How to Use Sermon Editor’s New View Settings


I certainly hope you’ve discovered and are enjoying the Logos 7 Sermon Editor! This “multi-document creating word processor” continues to expand with new and improved features.

The recent release of Logos 7.10 contains two big new enhancements: Slides View and Outline View.

To view (and subsequently export) just the slides in the document: [Read more…]

How to Create a Lesson Template for Logos’ Sermon Editor


If you’re a preacher, teacher, or Bible study leader you probably have a fairly consistent approach to study and/or preparation. In other words, you may go through the same steps of lesson development each week. For example, I personally follow my methodology called the I-Beam of Message Building.

Toward that end, I’ve been asked numerous times by fellow Logos users if we can create a “lesson template” in the software allowing us each week to complete fields, such as title, introduction, point 1, point 2, conclusion, etc.

Currently, we can’t create templates (but who knows what the future holds) so I’ve discovered a work-a-round in Logos that may just meet a need you have. [Read more…]

How to Use Inline Search to Find All Forms of a Word

At a recent Camp Logos an attendee asked this question:

Can we execute a Match all word forms search with an Inline search?

First, I’ll give a little explanation.

On the Search panel menu resides the option to Match all word forms. With this feature selected, a search for faith also finds faithful, faithfulness, etc.

An Inline Search, however, does not visibly have this option. No worries, though. An Inline Search uses what was last checked or unchecked on the Search panel menu. [Read more…]

How to Save Custom Concordance Reports, and Save Time!


One of my favorite Logos 7 features is the Concordance which allows us to conduct a word count, develop a lemma list, and much more. As I’m sure you’ve discovered, a few minutes are necessary the first time we create a Concordance report for an interlinear Bible. And since only a select number of resources are saved in the tool’s history, we may have to spend another few minutes building the report for the same resource in the future.

With the recent release of Logos 7.10, however, that scenario disappeared. We can now save Concordance resources in the panel’s history!

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How to Open to Your Favorite Logos Layout Every Time

I recently received this question from a fellow Logos user:

I’m often in the midst of my study when I have to close Logos to move on to other tasks for the day. Is there a way to open the program to the desktop arrangement I had when I closed the program?

The answer is yes! And the solution is super simple.

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More Tips on Finding the Perfect Hymn for Sunday Morning

Last week’s post answered a user’s question on how to find hymns based on a Scripture reference. Today, using a feature called field searching, we’ll locate hymns written by a specific author, with a desired title, or containing certain words.

If you’re looking for a hymn, give this a go:

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How to Find Hymns That Relate to a Scripture Passage

My mentor years ago told me that outside of the Bible, one of the most important books to have in my library is a good hymnal (or two or three or more!). In light of that I was thrilled to recently receive the following question from a fellow Logos user:

Very often hymns are based on Scripture and very often that passage is referenced in the hymnal. Is there any way to search a hymnal or hymnals for a reference to a specific Scripture passage? For example, I’d like to know if any of the hymnals or song books in my Logos library make a reference to Romans 8:28.

This is a great question and the answer is a very easy and resounding yes! To do so, all you’ll need is the Logos Hymnal Media Resource and the Passage Guide.

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How to Instantly See How Many Times a Lemma Is Used in a Passage

The old adage says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Pictures many times communicate at a glance what words cannot. That can also be true of Logos searching.

Imagine this scenario: we’re reading about “righteousness” in Romans 1:17. After searching for the Greek lemma translated “righteousness,” we want to see a graphic showing the distribution of this word in the New Testament.

To accomplish that, let’s give this a go:

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How to Add the Same Note in Logos to Different Verses

Last week’s blog post focused on Notes and we’ll continue that theme this week.

Sometimes as we’re studying the Bible, the insights we gain for one passage apply equally to another. For example, as we study the results of Spirit fullness in Ephesians 5:18-22 we realize they’re basically the results of the Word dwelling in us from Colossians 3:16-17. So we want the same note attached to both passages.

To do that, take a swing at this:

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How to Move a Logos Note from One File to Another

If you’ve been to Camp Logos, you know I’m a big cheerleader for saving research in Notes documents. I believe this is a convenient and secure way to archive insights into Scripture. In light of that, I was thrilled to receive the following question from a fellow Logos user:

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