How to Select One Letter at a Time in Resource Text

As I’ve said before, I enjoy questions from fellow Logos users because features and frustrations are referenced that I may not think to include in a blog.

Here’s a case in point:

I’m working in 2 Timothy 1:9 where Paul says we’re not saved because of our works. I’ve executed a search on the word “works.” Now I want to search for the singular form “work,” but every time I try to select just the word “work,” Logos automatically selects the entire word. It’s not a huge deal. I know I can type the singular form in the search box, but I sure like using the right-click for searching. I’m sure there’s a setting somewhere I’m overlooking. If so, can you direct me?

Great question that arose out of daily use of Logos! There is indeed a setting that allows us to select a letter/character at a time rather than an entire word.

Check this out:

how to select one letter or character at a time in resource text

  • Choose the Help (App) menu in the upper right of the program (A)
  • Select Program Settings (B)

how to select one letter or character at a time in resource text

  • Navigate to the Text Selection line toward the bottom of the Text Display section (C)
  • Change the drop-down option to Character (D)

Now when you select (highlight) text in any Logos resource, you’re in charge!  You’ll only be selecting one letter at a time.

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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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