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 and Part 3: Advanced Tools.
You can modify the display settings for your resources in different ways, like changing Text Size or using Visual Filters and Interlinears.
The text size of your resource is controlled in two places:
- You can set a "Default Text Size" in Tools > Program Settings. This will control the general text size for all of your resources at once.
- You can also set a specific size for individual resources using the slider in the panel menu. This setting will override the default setting for this particular resource.
- Open the panel menu by clicking on the "book cover" icon.
- Move the slider to adjust the size of your text.
One of the "notches" on the slider will be larger than the others. Move the slider here to reset to the "Default Text Size".
You can use the "Visual Filters" menu to control the appearence of your resource in different ways.See Video
Bible Text Only: Displays only the actual words of the Bible, formatted with one verse in each paragraph ().
Popular Highlights displays a sublte underline on non-biblical text that is commonly highlighted by other Logos users.
- You can disable this feature in all resources by clicking the Visual Filters icon, then right-clicking on "Popular Highlights".
Links to Open Panels: Highlights Bible reference links that are being used by any open windows.
Show Page Numbers: Modifies an open resource by inserting text marking the top of each page in the print edition. This visual filter is only available in resources with page number milestones.
Speaker Label: Displays a icon for referent data which links to the associated entry.
- This allows you to easily see who is speaking or being quoted.
Sympathetic Highlighting: Highlights the parallel text in a second Bible when you select a word or phrase in the first Bible, if both have a reverse interlinear (or are fully-tagged Greek and Hebrew texts).
Community Notes: Displays community note icons where you or another member of one of your Faithlife.com groups has made a note.
Notes Document: Displays note icons and highlights where they have been added to text.
Reading Plan Document: Marks the starting and stopping points of a day’s reading in the corresponding resource.
Visual Filter Document: Highlights text in a resource according to the criteria in a selected Visual Filter document (Documents > Visual Filter).
Don't be alarmed if some of these options do not appear in your resource. These filters are made available based on compatibility with the current resource. This means we'll hide options that aren't supported by the resource you're using so you don't have to hunt through them all every time.
Using an Interlinear: Inline Display
Interlinears are discussed in greater detail in this article.
Some of your Bibles may come with an "interlinear". You can access this information in two ways. The most common method is Traditional Inline Display.
- Click on "Display" to show the interlinear options available for your current passage.
- Note: If you do not see the "Display" Option, you do not own or have not installed an interlinear for the resource you're viewing. Not all bibles include an interlinear.
- Select "Inline" to turn on the interlinear.
- You can customize what information is displayed by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes in this menu.
- The specific interlinear options available may vary by resource and passage being viewed.
Using an Interlinear: The Interlinear Panel
You can also view your interlinear information in a more condensed form by turning on the Interlinear Panel. This is helpful when you're studying just a few words in a passage and don't need to see all of the interlinear information for other words. This option is only available in English Bibles with Reverse Interlinears.
- Click on the "Interlinear" button to toggle the Interlinear Panel.
- This panel will display a smaller portion of the interlinear data at the bottom of your resource.
- You can click on a word above to "focus" or change the interlinear information being displayed below.
- You can also choose what information is displayed by right-clicking the different information types in the panel.
Because of the difference between languages, not all English words will align exactly with their Original Language counterparts. Sometimes a single word may translate to a phrase in English, like "haskel" to "in wise dealing" (ESV, Proverbs 1:3) for example.
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This article is part of a series. Click here to continue to Part 3: "Advanced Tools".