This article is part of a series. The resource panel is your primary interface to information in Logos. As such, it has a lot of dynamic features you can use to change its appearance, navigate and link it to other panels. Understanding these tools and techniques can improve your study. We've broken this up into 3 articles; Part 1: Navigation, Part 2: Changing the Display & Part 3: Advanced Tools.
The Reference Box
Of course, you can scroll through your books, but you can also navigate to a specific location by entering it in the Reference Box at the top of your resource panel. This shows where you are in the resource. If you're viewing a Bible, your current passage will be displayed here.
Similarly, Dictionaries will show the word you're viewing, and other resources will display their page number or other relevant location information. This varies depending on the type of resource you're viewing.
You can use the Reference Box to navigate through your resource. In a Bible, enter a passage to jump to that passage. Or in a Dictionary, enter a word to jump to the appropriate entry.
if you enter a reference or word and nothing happens, check your spelling. The Reference Box requires that you enter a valid spelling and that the location exists in the resource. If you're unsure the location exists, check the Contents Pane (discussed below).
Using the History: Forward & Back
As you navigate through a resource, you may want to return to a previous location. Just like you would in your internet browser, Resources in Logos have "Forward" and "Back" buttons for jumping through your navigation history.
For a more comprehensive History, go to Tools>History.
Using "Milestones": Next or Previous Location
You can also use the Locator Bar to navigate by different "milestones" or location types within the resource. This can be Chapters, Verses, even your own Notes and Highlights. etc.
- Turn on the Locator Bar by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+L (Mac:Command+SHIFT+L).
- Click on the current location type (default: "Article") to select the desired type.
- Press the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to navigate.
Using the Table of Contents
Finally, you can also navigate through a resource using the "Table of Contents". Of course, you'll find this at the beginning of most resources, but you can access the contents from anywhere by opening the Contents Pane.
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+C (Mac:Command+SHIFT+C) to toggle the Contents Pane.
You can also open this by clicking the "Contents" button in the Locator Bar.
- Click on any location to open it.
Some locations have sub-locations (Book to Chapter for example). Click the small arrows to expand the location.
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This article is part of a series. Click here to continue to Part 2: "Changing the Display".