Logos 4: Remove Bible Cross References in Copied Text

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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.

Quite often people will e-mail me inquiring about how to remove embedded footnotes from biblical text that is copied / pasted into a Word document. For example, if you select all of the text for Psalm 23 in the ESV and then copy / paste it into another document, you’ll also paste a lot of cross references.

Here’s one way to avoid that:

  • Choose Tools | Program Settings
  • Set Copy Footnotes to No

With this setting, Logos will still cite the source of the pasted text, it will just no longer paste all of the embedded footnotes and cross references into your document.


  1. Or…or…or…you can go to tools “Copy Bible Verses,” choose your format style, then copy. When you use this, you don’t have to worry about footnotes.

  2. Jerry Rosenberg says

    How can I remove the Italics in the “copy” quotation?

  3. Jerry,
    After you copy and paste the text into your document, highlight the italicized portion of text and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + I (Mac: Command + I). This will either apply or remove italics.

  4. I upgraded to version 4 but don’t know how to change my smart tag in Microsoft word to look at version 4 instead of my version 3. How can I change it?

  5. Hi David,
    Thanks for the comment. We’re still evaluating our SmartTags options. At this time, Microsoft has deprecated SmartTags in new versions of Office. Until we determine how to handle this, the best thing to do is continue to use StartTags through Logos 3 (Libronix). And if you’d like, feel free to comment or vote for SmartTags for Logos 4 functionality in our forum.

  6. helpful. thank you

  7. Arthur Gregory says

    When Logos does a word study, is there any way to copy a set of cited verses, rather than “Copy Bible Vewrses” one a time?