Learning Logos: How to Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

The recent Logos 8.7 update contained a lot of exciting new features. I certainly hope you’re discovering and enjoying them.

Today’s blog focuses on one that’s almost hidden, but nonetheless can assist us as we’re working with specific Bible verses. Succinctly stated, we can now print or export filtered Bible text.

I know that’s a mouthful, so rather than explaining, let’s just see it in action with an example:

  • Choose Tools | Reference | Factbook
  • Type Melchizedek in the Factbook search box (A)
  • Select Melchizedek blesses Abram from the drop-down list to generate a report (B)

Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

  • Expand the Passages section, which contains verses about this event (C)
  • Click the link Open 3 passages in “Preferred Bible” (D)

Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

Notice your preferred Bible opens displaying only the three passages about the event (this is an example of filtered Bible text) (E)

Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

  • Choose the panel menu on the Bible (F)
  • Select Print/Export (G)

Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

  • Notice in the left sidebar the option Use filtered text, which of course refers to only the three passages currently displayed in the Bible (H)

Print or Export Filtered Bible Text

You can now use the various print and export features to easily work with the filtered text. This same option will also appear if you’re filtering the text with a Passage List Visual Filter or an Inline Search!

So if you frequently print or export verses, this may be a huge addition to your tool belt!

The 8.7 update contains numerous changes, especially a new Selection menu and a redesigned Context menu. You can go here to view a FREE webinar regarding these menus.

For live hands-on training, make sure to register for Camp Logos.

And don’t forget to follow Faithlife.com/mpseminars, and you’ll automatically receive a FREE digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.


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. I tried this – and when I clicked on “Send to new Document – Microsoft Word”, all I got was Hebrews 7:6 and even that did not include the reference, only the text.
    Any idea as to why this did not work?
    I made sure that “use filtered text” was checked and the display panel indicated there were three pages of information, but only the last one went to Word

    • Hi David! Thanks for posting your question. Let me see if I can get an answer for you. Best, Karen

    • Hi David, I wanted to follow up with you about your question about the Filtered Bible Text instructions. Our team was able to reproduce this and yes, there is a bug so we’ve written up a case to have our developers fix it. Thank you for letting us know!