Reading Plan (Basics)

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What is a Reading Plan?

 A Reading Plan is a tool of Logos which allows you to setup the reading of a Bible or book in a specified time period and aids you in tracking your progress. You can setup as many reading plans as you like. This wiki page will provide the basic information in setting up a reading plan and using the reading plan. For specific custom reading plans see this wiki page: Reading Plans.
 In a Reading Plan you can set it to read a whole book or a part of a book. When setting a reading plan for a Bible, you can select just a portion of the Bible or different books to read in each day. For instance you can set a plan to read through the New Testament in a given time frame. Or you could set a plan to read through Psalms and the New Testament daily in a given time frame. You also might want to read one of your other books (e.g. Pilgrims Progress). You can setup multiple books to read. Logos also allows you to set which days of the week in each reading plan. This would allow you to read through the Bible daily and set another plan to read another book also on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.
 Logos gives you a great deal of flexibility in setting up your reading plan(s). But you still might find some limitations. Logos will try to divide your reading equally across the time frame that you specify. This does not always line up with the way that you wanted to read your book.



Setting up a Reading Plan

 Logos provides a Reading Plan editor. You will normally use this when first setting up your reading plan. You can edit your Reading Plan, but if you do so after you have started your reading plan Logos will restart your reading plan. So it is best to setup your plan and edit it before you actually start your reading. There are 5 sub-sections under this wiki heading which will step you through using the Reading Plan editor to setup a reading plan. Also you might want to view the Examples at the end of this wiki page for tips on different ways to setup your plan.


Starting a new Reading Plan

 This is a simple process, just follow the steps below. If you want to open a previously built Reading Plan, see Viewing my Reading Plan(s) wiki heading.

  

  1. In the top menu click on File.
  2. In the drop down menu click on Reading Plan.



  3. Logos opens the Reading Plan editor in a floating window. It will be initially started for your Preferred Bible. The name of the Reading Plan will automatically be changed as you setup different areas in the reading plan editor, so there is no need to rename it at this time.



Selecting your book

 The first thing that you will need to do in the Reading Plan editor is select which book that you want to read. You can only select one book. If you want to read more than one book you will need to create other reading plan(s) for those book(s).



  1. In the editor toolbar to the right of Read click on the title.
  2. Logos shows a drop down Library tool (similar to your Library tool). You will need to select the book that you want to read. Below are some of the tools (which may be familiar to you) for navigating the Library drop down tool.
    1. You can change the library list view. The default is expanded information on each book. If you click here a more compact view will be shown. To revert back to the expanded view, just click here again.
    2. You can use the vertical slider to view books which are not visible in the Library drop down.
    3. You can start typing the name of the book that you want to read in the Find box and Logos will start sorting books as you type. You can also use a Filter to have Logos filter the books in the drop down list.



  3. After you have selected your book, it will appear in the editor. Notice that Logos has changed the name of your Reading Plan. There is no need to change the name at this time. Besides it may be easier to allow Logos to change the name for you so that you can easily locate the Reading Plan later. If you want to rename the Reading Plan, do it after finishing the edit.



Selecting the portion of the book to read

 Logos provides a method for breaking up what you read in a book or Bible. If you are setting up a plan for a Bible, then you can break it down by Bible books (e.g. Genesis, Matthew, etc), or by chapters in the books and so forth. When setting up sections, these will be divided by the time frame that you specify. For example if you wanted to read Genesis through Deuteronomy and after that wanted to read Matthew through John and you setup it up to be read daily over a 3 month period, then Logos will divide up what is to be read each day so that it would sequence your reading through Gen-Deut and when you finished them it would start you reading through Matt-John. On the last day of the 3rd month you would read the last of John. During that reading time you may notice that you read multiple chapters in a day or even read part of a chapter in a day. Logos tries to divide your reading into equal parts over the time period that you specified.
 When breaking a non-Bible into parts obviously you cannot do this like a Bible. But if Logos has your book Indexed by page number, you can specify which pages that you want to read. (see wiki heading I cannot set page numbers for my book in the Reading Plan to help you determine how your book is Indexed). For example say that you want to read a multi-chapter section of a Systematic Theology book. You could specify which page number to start with and which page number to stop with and Logos would divide your reading for you so that you read approximately equal parts for each day that you have set.

