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Logos 4: Locate Occurrences of an Original Word or Strong’s Number

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

I have received numerous e-mails asking, “Where is the Englishman’s Concordance in Logos 4?” Just to be sure you know what I’m referring to, the Englishman’s Concordance was a special search feature in Libronix 3 that located every occurrence of a Strong’s number (which represented a Hebrew or Greek word) in the Bible.

So if you have been wondering this yourself, here is the answer: the name Englishman’s Concordance does not appear in Logos 4, but the functionality does:

  • Open a Bible with the reverse interlinear option (currently ESV, NRSV, KJV, NKJKV, NASB, and NLT)
  • Right click on a word in a verse
  • From the right menu, select Lemma “your word” OR Strong’s “your number”
  • Select Search this resource

There before your eyes will be every occurrence of that word or number! When doing word studies, this is a valuable search so that you can compare Scripture with Scripture.

Logos 4: Open Just the Bible for A Reading Plan

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

In the ribbon of the Home Page you can create your own personalized Bible Reading Plan. Create a plan for Through the Bible in a Year, Through the Old Testament in 6 Months, Through Paul’s Letters in a Month on Mondays and Fridays, or whatever you desire.

Then in the same ribbon you’ll be hyperlinked to the day’s Bible reading. You may have noticed, however, when you click the link to the Bible passage you not only open the Bible, but also some Bible study tools. If you just want to open the Bible without the study aids here’s all you do:

  • Right click on the link to the Bible passage
  • From the right menu select Link “your Bible”
  • Select Open link

Now just your Bible opens to the day’s reading!

Why the Logos Top 10 Lists Matter To You

Logos Top 10 Lists

If you don’t already have one of our Logos 4 base packages and you’re looking for a recommendation on which collection to get, or if you’re ready to add commentary sets, collections from authors, or individual titles, then start with suggestions from what Logos users have elevated into our Logos Top 10 Lists. The Logos Top 10 Lists allow you to quickly identify important works as determined by our large user base, those who, like yourself, are interested in rightly dividing the Word of truth.

Our lists are filtered into three general categories:

  • Logos Base Packages
  • Essentials
  • Authors

While recently updating the Top 10 lists, what stood out as interesting was that of all the products in the Essentials and Authors categories are currently collections or bundles of some sort. Since the list is based on user purchases, this got me thinking. Why isn’t even one single-volume title on the list? The only reason I came up with was this: You get the best per-volume price on Logos resources when you add collections of books rather than individual titles.

Our top 10 lists attest to this fact.

Take the #1 title from the Essentials category: Tyndale Commentaries CD-ROM (49 Vols.)

At 49-volumes, this collection might at first appear to be more than you need if you are studying smaller books of the Bible like 1 & 2 Peter or even Hosea. But think long term. Do you plan on teaching or preaching through the Bible? Do you have an OT or NT survey course this coming semester? With Logos, every word is essentially a link, so every word you add to your library makes Logos 4 even more powerful. That gives you instant access to technical linguistic data, along with the tools for accurate exegesis and interpretation. So adding 49-volumes rather than one or two greatly increases your ability to study the Word. But the most convincing argument for adding multiple volume collections to you library remains pricing. With the current sale price of $224.95 for 49 volumes, you are getting the combined Tyndale Old Testament Commentary and the Tyndale New Testament Commentary at just under $4.60 per volume!

And that is an example from just #1 in the Essentials list. We could work our way down each list and find the same thing.

Since the lists are based on user purchases, it’s likely you have at least one of the products listed. If you do, leave a comment indicating which item(s) you have and how it has been useful for you. You may help another reader decide which item to choose. Then, check the Logos Top 10 Lists for new titles to add to your library.

Logos 4: Phrase Searching

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

Years ago I owned a print book called The Phrase Concordance of the Bible which contained the locations of numerous phrases in the Bible. I really liked this book, but quite often was frustrated with it. Inevitably the phrase I wanted to lookup was not in the book. Obviously there’s no practical way to make an exhaustive concordance of every phrase in the Bible. Logos 4 allows us, however, to locate any phrase in any Bible, regardless of how obscure the phrase may be. Here’s one way to access your exhaustive phrase concordance:

  • Open any Bible to any passage
  • Select (highlight) any phrase
  • Right click on the selection
  • Update: From the right side of the pop-up menu click Selection your phrase
    • Example: Selection praise the Lord.
    • Reference, Greek Strong’s or another item may already be selected so be sure to click Selection.
  • Update: Then, from the left side of the menu click Search this resource

Your results appear almost instantly!

Please note this potential problem: If you select a phrase containing a footnote, the search will yield no hits.

Here’s one way to avoid the problem:

  • On the Bible click the Visual filters icon (three circles icon)
  • Select Bible text only

Now the Bible is displayed in list form with no footnotes or cross references. Phrase searching is now much easier.

Enjoy locating praise the Lord, and grace to you, and will of God, and

Logos 4: Search While Typing

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

If you were a Libronix 3 user before moving up to Logos 4 you may have enjoyed a feature called Bible Speed Speech which automatically listed occurrences of your word or phrase even as you were typing. The good news is that the feature is in Logos 4; the name has just been changed to Search (while typing) Here’s how to use it:

  • Open the Search panel
  • Select Bible as the search type
  • Above the Find box click the drop down list called Search
  • Select Search (while typing) from the list
  • Select your desired passage range and Bible(s) from the other drop down lists
  • Type a word or phrase in the Find box
  • Notice the results are automatically displayed without clicking the Search arrow

Enjoy this automatic and instant concordance for any Bible in your Library!

