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Logos 4 Release Notes
What’s New in 4.2a
By Count search results
Added “By Count” view to Basic Search results.
“By Book” has been renamed to “By Title.”
Replaced “Paged view” option with “Columns: None, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Auto,” enabling users to choose the number of columns of text to display in resources.
Scheduling of downloads has been added to Automatically Download Updates in Program Settings. This will enable a user to schedule downloads between certain hours of the day. Note: the Logos 4 icon will appear when the program becomes aware of an update, with a tooltip that will indicate the scheduled time of the download.
A “Download Now” option is available on the Logos indexer context menu to override download scheduler. When the blue Logos icon appears on the Mac toolbar or Windows taskbar, right-click and choose “Download Now” to begin download.
Entering the “Update Now” command will also override the download scheduler.
Home Page Release Notes link and Resources Updated list
Added a new home page section that displays a link to the Release Notes for a recent software update.
Added a new home page section that displays a list of Updated Resources for a particular date, (e.g., “Resources Updated on Tuesday, March 1, 2011”).
It may be necessary to press F5 to refresh home page.
To hide this content, click on Customize and deselect ‘Updated Resources’.
If the resource can be accessed from your Library, its title will be a hyperlink to open the resource. If the update cannot be accessed, (such as a syntax database (.lbssyn), it will not be a hyperlink).
Click on the “...and # more” hyperlink to expand the full list of remaining resources. Note: The list cannot be collapsed once it has been expanded except by pressing F5 to refresh or by closing and restarting Logos 4.
“Illustrations” section has been added to Passage Guide.
The Bible and Library indexes will be rebuilt when 4.2a is run for the first time. (This is to ensure that all users who upgrade to 4.2a get the new index format automatically, and have their supplemental index—if any—merged into the main index.)
The indexer will automatically merge a supplemental index into the main index after it has been built. (This was already happening for the Bible index; it has now been enabled for the Library index.) It is no longer necessary to run the Merge Index command to merge indexes.
The New Resources section in Search has been removed (because the supplemental index will be merged automatically).
Other New Features
Added context menu item to remove highlighting from selected text. Right-click on selected text containing highlighting, choose “Selection” on the right side of menu, and then “Remove highlighting” on the left side.
A link that opens the Perseus Latin Word Study Tool in a web browser has been added to the right-click menu of texts with Latin words.
A link that opens the Perseus Arabic Word Study Tool in a web browser has been added to the right-click menu of texts with Arabic words.
Improvements made to phrase searching.
Setup (Windows version only)
Version 4.2a includes a new version of the Logos4Prerequisites.msi, which includes a new Coptic font, “Antinoou,” as well as updates to the LogosSymbolsUnicode.ttf and SBL_Hbrw.ttf fonts. Notes: Updating a previous Logos 4 installation will require an administrator password for elevation for a Standard user account. The updated .msi file will make software download bigger by 19.5 MB.
Download size for updates (to existing resources) has been reduced.
What’s New in the Mac version
“Print/Export” [Cmd-P] available for all panels (except Copy Bible Verses, Home, Layouts, and Library).
Resource Column (paged) view
Choose one of the “Columns” options on a resource panel menu option to configure how many columns to display in a resource. Choices are None (non-paged view), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Auto.
“Auto” will display more than one column depending on the width of the panel.
The panel scrollbar is removed and page buttons are provided in the lower-right corner (lower-left corner for RTL resources) to navigate through pages.
Press Shift-Cmd-P to toggle paged view on or off.
Column view is also available and can be configured while in Reading View.
“Sentence Diagram” document added to File menu.
“Send to Sentence Diagram” added to panel menu of Harmony resources.
Added two system level Services menu items: “Copy Bible Verses” [Shift-Cmd-J] and “Expand Bible Reference” [Shift-Cmd-E].
“Copy Bible Verses” opens CBV in a floating window from applications that interact with the Services menu (e.g., Pages, TextEdit, Chrome, etc.).
