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Logos 4.0+


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Installing Logos 4 About Indexing

  • Library - Powerful new library tool lets you search for content using bibliographic data and book descriptions. Sort on any field, preview extended information about resources, and prioritize your favorite books.
  • Dynamic, rule-based collections - Define a special collection of books with just a few key words. New books that match your filter will be added to the collection automatically.
  • Drag and drop panes - Arrange your study any way you want. Drag panes individually or in groups. Float them to a second monitor. Never lose a window.
  • Zoomable visualizations - Use the mouse wheel to zoom graphics in or out, and click and drag to pan.
  • Improved typography - Little touches like old-style numerals, fi and ff ligatures, and more, make books easier to read on screen.
  • Adaptive layout - Open a tool on the side of your screen and it organizes vertically. Drag it into a larger tile and it automatically adapts to the extra space and rearranges its contents to maximize ease of use.
  • Tile management - Open a new book and Logos automatically puts it in the tile with similar resources.
  • Power Lookup tool - Automatically look up cross references and footnotes within your book, or highlight a range of Bible verses for a quick preview of just what you've selected.
  • Sympathetic highlighting - Just select text in any Bible encoded for original languages -- including reverse interlinear Bibles in English -- and a "sympathetic" highlight automatically appears in any similar resources open to the same passage. This makes it easy to quickly compare translations and to find the Greek or Hebrew text that matches your English selection.
  • Visual Filter documents - Want to highlight all the "therefores" so you can see what they are there for? Want to rearrange the Greek text (or even the aligned English!) to start a new line at every conjunction? Almost any search can be preserved as a visual filter assigned your choice of color and style. You can turn it on and off as you please.
  • Bible Word Study Guide - Choose any Greek or Hebrew word in a Bible, or right-click in a reverse interlinearized translation like the KJV, ESV, or NRSV, and run a Bible Word Study. The result is an unparalleled report showing you how the word is translated, how it functions, and where it’s used in other ancient literature.
  • Customized Guides - Create your own Guide from the sections used in the standard Guides. Even replace the standard Passage Guide by naming your custom version "My Passage Guide."
  • Infographics - Dozens of professional infographics illustrate the Bible and archaeology. Designed by professional newspaper artists, these brand new, high-quality illustrations can be saved, printed, copied, or sent straight to PowerPoint.
  • Home Page - Like a daily newspaper for Bible study. Helps answer the question, "Where should I start?"
  • Smart panel logic - An underlying grid makes it easy to split your workspace into even groups. Double-click the separator between panels to quickly center it.
  • Drawing Mode - The F8 key effectively lays a transparency sheet over your screen. Click and drag the mouse to draw with colored markers, circling or highlighting anything on your screen. The mouse wheel switches pen colors, and the Escape key clears it all. Great for teaching with a projector.
  • Find boxes - Ctrl+F works throughout Logos, dropping down a Find box that lets you quickly find words or phrases in your active pane. Great for finding the next place something occurs.
  • Tags - Tag your book your way. Every tag creates an automatic collection, too: every book tagged "favorite" is in the mytag:favorite collection.
  • Read aloud - Text-to-speech (using your system voices) for reading Bibles and other books aloud. You can start and stop it as you please, or type "read aloud John 1:1" to start reading John.
  • Add new tab - Click the + tab in any tile for a list of resources similar to the one you were just using. Makes it fast to open another Bible, commentary, or dictionary to the same place.
  • Multiple monitors - Excellent support for any number of monitors. Float panels and enjoy the same flexible tiling system in each floating window.
  • Ratings - Give your books a star rating. (In the future these will be merged into community ratings; you will be able to see your rating and an average of everyone else's.)
  • Handouts - Create attractive, ready-to-print handouts related to your Bible passage. Edit the handouts to include your own content or clippings.
  • Layouts - The smart layout system automatically takes a snapshot of your workspace every time it changes. No need to remember to save; you can always go back to where you were.
  • Biblical People - An amazing database of every person in the Bible, complete with family tree and story diagrams you can style, print, copy, and send to PowerPoint. Every person is described, distinguished from others with the same name, and linked to exactly the right articles in appropriate reference books.
  • Morph River - Visualize any morphological characteristic of the words in a Bible text.
  • Reading plans - Read the Bible in a year. Or read any book in your library on any schedule you'd like. Read by verse or by page number, on any of your synchronized systems or on your iPhone.
  • Index - A full library index may take a little time to create, but once it is built you'll have blazing-fast searches across your entire library.
  • Ready to use visuals - Right-click on photos, illustrations, diagrams, charts, etc. to copy, save, print or send them straight to PowerPoint. Building presentations is easier than ever.
  • Equivalent resources - When there is another book that provides an alternate view of the same text (like the Lexham HDNT for the ESV), a drop-down menu puts the other book just clicks away.
  • Instant compare - Select any verses in a BIble and press F7 to quickly compare them in your top Bibles. No need to open a tool or switch to another book to quickly see how multiple translations handle a passage.
  • New reverse interlinears - Even more Bibles feature reverse interlinears that align the modern text to the underlying Hebrew or Greek. Rev-Int texts are used throughout the software to help you work with the original languages.
  • Cited By tool - Quickly find every reference to the passage you are studying. Automatically updates as you move through the text.
  • Reading view - A full-screen view of your active panel is available at the touch of the F11 key. Great for both presentations and reading on small screens.
