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What is the Information window?

  • Use the Information tool to display extra information about any word you hover your mouse over.
    • The Information window can be used with virtually any book in your library.

  • With Logos version 4.0b:
  • Information which might appear in the Information window
    • Definitions, Footnotes, Gloss, Lemma, Morphology, Strong’s Numbers, Other references

  • Please watch Logos: Feature video Information Window



How do I open the Information window?

From the Tool menu

  1. On the top menu click on Tools
  2. In the drop down menu click on Information



  • This will open the Information window on the right side of your layout.




From your resource

  1. In your resource right click on a word or footnote.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear. On the right side of this menu, look at the bottom and click on Show Information.



  • This will open the Information window on the right side of your layout and populate it with info on this word.






How to get information in the Information window

  • You will need a resource open.

  • In any open resource, hover over a word or data type reference link.
    An entry from a dictionary, lexicon or encyclopedia may come up in Information, as well as text of references and footnotes.
  • Moving the mouse cursor over another word in the text will bring up information on the new word.
  • To move the cursor without changing the content, hold the Ctrl key down.
  • Click a link in the Information panel to open the resource to the referenced location.
    • (from: Logos 4 Help. Logos Research Systems, Inc.; Bellingham, WA, 2009; 2009)


  • For these examples please set the Update Information on setting to Hover (See Hover/Click option)
  • Also enable all items in settings (See Setting up your Information window)
  • These are the defaults if you haven’t changed anything.

  • Example 1, info on a word:

    a) Now we hovered the mouse over Jonah in the NKJV resource. (you may have to hover for several seconds on slower PCs. Logos will show the circle icon while it is searching for the info to put in the Information window.)

    b) Notice in the Information window the Definition for Jonah from the Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary
    (your dictionary may be different depending on how you prioritized your dictionaries in your library. See Prioritizing)



    c) Notice the description from your Lexicon.
    d) Notice the Morphological information for this word.
    e) Notice the Strong’s Number for this word with its meaning.


  • Example 2, info on a footnote:

    a) Hover your mouse over the footnote n.
    b) Notice that the footnote information now appears in the Information window.





Setting up your Information window

  • The Information window allows you to control what information is visible in its window.
    • This can be useful when your system may be slow. You can disable many of the items that you don’t normally use.
    • This can be helpful when too much info is showing in the window, you can turn off what you don’t need.
  1. On the Information toolbar click on the button Settings.
  2. In the drop down menu you can set which info will appear in the Information window.



  • When you disable a category in the settings (see item a below), notice the red circle with a line through it (disabled).
    This will help you more quickly notice those categories which are disabled when you view Settings.



  • More details on the Information settings categories below:

Hover/Click option

  • You can direct the way that Logos identifies which word, footnote, etc that will appear in the Information window.

    a) In the Information toolbar click on Settings, a drop down menu will appear.



    b) Hover – when this is selected, updates information automatically when mouse hovers over a word for a few seconds (default).

    c) Click – when this is selected, updates information only when word is clicked. [This may be a better choice if you are running on a slower computer. It will prevent Logos from searching for what to populate in the Information window until you click.]

 


Definitions

  

  • When checked:

    a) Show Definitions for surface text – shows word definition when you hover/click on a word in your resource.
    b) Show entire definition – shows full definition (abbreviated definition when unchecked).

    • Example: (when Show Definitions is checked)

      a) If you hovered or click on the word love in John 21:15 in your Bible resource...
      b) In your Information window you will see the definition.
      c) Don’t forget that if it is long that you may need to use the scroll bar to view the entire definition.





Footnotes

  

  • When checked, footnotes in your active resource are shown.

    • Example: (when Footnotes is checked)

      a) If you hovered or click on this footnote
      b) You will see the the pop-up reference over your resource.
      c) In the Information window you will see these references and could read/scroll through them.





Gloss

   

  • When checked (and the lemma is enabled), and you hover over a word in your resource then the Gloss for that word will appear in the Information window.
    • A Gloss is a brief english meaning for a word in the original language.
  • Example: (gloss of a word)

    a) If you hover over the word Follow
    b) Logos will show a pop-up at the bottom of your resource which gives you information on this word.
    c) In the Information window you will see the gloss for the word.





