Logos 4: Place Menu Features on the Shortcuts Bar

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

Do you find yourself going to same menu to open the same feature over and over again? If so, then you may want to take advantage of the Shortcuts bar, the empty section just to the right of the Command bar. There you can place icons to quickly open your favorite Logos features. Here’s all you do:

  • Choose one of the menus
  • Drag and drop a feature from the menu to the Shortcuts bar
  • Logos will automatically place an icon on the Shortcuts bar

Now just click the icon to open that feature!

Logos 4: Open Multiple Copies of the Same Resource

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

One of the advantages of Logos 4 e-books over their print counterparts is that you can open multiple copies of the same e-book. Here’s one way to open additional copies of a resource:

  • Open the desired book from the Library
  • Right-click on the tab of the open resource
  • From the right click menu select Open a copy in a new tab

With the new copy open you can now navigate to a different location in the resource or set it as your Cross Reference Lookup Bible!

28 Free Wallpapers from Logos Bible Software

20 Free Wallpapers from Logos Bible Software

Have you been meaning to find a new wallpaper in order to freshen up your computer screen? Spring is here, and besides baseball starting again (yes!), Spring means cleaning things up, putting away winter darks and bringing out lively, fresh spring and summer colors. Why not start with your computer screen by quickly setting a new Logos wallpaper? Besides, there is only so long you can look at Stonehenge, tulips, a tropical setting, or the galaxy’s expanse, right?

Our art department has been busy designing a variety of free wallpapers for you to choose from based on the new Logos Bible Software 4. With 28 brand new wallpapers, each available in 8 different screen resolutions, there should be something of interest for everyone. And just because they are called wallpapers, doesn’t mean they are limited to your computer screen. Feel free to use them as an overhead image before church service or in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.

Head on over to our Logos Bible Software Desktop Wallpaper page to view larger versions and to download one—or all. Or, come back often and switch your wallpaper on a weekly or monthly basis. There are five resolution sizes to choose per wallpaper.

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Which one will you be using?

Logos 4: Open Features to a Specific Screen Location

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

When you click on a toolbar icon or make a choice from one of the menus, that selected feature will open, but it may not open exactly where you want it on the screen. In such cases you then have to drag the panel to the desired position. If this happens try this.

  • Click a toolbar icon or menu choice and hold down the left mouse button
  • Drag the feature to the desired location on the screen

The light blue highlighted area will let you know where the feature will open when you release the mouse!

Free Logos 4! T-shirt

Free Logos 4! T-shirt Offer

We’re giving away free Logos t-shirts and making it as easy as possible to get ’em! Just spend $50 or more on Logos March Madness deals, or subscribe to Bible Study Magazine. No limit, while supplies last, no rain-checks, just cover S&H. Get your free Logos 4! T-shirt in either blue or green—or both—today!

Starting today, as the Logos March Madness Final 4 round starts, every $50 spent on Logos March Madness titles, and every subscription to Bible Study Magazine (with auto-renew selected) will qualify for a free tee. There is no limit on how many free t-shirts you may get—so don’t hold back. Get one for yourself, your spouse, your children, your staff, your friends!

There are two ways to get this special offer:

Logos March Madness purchases over $50:With limited time left in Logos March Madness competition, all new orders over $50 qualify—until March Madness ends. Every $50 increment gives you a coupon code for a free t-shirt. That is, $50 orders get one free tee, $150 purchases get you three coupon codes for three free tees and so on. Simple enough, right? Check out our Current Coupon Codes list now and place your order!

Simply forward the order confirmation receipt we send to your inbox
to shirt@logos.com with “Free T-shirt” in the subject line. Once we receive your proof of purchase and verify your order, we’ll respond with single-use coupon codes that you can use to order your free Logos 4! t-shirt.

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Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine:

Every order of Bible Study Magazine (with Auto-Renew selected) from now until the end of April will get you a free Logos 4! T-shirt. If you already subscribe you can also give a gift subscription of Bible Study Magazine, then get the free t-shirt for yourself. While placing your order, just change the shipping information to the recipient’s name and address. After your order is completed, simply forward the order confirmation receipt
to shirt@logos.com with “Free T-shirt” in the subject line. Once we receive your proof of purchase and verify the order, we’ll respond with a coupon code that you can use to order your free Logos 4! T-shirt.

