How to Activate the Outline Formatting Visual Filter

Digital resources offer many advantages over their print counterparts— portability, accessibility, and exportability to name a few.

Another rather obvious plus? Electronic resources use no paper! With print books, publishers have to concern themselves with page count. Thus, in an attempt to conserve space, information may be crammed on a page making the reading more challenging. [Read more…]

How to Read Just the Highlights in a Resource

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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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 mpseminarsonline.com.

Also, remember to follow Faithlife.com/mpseminars and you’ll automatically receive a free digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.

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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.

How to Quickly See One Passage in Many Bibles

A Logos user recently asked this question:

Is there’s a way to see one passage from multiple Bibles at the same time?

Actually, there are several ways to accomplish this task, but I’ll focus on Power Lookup in this blog: [Read more…]

How to Easily Locate Maps Related to a Passage

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Knowing the geographical context of a passage certainly aids in our understanding of that passage. To assist with the discovery of that context, Logos provides us with the Atlas loaded with dozens of biblical maps. There are numerous ways to access and use this tool, but today’s blog focuses on a power user trick causing the Atlas to follow us from passage to passage in the Bible. [Read more…]

Time-Saving Tricks for Using the Factbook

One of our best friends in Logos is the Factbook. With it, we can research people, places, things, events, and a lot more. Perhaps as we’re studying a passage we open the Factbook alongside our Bible and type subjects from the passage into the Factbook. For example, imagine we’re examining the conversion of Lydia in Acts 16:11-15. We may individually type in the Factbook subjects like: [Read more…]

How to Use Notes to Access Church Documents

Of all of the new Logos 8 features, I’m continuing to get more questions about Notes than any other. Regardless of the specific question, the key to understanding Logos 8 Notes is that it’s a single database rather than multiple files.

Once that big picture sinks in, the sky is the limit. Because we can add and tag individual notes, then access them in a variety of ways using the sidebar
with its various filters. [Read more…]

How to Open One Guide Section at a Time

As you well know, our Logos Bibles and books contain a lot of information. Fortunately, our software also comes with a powerful search engine allowing us to retrieve most any data we need. With the release of Logos 8, searching became easier with the addition of search templates!

For example, let’s say we want to locate the passages in which Pilate is questioning Jesus. We know they’re in the Bible somewhere we just don’t know the exact location and we’re not quite sure how to find them. [Read more…]

How to Use the Bible Study Guide, One Section at a Time


At the heart and core of Logos Bible Software reside the Bible Study Guides. Through their numerous sections, these personal research assistants provide a lot of “instant data” about passages, words, themes, and topics.

Sometimes, however, we don’t need a lot of data. We just want a little data. Logos 8 has us covered, because now we can open one guide section at a time. [Read more…]

How to Seamlessly Consolidate Your Logos 8 Notebooks


Questions regarding the new Logos 8 Notes tool continue to come in so I’ll use this weekly training blog to address some of them. Here’s a recent question:

My Logos 7 Notes documents imported into Logos 8 as Notebooks. Is there a way to consolidate multiple Notebooks?

In other words, can we simultaneously move multiple Notes from one Notebook to another? [Read more…]

Learn to Maximize the New Notes Tool in Logos 8

Arguably the most significant new Logos 8 feature is the Notes tool. I certainly have received more questions about it than any other feature. Once you understand how to save and retrieve notes you’ll develop your own organizing scheme.

For now however, allow me to jump start your Notes‘ creativity I’ll show how easy it is to create and search an Illustrations Notebook.
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