•  Reading the entire book

 This is the default for books (even Bibles). You will notice All Passages to the right of your book title in the editor toolbar. If the range selection is missing, then you book is probably not Indexed and Logos will assume that you want to read the whole book (see wiki heading I cannot set page numbers for my book in the Reading Plan to verify the missing Index).

  1. If you have changed this and want to restore it to the entire book, click on the book range to the right of the title.
  2. In the drop down range menu, click on All Passages.



•  Reading specific parts of a Bible



  1. In the editor to the right of your book title click on the range (All Passages if you haven’t changed it). Logos will show you a drop down menu for ranges.
  2. At the top of the range menu is All Passages. When selected you will read through the whole Bible. Under this you may see other named ranges that you already setup previously with this Bible or another Bible.
  3. Logos has some common ranges available for Bibles under Common Divisions.


  4. Popular Predefined plan(s).
  5. You can enter your own range here:
    1. Enter books which you want to read in the order that you want to read them.
      Example: [ Gen-Deut, Psalms, Proverbs, Matt-John ] will have you read through Genesis through Deuteronomy, once you have finished them your reading will be Psalms and then when finished you will read Proverbs. And close to the end of your reading period you will read Matthew through John.
    2. If you want to read in multiple areas each day you will need to use the pipe character ‘|’ between reading areas.
      Example: [ Gen-Deut | Psalms ] will have you reading some of the Pentateuch and Psalms each day.
    3. When typing in a range, Logos will show a red rectangle around the range box if it does not understand or accept what you are entering.

  6. When you enter a custom range (as in step # 5) you can name that range. Enter the name for the range that you want then press the Save button. It will appear the top portion as mentioned in step # 2.
    Tip: once that you have named a range you cannot easily edit it. But if you hold your mouse over the named range (under step #2) and right click on it you can copy the range info and then paste it into the range box. And then edit it, but you will need to re-enter the name and click on Save.



•  Reading specific parts of a non-Bible

 If your non-Bible book is Indexed by Page number (see wiki Index) then you can specify which pages to read. Unfortunately books are not indexed by chapter (at least none that I have found). So you cannot use chapters in your range settings.




  1. In the editor toolbar to the right of your book title, click on the range (by default it is labeled All Passages). Logos will show a drop down menu. (if the range selection is not in the editor’s toolbar, see Index).
  2. You will need to enter a range value here:
    1. Logos will recognize a few different methods for page numbers in your book:
      1. Just enter the starting & ending page numbers to read,
        examples: 149-225 or pp 149 – pp 225 or pg 149 – pg 225
      2. If your book is broken into volumes you may need to enter the volume before the page number,
        examples: v 1, pg 195 – 254 or v 1, pg 189-345 or v 1, pg 195 – v 2, pg 117 (your book will need to be Indexed by Volume as well as Page number)
    2. Notice that as you enter range information that the Reference Range box is outlined in red as you type. But when your page numbers are complete the red outline is removed. Logos is letting you know that it does not recognize your range when outlined in red.
    3. If you want to read in multiple sections of your book each day, then use the pipe character (‘|’) between your sections.
      Example: 147-400 | 468-539



  3. To locate page numbers in your book, open your book in a panel or window.
    1. Click on the chevron to show the Table of Contents for your book. If you do not see the bar with the chevron, on your keyboard press the key combination Ctrl Shift L (Mac users: Shift Cmd L).
    2. Locate the chapter where you want to start reading in the Table of Contents and click on it. Logos will position your book to that location. Also notice the page number is shown in the reference box. Now you have your starting page number. Next click on the chapter that you want to stop reading, then in the book scroll to the point that you want to stop. Notice the page number of that location. Now you know the starting page and the ending page to enter in step #2.
  4. You can name the range that you entered (this is optional). It may come in useful if you will be setting up other sections in your book to read at another time. Logos will remember named ranges for a specific book. Once that you have entered a name, click on the Save button. (or to skip naming then click on the range shown in step #1)
    Tip: once that you have named a range you cannot easily edit it. But if you hold your mouse over the named range (under step #2) and right click on it you can copy the range info and then paste it into the range box. And then edit it, but you will need to re-enter the name and click on Save.



