Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

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Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby GrasseDD » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:51 pm

All I get is a search page. Is this how it works now?
If so, I'm not very good at it. Tried to link to a paragraph in an Ensign article, but searching for "Ensign" only brought up the entries for "ensign" in the Topical Guide and Guide to the Scriptures.
Is there a more complete tutorial for this? The illustration in the new Tips didn't help me.
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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby lmcguire » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:06 am

Really? I'm not going to reinstall just to find out, but now you have to search for what you want to link to rather than navigating to it? Someone please tell me that's not true (i.e. that searching isn't the only way to link).

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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:45 pm

Try searching for "January 2001" or whatever the month is, instead of "Ensign." You should see suggestions appear for the Ensign, New Era, Friend, Liahona, and (depending) conference for that month.
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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby GrasseDD » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:59 pm

sbradshaw wrote:Try searching for "January 2001" or whatever the month is, instead of "Ensign." You should see suggestions appear for the Ensign, New Era, Friend, Liahona, and (depending) conference for that month.


Good idea--thanks.
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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby GrasseDD » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:53 am

I've avoided adding any links in the new version, but today thought I'd try again. Studying 2 Corinthians 13, and recalled that Elder Oaks referred to v14 during his Conference address, and thought it would be a helpful link.
I selected the text, made my way to the Link command, and once again had to try and search my way to his talk.
Typed in "godhead oaks". First, it auto-corrected "godhead" to "hothead".
Then, nothing in the results.
There is no "search" button to force it to search, so I assume it lists results on the fly only.
Anyway, nothing.

I'd really like to add this link, though, so it is worth to me to come to the forum here and ask how I can trick GLA into linking it.
Any ideas?

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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:31 am

Did you try typing the name of the conference? ("April 2017")
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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby GrasseDD » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:04 pm

sbradshaw wrote:Did you try typing the name of the conference? ("April 2017")


No--I haven't, thanks.
I'll try that when I get back to it. (But, wouldn't that just take me to the conference, not specifically to Elder Oaks' talk?)

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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:22 pm

It will prompt you to download the conference if it's not already downloaded (which may be part of the explanation of why you're not seeing it in regular search results) – and, after it downloads, tapping it will allow you to drill down to the specific talk, all within the Links screen.
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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby GrasseDD » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:58 am

That works, thanks!
(Actually, I had worked around it myself by starting the link in Elder Oaks' talk and connecting it to the verse.)
Still lobbying the GLA team to let us start the drill-down process at the top library level. So far, the "search function + Samuel Bradshaw" formula has been almost as inconvenient as it has been productive. ;)
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Re: Creating a link - how to navigate to related reference

Postby lngridsearch » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:55 am

I'm trying to link verses in Isaiah to prophets and the Savior quoting him. For example, the verse that talks about the gentiles carrying the Jews on their shoulders. I don't know, offhand, who quotes that verse, and when I do a search for "shoulders" after tapping "link," I'm told no search results match my criteria. Can someone help me please? I don't find the tips video helpful at all, either. Thanks so much.


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