There you have it.

Take advantage of all the current Logos March Madness coupon codes or subscribe to Bible Study Magazine now and be sure to email us your order confirmation!

Please note our shopping cart limitations: When using multiple coupon codes during checkout, please keep in mind you can only apply one coupon code to one item at a time. That is, you cannot use multiple coupon codes to get the same item within the same order. You can, however, use multiple coupon codes to get different size/color t-shirts. Simply add the items you want to your cart, type in the custom, single-use coupon code that we email to you, separating each of them with a comma (example1, example2), and click Update Cart. To get the same item twice (2 Large blue tees), two separate orders will need to be made. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Offer details:

  • Limited to qualifying subscriptions of Bible Study Magazine from 3/30/10-4/30/10.
  • Limited to qualifying orders (in $50 increments) of Logos March Madness titles from day blog entry posts–to time coupon codes are retired.
  • Offer ends 4/30/10 or while supplies last and is limited to on-hand stock of Logos 4! T-shirts in blue or green. No rain checks, no substitutions.
  • Customer is responsible for emailing order confirmation receipt to shirt@logos.com to receive coupon code. Once we receive your proof of purchase, we will respond with a single-use coupon code that you can use to order a new Logos 4! t-shirt for free.
  • Customer is responsible for all related shipping costs.

Logos 4: Look Up Multiple Cross References at Once

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

Perhaps you enjoy studying the Bible through a series of cross references. If so, you’re familiar with the cross references placed inline the biblical text. In Logos 4, cross references are hyperlinked which means resting the mouse pointer on a link reveals a popup of the biblical passage from your Preferred Bible.

You can also look up numerous cross references at one time. Here’s how:

  • Open a Bible
  • Open Power Lookup from the Tools menu
  • In the Bible, select (highlight) text containing the cross references you want to look up

The Power Lookup displays only the selected cross references!

Logos 4: Open Logos the Way You Close It

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

Do you ever have to close Logos before you’ve completed your study? Perhaps it’s time for dinner or you’re making the final descent into an airport. No worries. You can set Logos to automatically open the way you close it. Here’s how:

  • Click Customize in the lower left hand corner of the Home page
  • Uncheck the box Show home page at startup

Now when you’re ready to close Logos, just close the program with all the resources and panels still open. When you restart Logos you’ll automatically return to this layout!

A Few Minutes Could Save You…

Refer-A-Friend Program

It is quite surprising when we hear of people who have never heard of things we have been doing for a while. One of those things is our Refer-A-Friend program.

In just a few easy steps, we can send your pastor, friends, co-workers, ministry leaders, and/or family members a coupon code to receive 15% off a Logos 4 base package. And to make it worth a few moments of your time, if your recommendation turns into a sale, we give you a $25 gift certificate good toward a web purchase on Logos.com.

To get started, make sure you Sign In to your Logos.com account, and then head on over to www.logos.com/referafriend.

The first step asks you to enter a person’s email address and their name. We will use it to send your friend two emails which you will be able to view and customize. And the email will not be added to any lists, so we won’t make you look bad.

Next, you see a preview of a plain text email we will send on your behalf. You can easily edit the email to include a personal message if you want, or you can click Next to proceed.

The final step is to select one of seven base packages we include in the program. The default recommendation is set for Scholar’s Library as this is our best selling collection, but you have the option to recommend up to Scholar’s Library: Platinum.

At this point, you may click Send!, or you can see a preview of the fancy html message we’ll send featuring your recommended product.

Chances are, your small group leader would benefit greatly using Leader’s Library, and suggesting Scholar’s Library or above to your relative heading to seminary would make his or her studies and term papers a whole lot easier. Since the Refer-A-Friend program works for the majority of our collections, you can suggest the collection you think would be most valuable to your friend. And don’t worry if you are not sure which collection would be best. If you suggest Scholar’s Library and they end up purchasing Scholar’s Library: Gold, you’ll still get a $25 gift certificate—as long as it is included in the program and they use the coupon code you send them!

