How to Activate the Outline Formatting Visual Filter

Digital resources offer many advantages over their print counterparts— portability, accessibility, and exportability to name a few.

Another rather obvious plus? Electronic resources use no paper! With print books, publishers have to concern themselves with page count. Thus, in an attempt to conserve space, information may be crammed on a page making the reading more challenging.

This is especially true of some Hebrew and Greek lexicons in which detailed language data is crowded onto a page. Finding and reading that data may prove frustrating.

In an attempt to reduce such frustration, Logos offers the Lexicon Reformatting Dataset. When coupled with the Outline Formatting Visual Filter, this feature, in a nutshell, displays lexicon entries in “outline mode” rather than “crowded view.”

To activate the Outline Formatting Visual Filter:

  • Open an applicable lexicon such as Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Greek (A)
  • Navigate to an entry in the resource (B)
  • Notice the traditional “crowded view” of the information (C)
  • Click the Visual Filters icon on the resource’s toolbar (D)
  • Select Outline formatting from the list (E)
  • Notice now the “less crowded outline view” of the data (F)

Even though this option is not available with all original language dictionaries, it’s very helpful in some. To see a list of applicable resources, open the Lexicon Reformatting Dataset Documentation from the Library. (G)

Please note, this feature is available in the Bronze Feature Set and above.

For more detailed instruction about Outline Formatting and many other Logos features, please check out the Logos A–Z Video Reference Guide at mpseminarsonline.com.

Also, remember to follow Faithlife.com/mpseminars, and you’ll automatically receive a fre digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.

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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. Darren Holloway says:

    My wife and I are relatively new to logos and see that it is a powerful and yet intimidating tool. We had a class with someone who has many years of experience using logos and it simply blew us away. I need to know this program i want to know the bible in ways i never understood it before. Please help us to understand it better.

    • Karen Engle says:

      Hi Darran! I’m glad you are intrigued by Logos and all it can do. It truly is an amazing and powerful tool for Bible study. I recommend checking out this Bible studies series, which was created to help folks like you learn the basics of Logos. The first here https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017433892-Logos-8-Bible-Study-Series is the Bible study series, but there are two more—the sermon prep series and the academic/theologian series. They will ALL benefit you and will teach you how to use the most used features Logos offers. Try it and let us know if it helps!

  2. Thank you, me and my wife will do that.

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