  • Clippings - See something you don't want to forget? Need to collect quotations for your paper or sermon? Just add them to Clippings, and your selections are stored on virtual cards, complete with bibliographic citations "on the back."
  • Word Tree - Explore words and phrases with this beautiful visualization that reveals patterns in the biblical text.
  • Breadcrumbs - The locator bar shows the table of contents from the top to your current position, making it easy to stay oriented and keeping navigation just a click away. It even adapts to narrow windows, clipping each level as necessary to keep you in context.
  • Hebrew transliteration - Multiple options for Hebrew including a number of new technical schemes for precise transliteration.
  • Program scaling - App-specific DPI control means you can change the resolution of Logos Bible Software without adjusting your display. It's like large print for everything -- the menus, the buttons, the scrollbars, etc. -- not just the books.
  • Google Maps - Biblical maps and places are linked to latitude and longitude, and a single button jumps you straight to Google Maps for a modern perspective on biblical locations.
  • Image searching - The #image keyword represents any image in your library. You can use it alone or in queries with other terms to find just the image you're looking for.
  • Controlled vocabulary - A massive database of human-edited topics and terminology handles variant spellings and different phrasing. Topics have been hand-linked to key Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, ensuring you'll find the article you want even if it was indexed with the spelling or terminology of a different Bible translation.
  • Query expansion - Search for "communion" and Logos suggests "Lord's Supper", "Lord's Table", and "eucharist" as alternate terms. A single click runs the search with the larger list. Logos knows thousands of terms related to Bible study.
  • Stereo image viewing - No need to cross your eyes! View century-old stereo images of the Holy Land with your choice of 3D glasses you may already have, or choose the new "wiggle" view to get a 3D effect with no eye ware.
  • Shortcuts - Just drag a book from your library, or a tab from any title, to the shortcuts bar to make a handy link. You can also drag documents and programs from your Windows desktop for easy launching from within Logos.
  • Dynamic books - Lectionaries, harmonies, gospel parallels and more are books that re-arrange the biblical text. Logos 4 lets you choose to view them with whatever Bible you'd like, instead of constraining you to a single translation.
  • Top Bibles collection - An automatic collection of your top five Bibles makes it easy to search across translations and automatically sets up many tools and visualizations.
  • Drag and drop - Drag and drop work just about everywhere. Drag books from Library or panes from any tile to store them as Bookmarks or Favorites.
  • Text Comparison tool - Get a verse-by-verse (or word-by-word) comparison of any versified texts, from Bibles to the Apostolic Fathers to the Works of Josephus.
  • Word-by-word synoptic alignment - Certain gospel parallels resources were originally printed with word-for-word alignment across multiple columns. A powerful new algorithm enables this alignment to be shown on screen and even to be re-wrapped as you change the width of the pane.
  • Common cross references - The Passage Guide and Explorer sort biblical cross references from many resources and present the most commonly identified ones for quick consultation.
  • Resources refreshed - New versions of e-books are downloaded in the background and stored until you are ready to install them. You'll always have the latest version and corrections.
  • Command Bar - Press Alt+D (just like a web browser) and type part of a book name, or a query, or even a new program setting. The Command Bar makes it easy for keyboard users to get everywhere quickly, without a mouse.
  • Biblical Places - 60+ brand new, high-resolution maps are complemented by a hand-edited database of every place in the Bible.
  • Biblical Things - A massive database of all the things in the Bible, from swords to coins to specific named objects. The database is also used to tag media throughout your digital library, making it easy to find art relevant to your study.
  • Explorer - A "Passage Guide Lite" that follows your study and presents links to resources relevant to your active passage.
  • Tab groups - Hold the Shift key and then click and drag all the tabs in a tile.
  • Internet backup - All your licenses, settings, and data files are automatically backed up to the Internet.
  • Synchronization - Run Logos Bible Software at home, at work, and on your laptop. As long as you have Internet access, your library, notes, and all your study will be available on all your systems.
  • Faster searching - A single pane interface puts your query and results in the same place for even more speed.
  • Simpler searching - With a syntax like Google's, you already know how to use it.
  • Timelines - Choose from a variety of prebuilt timelines. Click and drag, zoom with your mouse wheel, and watch events animate into location as you change the timescale. Multiple visual styles and the ability to copy the artwork make timelines a great resource for exploring and sharing.
  • Automatic updating - Logos Bible Software 4 maintains itself. It downloads updates in the background and tells you when they are ready to install.
  • Central resources downloading - If you purchase a new e-book, or even install on a new machine, Logos detects missing resource files and downloads them from the Internet.
  • Tab control - Right-click on tabs for quick access to batch commands.
  • Untransliteration - Use g:, h:, a: (or just :) to type ancient languages in transliteration, with a drop-down helper for picking words. No need to switch keyboards; just type it as it sounds. (Full Unicode input is still supported if you wish.)
  • Search your own content - Your documents are automatically indexed and included in library-wide searches.
  • Fitting things in - Titles in tabs automatically drop “A”, “An”, and “The”, condense fonts, and switch to abbreviations and cover images to fit a maximum number of tabs without scrolling.
  • Range of focus - Select some text in a Bible, etc. to limit the range of focus for Power Lookup and other tools that follow your active reference. Speeds lookups and comparisons and makes it easier to focus on your passage of interest.
  • We're still writing! - There are many more, but we're still writing them up!