Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

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Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby ToManyLetters » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:43 am

We are excited to announce the release of Gospel Library for Windows 10, version 4.0.0.0. In this release, we’ve entirely rewritten the application and redesigned it from the ground up to build upon and improve your gospel study. We have added countless new features and improved others, all while making the app more powerful and easier to use. This update to the application is now rolling out to all Windows 10 users via the Windows Store. It can sometimes take up to a day for all regions to receive Windows Store updates. If you aren't seeing the update when visiting the Store, check back in a little while.

If you encounter issues, be sure to send feedback to us via the Send feedback link in the Settings pane at Settings > About > Send feedback.

New and Improved Features
Tags - Gospel Library for Windows now supports tags! You can add a tag by going to the Annotations ribbon, clicking the tag icon, and adding as many tags as you like! You can also add a tag to any note when editing your note, or when you first create your note.

Links - You can add a link in Gospel Library for Windows by selecting text you'd like to link, then clicking the Link button in the Annotations ribbon. Then, navigate to where you'd like to link, and select it. Choose the "Link to <PLACE>" option in the ribbon. Your link is now created!

Role-Based Content - Users of the app that need access to calling-specific content, like Handbook 1, are now able to see, open, and use relevant role-based content.

Editing Highlights and Underlines - It's now possible and easy to edit the color, style, and size of your highlights and underlines. Select text with the highlight you'd like to edit, then press the hint bubble to bring up the context menu. If only one highlight is in the selection, you will see it appear with options in the context menu. If there are more than one, a Multiple Highlights option will appear to allow you to select the marking you want to edit.

Download All and Download Section - Windows now allows you to download all of the books in your current language in Gospel Library with only a few clicks instead of a few thousand! To download a section, right click (or long press) on its cover on the home page, then click "Download Section." To use Download All, press the more button (it looks like three dots) on the right side of the Home ribbon and click "Download All".

Notebooks - Gospel Library for Windows now also allows you to create notebooks, view content in your notebooks, and add annotations to existing notebooks via the new annotations pane!

Tabs at the Top - The tabs feature has become distinctly more tab-like, allowing you to make use of browser-like tabs to quickly and easily flip between open pages of Gospel Content.

Multi-Window Support - You can now have as many Gospel Library windows open at a time as you need so that you can be more flexible in your studies.

Open Reference in New Tab or Window - In addition to the very tab-like tabs, you can now also open references to other materials in a new tab or window by right-clicking or pressing and holding on a reference, then choosing "open in new tab" or "open in new window".

Sheet Music - The sheet music feature has returned, now available in more languages than ever before.

Immersive Mode - With a double tap or double click, you can send the interface away, giving you extra reading space and allowing you to focus on what you're reading.

Breadcrumbs - The new omnibox in Gospel Library for Windows breadcrumbs your trail for you, allowing you to step back through any part of your library journey instantly. Further, you can use the arrows next to each part of the breadcrumbs to jump into a different part of the library quickly. You can also use the omnibox as a quick search to find whatever book or chapter you're looking for.

Custom Themes - We now have a host of custom themes at your disposal in the settings menu. In addition to being able to match your system accent color, you can select a color from a list of fifty colors to customize the look of the application.

No more confusing radial menu - We listened to your complaints about the radial menu, the circle many people dreaded and too few people were able to figure out. In its place are the new ribbons and a new, easy-to-use context menu to allow you to get marking faster than ever before!

New Content Source - This new version of Gospel Library for Windows consumes a new source for its content, meaning it will always have the exact same content as the iOS and Android versions of Gospel Library. This also means that limitations caused by older content, like not being able to mark bulleted or numbered lists, content in tables, and other miscellaneous content, no longer exist. You can mark it all!

Rich Note Formatting - Gospel Library for Windows now also includes a new note editor that provides the ability for you to use bold and italics formatting, as well as bulleted and numbered lists in your notes. Further, you can now include extra spaces between paragraphs to your heart's content. That same note editor offers the ability to add tags and include your notes in any notebook or notebooks of your choosing.

Journal Entries - You can now create a new journal entry from the Journals Entries section of the Annotations pane and write your spiritual impressions as they come to you, no matter what you're studying.

Printing - Basic printing is now available in the application. You can print the content of a chapter or article by pressing the more (...) menu on the right side of the Home ribbon and clicking "Print". At this time, notes, highlights, and other annotations are not printed by the application.