“Expand Bible Reference” replaces a reference typed into one of these applications with the text of the passage. Select the reference first, and then press Shift-Cmd-E or choose from Services menu.
To display the menu items on the Services menu and enable the keyboard shortcuts, click on any application’s main menu and choose Services. Click on Services Preferences, click on Keyboard Shortcuts at the top of the Keyboard dialog, select Services on the left, and select the two services under the Text heading.
Keyboard shortcut [Opt-Cmd-B] opens CBV in a floating window from Logos 4 main screen
Other New Mac Features
Implemented Lectionaries section, which can be added to a current or custom Passage Guide.
Multiple Translation sections can be added to Bible Word Study.
Settings drop-down added to Translation, Greek Words, and Hebrew Words sections of Bible Word Study.
Option-Command-B = opens Copy Bible Verses in a floating window from Logos 4 main screen
Option-Command-F = Float This Panel
Option-Shift-Command-F = Dock This Panel
Shift-Command-E = to expand a reference in any app that uses the Services menu, such as TextEdit, Pages, Chrome, etc.
Shift-Command-J = to open CBV in a floating window from any app that uses the Services menu, such as TextEdit, Pages, Chrome, etc.
Shift+Space = scroll page up
Shift+Command+P = Toggle Columns View on/off
In Grid view, when resources are grouped by a column heading, such as “Type,” the columns are now collapsible.
Implemented Language settings. Currently available user interfaces to choose from are English, Spanish, and Swedish.
Implemented additional Mac Services. Select a word or phrase in a text-based resource, click on the “Logos Bible Software 4” menu and choose “Services.” Choose from one of the available options. (Not available for Clause Visualizer, Media, or Timeline resources.)
Visual Filter context menu added with “Show in All Appropriate Resources” and “Do Not Show In Any Resources” options. Click on the Visual Filter button on a resource toolbar (3 intersecting circles), and then right-click to open menu.
Right-click on a shortcut in the shortcut area of the main toolbar to customize it.
Expanding/Collapsing By Book results will no longer refresh the entire page.
In the “Andersen-Forbes Phrase Marker Analysis (0.95)” the status bar popups will now include the search categories, such as “Clause Immediate Constituent.”
Hover over and right-click on middle segments of multi-word lemmas will now display lemma and morph information.
Added context menu item to remove highlighting from selected text. Right-click on selected text containing highlighting, choose “Selection” on the right side of menu, and then “Remove highlighting” from the left side.
Fixed bug that prevented a Bible Notes resource from opening with a home page search even when it was prioritized above a Bible Commentary resource.
Fixed bug that prevented the dropping of a new panel on top of a Guide panel.
Styles in Copy Bible Verses are now localized.
Autocomplete works correctly for lemmas with spaces. (An example of correct syntax with transliterated words: lemma:”byt lhm” and an example with Hebrew: lemma:”.)
Paging control buttons no longer take the focus when clicked.
Fixed bug that caused image on title page to increase in size when panel was changed to “Paged view” (e.g., LLS:TMPLSCROLL).
Fixed paged view bug in “How to Write Narrative Sermons” that caused words at the beginning of a next page to be missing or duplicated.
Fixed a table display and selection bug (e.g., “El conocimiento biblico, un comentario expositivo: AT, tomo 1,” Page 324).
Inline reverse interlinear display with Bible Text Only enabled now includes placeholders in the translation line.
Fixed bug that caused some morph searches to generate zero results in resources with Gramcord morphology.
Indexer will now index textual data type references as full text. This will fix search issues with dictionaries, such as MWDICT11 and HBD, once the resources are rebuilt to add that data, and once the rebuilt resources are reindexed.
Searching for 144,000 or “144,000” will now find hits for the number.
All text in a diagram is now fully indexed and searchable, including alternate text and text from inserted passages and imported diagrams.
Fixed bug that prevented “Cancel download” from working when the indexer was waiting for a download.
