Logos 5: Popular Highlights

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

In Logos 5, several features connect us to other Logos users: Community Tags, Community Ratings, sharing with Faithlife Groups, etc. Another community feature, Popular Highlights, appears throughout our resources. This new visual filter reveals how others mark up the text.

For example:

  • Open the daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest.
  • Note the gray underlining, followed by the number of highlights, scattered throughout the book. (A)

Example of popular highlighting in My Utmost for His Highest book

These markers merely show frequently highlighted text in the Logos community; all specific user info is anonymous. You may be encouraged to see the insights others found helpful, or you may wish to disable Popular Highlights.

To hide Popular Highlights in one resource:

  • Click the visual filters icon (A) on the resource’s toolbar.
  • Uncheck Popular Highlights. (B)

Hide popular highlights in one resource

To hide Popular Highlights in all resources:

  • Click the visual filters icon (A) on a resource’s toolbar.
  • Right-click on Popular highlights. (B)
  • Select Do not show in any resources. (C)

Hide popular highlights in all resources


  1. Is there a way to leave Popular Highlights enabled, but keep it from copying “[7 Highlights]” when I copy and paste the text into a Word Document?

    The following is an example of some text that I recently copied that has two reference to “[7 Highlights]” that I would prefer not be copied with the text:
    “The iota was the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, but here it is usually understood to refer to the yodh, the smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The little stroke68 was probably a tiny projection on some letters (that helped distinguish similar letters). Jesus is saying “Not the smallest letter, not the tiniest part of a letter —.” It forms a very emphatic assertion of the permanent validity of Scripture. [7 highlights] None of it will pass away, Jesus says, until all has taken place. The divine purpose in Scripture will be fully worked out.70 [7 highlights]