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Logos 5.0+


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This tutorial will build on information discussed in previous tutorials, so you may wish to read those first, if you haven't already. For a list of those articles, see the "Related Articles" section to the right.

Logos Bible Software features a powerful contextual menu which you can use to quickly access extra information by right-clicking within the text. This is especially effective when working with a "Reverse Interlinear" Bible in Logos 5. We'll discuss this menu and its various options below.

What is the Context Menu?

Logos Resources contain layers of data, depending on the resource. A Reverse Interlinear will contain the "surface text" (usually English), and the Greek or Hebrew interlinear text, which may not be visible. The Context Menu allows you to quickly access all available layers of data within a resource. This means you can read your English Bible, right-click an English word and perform a Greek or Hebrew word study.


How does it work?

Accessing this menu is simple; right-click on a word or phrase within your resource.

Most Windows computers come with a Right Mouse Button physically built into the Touch-pad or Mouse.

If you're using a Mac, "right-click" may be slightly less obvious. Mac users without a physical Right Mouse Button can access the same menu by holding the Control key and using a normal click. If your Mac has a touch-pad, this can be configured to do this more simply by clicking with two fingers. This article may be helpful (note: this will direct you away from

Let's try it out.

  1. Open a resource from your library (example: ESV).
  2. Navigate to John 1:1.
  3. Right-click on "Word".

You should see the menu below.

Notice, you have different options on both sides of the menu. "Reference" is selected in this example, and the left side is showing information based on that layer of data. Changing your selection in the right side of the menu will change your options on the left.

Remember, the exact options in this menu may change, depending on what data is available in the resource or what Base Package you own.

What are the different options?

    Selection is the visible layer of text.
  • Use this option for copying the visible text, executing English word studies and creating a Note or Clipping based on the specific text you've highlighted.
  • You can also quickly search this resource or the entire library for additional occurrences of the word.
  • Click the "Share" option to share this on your preferred Social Network.
    Reference is the full Bible reference that contains your selected text.
  • Use this option to copy the full reference or passage, or to apply a Note to all of your bibles that contain that reference.
  • You can also use this option to quickly execute a Passage or Exagetical Guide based on the passage you're working with.
  • Click the "Share" option to share this on your preferred Social Network.
  • You can also add to a Passage List here, or open the reference in another Bible.
    Manuscript is the original language form that the surface layer was translated from.
  • In our example, the word is "Logos", which is Greek for "Word".
  • This is sometimes different from the "Lemma" or "Root" form. It's useful when you want to copy the original manuscript form to another document or search for additional occurances.
    Lemma is the "root" of the Manuscript form.
  • This is your "Lexical" or "Dictionary" form that you will use for Word Studies, and looking up definitions.
  • You can also use this option to sart a Morph Search.
  • If you own the Greek Pronunciation database, you can also have the word Pronounced for you by clicking the option to the left.
  • You can also add to a Word List here, or look up the word in one of your Dictionaries.
    Root is the etymological root word - where the word comes from.
    Morph specifically provides information about a word's Morphology.
  • This can be used for Morph Searches.
Strong's Number
    Greek / Hebrew Strong's shows the for the given word, if it has one.
Louw-Nida Number
    Louw-Nida shows the for the given word, if it has one.
Bible Facts
    Person, Place or Thing provides information from the database.
  • This option will only appear when the selected word refers to a Bible Fact item, like People, Places and Things.