Logos 4: Select a Note File for Highlighting Notes

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 seminars and provides many training materials.

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In last week’s blog I explained how with the newly released Logos 4.5, highlighted text now becomes a new Note in a Note File. Every time we highlight text, that marked up text becomes part of the title of a new Note in a Note File. But which Note File? By default, Logos places the Highlighting Notes in a Note File with the same name as the highlighting palette. For example, text highlighted with the style On Fire goes to a Note File named Emphasis Markup (the palette containing the On Fire style). Text highlighted with the style Israel goes to a Note File named Inductive (the palette containing the Israel style).

We can, however, select a different destination Note File for each highlighting palette used:

  • Choose Tools | Highlighting
  • Rest the cursor on the name of a Highlighting palette like Inductive (1).
  • Click the drop down menu (arrow icon) that appears on the right of the pal­ette title bar (2).
  • Click the drop down menu (arrow icon) on the Save in section at the bottom of the menu (3).
  • Select (4):
    • Palette-specific note file to save Notes created with this palette of styles in the Note File bearing the name of the Highlighting palette (as explained above).
    • Most recent note file to save Notes created with this palette of styles in the Note File that was most recently active or used.
    • A note file from the list of all note files to save Notes created with this palette of styles in that specific Note File (existing Note Files created on the File menu will be listed here).


Please note, EXISTING Highlighting Notes created with styles from this palette will NOT be affected. All future Highlighting Notes created with styles from this palette, however, will now be saved in this designated Note File.

You can download for FREE the new Notes and Highlighting chapters from the updated Logos Bible Software Training Manuals Volumes 1 and 2.


How do you use notes and highlights to study? Leave a comment and let us know!


  1. Russ Ponder says:

    When looking at your highlighted notes in an open window, logos gives you the ability in a drop down menu to “sort by” with 4 options. The option labeled “Sort by Date Added” puts the most recent highlighted notes at the bottom of the list. I highlight a lot when I read and study, so this is kind of cumbersome to scroll to the bottom of the list. It seems like the most recent highlights would be at the top of your list. Other than that I love the highlight to note option. Thanks logos!

  2. Dwight Wood says:

    I use the highlight option on my iPad for our Wednesday night Bible study. As I prepare for our study, I add notes and highlights in my favorite version of the Bible. I include questions I want to discuss with the class as well as any observation I want to point out to the class. Then during the study, as I get to each passage of Scripture we are discussing, all my points and discussion questions are a finger touch away! Great new option! Thanks Logos!

  3. Anderson Godoy says:

    I am trying to find the same option in mac but there no “save in” option. Any ideas?