Highlight Color Sets - You can now chose from one of six different sets of highlight colors so that your highlights and underlines appear in a way that is most helpful for you—whether brighter or softer.

New, Detailed Help and Tips - A brand new help guide has been written for Gospel Library for Windows 10 that offers help on each of the features of the application and offers tips on how to best take advantage of the tools Gospel Library for Windows 10 offers.

References Pane - An old friend made new again, the references pane and a new lower snap mode for references allow users to skim through a chapter's references with ease. The new references pane also keeps scrolled in sync with you as you read.

Interface Languages - We've made great progress with translating the app's interface into five key languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German. We've also had a pair of volunteer contributors help us make Gospel Library for Windows 10 the first version of Gospel Library to support Hungarian. We'll continue to add more languages as contributions allow. If you'd like to help translate the app into your native language, please contact support through the Send feedback option in Settings > About > Send feedback.

While we hope you enjoy this release we want to make you aware that we are still working on more improvements. As before, the application is developed and maintained by volunteers. This release represents thousands of volunteer hours. If you would like to participate in furthering the development of Gospel Library for Windows 10, you can join us at the Gospel Library Windows project at tech.lds.org/projects.
Learn more about Gospel Library for Windows 10 Beta at the link below:
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Gospel_Library_for_Windows_10

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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:18 am

Great news!
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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby pf1127 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:13 pm

hi this is paul faucheux when ever I launch the app while using jaws for windows or any screen reading software after the first successful attempt at launching the app I find that the app crashes while any screen reading software is running this is really true with jaws for windows. after the first launch of the app the app crashes when closed and then launched. also the buttons are not read by jaws in other words the state of toggle buttons are not shown as being on or off to the screen reader

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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby PoghosyanV » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:07 am

I installed the App from Windows Store. After installation I tried to launch it, but it would not work. It brings the screen with Moroni and freezes up.

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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:24 am

PoghosyanV wrote:I installed the App from Windows Store. After installation I tried to launch it, but it would not work. It brings the screen with Moroni and freezes up.

Are you running the app on a phone? If so, see this thread: https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=29093
The current version of the app is optimized for tablets and desktop computers. Phones aren't fully supported yet but will be soon.
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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby jimnilson » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:58 am

Am unsuccessful running the new Gospel Library for Windows 10 on my PC. When I try to go into any of my bookmarks, I get an error window chock full of SQL Lite errors. Puts me in a stand-still :cry:

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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby varner4 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:43 am

I am having the same experience as others have mentioned. Two years ago I downloaded the mobile app from the Windows store for my Surface tablet and it has worked fine until 2 days ago. Now the app builds to the page with the Angel Moroni and then it freezes. Please help me with this issue.

Thank you.
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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby ToManyLetters » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:57 am

jimnilson and varner4,

If you haven't already, visit the Settings app in Windows and ensure that your devices are up to date, running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update or newer. (Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates). You'll want to ensure that your devices are running build 14393.x or 15063.x (check at Settings > System > About).

If you are running the most recent version of Windows 10, try resetting the app back to initial installation status:

1. Open the settings app.
2. Search for Apps and features and tap or click it.
3. Find Gospel Library in the list of installed apps and features.
4. Click on Gospel Library.
5. When the options expand, select "Advanced options". (If you don't have this option, you need to go back to updating Windows, as you are NOT running either the Anniversary Update or the Creators Update.)
6. Tap or click Reset.
7. Wait a moment, then relaunch the app.
8. At this point, you should be able to go through the initial startup process.
Learn more about Gospel Library for Windows 10 Beta at the link below:
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Gospel_Library_for_Windows_10

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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby mlz01 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:11 pm

So, which app should I be using-the Gospel Library App or the Gospel Library Beta App? I've been using the beta app. Thanks!

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Re: Gospel Library for Windows 10 Version 4.0.0.0

Postby ToManyLetters » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:53 am

mlz01 wrote:So, which app should I be using-the Gospel Library App or the Gospel Library Beta App? I've been using the beta app. Thanks!


At present, either you'd like to, as they're mostly identical right now. However, if you'd rather have a more solid, stable experience, you'll want to stick to the non-beta app in the future. If you'd like to see new features as they are added and maybe have to deal with some new bugs as we test to prepare the app's upcoming features to everyone, the beta is what you'll want.
Learn more about Gospel Library for Windows 10 Beta at the link below:
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Gospel_Library_for_Windows_10


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