Learning Logos: How to Use Look Up on the New Context Menu

Look upThinking Look up had been removed from the redesigned 8.7 Context menu, a fellow Logos user emailed me asking, What’s up with Look up?

Actually Look up is still on the right-click menu, and it’s better than ever!

Let me show you:

  • Open an interlinear Bible like NASB  (A) to a passage such as Ruth 2:1 (B)
  • Right-click on a word like Naomi (C)
  • Click Selection Naomi from the left side of the Context menu (D)
  • Click the arrow to the right of Look up (on the right side of the Context menu) (E) to display up to 5 resources containing an article about Naomi (F)
  • Rest the cursor on a resource abbreviation (G) to see a preview of the article (H)
  • Click the resource abbreviation to jump to the article

Look up

Pretty cool, eh? You can control the resources being displayed through your prioritized resources in the Library.

Now try this:

  • Right-click on wealth in Ruth 1:1 (I)
  • Select the Hebrew lemma (the word with the ring icon) on the left side of the Context menu (J)
  • Notice abbreviations to Hebrew dictionaries in the Look up section on the right (K)

Look up

Just in case you didn’t know, Look up is a “shortcut search,” which means “look up my word in a dictionary.” I think you can see that shortcut got ever better with the new 8.7 right-click menu!

The 8.7 update contained numerous changes especially a new selection menu and a redesigned context menu. You can go here to view a FREE webinar regarding these menus.

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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.