Fixed bug that caused identical words to be displayed as a difference because the marks or punctuation following the words (e.g., apostrophes, asterisks, emdashes) were not seen as marks and punctuation, and not ignored as specified.
The abbreviation “NIV” is now used for only the NIV2011 in the Resource chooser, so that both the NIV and NIV84 appear in the list.
Word Find Puzzle
Fixed algorithm for selecting letters for the puzzle so that Greek, Hebrew and Syriac markings are excluded.
Bug fixes for Mac
Fixed bug that prevented citation number from appearing in footnote when pasted with text into Word.
Fixed a bug that prevented Cited By collections from displaying results if the section was collapsed on Windows and synced to Mac.
Copy Bible Verses
Fixed bug that caused a Greek semicolon to paste as another character.
Special characters used in Spanish, Portuguese and other non-English Bibles are pasted correctly.
‘In progress’ indicators are now right aligned.
Fixed bug that prevented the Find box from appearing when Cmd-F was pressed in resources and other panels.
Pressing the “Esc” key with text in the Find box, will now clear the text. If there is no text, pressing “Esc” will close Find.
After adding or editing a guide title for a particular passage in the top section and pressing Tab or Enter, the guide title will be updated immediately.
Choosing “Add Notes” from Guides section expander context menu will now open and focus the Notes field in that section.
Fixed crash (InvalidOperationException) that could occur when opening Logos 4 to a named layout.
Fixed crash in Word by Word section for certain reverse interlinears.
Fixed font used by Grammars and Collections sections.
Fixed small size of text in SermonCentral.com, SermonAudio.com, and Sermons.Logos.com guide sections.
Guide templates in Guides menu are now renamed as soon as the guide template is renamed.
Sections can be dragged and dropped to reorder them in the guide.
Translation section in the Guide Template Editor includes a “Preferred Resource” setting.
Fixed bug that caused palettes to collapse that were expanded prior to editing a custom style.
Fixed bug that caused palettes to expand that were collapsed prior to editing a custom style.
Fixed a bug that would occasionally prevent the home page from rendering.
Fixed crash or lock up that could occur when running a Home Page search on a whole Bible chapter or book.
Fixed snapshot Delete button location.
Allow user to use arrow keys to navigate library and press Enter to open resource while focus remains in the filter edit box.
Fixed crash that could occur when deleting a resource tag.
Go button is no longer visible when dragging another panel over the Library or Collections panels.
Localized Home Page logo (currently only available for Spanish), Go button, and Main window title.
Localized Sign In dialog.
When zooming in on an image in a media resource, such as “1000 Bible Images,” it zooms correctly on mouse location.
Morph Search panel
Fixed bug that caused the morph reference builder popup to remain on the screen if it was open when search panel was closed.
New Tab Panel
Resource title list pane is now right-aligned.
Removed gray background in resource cover image when clicked.
Text is centered below the resource cover image, is using the correct UI font, and is clickable.
Note icons are present in Notes documents and clicking on the icon will bring up the color palette to change the icon’s color in document and resource.
Clicking into a resource panel will now give that resource complete focus to enable Read Aloud or Paged View.
Columns in Hebrew Bibles will be arranged in right-to-left order. Note: If an English Preface exists, it will also be in RTL column order.
Fixed bug that caused URLs copied from resources with no reference box (e.g., “Spurgeon’s Sermons” volumes) to result in a non-functional hyperlink when pasted into another application (e.g., MacJournal).
Fixed display of popup when footnote link is clicked so that text is not truncated.
Fixed bug that prevented focus going to panel when clicking in panel rather than on tab. This was limited to a panel docked next to another panel in a floating window.
Replaced free (yellow) tooltip with styled Resource Hover Tip for Equivalent Versions.
Visual Filter context menu added with “Show in all...” and “Do not show...” options. Click on the Visual Filter button on a resource toolbar (3 intersecting circles), and then right-click to open menu.
Double-clicking a compound Hebrew word will open a lexicon to the main lemma entry.
