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 and provides many training materials.
A Logos user recently e-mailed stating that he was writing a paper on the purpose of Christ’s crucifixion and needed to find where that subject was discussed in his Logos books. I suggested that a proximity search containing multiple groups of words would do the trick. Here’s how to execute that search:
- Click the Search icon
- Select Basic as the Search type
- Select from the drop down list the books to be searched such as the Entire Library
- Choose the Search panel menu and select Match all word forms
- Type (or copy/paste) this in the Search box: ((Christ,Jesus,Lord) WITHIN 6 words (death,cross,crucifixion)) WITHIN 6 words (purpose,reason)
- Press the Enter key to generate the search results
This search locates the places where the words Christ or Jesus or Lord occur within 6 words of death or cross or crucifixion. These results then occur within 6 words of purpose or purposes or reason or reasons. In other words, Logos locates all the places authors write about the purpose or reason for the Lord’s death on the cross!
This type of power proximity search with multiple groupings of words is just one of many Logos features covered in Camp Logos 2, which is a two-day, hands-on training seminar that goes beyond the numerous topics discussed in Camp Logos.
And I’m very pleased to make a couple of very important announcements regarding Camp Logos 2:
First, we’re presenting a National Camp Logos 2 in Bellingham, WA on November 10-11. Each June, Logos welcomes users from around the globe to the headquarters to discover many exciting aspects of the software. We’ve decided to do the same for Camp 2.
At this national seminar you’ll not only learn additional powerful Logos features, you’ll also hear from Logos leaders about the latest developments for Logos Bible Software, Logos Apps, Vryso, Proclaim, and more. Also at the national seminars we’ll enjoy a couple of meals together which are included in your registration fee. Make sure to visit mpseminars.com for more information and to register.
Also, in case you can’t attend a live Camp Logos 2 seminar or need a refresher after attending, Camp Logos 2 Live DVD training is now available on pre-pub! This four disc set contains nearly 10 hours of video instruction and crystal clear video screenshots enhanced with highlights, call outs, and on screen graphics. Rather than describe the project in this blog, please visit the pre-pub page for complete details and to place your order.
This is the most extensive product that we have ever produced and is a direct result of the countless hours that our team has spent on the project. Recent Camp 2 attendees have been very gracious in their responses and we hope that Camp Logos 2 will encourage you as well.