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 into Logos books.
We will not be adding PDF import/conversion. There are many commercial programs available that can convert PDF to docx (which can then be imported using Personal Book Builder). Discussions of these programs (as they relate to PBB) can be found in our forums: https://community.logos.com/forums/
Wes Crouch commented
I have a lot of pdf files but not a lot of cash to buy a program to docx I have asked, some have pleaded, but I give up. Our plea has fallen off deaf ears.
Logos could implement a PDF reader that allows to open, search and annotate PDF documents from within Logos. They made it with Wikipedia. So why not allow to work with PDFs just like a standard reader does? It looks like this has been requested a lot over the years!!!
This is absolutely a must have feature for me. I have hundreds of PDFs that assist in my study and sermon prep.
How big must my "please" be for it to have any effect?!! PLEASE add support for importing PDF files as well as .pages and Mellel files
Titus Carpenter commented
Adding PDF support would make Logos THE only Bible study software to have all the tools needed by pastors and laymen alike. Please add it! Thank you!
I have tons of PDF files that I would love to be able to search in my Logos software I have tried a bunch of conversion tools and none of them format the files right, Can you please add PDF import to the PBB
PLEASE!!! Add PDF import/conversion capabilities!!!!!!
I have a TON of PDF eBooks that I would LOVE to use with LOGOS.
Yes, please add PDF import capabilities!!!
I would like to add my vote for PDF import support!
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.