Selecting when to read your book

 Now you will need to select the time frame that you want to read your book/Bible in. You will need to follow the instructions below for entering the 3 steps to accomplish this. When setting the time frame Logos will determine how many pages or Bible sections to read each day. You will be able to see how Logos divided this in the next wiki heading (Finish creating your Reading Plan). If it does not fit your needs, you can come back to this section and make changes.

•  Selecting how often to read your book

 First you will need to decide how often during the week to read in your book. Logos offers 3 options as shown below. Select the one that you prefer.




  1. In the editor toolbar to the right of the range, click on the day field (default is every day). Logos will show a drop down menu.
  2. To read every day of the week click here (this is the default).
  3. To read Monday through Friday click here.
  4. To select one or more days during the week, click to check the day(s) that you want to read.



•  Selecting when to start reading your book

 Now you will need to select the date when you want to start reading of your book.




  1. In the editor to the right of starting click on the date (default is today).
  2. Use the arrows to locate the month & year that you want to start.
  3. Then click on the month’s day that you want to start.



•  Selecting when to finish reading your book

 Now you will need to select the date when you want to finish reading your book.




  1. In the editor to the right of finishing click on the date (default is in one year).
  2. Click here to read you book in 1 year.
  3. Click here to read you book in 6 months.
  4. Click in here and type the number of weeks that you want to finish reading your book.
  5. Click in here and enter the number of reading sessions that you want to read your book in.
  6. (Bibles only) Click in here and enter the number of verses per day that you want to read (Logos will compute the number of sessions for you).
  7. Click on the date to set a date when you want to finish reading (Logos will show you a calendar, select the Month, year & day).



Finish creating your Reading Plan

 Now you have entered enough information for Logos to compute your Reading Plan, press the Go button . Logos only shows this button the first time you prepare your Reading Plan. Afterward the Calendar or List will be shown in the editor. Notice under the editor’s toolbar on the right . You can click on your preferred view and Logos will show it in the body of the editor.
 You should review your Reading Plan to see if it suits your needs. Important: making changes after you start reading your book will result in loosing the markings for what you have already read. So you should determine now if you need to make changes to the time frame (above in Selecting when to read your book) and then review again here in the Calendar or List.




  1. Notice that Logos has renamed your Reading Plan. You can rename your plan here, but if you make changes Logos will automatically rename your plan again.
  2. Use the scroll bar to view your plan.
  3. In the Calendar view you will see link(s) to that day’s reading. If you have setup your range to read multiple sections each day, you will see multiple links here. You can click on a link to have Logos open your book to that day’s reading location.

      

  4. In the Calendar view if you hold your mouse over the next day’s reading then you will see the Done link appear. This will only show when holding over the next day’s reading. You can mark a day’s reading as Done by clicking on this link. (you can do this here, but it will probably be easier to do this in your book as you read (see wiki Mark as read).
    1. You will see a green checkmark in the upper right corner of days in which you have marked as read.



    2. In the List view, you will see a green checkmark to the left of days that you have marked as read.
    3. If you hover your mouse over the row for the next day’s reading a box will appear. You can click the box to mark that day’s reading as Done. (you can do this here, but it will probably be easier to do this in your book as you read (see wiki Mark as read).
  5. Notice that after you have marked any of your day’s as read, that the editor’s toolbar is not enabled. Logos does this to help you avoid loosing the marking of areas in your book that you have marked as read. If you want to make changes after you start reading, then you can click on the Edit link. Logos will give you a warning, but allow you to make changes (all marked readings will be eliminated). Remember if you change your plan’s time frame, that your daily reading lengths may change which can present a problem when trying to mark sections as read.
  6. Now you are probably ready to learn how to start reading your book. Skip down to the next few wiki headings to learn how to do this (Opening up a Reading Plan to read, Mark as read, and If you get behind)



Opening up a Reading Plan to read

 There are 3 ways to open your book to start reading in Logos.

