How to Read Just the Highlights in a Resource

Highlights in Logos

I recently received this question from a fellow Logos user:

How do you read just the passages in a book that you have highlighted? I like to review my highlights but cannot find that option in Logos 8.

This is a great question. And once I point out how to now accomplish this task in Logos 8, I think you’ll agree this is an excellent enhancement:

  • Highlight as much as you like in a resource, whether it’s a Bible or book (A)

Highlights in Logos

  • Click the Sidebar icon in the upper left of the resource’s  panel to toggle on the Sidebar (B)
  • Click the Notes icon at the top of the Sidebar (C)
  • Select Highlights under the Type filter (D)

Logos Highlights

  • Notice only the text that you highlighted is now displayed in the resource’s panel (E)
  • Scroll the resource to read just the highlights (F)

Logos Highlights

This is a great trick to use to review the important points of a book that you highlighted as you read it!

To learn more about the Logos 8 sidebar and all the new features please check out the course What’s New in Logos 8 at

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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.


  1. Ah – very good. I thought this must be possible somehow.. Great help. Thanks!

  2. I would love to use this, but when I click on the sidebar icon of any book I only get the Table of Contents and there is no Notes icon. What am I doing wrong???

    • Bruce Cullom says

      Had the same issue. The problem was, I was “trying out” this feature in a resource I had just opened in which I had not (yet) highlighted any text.

      As soon as I highlighted a passage, the options Morris outlined appeared.

  3. Tony Dowden says

    I hadn’t noticed this either. Thanks Morris, the subscription I took up with your site is priceless. I am learning so much more about Logos and you explain it all so clearly. God bless your ministry.

  4. Marty Sacks says

    For some reason I only get a table of contents when I click on sidebar as directed with no other icons…

  5. Can I print only the highlights of one book?

  6. Thank you for the help Morris! Now, one more thing. Is there a way search just for a particular color of highlight, like if you use different colors for each topic or subject in a book? That would be so very helpful for those of us who over use the highlighter.