This Feature Makes Searching Your Logos Library a Breeze

One of the greatest benefits of Logos is the ability to find anything in your library.

When you open the Search panel and set the search type to Basic (A), you can select All Resources (B) or Everything (C).

Everything Search


I’m often asked, “What’s the difference between these two search types?”

Simply put, All Resources searches all of your books while Everything searches all of your books plus the Factbook, Atlas, Community Tags, and more!

Imagine you’re studying Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 26:36. When you read that he was in the Garden of Gethsemane you say to yourself, “I know I need info about Gethsemane, but what do I need—and where do I start?”

In times like these, try an Everything Search:

  • Open a Bible to Matthew 26:36 (D)
  • Right click on the word Gethsemane (E)
  • Select the English word Gethsemane on the right side of Context menu (F)
  • Select Search: everything from the left side of the context menu (G)

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When the Search opens, it is set to Basic (H) and Everything (J). As you peruse the search results, notice:

  • Preferred Bible lists occurrences of the word in your designated Bible (J)
  • Factbook links you to reports containing your word (K)
  • Topic shows links to articles about your word (L)
  • Media displays images related to your word (M)
  • Atlas Results provides links to relevant maps (N)
  • Library Results presents every occurrence of your word in the Library (the same as searching All Resources) (O)

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As you can see, the Everything Search provides a buffet of choices to further your study.


For live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos, including events in Dallas, Texas and the St. Louis area.

If you can’t attend a live seminar or live outside the United States, you can pre-order Camp Logos Video Training, a downloadable Logos resource. Get it now!

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Logos 6: How to Use and Hide Auto Bookmarks

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

A fellow Logos user recently sent me this inquiry:

As I’m navigating through resources, I notice hash marks in the scroll bar area. What are they? Can I hide them?

Officially they’re called Auto Bookmarks and, yes, they may be hidden.

Think of the Auto Bookmarks as the “dog ears” we make on pages in print editions. We dog ear a page so we can easily return to it. Logos automatically dog ears locations for us in our resources. These dog ears or Auto Bookmarks are basically the recent history in a resource.

For Example:

  • Open your preferred Bible
  • Notice the hash marks in the scroll bar area (A)


  • Rest the cursor on a hash mark to preview a previous location you’ve visited in the Bible (B)


  • Click the hash mark to jump to the location (C)


To hide Auto Bookmarks:

  • Chose Tools | Program Settings (D)
  • Set Show Auto and Favorite Bookmarks in the General section to No (E)


Please note, selecting No does not erase the Auto Bookmarks, but merely hides them(F). In the future, if you select Yes, all of the previous Auto Bookmarks will return.


For more Logos training check out our video resource Camp Logos 1. And for live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos live training seminar, including events in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas.

Logos Pro Training: Mastering the Factbook

Logos 6’s Factbook gives you instant information on biblical topics. This tool functions like an encyclopedia, pulling together all the datasets and resources from your library, then presenting powerful overviews of each topic. For example, search “Tabernacle” in the Factbook and get a list of media, key verses, lemmas, senses, dictionary links, and topic suggestions for deeper study.

I break it all down for you in the video below.

Power the Factbook with these resources

As you can see, the Factbook is pretty awesome, but to get the most out of it, you need some resources that capitalize on its functionality. That’s why we put together the Factbook Collection—22 volumes that will transform your Factbook into a biblical and theological powerhouse. To get the best possible value, pick up the entire Factbook collection. It includes:

Start using the Factbook today

The Factbook is included in Logos 6 Starter and above, but to get the most out of this robust tool, I recommend Logos 6 Bronze or higher. Get started with Logos 6 and the Factbook now.


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BibleTech Is Nearly Sold Out!

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Time’s running out to reserve your space at BibleTech. It’s shaping up to be a tremendous exchange of ideas, and the last few spots are filling up quickly. Reserve your spot today!

