How to Create a “Table of Contents” within Factbook

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During a recent Camp Logos while I was demonstrating the versatility and power of the Factbook tool, someone asked: “Is there a table of contents for the Factbook so I’ll know all of the available articles for a given subject?”

I answered, “No. And yes.”

Since the Factbook is a tool, and not technically a book or resource, you won’t find a typical table of contents. Using a Basic Search, however, we can easily craft our own table of contents. Try this:

  • Click the Search icon in the upper left of the program to open a Search panel
  • Select Basic as the search type (A)
  • Select Factbook from the resources to search drop down list (B)

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  • Type a word like “grace” in the Find box (C)
  • Press the Enter key
  • Notice the hyperlinked results which in essence becomes a table of contents or index for the subject “grace” in the Factbook (D)

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  • Click any link to open the corresponding Factbook article (E)

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It’s also true, if you type “grace” in the reference box on the Factbook panel (F), you’ll get basically the same list as in the Search panel (G). The problem is the list disappears after you select an item from the list and you have to retype “grace” each time you want to see the list. Having the search panel opens gives you the luxury of a stable list!

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For more detailed instruction about the Factbook, check out the Logos 6 Training Manual Volumes 1 & 2 Bundle or attend our upcoming Camp Logos in Phoenix, AZ.

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Comments

  1. Another trick is to see all of the articles starting with a certain letter. In the example above, type a single letter. This may take a while to populate, (I think the software responds faster if you type “adam” rather shortly after typing “a” and see all the words with that particular letter.

  2. Garnett Gregory says:

    It would be nice if you would make an easy way to print these tips.