. Logos 6: Inline Searching

Logos 6: Inline Searching

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.

Logos 6 is here! Logos just released a new version, and it’s loaded with new features and enhancements. Please don’t panic, though—what you know about Logos 5 continues with you to Logos 6, but you’ll be impressed with Logos 6’s new functionality.

For example, you can now execute searches within a resource panel without having to open a separate search panel.

Try this new Logos 6 Inline Search:

  • Open any resource, such as The Lexham English Bible (LEB)
  • Navigate to a passage, like Luke 15:10 (A)
  • Click the Inline Search icon on the Bible’s toolbar (B)
  • Notice the search criteria opens at the top of the panel
  • Change the search fields and range from drop-down lists if you desire (C)
  • Type this text in the find box: “angels of God”(D)
  • Press the Enter key to generate your search results
  • Notice the only verses now visible in the LEB are the ones containing the phrase “angels of God” (E)


  • Right click any word in the Bible (F) and you’ll discover this text is active, meaning it’s fully functional with all links and the context menu (G)
  • Click the close X or the Inline Search icon again to hide the search information and return to a normal view of the Bible (H)


This Inline Search works in any resource and supports searching for words, phrases, multiple terms, and more—just like you would use in the search panel.

You can even access Inline Search from the right-click or context menu!

For written instructions on all the new Logos 6 features, check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Manual.

Or, to be one of the first to receive live training for Logos 6, attend an upcoming Camp Logos in California or New York.

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Morris Proctor

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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  • Will the inline search eventually have a “Match all word forms” option like the regular Search function?
    I have to currently inline search on “anoit OR anoits OR anointing OR anointed” in order to find all word forms of anoit using the inline search. This still only returns 65 matches compared to the textual search that returns 167 references in the NRSVCE.

    • I think you will accomplish the same thing if you use the wildcard character, *. In your example, search anoint* an it will automatically find any instances which begin with that stem.

  • This note says it works in any resource. I have tried to use this within Notes and do not see that it is supported, although that would be an ideal place for it. Am I missing something?

    • Hi Dale—right now, this tool works in the resources in your Logos library (commentaries, Bibles, etc.). Our community forums (forums.logos.com) are a great place to suggest future functionality, though!

  • Dear Morris
    Under the icon Guides if I go to Exegetical Guide I have a ” Line called “Apparatuses
    Under that I have the book listed called ” The Old Testament in Greek according the Septuagint (Apparatus).
    I want to change this book to another book as I am studying Hebrew currently. It will not let me chose a different book. Where do I go to change this? I have noticed the same problem in Logos 5.
    What does Apparatus mean?
    I would appreciate very much your help. Thank you

  • I tried an inline search in "Christian Theology" on "The Works of The Holy Spirit" is noted 28 hits but it did not show them. When I tried your demonstration inline search in my ESV it listed the hits. Is there a way that I can view the hits in "Christian Theology"?

  • This seems to be a needed improvement. But I am missing several things. First, how do I get Logos to navigate to one of the search hits? It seems that I have to do this manually. If so, that is very cumbersome and needs to be fixed. They need to be hyperlinked in the way that the regular search pane works. Secondly, it would be nice to have the previous search stay around even when the inline search view is closed. As it is, when I close the inline search, that search is lost when I go back. Often times, however, I want to be able to quickly scroll through and returned text details and then continue looking at further search results so it would be nice if the inline search would save the previous search.

  • This search feature may work for the Bible, and that’s welcome, but I have had few results with other resources. Quite often, no matter what I type in the inline search window, or how I change the setting, all I get is a red zero. Like someone else said here, am I missing something?

Written by Morris Proctor