Logos 5: Use History to Retrace Your Steps

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.

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked a question similar to this:

I accidently closed a panel. How can I quickly return to it?

You’ll be happy to know that Logos keeps a running list of all the places you visit, neatly organized in a panel called History. So if you find yourself needing to return to a previous location, here’s all you do:

  • Choose Tools | History
  • Click the desired location from the list—you’ll jump to it instantly! (A)

History

If you’re always closing panels by mistake,  just leave the History panel open. As you visit new locations in Logos, they’ll appear at the top of the History list!

Logos 5: Add Bible Word Study Verses to a Passage List

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.

A Logos user recently asked me, Morris, how do I get the verses listed in a Bible Word Study report into a Passage List?

This is a very practical question, and I hope the answer will be as well. Let’s use a specific example to discover the solution.

  • Choose Guides | Bible Word Study.
  • Type pray in the Word box (A).
  • Press the Enter key to generate the report.
  • Scroll to the Greek Words section, which displays, in a ring, all the Greek words translated pray in your preferred Bible (B).
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Logos 5: Shortcut for Update Active Layout

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.

In most of my Monday posts, I try to encourage new Logos users with features that more seasoned users may have already discovered. Today, however, I want to pass along a time-saving shortcut that’s applicable if you’ve already discovered the benefit of layouts. So if you’re already on your way to being a power user, this is for you.

If you employ layouts, you know that when changes are made to the active layout, you must update the layout in order for those changes to be saved. This normally requires going to the Layouts menu and selecting an update link. Instead, try this update shortcut:

  • Type this text in the Command box: update active layout (A).

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Logos 5: Save a Guide for Future Study

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.

Has this ever happened to you? As you’re reading a book, you come across a topic you’d like to investigate further for personal study or a future message, but you just don’t have time for it right now. So you make a mental note to return to that subject in the coming days or weeks. Unfortunately, when time does allow for the study, you’ve already forgotten what the topic was to begin with. I confess this happens to me more times than I care to admit.

If you can relate, try this helpful hint:

  • Open a Logos resource to a specific location such as Alone with God to page 43 (A).
  • Notice the word justification in the second paragraph on this page (B).

Logos 5: A Moving Reverse Interlinear Pane

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.

The reverse interlinear is, in my humble opinion, one of Logos’ greatest contributions to modern Bible study. This feature, which connects a Bible’s English translation to its original text, allows us to investigate Greek and Hebrew words even if we don’t have original-language training.

With the recent release of Logos Bible Software 5.1, a small enhancement made the reverse interlinear even better. Here’s how to use it:

  • Open an English Bible containing the reverse interlinear option, such as the ESV, LEB, NKJV, or NASB.
  • Click the Interlinear icon on the Bible’s toolbar to open the reverse interlinear pane at the bottom of the panel (A).
  • Navigate to a location in the Bible, such as Colossians 3:16 (B).
  • Click a word in the biblical text, such as dwell (ESV) (C).
  • Notice that the reverse interlinear pane jumps to that word (D).
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Logos 5: Lexham English Bible Audio

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.

Numerous new features appeared in the recent release of Logos Bible Software 5.1. Without a doubt, the one most pleasing to the ears is the Lexham English Bible Audio. If you haven’t tried this latest addition to the ever-expanding Logos library, follow these steps:

  • Type LEB in the Command box (A).
  • Press the Enter key to open the Lexham English Bible.

Logos 5: Image Search

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.

The recently released Logos 5.1 contains a new search type: Image. The Image Search makes finding just the right map, picture, etc., very simple.  Check out this new feature—imagine you want to locate maps and pictures related to Corinth:

  • Click the Search icon.
  • Select Image as the search type (A).
  • Click the search fields dropdown list, which is probably set to All Images (B).

  • Select Maps and Photos from the list of Search fields (C).
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Logos 5: Home Page Topic Study

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.

With the recent release of Logos 5.1 comes a new automatic layout, making it easy to study a topic right from the Home Page. Give this a try and see what you think:

  • Open the Home Page.
  • Type a subject, like mercy, in the Passage/Topic box (A).
  • Notice the related subjects in the dropdown list (B).
  • Select Mercy from the list, or just click Go (C).

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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.)

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Logos 5: Passage List Displays Verses from Different Bibles

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.

A Logos user recently emailed me this question:

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get certain Bible verses to appear in the search results so that I can add another version (BHS) to compare English with Hebrew. Will Logos let me type in specific verses in the search bar so I can compare? For example how can I have Gen. 4:1, Gen. 49:25, Ex. 2:23, Ex. 18:4, and Num. 1:44 show up without searching for a specific word in them? I just want to add them manually to the search results.

Excellent question!

The answer is found in a Passage List rather than a search. When we execute a Bible search, we have to enter a specific query, and Logos displays only the verses matching that criteria.

With a Passage List, however, we can manually add the verses and display them in the Bible translation(s) of our choice. [Read more...]