Logos 4.3 Beta 7

Logos 4.3 Beta 7 (Mac v4.30.0.0802) (Windows v4.30.0.0803) was released on June 7, 2011.

New Features

  • Personal Books
    • Error reporting and handling implemented. For example, when building a book with a non-.docx file format, the message “Failed to build Personal Book. [Filename] is not a valid Word document.” will appear.
    • Searching implemented. Basic Search results will now include results from personal books in the ‘My Books’ section, between ‘My Content’ and ‘Library Results’. (See Known Issues.)

New Features for Mac

  • Setup
    • Added graphic to installation dialog to demonstrate dragging of Logos Bible Software 4 to the Applications folder. (Note: Double-clicking the Logos Bible Software 4 icon will also copy to the Applications folder, as well as automatically start the program.)

Bug Fixes

  • Personal Books
    • Fixed bug that caused build to fail if Word document was open.
    • Fixed bug that caused the program to crash when Unicode characters were present in the metadata.
    • Fixed capitalization for ‘Last built today’ indicator.
  • Search
  • Startup
    • Improved Sign In window instructions for English and Spanish UIs. (This still needs to be done for the Swedish UI.)

Bug Fixes for Mac

  • Copy Bible Verses
    • Fixed bug that kept custom copy styles from being renamed.
  • Documents
  • Guides
    • In Guide Template Editor, changed Guide type selector from List to buttons.
  • Immediate Compare
    • Fixed bug that did not display Compare Bible Versions when clicking inside the Immediate Compare popup.
  • Personal Books
    • Removed link from Title while the tool is ‘Discovering the resource’ to prevent the book from being opened during compilation.
  • Reading Plan
    • Fixed bug that did not display section headings in reference picker drop down.
  • Resource Panel

Bug Fixes for Windows

  • Copy Bible Verses
    • Imposed a limit on the number of characters allowed in the title of a new copy style (256 characters.)
  • Personal Books
    • Added file extension (*.docx) to File Type field in ‘Add file’ (Open) dialog. (http://community.logos.com/forums/p/33903/254197.aspx#254197)
    • Fixed bug that displayed ‘Edit’ screen after book compilation instead of a ‘Finished’ button.
    • Fixed bug that crashed program when a URL was entered for the cover image of a book.
    • Fixed the Edit and Open links next to each book in PB list.

New Known Issues

  • Personal Books
    • Search hits are not highlighted in personal books.

Known Issues

  • Personal Books
    • Books compiled in the beta cycle will expire, at the latest, when 4.3 is shipped to the stable channel due to further changes that will be made.
    • Personal Books will not automatically sync between computers.
    • Personal Books from LDLS3 (*.lbxpbb) cannot be read in Logos 4; they will need to be recompiled from the original sources. For more information, see this thread.
    • If Smart Tags are used in the source Word document, the Bible references will be removed from the PBB output (see discussion here).
    • Citation Information is not available for Personal Books.
    • Images are not yet supported
    • Hyperlinks do not work, though they will retain their formatting.
    • Not all formatting is preserved, e.g. margins, indentation, paragraph and text spacing, text effects and word art, highlighting, and fill effects are ignored.
    • Lists lose their bullets and numbers
    • Fonts are currently ignored.
    • Footnotes and endnotes are currently ignored.
    • Text boxes, charts, embedded documents and other similar features are not supported.
    • Milestone tags, e.g., [[@Page:p3]] are not detected consistently.
    • From within the PB panel, a Personal Book cannot be dragged to the Shortcut bar or to a particular location on the screen to control where the book opens (http://community.logos.com/forums/p/33882/254193.aspx#254193).
    • Adding multiple files into one Personal Book is not currently supported.
    • Editing text which has had a highlight style applied to it before recompiling the book will cause the highlight to shift location (http://community.logos.com/forums/p/33894/254237.aspx).
    • Although a resource can be built with the “Bible” type, it will not function correctly as a Bible in Logos 4 (e.g., Copy Bible Verses, Bible Text Only, etc., do not work).
  • Sync

Known Issues for Mac

  • Notes
    • The active note cannot be collapsed in Compact view.
  • Personal Books
    • Deleting a personal book only removes it from the Personal Books panel; it does not remove it from the Library or the hard disk.

Known Issues for Windows

  • Personal Books
    • Personal books cannot be deleted.
    • Edit/Open/Finished buttons are cut-off/disappear when resizing the panel to be smaller.

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