  1. Open your book to the location for your current reading. You will need to manually open your book and position it to the current days reading. If you don’t know where your current days reading is located, then use method 2 or 3 below.
  2. From your Home page you can have Logos open your book to a reading location. See From the Home Page.
  3. From the File menu you can open your Reading Plan (editor window). See From Files menu.

Once that you have your book open to your reading location see Using the Reading Plan in your book to learn about the reading plan marker tools.



From the Home Page



  1. If you do not have the Home page visible, then click on the Home icon and wait for it to open.
  2. In the ribbon in the upper right area of your Home page locate your Reading Plan.
    1. If it not visible, you may need to use the arrow buttons to position your Reading Plan in the ribbon so that it is visible.
    2. If your Reading Plan is not in the ribbon, you will need to ensure that you have it tagged. Click on Customize in the lower left side of the Home page.
    3. In the pop-up under Features locate your Reading Plan and click to check it. Now it should appear in your ribbon, repeat steps 2 & 2a.
  3. Click on the link to have Logos open your book to the days Reading Plan.
    [Logos permits you to read ahead, just click on the other days reading link if you desire.]
  4. If you have already read this days reading and forgot to mark it in your book, click in the box to mark it as read.
  5. When Logos takes you to your book, see Using the Reading Plan in your book to learn about the Reading Plan markers.



From Files menu



  1. In the top menu click on File.
    1. If you have a lot of documents, you might want to filter them by typing: read in the Find box.
  2. Locate your Reading Plan and click on it.



  3. Logos will open your Reading Plan into floating window. This is the editor.
  4. Locate the current days reading:
    1. The current days reading in the Calender view is a dark blue.
    2. If you are behind the current days box may be light red.
    3. Click on the link to have Logos open your book to the current days reading.
      1. If you have already read the current days reading and forgot to mark it as Done, then hover your mouse over that square and when Done appears click on it.

      • If you are using the List view...



    4. Locate the current days reading.
    5. Click on the link to open your book to the current reading location.
    6. If you have already read this location and forgot to mark it as read, click on the box to mark it read.
      1. If you are behind you will see a red Exclamation mark (!). You can click on it to mark it as read.
  5. When Logos takes you to your book, see Using the Reading Plan in your book to learn about the Reading Plan markers.



Using the Reading Plan in your book

 If you have not used a Reading Plan then this section will help you learn about the Reading Plan markers in your book. When reading below if you do not see your markers, then see wiki section I don’t see my Reading Plan marker in my book.

•  A Single section Reading Plan

 Markers when you have a single section to read each day in your book.



  1. You will see this bar in your book marking where you are to begin reading.
  2. Logos tags it with a green dot to help you quickly realize this is a beginning marker.
  3. If you want to hide the Reading Plan’s markers you can click on this x.
    [Warning: this will hide the End marker for your reading area and you will not be able to click in the End marker’s link to mark your reading as Done.]



  4. Once that you have read to the end of your daily reading area Logos has another marker showing the end of your day’s reading.
  5. Logos tags it with a red dot to help you quickly realize this is an ending marker.
  6. Notice the link Mark Read. Click on it to let Logos know that you have finished the days reading.



  7. Almost immediately you will see that Logos marks the next days reading location (providing that the next day is right after where you read).

•  A Multi-section Reading Plan

 Markers when you have multi-sections to read each day in your book. For info on setting up a multi-section Reading Plan see Reading specific parts of a Bible for Bibles and Reading specific parts of a non-Bible for non-Bibles.



  1. You will see this bar in your book marking where you are to begin reading in each of your sections.
  2. Logos tags it with a green dot to help you quickly realize this is a beginning marker.
  3. Notice that the current location is not a link. Also notice that your other locations are links. Logos permits you to start at any of your locations to read. It keeps track of which locations that you have read when at the end of a location (see step #5) you click on another location to continue reading.
  4. If you want to hide the Reading Plan’s markers you can click on this x.
    [Warning: this will hide the End marker for your reading area and you will not be able to click in the End marker’s link to mark your reading as Done. Also you will not have any links to your other reading locations!]



