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Marvin H | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 13 2020 6:26 AM

I would like to be able to quickly and easily attach a user defined tag to a verse while I read (in both windows and mobile) and then be able to see those verses listed by tag. I would then want to be able to extract that list of verses to be used in a word processor or longer writing field if Logos had one.

Can Logos do this? Does anyone know of a bible app that can do this?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 13 2020 7:14 AM

Marvin H:
I would like to be able to quickly and easily attach a user defined tag to a verse while I read (in both windows and mobile) and then be able to see those verses listed by tag

We can add highlights to verses using the highlights supplied within Logos or we can create our own. We can add labels to those highlights if required.

I have created a label - as shown on the left of the screenshot - and I can use that to filter the text - shown on the right

Marvin H:
I would then want to be able to extract that list of verses to be used in a word processor or longer writing field if Logos had one.

I can extract the filtered verses into a Passage List document

I could then extract this set of verses to a word processor document if required (click the panel menu on the top right and select Print / Export)

The above is on desktop - not all of this is available on mobile. On mobile we can add highlights, but can't do the filtering described

If this is the sort of thing you are looking for we can provide more details on any of the steps that are not clear

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Jon S | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 13 2020 7:17 AM

I don't believe that Logos has much for tagging features but from my research, e-sword is the master of tagging applications. Everything you described is there. I think I will always use e-sword for its tagging features, it's brilliant.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 13 2020 2:23 PM

Jon S:
I don't believe that Logos has much for tagging features

I can tag notes/highlights or clips and create labels with attributes. What other features would be helpful?

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Marvin H | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 13 2020 6:10 PM

Graham,

Skip to the * ... I figured out the answers to what I started writing...

I've mostly got it. It is a bit clunky to highlight the text, then go to the highlight in the notes page, then go to the bottom and pick the tag. I wish picking the tag was inside the right-click of the highlighting step. Let me know if there is a quicker way. On mobile it is even clunkier. Oh well.

I worked my way through right up to the extract the verses stage. Mine is greyed out. Either I don't have the right thing selected, or this feature isn't available in the free version. What does it take to turn on the extract the verses Function?

*... Wow, that was a bit of a hoop jump. I try to figure it out myself using the help, but the only way I can find anything in the help is to go back to google and use those links. Brutal, for a program that is all about searching text. Anyways.... I did get it. Opened the highlighting panel on the left, created my own palette, created a highlight, gave it a label, found it in the right click, highlighted text.... Cleared out the search box that was filled with my previous illegal attempts at filtering based on tags, re filtered on the highlight label and managed to get a passage list. Yeah! That was only half an hour. <grin>

I went back now and added more labeled highlights of the same type, but they aren't showing up in my passage list doc. Can the passage list doc be refreshed in order to hold an current list of highlighted verses? I'm presuming that doc is just a saved search and not a dead pile of text.

Marvin

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 14 2020 12:04 AM

Marvin H:
Can the passage list doc be refreshed in order to hold an current list of highlighted verses? I'm presuming that doc is just a saved search and not a dead pile of text.

The list of filtered verses in the Bible - the “Inline Search” - should be updated as new highlights are added. But the Passage List document is a ”point in time” extract and so a new one would need to be created.

You could export directly from the Inline Search - but Logos seems to put one verse per page in that situation. Which I think must be a bug

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Marvin H | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 14 2020 5:24 AM

Hmmm. Good to know.

Trying to work out the limitations here. Looks like when I highlight, I highlight in a particular bible version. But, I can export the verse list and then see those verses in different versions. I think that makes sense.

But, what if I want to see those 'highlights' across different versions... Then I need to make verse notes I'm guessing? Because highlights encase words and the words change per version, so the highlights don't follow versions. But notes are pinned to verses, so they follow.... Is my logic correct?

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Marvin H | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 14 2020 5:29 AM

Ran into a snag in my logic.... I can't see where I add labels to notes. I can add tags. So, can I search a bible for specific notes? or note tags?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 14 2020 9:14 AM

Marvin H:
But, what if I want to see those 'highlights' across different versions... Then I need to make verse notes I'm guessing? Because highlights encase words and the words change per version, so the highlights don't follow versions. But notes are pinned to verses, so they follow.... Is my logic correct?

Absolutely!

But - for Bibles with Reverse-Interlinears, there is also the Corresponding Notes and Highlights feature where we can see highlights created in one version displayed in another.

See https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360031079891-Visual-Filter-Videos for details (recorded in Logos 7 but the basic principles are the same)

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