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Windows XP Vista Windows 7


Logos 4.0+


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Using the Logos 4 Command Bar

The Command Bar is for those who prefer to type quick commands to get results.

  1. Click into the Command box on the main toolbar at the top of the program.
  2. Type a command and press Enter, or first choose the exact command from the suggested matches displayed as you type. An example is create handout, which opens a new handout document.
  3. You can also type just the name of a feature, such as ‘home’, ‘passage guide’, or ‘history’, and press Enter to open those features. This is equivalent to typing the command ‘show’ in front of the names. An example is library, which opens Library in a floating window.

Available Commands include:


close all



go, go to


sync now

update now

update resources

import all


load new = create

look up (opens keylink resource)

make = create

open [document name]

open = show (when opening guides and tools)

open new = create

read, read aloud, start reading aloud, stop reading aloud

rebuild index

search (basic), bible search, morphology search, syntax search


show = open

show new = create


  1. Add:

    add note Jn 1.1 in my Bible notes – adds a note to John 1:1 in all Bibles with that passage, and to a Note File named ‘My Bible Notes’
  2. Close All:

    close all – closes all open docked and floating panels
  3. Copy:

    copy John 1:1 from ESV – copies the verse from the ESV Bible
  4. Document:

    create handout – opens a new Handout document
    open My Notes – opens a Notes document named ‘My Notes'
  5. Help:

    help on searching – opens the Help panel to articles on searching
  6. Look up: (or lookup)

    look up [word] – may open a dictionary, a Bible dictionary, Greek or Hebrew lexicon, depending on the word
  7. Open:

    open biblical people to Abraham – opens Biblical People diagram of Abraham's family tree

    open esv in new tab – opens the ESV Bible in a new tab in active panel
  8. Passage Analysis:

    show compare pericopes – opens Passage Analysis to Compare Pericopes

    show compare pericopes for John 3:16 – opens Passage Analysis to Compare Pericopes for John 3:16
  9. Read aloud:

    start reading aloud – starts reading active resource at current location

    stop reading aloud – stops reading active resource
  10. Rebuild index:

    rebuild index – rebuilds the main index if there is a supplemental index; restarts the Indexer from the beginning if it is already running
  11. Search:

    bible search for "Jesus Christ" – opens Bible Search panel and generates results on "Jesus Christ" query
  12. Set:

    set default font to comic – changes default font to Comic Sans MS

    set default text size to 120 – changes default text size to 120%