Logos 4: Highlight a Word or Phrase with a Visual Filter

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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.

Perhaps you have a word or phrase you want to leap off the page as you read the Bible. With a Visual Filter, Logos 4 will automatically highlight that for you in any or all of your Bibles. Here’s how it works:

  • Choose File | Visual Filter
  • Assign a name to this Unnamed Visual Filter
  • Select All Passages from the range drop down list
  • Select the desired Bible(s) from the drop down list
  • Type a word or phrase to highlight in the Find box
    • Simply type words like grace or forgive
    • Place a phrase in double quotes like “son of God”
  • Select a Formatting style form the drop down list
  • You can add other words or phrases in the additional Find box(es)
  • Close the Visual Filter

Now when you open the Bible, these designated words and phrases will be highlighted as you indicated. With this feature, you can call attention to the topics or themes of your choice.

There are scores of other ways to personalize your study with Logos Bible Software 4. At Camp Logos I’ll walk you through many of those customizable features of the software.

Grand Opening Seminars

We’re kicking off the New Year with two more Logos 4 Grand Opening Seminars in northern California, January 6–7 and 8–9. We have special prizes to give away (including a leather bound ESV Study Bible) and Dale Pritchett, Vice President of Logos, will be present for Q and A sessions. Please check out mpseminars.com for more information and the Camp Logos calendar for a complete schedule of seminars. I look forward to seeing you soon at Camp Logos.



    Logos 4 should come with a danger warning-prepare at least 2 or 3 weeks worth of sermons before upgrading to 4
    it is a log learning curve to do same in 4 as old version
    j hopsohn

  2. Hi Jack,

    Logos 4 is an entirely new program, and as with most new software purchases, there is a learning curve. For those such as yourself that may need your program on a daily or weekly basis, we have also made it known that Logos Bible Software 4 doesn’t disable your Libronix DLS 3.x installation. So when you upgrade you don’t lose anything—you can continue to use LDLS 3.x until you are able to better familiarize yourself with Logos 4.

    In order for you to learn Logos 4 as quickly as possible we have great training resources and a very active user forum where users are more than willing to answer “how-to” questions. When you have some time, take a look at these training resources:

    Beyond this, there are many scheduled Camp Logos events. Check out the Camp Logos Calendar for possible training seminars coming to a city near you. We hope you find these resources to be helpful and that you will soon be won over by Logos 4.

  3. Dennis Kuhns says

    When will Logos 4 be up-dated so I can down load my extensive personal notes from Libronix DSL 3? I have quite a few notes I would like to place in Logos 4. I was surprised Logos released Logos 4 without this feature.

  4. Hi Dennis,
    Note importation is coming…soon! If you have not seen our Features Coming Soon to Logos 4 page, this is the first item listed under Coming Very Soon. There is no set date, so in the mean time, you can continue to use Logos 3 for anything that doesn’t yet have a Logos 4 equivalent.

  5. rev jack hopson says

    Logos 3 will save the day till 4 is mastered. Learning curve almost as bad as photoshop. Where is library management? How or can you darken the borders in logos 4 page.
    Hope you will be able to add upgrade so we can have strongs numbers on KJV.
    Happy New Year.
    P.S. Also, 4 needs warning that is only works in the fast computer lane unless you want to drink coffee bewteen searches.