Fixed crashes in Bible Word Study and Resource panel when “Septuagint with Logos Morphology” was accessed.
Sign in dialog now says “Sign in to Logos.com” instead of “Log in to Logos.com.”
Fixed a bug that prevented the toolbar from displaying in certain cases.
Hebrew text is no longer clipped in Immediate Compare window when it wraps to a second line.
Pressing F7 when hovering over a datatype reference will open the Immediate Compare window for that reference.
Text size in Immediate Compare (F7) will match the text size of the active resource.
The program will recognize an attempt to install a version older than the currently installed version, and it will display a message that an upgrade is required and Logos 4 cannot be downgraded.
Bug Fixes for Windows
Fixed bug that caused a missing hit for a reference where a numeral being searched was followed by a period or other punctuation.
Fixed crash switching to “Clásico” theme in Spanish UI.
Bible Word Study
Fixed bug that prevented the concordance section, when expanded, from being exported with the Translation ring graphs.
Settings drop-down for Grammatical Relationships is dismissed after choosing an option.
Default Greek and Hebrew font settings are now respected in Clause Visualizer resources.
Copy Bible Verses
Fixed Swedish translation for “Delete Style” on style context menu.
Fixed crash (InvalidCastException) that could occur when loading a layout with a custom guide.
Added text wrapping to Image hint text in style editor to prevent clipped text in Spanish and Swedish UIs.
Fixed bug that caused a new palette to disappear and an existing palette to be duplicated until highlighting panel was refreshed.
Fixed bug that caused the last palette in the highlighting panel to be deleted when deleting another panel.
Fixed crash (InvalidOperationException) that could occur when editing a style with an empty name.
Changed the “Dock this panel” shortcut to
to avoid conflict with “Float this panel” (Ctrl+F11) in cases when both options are valid, as with docked panels in a floating window.
Sort by “Rank” results are no longer lost when filter is cleared.
Sort by “Tags” column sorts correctly.
Audio for “Explain the screen” (F9), which is in English, will be disabled when the UI language is not English.
Biblical People/Places/Things in Spanish UI are listed in order of importance as in English UI (instead of alphabetically).
Fixed crash that occurred when the ‘uilang’ command was entered with an invalid language (e.g., uilang 123). A search panel will open instead.
In Spanish UI, replaced English word “Behind” in Reading Plans with Spanish word “Atrasado,” on home page ribbon and in document.
Logos Bible Software splash screen will be displayed in Spanish (Software Bíblico Logos) when the Spanish UI in Logos 4 is enabled.
Both Greek and English Apostolic Fathers are now supported in Passage List.
Fixed bug that prevented display of footnotes from last line of resource.
Fixed bug that caused the first line of selected text to be indented when exported to RTF or HTML, even if start of paragraph was not included in selection.
Images are no longer omitted from RTF and HTML exports (e.g., ESV title page).
Verse text is included with references in exports from Harmony resources.
Fixed bug that caused the last line of selected text to lose it’s highlighting if it was partially clipped after scrolling up.
Improved rendering of Hebrew on status bar.
New field names (largetext, color, day, date, reading, and season) are translated into Spanish (with Spanish UI enabled).
Ctrl+F in a Swedish text will no longer find words with non-matching letters in that language (e.g., “vader” will not find “väder” and “våder”).
Fixed Arabic text display regression.
Stored proxy settings are now deleted when the fields are cleared in the Sign In dialog.
Text from “The Parallel Aligned Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Texts of Jewish Scripture” are consistently displayed.
Fixed Spanish localization of B.C. (a.C.) and A.D. (d.C.) dates.
Fixed bug that caused both Print/Export panel and Print Pictures dialog to open when Ctrl+P was pressed in a Timelines resource. Now only Print Pictures will open (also available from context menu).
New highlighting styles are available immediately in an open Visual Filter document.
by Melissa Snyder
Copyright 2009-2014 Logos Bible Software.
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