PDF, docx files
Over the years in seminary, I have downloaded and collected many pdf and docx files. I would like to see Logos having the ability to search these files, make cross-reference, and make notes. If this cannot be done, another alternative is that Logos provides an internal program that would convert these files to native logos format.
Personal Book Builder can convert docx files to Logos books. We do not plan to implement PDF import/conversion.
Update: We still do not plan to implement PDF import, but I’m reopening this for user feedback, as requested.
PDF support with the option of also importing any notes, highlights, etc imbedded in the PDF.
Please add PDF support...this is the best way to go. Thanks!
Imelda Martz commented
Would really be an asset to the program.
Dale Courtney commented
I second the motion.
Having to convert PDF's to DOCX, then import those into Personal Books is a needless two-step. And much of the PDF formatting is often lost during the conversion process.
Tom Papazoglakis commented
I agree having pdf search capability would be very helpful of added to Logos 5.
John Johnson commented
I have hundreds of pdfs that I would LOVE to see in my logos library!
Why don't you make it a pre-pub-kind-of-thing? I'm sure many of us would gladly pay a reasonable amount to get this functionality into Logos. If you got enough people excited (which I'm sure won't be hard) it should be easy to cover your development cost ahead of time.
I give my vote for the PDF import. But please, consider also the .pages format for PBB; being a Pages user, I cannot add books in my Logos without buying Microsoft Word. Which is not fair.
@Anonymous: Are you able to email some of these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (with a description of the problem) so we can reproduce and fix the crash?
I convert PDF to docx via Adobe's own tool to do this. I've given a look to different alternatives and think Adobe is at least one of the best convertors. But still it will almost always give an output that lets Logos crash.
The best way a've fount is to use a conversion to HTML as a step in between. Then open the html file in Word and most times the header-text will be in a specific letter-format. Let Word select all letters in this format and apply headings.
This works but, especially when I want to create a neat document, it will take al lot of time.
I've spent a lot of time trying to tackle this PDF-to-Logos problem in a simple and fast way, but I still don't see a good solution.
When Logos would be able to create a more robust process to handle docx files, then the problem would be solved to.
In my opinion, a PDF import functionality or PDF conversion functionality is not the biggest problem. The problem is that Logos crashes on certain characteristics of converted files.
A good tool or suggestion how to straighten a docx file in such a way that Logos will accept it and not crash would also solve this issue. (By the way, the conversion to RTF and then open with word and save as docx again, also doesn't help in most cases, is my experience.)
It would be nice if you could take a look to the other alternatives I mentioned above.
Charles P. O'Hanen commented
We would be most grateful if we could add PDF files to Logos.
As a seminary student, I keep getting readings (free complete documents, not book excerpts) in PDF format that I'd really like to import into Logos. Please reconsider.
Mark McC commented
I would like to add my voice to those asking that this be reconsidered.
Wes Crouch commented
We ask in need of this ability, our church organizations send letters, books, other things that we are supposed to read, study, keep track of and it would be much easier to add them to Logos as a PBB than just keep them on a disk somewhere.
Please add the ability to import PDF documents into L5. :)
Steve Holston commented
PLEASE add PDF import!!!
Shawn Nelson commented
Not sure if I follow why this was reopened if there's no chance of this ever happening. But I would cast 3 votes in favor of a PDF import.
PLEASE allow PDF (and pages) import! In the very, very least allow .doc files and not just .docxs. I use pages which exports to .doc but not .docx. Why limit PBB to Microsoft Word users?
Nathan Uttley commented
Please implement the option to have PDF import! Thanks and God bless!
Bill Roberts commented
What about importing STEP formatted books from other Bible programs. I have lots of those and would like them in Logos.