Sync Your Highlights Across Multiple Bibles in 5 Clicks

sync highlights

I’ve had the privilege of teaching Camp Logos training seminars for many years now. And ever since the Highlighting feature appeared on the scene, there’s a very common question at Camp:

How can I highlight the text in one Bible and have those highlights show up in other Bibles?

Well, I have great news for you: that feature now exists in Logos 7! It’s a setting in the Visual Filter called Corresponding Notes and Highlights and it’s really cool.

Let’s take a look at this in action:

  • Choose Tools | Highlighting
  • Open the ESV to Colossians 2:15 (A)
  • Select the phrase “put them to open shame” (B)


  • Expand the Emphasis Markup palette (C)
  • Select a style like Box (D)
  • Notice the phrase in the ESV is now highlighted (E)


  • Open the LEB to Colossians 2:15 (F)
  • Click the Visual Filter icon on the LEB’s toolbar (G)
  • Select the Resource box (H)
  • Expand the Corresponding Notes and Highlights section (I)
  • Select the Corresponding Notes and Highlights box (J)
  • Select the desired Note file which contains the highlighting notes which in this example is Emphasis Markup (K)


  • Notice Logos automatically highlights the corresponding phrase, “he made a display of them in public”, in the LEB! (L)


This feature works beautifully in any of your interlinear Bibles. So, highlight once in one Bible and see the markings in other Bibles.


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.


  1. Ted Brassard says:

    Thank You! This has been needed for a very long time. I asked Morris at a Camp Logos in Texas if there was a way to show highlighting across versions and his answer was that you would have to make each highlight into a not. This new feature is wonderful!

  2. Claus-Dieter Stoll says:

    It’s a great pitty that this Highlighting feature runs only in interlinear bibles! All German Bibles in the Logos software are missing the interlinear feature. As German I work naturally with German Bibles.

  3. Mark Sutton says:

    Thanks for showing me how to have highlights of verses show up in all my bible versions. That has worked well. HOWEVER, when I also got my notes (mainly made while reading NIV 84), the only boxes that showed up for me to check were the New Testament books, plus Ruth. And when I looked at Ruth in the ESV, only one note was there, none of the highlighted parts and nothing after that note. So, I’m scratching my head and trying to figure out what I’m not doing. Does anyone have an idea about what I can do?

  4. Is there a limit on the number of linked Bibles? Or is there a requirement for the Bible to be “an interlinear” Bible? How do I know if a Bible is interlinear or not?

  5. Hello,
    Great post!
    Is this for only NEW highlights? or can you do this trick to make all existing highlights show up?
    I tried getting my old highlights to work by selecting the note in the “Corresponding Notes and Highlights” area and it didn’t seem to work for me. i tried it in the NASB, NIV and LEB and none were a go.