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Learning Logos: How to Sort Notes by Bible Reference

A Logos user sent in this question to us:

Under the new Logos 8, I can’t find how to scroll through notes in biblical order. My notes are tied to verses and I used to be able to scroll from verse 1 to 2 to 3, etc. Now I have the verse I am working on but cannot scroll up or down to notes on the previous verse. Any help here?

Great question, and yes, we can do as the user described!

Give this a go:

  • Choose Tools | Content | Notes
  • Click the Sidebar icon (A) to toggle on the pane housing Filters (B)
  • Click in the Bible Book section a book of the Bible housing the Notes you wish to see (C)

  • Notice the Notes anchored to that book are now displayed in the Notes list, but not necessarily in canonical or biblical order (D)
  • Click the Sort by drop-down list (E)
  • Select Reference (F)

  • Notice the Notes are now displayed in biblical order (G)

  • Click the first Note in the list (H), which opens it in the Note Editor on the right (I)

  • Press the down arrow on the keyboard
  • Notice the next Note in the list (J) is now displayed in the Note Editor (K)

As you continue to press the down arrow you’ll scroll through all of the Notes in the list. Of course, the up arrow will take you back up the list of Notes!

For more detailed training about Logos 8 Notes, check out the archived version of Morris Proctor’s Notes Webinar.

For live, hands-on training, register for the upcoming Camp Logos in Atlanta, GA on July 22–24.

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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.

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  • What is the pattern for how the sorting is done if a note is anchored to more than one verse? Does that note just get sorted according to the first-listed verse in the anchor list (which might not be canonically the first in the anchor list for that note)?

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