Group! By following this group you’ll be informed of webinars and offers from Logos’ only authorized trainer, Morris Proctor. We have a FREE thank you gift for joining: “Walking the Ancient Path” - a commentary on Jeremiah by Walter Kaiser. Once you've joined this group, it should automatically be added the next time you open Logos, or you can read it in the web app now: https://ref.ly/logosres/WLKNGNCNTCMJRMH Be sure to watch this video from Morris to get the most out of this resource: https://vimeo.com/610909493
- Question about Parallel Resource Sets: 1. In the default Parallel Resource Set for Bibles, Lexicons, Commentaries, and Dictionaries, after my preferred resources are listed, other resources are included in the list in a seemingly random selection of resources and a random sort order. What is the selection criteria and what is the sort order? 2. Can either the selected list or the sort order be changed?
- Thanks Kevin, I am assuming that you mean by "ranked in your library", that I have Prioritized my various resources. I have, and, for instance, I listed eight Bibles in the Prioritized Resources list. When a Bible tab is open to a verse, the Parallel resource list shows at the top the eight Bibles in the order that I have listed them. The help link you provided (thank you) said that the default list "displays all your Bible versions that contain" the verse in question - I haven't verified that, but I'll take their word for it, and that answers my question #1. I show a list of 87 Bibles. After my preferred eight comes a list of other English Bibles, then a German, followed by a French, then a whole bunch of Greek texts, a Syriac Peshitta, some Latin texts, a Hebrew NT, a few more English versions, some more Greek and Latin texts, etc. There is no apparent sort order. So, my remaining question (#2) is, how to get the remaining list into some logical sort order.
- Yes, the Parallel Resource Sets are those resources that share the same Milestone, or reference point. Which means they may change if you move to a different verse, etc. For example, some of the Greek texts may not appear if you're looking at the Old Testament. And yes, I did mean prioritized. And the rest of the resources that you don't specifically prioritize still get prioritized in some default fashion by Logos, often starting with the ones most recently used or added, by general popularity, etc. That is probably how they appear right now in your Parallel Resource Sets tab. But understand that just prioritizing your resources doesn't get them listed in the Parallel Resource Sets. You need to add those preferred resources to a Collection, then in the Collection click the Show in Parallel Resources box to add that Collection to the Parallel Resource Sets. Then when you click the Parallel Resource Set button, you'll be able to select that user-defined set instead of the default set.
- Thanks for the insight on the sort order. I'll keep track of my lists to see if I detect a pattern like you mentioned. There might have been an update to Logos where now your prioritized list is displayed at the top of the default Parallel set. As I mentioned in my description, my eight prioritized Bibles are listed first in order at the top of the default list. Likewise with my lexicons, dictionaries, etc. All this without having to set up a Collection to show them. That being the case, the use of Collections that you referenced can be used to form what Morris refers to as "Short Stack" sets, to limit the number of resources in the Parallel resource list to a specified and customized list. Unless the Logos Gurus have more detailed info on the sort order question, I think this is enough info on which to move ahead. Thanks.
- I wanted to take advantage of the sale that was going on late last year for MP Seminars but was already subscribed, so it wouldn't let me. My subscription expires this month. Is there any discount offer to resubscribe?
- I discovered an anomaly with Tag naming. A tag name with a colon ‘:’ such as "Lexicon:Greek" -- 1. will be found if selected under the “My Tags” Filter section 2. will NOT be found when entered using “tag:” or “mytag:” in the “Find” box of the Library or the “Start with” box of the Collections window. The extra colon seems to confuse the search. A dash ‘-‘ or an underline ‘_’ as a separator in tag names will be found.
- just put quotation marks around the full tag. If you search mytag:”Lexicon:Greek” you should be okay. or search mytag:Lexicon AND mytag Greek and you should get the same results.
- I had tested the quote marks configuration, and neither tag:"Test:Tag" nor mytag:"Test:Tag" works. I just now tested the "AND" version that you suggested by simply trying a search on the second half of my Test:Tag tag by specifying mytag:Tag - that produced no search results. Using tag:Tag also produced nothing. Specifying mytag:Test (the first half of the tag) did produce results, but it included a resource with a tag Testing:Tagging. It seems the additional ':' in the string causes search confusion so neither the whole string nor just the post-colon string is found. If a separator is wanted, is seems dashes and underlines are safe choices.
- I have colons in many of my tags and have no problem searching them. Let me try some tags like yours and see if I can discover anything.
- Questions about Parallel Resource Sets: [Edited to move original questions #1 and #2 to a separate thread.] 3. The following does not seem like correct behavior: - Double click on a word in my Bible - my preferred lexicon opens - right-arrow through a couple of lexicons - click another word in the Bible - a new lexicon tab opens with my preferred lexicon instead of in the same tab Is that an error? i.e., Rather than setting the existing lexicon tab back to the preferred lexicon, a new lexicon tab opens. To remain in the same lexicon tab, I have to set it back to the preferred lexicon each time.
- If you go to the icon with the numbers in a box, you see all open panels. You can then delete them, or swipe upwards.
- Thank You!!!
- Yes, setting "Send Hyperlinks Here" forces the tab back to my default lexicon after my navigating through some Parallel Resources in the tab. (I had thought Logos would detect that I was using Parallel Resources, and would reset to the default, but it seems it only sees a tab open to another lexicon, and it has to open another tab to my default.) Thanks for the answer.
- I am in the process of tagging my non-versified commentaries and have moved the list Morris shared in group documents to my documents. There are 150+ in the list. Do I have to tag each of them individually?
- In your library pane, select the Collection filter and look at your list. Morris' collection should be there. If you click on that, then all of those books will be listed in the right-hand side of the pane. From there, you can select all of them at once and then apply the tag. Hope this helps.
- Laura, thank you so much, worked like a charm.
- Hi, first post here, let me know if I get something wrong. Recently got membership to MP Seminars, working thru Camp Logos 1, Essentials. Morris has a section on Concordance in Tools. In my Logos package using Logos 9, there is no Concordance Tool. I do have a Concordance for my NASB. Are other Concordances part of separate dataset(s) or with each resource or a Logos package upgrade? Thanks.
- I feel like a total newbie. My Bible text is multicolored. I do not know what I did to obtain this view nor how I can change it back. Can you help? (see attachment)
David A Atherton — EditedOpen your preferred Bible. At the top of that window, next to the magnifying glass, you should see three dots stacked (described as a stack of cannon balls). Click on that and there are MANY options in the dropdown. Actually, when you hold your mouse over the cannon balls you should get a description pop-up that says "Visual filters"
- OK, thanks, David! I see I was just not quite as familiar with how words are highlighted in Logos as I thought.
- It looks like you downloaded the sample Greek and Hebrew morph Visual Filters from Morris Proctor. They will be at the very bottom of the "Cannon Ball" window under the Visual Filters item. You can deselect individually or all of them.
- For some unknown reason my library has changed from an a to z listing to a z to a listing. How do I turn it back? I can not seem to find any way to do it and do not know why it changed to the z to a list. Thanks to all.
- Most likely click on the heading that changed (title, author…)
- That did it. Everything is back to the a to z list. Thank you for your assistance!
- I believe most searchable products of any kind are like that. Click any column header and reverse the sort order.
- I believe I posted a couple weeks ago but I also emailed (on 12/9/21) to email@example.com a question regarding the webinar. I have not received a reply yet...