You can suggest one of the following collections:

With this ability to offer your friends a discount on a product that hopefully has transformed your devotional times, your sermon or Bible study preparation, or has helped you through seminary, why would you not take a few minutes to run down your list of contacts and send them a quick, pre-formatted email? Not only will you be helping transform their Bible study, you could also "pocket" a cool $25 credit for each person who acts on your recommendation.

So what are you waiting for? Refer-A-Friend Now!

Visit our custom upgrade discount calculator to see what discounts you qualify for on an upgrade to a brand new Logos 4 base package.

New customers should visit https://www.logos.com/4 to learn more and see what discounts are currently available.

Logos 4: Importing Notes and User-Created Content from LDLS3

Yes, the wait is finally over. Yesterday’s announcement of Logos Bible Software 4.0b mentioned what many have been waiting for: Support for importing LDLS3 user-created content.

Specifically, Logos 4.0b now supports importing notes, highlighting, favorites, and prayer lists. Along with this release, regardless if you are importing from LDLS3 or not, Notes now allow for user-editable titles, as well as creating Notes for a reference range, not just a single verse.

So without further ado, let’s get your notes from Logos 3 to Logos 4.

Since resources have changed over the years because we’ve corrected typos, added new hyperlinks, and made other edits, in certain cases, these changes can prevent Logos 4 from importing notes from Libronix DLS 3 correctly. In order to minimize the likelihood of notes not being transferred, we highly recommend you download the Custom Toolbar for LDLS3 that prepares your notes for importing into Logos 4.

Getting the toolbar:

  • Run LDLS3, and click the newly added Update Notes Now button.
  • When Update Notes Now finishes, return to Logos 4.

Now are you ready for this? In Logos 4 type Import All into the Command bar, hit enter, and sit back. You’ll then see the “Importing…” status message in the upper-right corner of the main window. That’s it.

Content imported into Logos 4 “remembers” that it was imported such that consecutive imports can be run in Logos 4, without adverse effects. Changes to imported content in Logos 4 will clear the link between Logos 4 and LDLS3, so if you edit an imported item in Logos 4, and then re-import, you will see the original item from LDLS3 along with the edited item in Logos 4.This is intentional in order to recover an original note without over writing the new content.

If you no longer want to use some of your user-created content from LDLS3, but want other parts, like your extensive Prayer Lists, there are commands for a more targeted import.

Additional Commands:

Import Notes
Imports only notes from LDLS3

Import Highlighting
Imports only highlighting from LDLS3

Import Favorites
Imports only favorites from LDLS3

Import Prayer Lists
Imports only prayers lists from LDLS3

Import delete (All|Notes|Highlighting|Favorites|Prayer Lists)

Deletes all imported content of the specified type

If you were on the fence about upgrading to Logos 4 because you couldn’t transfer your Notes, Highlighting, Favorites, or Prayer Lists, now is a great time to upgrade to Logos 4. Logos 4 is now better than ever, and you can be sure we’re already working to add additional features.

Logos 4: Make Logos Easy on the Eyes

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

The older I get, the more I appreciate the features in Logos 4 that allow me to adjust the display of the program and resources. Here are few reminders so that you can make Logos easy on the eyes:

To adjust the text size of an open panel:

  • Choose the panel menu on an open panel
  • Move the slide bar at the top of the menu to adjust the text size in that panel

To change the default text size of resources:

  • Choose Tools | Program Settings
  • In the Fonts section select a different Default Text Size from the drop down list

To change the default font in resources:

  • Choose Tools | Program Settings
  • In the Fonts section select a different Default Font from the drop down list

To change the background color in resource panels:

  • Choose Tools | Program Settings
  • In the Accessibility section select a different color from the Resource Panel Background drop down list

To change the default size of the entire program:

  • Choose Tools | Program Settings
  • In the Accessibility section select a different Program Scaling percentage from the drop down list