Get Quick Access to Your Highlighters with This Simple Trick

A Logos user emailed me the following question:

Is there any way to set up the highlighting feature of Logos to be part of the right click options in order to quickly be able to highlight key phrases while reading the Bible or other books without having to go “dig out” the highlighter function?

Since highlighting is a very popular feature with Logos this is a very appropriate question. Even though currently we can’t customize the context menu, we can create shortcuts to our favorite highlighting styles so we don’t have to “dig out” the highlighting tool each time we want to mark up text:

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How to Search for Journal Articles by a Specific Author

A fellow Logos user recently emailed me an excellent question:

As I was reading a chapter in Walter Kaiser’s Classical Evangelical Essays in Old Testament Interpretation, one of the author’s (William Henry Green) made the comment that his essay was a further development on an earlier essay.  If someone has a number of the theological journal collections in their library, how does that person search the journal collections for other articles written by an author or articles written on the same topic?

The answer lies in a feature called Field Searching. The steps below show how to search for journal articles by the same author.

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A Handy Way to Access Your Favorite Study Bibles in Logos

A Logos user recently emailed the following scenario to me:

I use several study Bibles in my biblical research. What’s the best way to add them as a group to a custom Guide?

Excellent question! And below are the steps to accomplish what he wants.

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How to Close All Panels at Once Inside Logos

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Logos Bible Software 7.5 recently released and it contains a small but powerful new icon that’s easy to miss unless you’re looking for it.

In the upper right of the program, between the Layouts menu and the Help icon, you’ll now see an X icon which executes the command Close All. (A)

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How to Hear the Greek Text Read Aloud in Logos

In a recent blog I wrote about the pronunciation of biblical names. In response, someone asked this question:

Where in Logos can one hear how Greek words are pronounced?

So just in case you didn’t know, I’ll show you where to go to hear various Greek texts read aloud by Faithlife’s own Dr. John Schwandt, Executive Director of Mobile Education.

Editor’s Note: The read-aloud functionality below requires The Greek Audio New Testament, which is available to add to your Logos base package here.. If you have the Logos 7 Full Feature set (also included in most older Logos base packages), you also have access to individual Greek word pronunciation; for a short demo, see this informal video.

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How to Search for a Greek or Hebrew Phrase from Your English Bible

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A fellow Logos user recently emailed me this question:

I wonder if you can advise me how to search for the phrase “the promise” (found in Acts 1:4 ESV) in both the original languages (Hebrew & Greek).

This is an excellent question which I’ll answer from the standpoint of an English student, not primarily using a Hebrew or Greek Bible.

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A Simple Method to Keep Track of Notes and Resources During Sermon Prep

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Recently in the gym, I watched a trainer utilize a weight machine in an unorthodox fashion to focus on one small muscle. Then, I overheard him tell his client, “I like to use this machine in an unconventional way so it does what I need.”

That’s the sentiment in this week’s post. In Logos Bible Software, the Clippings document is officially designed to assist with the writing of papers in an academic setting. We can, however, use it in an unofficial, practical way to store data to be used in a message or lesson.

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Learn How to Pronounce Difficult Biblical Names

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I learned a long time ago as a young preacher to diligently practice in my study reading aloud the biblical text for my sermon. While this guideline is relevant for all passages, it’s especially true for texts containing biblical names. It’s quite embarrassing for this preacher from Tennessee to get in the pulpit and stumble over long and unfamiliar names!

Well in case you didn’t know, Logos 7 contains a couple of ways to hear biblical names pronounced: Read Aloud with a professional reader and the Factbook.

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How to Use a Little-Known but Helpful Feature in the Sermon Editor

One of the most talked about Logos 7 features is the Sermon Editor which continues to evolve and improve. A case in point is an almost unnoticed enhancement in the recently released Logos 7.4. Unless you know it’s there, you’re apt to overlook it, but this tweak may prove helpful as you prepare a Sermon document.

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Track When & Where You Preached That Sermon with the Sermon Editor

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Someone once said, If a sermon is worth preaching once, then it’s worth preaching again. May I quickly add, though, Probably not in the same church.  At least not in the same year!

To help prevent sermon repetition and perhaps an embarrassing situation, the Sermon Editor in the recently released Logos 7.4, contains 2 additional fields for keeping track of when and where we deliver messages.

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