Logos Factbook: Time-Saving Tricks

One of our best friends in Logos is the Factbook. With it, we can research people, places, things, events, and a lot more. Perhaps as we’re studying a passage we open the Factbook alongside our Bible and type subjects from the passage into the Factbook. For example, imagine we’re examining the conversion of Lydia in Acts 16:11-15. We may individually type in the Factbook subjects like:
  • Philippi
  • Lydia
  • Purple
There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but perhaps we get tired of typing subjects. If so, try this trick the next time you use the Factbook:
  • Open your preferred Bible to a passage like Acts 16:11–15 (A)
  • Open the Factbook from the Tools menu (B)
  • Type in the Factbook box the passage you’re studying like Acts 16:11–15 (C)
  • Notice in the drop down list all of the people, places, things, events, etc. contained in Acts 16:11-15 (D)
  • Select an item in the list to build a report for that subject (E)
For another time-saving trick:
  • Copy the passage you’re studying to the clipboard
  • Paste the passage in the Factbook box after studying each subject to regenerate the drop-down list so you can select another topic to investigate!
For more detailed Logos instructions, please check out the video training library at mpseminarsonline.com where you’ll find about 150 videos just about new Logos 8 enhancements. Also, remember to follow Faithlife.com/mpseminars and you’ll automatically receive a FREE digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.


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