Logos 5: Use “Send Hyperlinks Here” for Commentaries

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Recently, while reading Marvin Vincent’s Word Studies in the New Testament, I used a minor Logos feature to enhance my commentary work.

I was reading Vincent’s comments on Galatians 2:20, in which he references numerous Bible verses. When I clicked a blue cross-reference, my preferred Bible jumped there.  But I really wanted his commentary to look up the references, so I could read his additional thoughts on the same subject.

So here’s how to accomplish just that:

  • Type Word Studies in the Command box (A).
  • In the dropdown list, click Open Word Studies in the New Testament (B). (You can do this with any resource containing Bible cross-references.)

  • Type Galatians 2:20 in the commentary’s reference box (C).
  • Press the Enter key to jump to that location.
  • Click the panel menu (upper-left-hand corner) on the commentary (D).
  • Select Copy this panel to a new tab to open a second copy (E).

  • Drag the second resource’s tab to a new position on the screen, so you can see both copies at the same time (F).

  • Click the panel menu (upper-left-hand corner) on the second commentary (G).
  • Select Send hyperlinks here (H).

  • Notice that Logos places a target on the panel menu of the second commentary (I).
  • Click a blue Bible cross-reference in the first commentary (J).
  • Notice that the second commentary jumps to that location, while the first stays in the original Galatians 2:20 location (K).

We just instructed Logos to temporarily override our preferred Bible and use the commentary to look up cross-references! This minor feature can return big dividends. Now, as we study a specific passage, we can glean insights from an author’s comments on different verses but the same word or subject.

 

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