  5. Once that you have read to the end this section Logos has another marker tagged Keep Reading.
  6. Logos tags it with a yellow dot to help you quickly realize this is an ending marker and that you have other sections to read.
  7. Notice the other links to sections that you need to read. Click on the link to the next section that you are to read and Logos will take you there.



  8. Once that you finish reading the last section you will see this marker.
  9. Notice that Logos has turned the dot from yellow to red, alerting you that you have finished you daily reading of all sections. (if you did not jump from the ending bars marked Keep Reading, then the last section’s ending will not be marked red). Also notice that there are no more links on this end bar to take you to other sections.
  10. Notice the Mark Read link. If you click on this link Logos will mark your daily reading as Done.



Mark as read

 You would normally mark sections of your book as you read through it. But in the event that you want quick specifics, this wiki will guide you in methods to do this. If you get behind in your reading and want to mark one or more days reading as Done, then see If you get behind.

 To remove the Mark as Read, see Marking a day as Unread

When reading in your book

 You will see the end markers when reading a daily section in your book. On the end marker bar is a link which you can click to alert Logos that you have finished reading that section (see A Single section Reading Plan when your Reading Plan covers a single section for each days reading). Or if your daily Reading Plan covers multiple sections then see A Multi-section Reading Plan for marking your sections as read after reading them.


In the Home page

 If you forgot to mark your reading as done, then you can mark it as Done on the Home page.

  1. Locate your Reading Plan in the ribbon on the Home page.
  2. Click the box to the left of your daily reading to mark it as read.



In the Reading Plan editor

 If you forgot to mark your reading as done, then you can mark it as Done in the Reading Plan editor.

  1. Open your Reading Plan from the File menu. (for more details see From Files menu)
  2. For calendar view, hover your mouse over the day that you want to mark as read. When Done appears, click on it. (you can only mark the current day to be read, even if you are behind.) If you are behind and want to mark multiple days as read, see Catch up to here.
  3. For List view, hover your mouse over the day that you want to mark as read. A box will appear on the left side of that row. Click on it to mark that day as read. (you can only mark the current day to be read, even if you are behind.) If you are behind and want to mark multiple days as read, see Catch up to here.
  • If you need more details, see From Files menu and pay attention to steps 4c & 4f.



If you get behind

 Logos provides 2 methods to help you get your Reading Plan back on track.

  1. If you catch up on your reading and want to mark multiple sections as read, then see Catch up to here. This also allows you to mark future days that you have read ahead.
  2. If you want Logos to adjust your Reading plan from the day you are behind to today (or a day in the future) and push out the completion date, then see Adjust plan from here. This also works if you want to push your current reading forward.

Catch up to here

Catch up to here allows you to mark one or more days as Done. You might have caught up on your reading for these days or you might be going to skip these days reading. The example below shows how this works.




  1. Notice that Logos is signaling that we are behind in the upper right corner. Also notice that I am behind 3 days in my reading.
  2. In this example we will Catch up to this point.
    1. We could have even Catch up to Today or to a future date. But this example does not show this.



  3. Right click in the date box that we want to Catch up to.
    1. Logos will show a pop-up menu, click on Catch up to here.



  4. Notice that Logos marked our days that we were behind as read (green check mark).
    1. Also notice that the Behind banner is gone from our Reading Plan.



•  Marking a day as Unread

 At some point you accidentally mark a days reading as read (Done). You can correct that day in your Reading Plan in the editor.



