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Introduction to Clippings

How to "clip", annotate and export text and articles.

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Windows Mac OS X

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Vista (or higher) OS X 10.6.8 (or higher)

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Logos 5.0+

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We previously discussed annotating our resources in Logos, which is a vital prerequisite to understanding clippings. If you have not read this article, please do so before proceeding with clippings.

What are Clippings?

You can think of clippings like cutting articles from a magazine or newspaper to include in an essay or scrapbook. They are very similar to a Notes, with one key difference:

Clippings are designed to be exported, for use in larger documents like essays, articles, books, sermons, presentations, etc. They are information that you would like to share with others - outside of Logos.

Notes are designed for collecting and organizing information inside of Logos - not to be shared. You might use notes to quickly mark locations you want to study further and eventually "clip" to a clippings document.

Create a new Clippings Document

Like Notes, Clippings consist of multiple, individual "clippings" inside a single "Clippings Document", so we want to start by creating the over-all document in order to stay organized.

  • Click on the Documents menu.
  • Select Clippings on the left side of the menu.
      To edit previous documents, browse the list on the right side of the menu.
  • A new clippings document will open.
  • You can edit the title of this document by clicking the edit icon at the top.
Clippings you create will probably be associated with a specific Topic, Theme, or Passage. Consider using these as your titles to stay organized. Remember, you can always create additional documents for other Topics or edit a title later.

Add a Clipping

Now that you've created your document, you can add clippings to it in two ways:

Method 1: From the Clippings Document
  • Create a new clippings Document, or open one you've already created.
  • Also open a resource you would like to clip from.
  • With your mouse, select some text in your resource.
  • In your clippings document, click the "Add clipping" button (at the top).
Method 2: From the Context Menu
  • Open a resource you would like to clip from.
  • With your mouse, select some text in your resource.
  • Right-click on your selected text, to reveal the Context Menu.
  • Set the menu to "Selection".
  • Choose "Add a clipping to My Clippings Document" at the bottom.

Logos will display the last clippings document you opened in the Context Menu. If the document you want isn't listed, or if you want multiple documents in the menu, open them from the Documents menu first. All open clippings documents will be listed in the context menu.

Edit a Clipping

Once you've clipped something, you can edit the title (by clicking on it) and add your own notes or tags for searching.

Try clicking the "Notes" tab at the bottom of the clipping card, to add notes. You'll find the same editing tools at the top of the panel that you learned about in the advanced notes tutorial.

You can also add "Tags" by clicking the blue "add tag" text. Tags are useful in certain types of searches.

Example Clipping:

To delete a clipping you don't want, hold your mouse over the clipping card and click the Delete icon.

View Citation

You may have noticed that clippings appear in your document like a "card". You can view citation information by clicking on the corner to flip the card. Click it again to flip it back.

You can click the drop-menu to change the citation style.

Example Citation:

Export your Clippings

Once you've collected your clippings, you can export them to a text editor for inserting into larger documents, like an essay or sermon.

    Exporting
  • Open your Clippings Document.
  • Click on the Panel Menu icon.
  • Choose "Print/Export.

Click Print to print the document immediately, or click on one of the "Export" or "Save as file" options to move the content to your text editor. (Specific export options will differ, depending on what editors you have installed, and whether a document is already open or not in that editor.)

Optional: You can also use this method to build a bibliography of your clippings by checking the "Bibliography only" box before you print or export.
Last Updated: 9/4/2013