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.
One simple (yet powerful) feature in Logos is the ability to “bookmark” layouts for the entire Logos desktop.
To save a layout:
- Arrange your Logos desktop any way you like: resources, guides, documents, etc.
- Choose the Layouts menu (A).
- Click Save as named layout (B).
- Type a name for the layout in the box (C).
- Press Enter to save the name.
To load a saved layout:
- Choose the Layouts menu (D).
- Click the name of a layout from the left side (E).
The exact Logos desktop you saved opens right back up! You can save as many of these personalized layouts as you like.
Here’s what I really want to explain, though.
After working with a specific layout, you’ll probably make changes to it. For instance, let’s say a Bible in the layout was open to Romans 8, but now you’ve moved on to chapter 9. When you reload the layout, you’ll want the Bible to be in chapter 9, not where you were before. Luckily, it’s easy: all you have to do is resave the layout, much like saving changes to a Word document before closing it.
Here’s a nice little shortcut for updating or resaving a layout:
- Type update active layout in the Command box (F).
- Drag update active layout from the dropdown list that appears under the Command box (G) to the Shortcuts bar (H).
- Note that Logos places a new icon on the Shortcuts bar (I).
Now, anytime you want to save changes to an open layout, you can just click this icon before you clear the desktop!
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