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…]

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 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 Search for Theological Topics in Logos

Guest author 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 a previous post, I discussed the Theology Guide and the associated resource, the Lexham Survey of Theology (LST). In this post, I’ll dive into the Lexham Systematic Theology Ontology (LSTO), which is the information structure under the hood of the LST. [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…]