Join us to explore a variety of innovation and original thinking. You’ll hear about the opportunities to innovate using new gTLD domain names followed by a presentation about how technology is accelerating the fulfillment of the Great Commission—and you’ll still have plenty of time to meet every speaker, ask questions, and talk shop between sessions.

One BibleTech speaker creating buzz is Stephen Smith of Bible Gateway. No sooner had Microsoft rolled out their HoloLense that Smith started to imagine how the new technology might open new possibilities for Bible study. He speculates that the next wave of Bible software could include a holographic component, and he promises to expound further during his talk at BibleTech.

And the venue this year—the Cedarbrook Lodge—can’t be beat! An idyllic Pacific Northwest setting with world-class amenities is the perfect place to meet other technologists and explore the intersection of Scripture and technology.

A ticket to BibleTech includes:

  • Full access to the entire BibleTech event
  • A private room at the Cedarbrook for both Thursday and Friday night
  • All meals (Friday breakfast through Saturday lunch)
  • Snacks throughout the event
  • Campus-wide Internet access
  • Transportation to and from the Seattle airport

Publishers like Sean Harison and Keith Williams, founders like Kent Shaffer, and technologists like DJ Chuang only gather like this at BibleTech. Come hear about the future of Bible-software technology, and meet the people working hard to make it a reality.

Reserve your spot today!

Get the Latest Faithlife News, Right in Your Software

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Each weekday morning, you can find a new episode to start your day! You’ll get powerful insights, biblical inspiration, exclusive interviews, and more.

And if you have Logos 6, you’re already getting Faithlife Today on your software’s homepage—check for a new episode when you fire up your software for the day.

In this episode, you’ll get an exclusive interview with Dr. Bryan Chapell about his new book, and you’ll learn to use Logos 6’s Visual Copy tool with Todd Bishop:

Find today’s episode on your software’s homepage or in your Logos app, or check out all the videos at Don’t forget to subscribe to get new videos in your inbox!

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BibleTech to Showcase Logos 6’s Innovations

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To create Logos 6, developers, scholars, and linguists all pitched in to solve problems, leverage data, and prepare the software for other cultures. And many of them will be presenting their most innovative work at this year’s BibleTech conference.

Here are four speakers you’ll hear from at BibleTech:

  1. Factbook is one of Logos 6’s most popular tools. Software developer Tom Philpot will talk about some of the critical challenges our development team faced in implementing it, and he’ll discuss the future of this exciting feature.
  2. Sean Boisen’s talk, “Seeing the Big Picture: Visualizing the Bible Data,” will discuss the ways that Logos datasets can be visually explored. He describes it like this:

    For many people, Bible study is about closely and carefully reading small portions of the biblical text. But growing quantities of Bible data, together with data visualization techniques, are creating new opportunities to literally ‘see the big picture’ of the Bible. These approaches uncover larger patterns that can both provide insight and direct personal study. This presentation will review the many datasets that Logos has developed and demonstrate how they offer new ways to visualize the Bible.

  3. Dr. Steve Runge, scholar-in-residence of High Definition Commentary fame, will discuss low-tech tools and strategies that can improve and simplify grammatical analysis and prevent Bible scholars from being overwhelmed by too much detail from advanced original-language databases.
  4. Rick Brannan made a tremendous contribution to the datasets in Logos 6. He’ll be speaking on the localization of these datasets—you’ll get a unique perspective on the information you use daily in your software.

Come hear these and 22 other riveting talks about the intersection of the Bible and technology at BibleTech.

There are only a few tickets still available: reserve your spot today!

Resource Updates: February 2015


Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that updated content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout February:

Added missing segment headings:

Updated bibliographic milestones:

Updated external links:

Updated to match the rest of the series:

Updated Bible fields and added page numbering:

Updated typos:

General resource updates:

Updated or additional content:

Factbook support:

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For powerful study made simple, get into the Word with Logos 6. With Logos 6’s study tools, you’ll get the most out of your resources as you discover new insights.

Find your perfect library today!