Learning Logos: How to Quickly Make Verse Slides from Resource Text

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If you’re a preacher, teacher, or small group leader, there’s a good chance this scenario has happened to you:

You’re reading in a commentary, study guide, book of outlines, or journal where you come across a list of Scripture verses the author mentions. You think to yourself, “I need those verses on slides to display for my listeners.” So you (or someone close to you) begin the tedious task of making verse slides for presentation. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to See Only Resource Highlights from a Specific Style

In response to a recent blog about Highlighting, a fellow Logos user posted this question:

Is there a way search just for a particular color of highlight, like if you use different colors for each topic or subject in a book? That would be so very helpful for those of us who overuse the highlighter. [Read more…]

How to Easily Restore a Deleted Document

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Housed on the Docs menu are various types of files we can create in Logos such as Prayer List, Passage List, Word List, Reading Plan, and more.

Once created, to delete one of these files we simply return to the Docs menu, right-click on its name, and select Delete. [Read more…]

How to Display Lexicon Entries in Outline Mode

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

Another rather obvious plus is: 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 Rename a Workflow Notebook

Hopefully, you’ve already seen two of the most exciting new Logos 8 features: Workflows and Notes. Workflows walk you through a Bible study task allowing you to record your insights along the way. Your recorded observations are then housed as Notes in a Notebook Logos automatically creates for you. [Read more…]

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.

Enhance Your Class Documents with Personal Books

Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

This article is a follow-up to my previous post on Personal Books. If you haven’t read it already, you may want to start there.

Imagine you are a teacher or the leader of a discipleship training program (this won’t take much imagination if you are one already) and you want to integrate technology more deeply into your in-person or online courses and curriculum.

In typical courses, professors hand out a printed syllabus on the first day of class. In some cases, they may post a digital copy to whatever digital learning resource their university uses, but this is typically done as a Word doc or pdf. [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 Enhance Personal Books in Logos, and Why You Should Do It

Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

In my previous post, I discussed C.S. Lewis’ introduction to a translation of St. Athanasius’ The Incarnation of the Word of God. If you’ve read his introduction, and if you’re like me, you want to read the version he introduced. Unfortunately for us, that version isn’t yet available in Logos and isn’t in the public domain. [Read more…]