How to Use the Contents Sidebar in Factbook

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As you’ve probably discovered, the Logos 9 Factbook continues to expand and play an ever-increasing role in the software. The recent release of Logos 9.6 proves those points as it brings a contents sidebar to the Factbook. In other words, we can now see at a glance all that the Factbook has to offer!

Take a look at this:

  • Click the Factbook icon in the upper left of the program (A)
  • Click the new sidebar icon in the upper left of the Factbook to toggle on the contents pane on the left (B)

  • Click the drop-down category list to see a directory of major Factbook topics (C)
  • Select  a category like Person (D)

  • Notice now an alphabetically listing of all the people (specific and general) the Factbook covers (E)
  • Select an item in the sidebar (F) to generate a Factbook article for that subject (G) (You can continue to type a topic in the Factbook reference box as you’ve always done)

What I appreciate most about this new contents pane is that it allows us to see just how vast the Factbook really is. If you’re like I am, you’ve consistently used the Factbook to study people, places, and things. The new contents pane, however, reveals thousands of subjects we can investigate! This is another reason in Logos 9 we can begin (and perhaps end) our research with the Factbook.

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Written by
Morris Proctor

Morris Proctor (1961–2023) was a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software and founder of MP Seminars. Morris trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, and his team continues to provide many training materials.

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