Logos 4: Place Menu Features on the Shortcuts Bar

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

Do you find yourself going to same menu to open the same feature over and over again? If so, then you may want to take advantage of the Shortcuts bar, the empty section just to the right of the Command bar. There you can place icons to quickly open your favorite Logos features. Here’s all you do:

  • Choose one of the menus
  • Drag and drop a feature from the menu to the Shortcuts bar
  • Logos will automatically place an icon on the Shortcuts bar

Now just click the icon to open that feature!

Logos 4: Open Multiple Copies of the Same Resource

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

One of the advantages of Logos 4 e-books over their print counterparts is that you can open multiple copies of the same e-book. Here’s one way to open additional copies of a resource:

  • Open the desired book from the Library
  • Right-click on the tab of the open resource
  • From the right click menu select Open a copy in a new tab

With the new copy open you can now navigate to a different location in the resource or set it as your Cross Reference Lookup Bible!

28 Free Wallpapers from Logos Bible Software

20 Free Wallpapers from Logos Bible Software

Have you been meaning to find a new wallpaper in order to freshen up your computer screen? Spring is here, and besides baseball starting again (yes!), Spring means cleaning things up, putting away winter darks and bringing out lively, fresh spring and summer colors. Why not start with your computer screen by quickly setting a new Logos wallpaper? Besides, there is only so long you can look at Stonehenge, tulips, a tropical setting, or the galaxy’s expanse, right?

Our art department has been busy designing a variety of free wallpapers for you to choose from based on the new Logos Bible Software 4. With 28 brand new wallpapers, each available in 8 different screen resolutions, there should be something of interest for everyone. And just because they are called wallpapers, doesn’t mean they are limited to your computer screen. Feel free to use them as an overhead image before church service or in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.

Head on over to our Logos Bible Software Desktop Wallpaper page to view larger versions and to download one—or all. Or, come back often and switch your wallpaper on a weekly or monthly basis. There are five resolution sizes to choose per wallpaper.

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Which one will you be using?

Logos 4: Open Features to a Specific Screen Location

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

When you click on a toolbar icon or make a choice from one of the menus, that selected feature will open, but it may not open exactly where you want it on the screen. In such cases you then have to drag the panel to the desired position. If this happens try this.

  • Click a toolbar icon or menu choice and hold down the left mouse button
  • Drag the feature to the desired location on the screen

The light blue highlighted area will let you know where the feature will open when you release the mouse!

Free Logos 4! T-shirt

Free Logos 4! T-shirt Offer

We’re giving away free Logos t-shirts and making it as easy as possible to get ‘em! Just spend $50 or more on Logos March Madness deals, or subscribe to Bible Study Magazine. No limit, while supplies last, no rain-checks, just cover S&H. Get your free Logos 4! T-shirt in either blue or green—or both—today!

Starting today, as the Logos March Madness Final 4 round starts, every $50 spent on Logos March Madness titles, and every subscription to Bible Study Magazine (with auto-renew selected) will qualify for a free tee. There is no limit on how many free t-shirts you may get—so don’t hold back. Get one for yourself, your spouse, your children, your staff, your friends!

There are two ways to get this special offer:

Logos March Madness purchases over $50:With limited time left in Logos March Madness competition, all new orders over $50 qualify—until March Madness ends. Every $50 increment gives you a coupon code for a free t-shirt. That is, $50 orders get one free tee, $150 purchases get you three coupon codes for three free tees and so on. Simple enough, right? Check out our Current Coupon Codes list now and place your order!

Simply forward the order confirmation receipt we send to your inbox
to shirt@logos.com with “Free T-shirt” in the subject line. Once we receive your proof of purchase and verify your order, we’ll respond with single-use coupon codes that you can use to order your free Logos 4! t-shirt.

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Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine:

Every order of Bible Study Magazine (with Auto-Renew selected) from now until the end of April will get you a free Logos 4! T-shirt. If you already subscribe you can also give a gift subscription of Bible Study Magazine, then get the free t-shirt for yourself. While placing your order, just change the shipping information to the recipient’s name and address. After your order is completed, simply forward the order confirmation receipt
to shirt@logos.com with “Free T-shirt” in the subject line. Once we receive your proof of purchase and verify the order, we’ll respond with a coupon code that you can use to order your free Logos 4! T-shirt.

There you have it.

Take advantage of all the current Logos March Madness coupon codes or subscribe to Bible Study Magazine now and be sure to email us your order confirmation!

Please note our shopping cart limitations: When using multiple coupon codes during checkout, please keep in mind you can only apply one coupon code to one item at a time. That is, you cannot use multiple coupon codes to get the same item within the same order. You can, however, use multiple coupon codes to get different size/color t-shirts. Simply add the items you want to your cart, type in the custom, single-use coupon code that we email to you, separating each of them with a comma (example1, example2), and click Update Cart. To get the same item twice (2 Large blue tees), two separate orders will need to be made. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • Limited to qualifying subscriptions of Bible Study Magazine from 3/30/10-4/30/10.
  • Limited to qualifying orders (in $50 increments) of Logos March Madness titles from day blog entry posts–to time coupon codes are retired.
  • Offer ends 4/30/10 or while supplies last and is limited to on-hand stock of Logos 4! T-shirts in blue or green. No rain checks, no substitutions.
  • Customer is responsible for emailing order confirmation receipt to shirt@logos.com to receive coupon code. Once we receive your proof of purchase, we will respond with a single-use coupon code that you can use to order a new Logos 4! t-shirt for free.
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