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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).
  • Continue Reading…

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).

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).

Logos now opens what I call the “default Home Page topic study screen.” Continue Reading…

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.)

Continue Reading…

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. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Passage List of Red-Letter Verses

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 a Logos user asked:

Moe, is it possible to print just the red-letter verses (words of Christ) from a Bible?

I didn’t have an immediate answer, so I told him I’d have to get back to him. After a bit of thought, I discovered at least one possibility that I’d like to pass along to you:

  • From the ESV New Testament, I compiled a Passage List of all the verses containing red-letter text.
  • I exported that Passage List as a text file. You can use it to create your own Passage List:

Click here to download the file

  • Choose Documents | Passage List (if you’re using Logos 4, choose File | Passage List).
  • Name the file something like Red-Letter Verses in the ESV NT (A).
  • Click Add (B).
  • Select … a file (C).
  • Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Use Information with Any Resource

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 often tell people that Logos Bible Software is like an onion containing layer upon layer of features and data. Seemingly simple techniques can yield great rewards. Here’s one such simple trick.

To set this up, imagine we’re reading a Logos resource containing numerous references to people and places, as well scores of polysyllabic words. If you’re like I am, you won’t slow down long enough to look up the unfamiliar terms. You’ll just keep reading, hoping the context will clarify the meaning. But what if you had instant information for those obscure terms? Well, in most cases, you do—with a tool called Information. Try this:

  • Open a Logos resource, such as The Lexham Bible Dictionary, to the article for Jacob
  • Choose Tools | Information
  • Notice that the Information panel opens on the right-hand side of the screen (A)
  • Rest the cursor on a word in the resource, such as Rebekah, symmetrical, coherence, etc. (B)
  • Notice the data that appears in the Information panel—if the data doesn’t appear, try single-clicking the word—which probably includes a definition of the word (C)
  • Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Field Searching

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.

As the certified trainer for Logos Bible Software, I have the privilege of meeting a lot of Logos users and hearing numerous questions. The category with the most frequent questions is searching. Many queries go something like this:

Moe, how do I refine my searches? If I search for a word in all my books, I get a million hits. Is there a way to find articles and “chunks of information” about a subject without executing a word search?

Thankfully, the answer is yes. In this week’s blog, I’ll address just one way to limit searches: with a field search.

First, what’s a field? Think of a field as a specific location on a form or application in which to enter information, such as name, address, city, state, etc. Imagine being an employer wanting to find all job applicants who live in the 37128 zip code. To discover the answer, you wouldn’t search the entire application—you’d just search the zip code field. Continue Reading…

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