Logos 6: Bible Text Only

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.

Have you ever been reading a print Bible and thought to yourself, it sure would be nice to temporarily:

  • Hide the chapter and verse numbers
  • Arrange the text in list form rather than paragraph form
  • Remove the red letters

You can do all of that and more in Logos 6 with a visual filter called Bible Text Only. This tool has been in Logos for a long time, but it has greatly expanded in Logos 6. The text in most Bibles comes from the publisher with various features, such as:

  • Paragraphs
  • Character formatting, like red letter, italics, etc.
  • Cross-references
  • Pericope headings
  • Chapter and verse numbers

All of this and more can be toggled on and off with the Bible Text Only visual filter. Here’s how to use it:

  • Open a Bible
  • Click the visual filters icon on the Bible’s toolbar (A)
  • Select the Resource box (B)
  • Select Bible text only (C)
  • Uncheck:
    • Bible text formatting to remove all character formatting, such as red letter, italics, bold, etc. (D)
    • Chapter/Verse numbers to remove those numbers (E)
    • Footnote indicators to remove embedded cross-references (F)
    • Non-Bible text to remove pericope titles (G)
    • One verse per line to leave the Bible in paragraph form as opposed to each verse starting on a separate line when this option is checked (H)


For written instructions on all the new Logos 6 features, check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Manual.

Or, to be one of the first to receive live training for Logos 6, attend an upcoming Camp Logos in California or New York.


  1. What base packages include the new expanded ‘Bible Text Only’ filter?

    Thank you

    • Pam Bauthues says

      Hi Wil—the Bible Text Only visual filter should be included in all base-package levels. If you have any specific questions or are having a hard time finding it, feel free to contact our support team at 800-875-6467.

  2. Is this filter ‘Bible Text Only’ available in all versions of Verbum 6?

    Thank you

  3. Thank you Morris for the wonderful Manual on What’s New in Logos 6. Especially the great price of 14.95! You are the most gifted communicator I have ever known.

  4. How do we change the font on the home screen? It was great before the upgrade. My settings show Time New Romans as the default font, however that is NOT what is on the home screen. I like a dark, easy to read font.

    Why the obsession with this faded font, such as displayed in this box? Very difficult to read!

  5. I love this text only option. I used to copy the texts and then go through and delete the chapters and verses manually but that was quite time consuming. Thanks for this in Logos 6!