Logos 4: Limit the Display of Documents in the File Menu

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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 Logos Bible Software 4 you can create various types of documents in the File menu: Prayer Lists, Passage Lists, Notes, etc. After a while, when you return to the File menu to open a document, you’ll probably discover a long list of various types of documents. Locating the specific one you want may prove challenging. Here’s a little trick to hopefully help out:

  • Choose the File menu
  • In the Find or Search box to the right of Open type:
    • Passage to display only your Passage Lists
    • Prayer to display only your Prayer Lists
    • Note to display only your Note files
    • Reading to display only your Reading Plans

You get the idea. This tip obviously reduces a long list to a manageable list.


  1. Trish Walker says:

    When will you have a seminar near Phoenix?

  2. Kenneth C. Senes says:

    I appreciate the tips given and find them helpful. Is it possible to copy more than one page at a time for a clipping? Say for instance, I’d like to copy pages 154 to 159 of the Memoir of Robert Murray M’Cheney as a single clipping, rather than having to have several clippings representing each of the pages copied. Thanks for any help you can provide.

  3. Thanks for the tip, but is there a way to shorten the list more? When you have over 70 note files, it is still impossible to find the note file that you want, and thanks to the new UI in L4, you need to fist open the note file before you can add notes to it.

  4. Hi Tom,
    Sorry, but I am not aware of a way to filter the list any more than by using Morris’ method.
    Update: I looked a little longer and found such a request already created for this functionality in the Logos UserVoice Forum. Feel free to vote for this to promote it to be included in a future Logos update.

  5. angel dominguez says:

    Is there a way to delete items in this list? I have many “untitled visual filters” that I would like to delete, but don’t know how.
    thanks for any assistance.
    angel dominguez

  6. Hi Trish,
    Morris will be putting on a Camp Logos II seminar this coming March in the Phoenix area (in Goodyear, AZ). Check out more details here, and feel free to contact MP Seminars at (877) 237-3168 for additional information.

  7. Hi Kenneth,
    In all the tests I did, I was not limited on the amount of text I was able to copy to a Clippings. Just highlight all the text you want saved in a clipping, right-click on the highlighted content, and at the bottom-right of the pop-up menu, you should see Add a clipping to “Untitled Clippings.”
    The “Untitled Clippings” part will read differently if you had a recent clipping open. To start a new clipping, go to File | Clippings.

  8. Hi Angel,
    To delete unwanted items, open the File menu and hover your mouse over the entry (in the right column) to be deleted. Then, right-click on the item and you should see Delete. Hope that helps.