Lemma

  • Lemma is the root form of a word that you would look up in a dictionary (Lexicon in this case).
  • The Bible’s original language is in 3 primary languages.



    a) You will notice that Lemma is settable for each of these languages.
    b) Show Greek lemma (Hebrew or Aramaic) – when checked the lemma will be shown when over an appropriate word (e.g. a word found in your Bible).
    c) Show lemma definition – along with the lemma (item b must be checked for this to work) its definition is displayed as well.
    d) Show entire definition – when checked the full definition is shown, otherwise an abbreviated definition is shown.

    • Get definition from
      e) Highest prioritized dictionary – this is the default, as it states the definition is drawn from the highest prioritized dictionary in your Library.
      (see Prioritizing)

      f) If you click in this box, Logos will show a pop-up menu for other dictionaries in your Library which work for this language. In this example we chose a dictionary which was not the highest in my prioritized list.

 

  • Example info on lemma: (Greek since we are using the New Testament)

    a) If you hold your mouse over the word Lord.
    b) You will see the lemma in the Information window.
    c) Depending on your base package you might notice a speaker icon (when lemma is Greek). If you click on this Logos will pronounce the lemma.
    d) Notice the abbreviation for the dictionary which the definition comes from (in this case it is not the highest prioritized dictionary in my Library). Also notice that it is a link, if you click on it, it will open your dictionary and locate it to this lemma.



 


Morphology

  

  • When checked and you hover your mouse over a word in your active resource, the morphology information is shown in the Information window.
    • Morphology identifies the structure of a word’s usage (see wikipedia Morphology)

    • Example:

      a) If you hover your mouse over the word love.
      b) Logos will show a pop-up at the bottom of your resource which gives you information on this word.
      c) The morphology information is shown in the Information window.






Strong’s Numbers

  

  • When enabled and hovering with your mouse over a word from the Bible, the Strong’s Number will appear in the Information window.
    • Strong’s Numbers are numbers which represent a word from the original language of the Bible (see wikipedia Strong’s Numbers)

      a) Show Strong’s number definition – when checked the Strong’s number will appear in the Information window.
      b) Show entire definition – when checked the full definition appears in the Information window, otherwise an abbreviated definition appears. (item a must be checked for this to work)

    • Get definition from
      c) Highest prioritized dictionary – this is the default, as it states the definition is drawn from the highest prioritized dictionary in your Library.
      (see Prioritizing)

      d) If you click in this box, Logos will show a pop-up menu for other dictionaries in your Library which work using Strong’s Numbers.


  • Example info on Strong’s Number:

    a) If you hover your mouse over the word lambs
    b) Logos will show a pop-up at the bottom of your resource which gives you information on this word.
    c) In the Information window you will see the Strong’s Numbers for this word. (two Strong’s numbers appear for this word, since an article is associated with it.)






Other References

  

  • When checked and you hover your mouse over Other references (Bible references, Louw Nida numbers, see note in image above for others) then info will appear in the Information window.

  • Example: (Bible Reference in Vines Expository Dictionary)

    a) Hover your mouse over a Bible reference.
    b) In the Information window you will see that verse.








Copy Information window contents for pasting into other apps

  • You can copy the contents of the Information window to Windows Clipboard. Then paste it into another Windows app.
    1. Hover your mouse over the word Jesus.
    2. (Optional, this keeps the Info window from changing as you move your mouse)
      After you see the Information window populate with the info, hold the Ctrl key down as you move the mouse away from the word Jesus.
    3. In the Information window click on Copy found in the toolbar.



    4. Now the information from the Information window is copied into Windows Clipboard.

      • In this example we will paste the clipboard contents into Microsoft Word.
    5. Position the cursor in Microsoft Word where you want to paste your info.
    6. Right click on the cursor location. A pop-up menu will appear, click on Paste.



    7. Now your info appears in your Word document.





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