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A Handy Way to Access Your Favorite Study Bibles in Logos

A Logos user recently emailed the following scenario to me:

I use several study Bibles in my biblical research. What’s the best way to add them as a group to a custom Guide?

Excellent question! And below are the steps to accomplish what he wants.

First, create a Collection of study Bibles:

  • Choose Tools | Collections
  • Name the Collection something like Study Bibles (A)
  • Place this in the Rule box: type:notes (B)
  • Notice the study Bibles are placed in the Resulting Collection list (C)
  • Close the Collections panel

Next, add the study Bibles to a custom Guide:

  • Choose Guides | Make a new guide template (D) (please note if you already have a custom Guide then right click on the Guide (E) and select Edit guide template (F))

  • Name the Guide anything you like such as My Guide (G)
  • Select Bible reference from the Template type drop down list (H)
  • Select Commentaries from the Individual Sections on the left (I)
  • Select Study Bibles from the Collection drop down list on the right (J)
  • Close the Guide editor (K)

Now, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor:

  • Choose Guides |”Your Custom Guide”
  • Type a reference in the box such as John 1:1 (L)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the report
  • Notice all of your study Bibles in one section in the Guide (M)
  • Click a study Bible(N) to open it right to your passage. (O)

For more detailed information about custom Guides, please check out the Logos 7 Bible Software Training Manual Bundle available in both print and digital formats.

Also, for an exciting and quick way to learn the software, attend an upcoming Camp Logos in Baltimore/Columbia, MD May 2 – May 4 or Camp Logos Colorado Springs, CO May 22 -24!

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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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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Written by Morris Proctor