“Parallel book sets” versus the “Multiple books display” I’d like to see some discussion about the use of “Parallel book sets” versus the “Multiple books display” – pros and cons of each and whether people use one or the other or both and how they use them. I got this idea after reading a 2016 article by Dr. Mark Ward in which he showed a screen shot of his six column Multiple books display of Greek lexicons (which he called the “multiview”, perhaps what it was called in 2016 in Logos 6). Here is the article: https://www.logos.com/grow/the-logos-feature-that-makes-using-bdag-a-breeze/ I’ll start. I use both, but each in a different way. Parallel book sets I have set up my lexicons in my preferred order of access in the “Prioritize Books” list from within the Library. The order that each appears in the list is the order that they will be displayed on the “Parallel book sets” list (the // symbol) and the order they are displayed using the right and left keyboard hot keys. One of my Layouts has a Tile with multiple Panel Tabs, one for each type of lexicon (Greek, Hebrew, etc.), so whether I’m in the NT or the OT in the Bible, I have a tab for that language. I can then roll through each of my prioritized lexicons that addresses the particular word I’m looking at. Multiple books display In the abovementioned Layout, I have another Tile with multiple Panel Tabs, and each Tab displays an original language text linked to the Bible. (These are also ordered using the “Prioritize Books” list). If a text has an apparatus that accompanies it, I display the text and the apparatus side-by-side in a Multiple books display in the Tab. This gives me immediate info on variants in the text. Those are ways I’ve figured out how to use these two features of Logos. Are there others out there that have different uses of these features?
- Jeffrey Gardner, as I'm thinking through any feedback that I might be able to offer to you that may be of help, I wanted to at least mention that you may see more engagement around a query such as this over in our Logos user community. Here's a link for you to crosspost this post there if you would: https://community.logos.com/forums/170.aspx
Jeffrey Gardner — EditedThanks, Jason. I'll repost over there. It looks like I could use a tutorial or explanation comparing the function of these groups vs the community forums. I thought these were set up for discussion of various topics in Logos.
- Jeffrey Gardner That's a great suggestion, and we will consider a quick overview of these groups vs. community.logos.com. That said, the community forums are usually a much more efficient place to start when it comes to questions such as yours. Thank you for being an inquiring Logos user! If you do not find that your question is answered in the forums, do not hesitate to reach out to me directly so we can find an answer for you. Enjoy your studies.