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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 17 2015 11:51 PM

How do I choose the translations show in the search results - verse format?

Bruce Spencer:

John Fidel:

See the box that has NIV in it under the word Verses? Click in that box and delete and it will go away. You can put in any and as many bibles you want to compare in this results window.

How can I force Logos to use the short title?

Mark Barnes:
Logos will display the short title when there isn't room to display the long title. There's no way to force it (although as Sascha says, you can edit the long title if you wish).

How do I remove popular highlights from the Faithlife Study Bible?

Yes, go to the Visual Filters menu (three dots) and deselect the "popular highlights" filter. If you want to remove it from all resources, right-click the filter and instruct Logos to do so. 

How can I tag my resources for different theological positions e.g. the author's position, position he is arguing for or against ...?

James Taylor:

I changed them all to one word attributes (at least until I can find out how the syntax should've been) I think It's actually better now. ...


How do I print or export my search results?



that's how it may look like: 6253.lemma logos.docx

How do I print the ESV with the Propositional Outline information?

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):
Use the Print/Export option in the panel menu. You can use the "Copy to clipboard" option from there and paste it into Word. The result will include the outline text.

How do I set the default font and attributes for notes?

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):

The Logos 6 Help resource explains how to change your default text styling here in the section on "Notes Options": logosres:logos4help;hw=Notes_Document;off=1639

You need open a Notes Document. Then make sure no note is selected (by hitting Esc). Then alter the desired settings in the toolbar. Does this help?

How can I explore a Massive Journal Library?


One of my favorites things about Logos is the journals, and I often prefer to read journals (not just use them for research) over books.  There might be different ways to do this but I wanted to share the way I read journals as a daily practice if anyone is interested in getting deeper into random articles.  I started using this method because I have so many journals  and I wasn’t sure the best way to go through various journals to read on numerous topics.

I start by using the “Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery” feature in Logos.  This is one of my favorite features in Logos and if you aren’t familiar with this, you can about read here: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/5493/60945.aspx

I have a shortcut on by taskbar that opens “Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery in Journals”.  This opens a random article in my Journals Collection.  Since I have so many journals, I never know what is going to come up.  Occasionally I may close an article and try another one if I’m really not interested but I usually try to read the article even if I only have a faint interest.  I do this because this really helps expand my knowledge and opens me to new ideas and information.

Here is my basic process:

--Every morning after devotions I open “FSD” in journals.

--I spend 15 minutes skimming the article and getting the basic thoughts and ideas.

--At lunch I go back to the article and usually spend 15 to 30 minutes on the article to get a deeper insight.

--If I am really interested in the article, I will read in thoroughly after I get home from work.

--If it is an article I really want to keep track of, I will add it to “journals” that I have in favorites.

I’ve been doing this for the last year and have read a lot of interesting topics and arguments that I would have never gotten to if I didn’t use “FSD”.  You can use this for any collection but I would highly encourage this for journals if you really want to explore your massive journal collection.  If you are an academic student, I would encourage this method to give you a quick and easy way to dive into academic studies outside of the classroom reading.

Hope this helps….Bill

MJ. Smith:

Michael McLane:

How do you limit that to journals and make a short cut if it?

Make a shortcut by drag and drop to shortcut bar

Gao Lu:

It works for all kinds of things besides Journals as well.

FSD in Devotionals

FSD in Apologetics

FSD in [Almost anything]

Start typing and see what serendipitously pops up.  If you don't like what you see, keep typing anyway and you might make some other facilitated discovery.

Let me know if I missed one of your favorite posts of the week ... or add it to this thread.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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