  1. Right click in the day box that you want to mark as unread.
    1. In the pop-up menu click on Mark as unread.



  2. Notice that Logos removed the green check mark. The day is now ready to be read.



Adjust plan from here

 This will allow you to slide days that you are behind and move them (and the rest of your Reading Plan) to Today or a day in the future. This will not allow you to read ahead and move future reading to start later than it was scheduled. The example below will demonstrate how this works. (it is shown in the Calendar view, but works similarly in the List view)




  1. Notice that Logos is signaling that we are behind in our reading.
  2. These were days that we kept up in our reading.
  3. These are days that we are behind in our reading. (notice the 1st scripture reference and note it for later)
  4. This is today’s reading.
  5. We want to adjust our Reading Plan to this date in the future (or we could have used Today Dec 31, 2010). We want to adjust to a day in the future when we want to resume our reading.



    1. To adjust to our future date, right click on Jan 7, 2011 box.
    2. In the pop-up menu click on Adjust plan from here.



  6. Now notice that Logos shifted our late reading (Gen 12-18 and others) to our future date. If you were to got to the Finish date, you would notice that it is pushed further out to accommodate our adjustment. You do not have to be behind to push your reading forward. Perhaps you are going to be on vacation (or whatever) and will not be able to read in your Reading Plan. You could move your reading plan forward to when you return using this method. But what you cannot do is read ahead and try to move your Reading Plan backwards.



Editing a Reading Plan

 Warning: editing a Reading Plan in which you have already started reading in will start the Reading Plan over. So all the places that you have marked as read (Done) will be cleared.
 The 2 sub-headings below show how to open the Reading Plan editor for your Reading Plan (Opening the editor from Home page and Opening the editor from File menu). Once that you have the reading plan editor open you can view it or make changes to it. If you are unfamiliar with how to edit your Reading Plan, see Setting up a Reading Plan.


Opening the editor from Home page

  1. Locate your Reading Plan in the ribbon on the Home page.
  2. Click on the Edit link to open your Reading Plan in the editor.



Opening the editor from File menu



  1. In the top menu click on File.
    1. If you have a lot of documents, you might want to filter them by typing: read in the Find box.
  2. Locate your Reading Plan and click on it.



Deleting a Reading Plan

 Warning: once that you have deleted your Reading Plan, it is permanently gone.



  1. In the top menu click on File. Logos will show a drop down menu.
    1. You may have many document which can make it difficult to locate your Reading Plan. To help you can type read in the Find box to have Logos show only Reading Plans.
  2. Locate the Reading Plan which you want to delete. Right click on it.
  3. In the pop-up menu click on Delete. Logos will delete your Reading Plan.



How do I hide the Reading Plan markers in my book?

 You may want to hide your Reading Plan markers in your book or Bible while you use it; you also might have a 2nd copy of your book or Bible open and don’t want the markers shown. You can use the Visual Filter Menu to hide your Reading Plan markers in your book.




  1. Open your book or Bible that you want to hide your Reading Plan markers in.
  2. Click on the Visual Filter Menu icon (3 circle thingy).
  3. In the drop down menu use the scroll bar to locate your Reading Plan (your Reading Plan only appears in the book/Bible that you set the plan for). Click on it to uncheck it. Logos will hide your Reading Plan markers. Click on the Visual Filter Menu icon to hide the drop down menu.
  • You can also hide your Reading Plan markers on the start marker for your Reading Plan. See Using the Reading Plan in your book for illustrated view (you will need to click the x on the right side of the bar.



I don’t see my Reading Plan marker in my book

 You may have accidentally hidden your Reading Plan markers in your book. You can use the Visual Filter Menu to turn your Reading Plan markers on again.




  1. Open your book or Bible that you want to hide your Reading Plan markers in.
  2. Click on the Visual Filter Menu icon (3 circle thingy).
  3. In the drop down menu use the scroll bar to locate your Reading Plan (your Reading Plan only appears in the book/Bible that you set the plan for). Click on it to check it. Logos will show your Reading Plan markers. Click on the Visual Filter Menu icon to hide the drop down menu.
    1. If you do not see your markers, use one of these methods to have Logos position your marker in your book (see Opening up a Reading Plan to read).



I cannot set page numbers for my book in the Reading Plan

 Not all books in Logos are Indexed for page numbers. Some books are Indexed by Bible and Page number. Others may be Indexed by just Page number. And some may not be Indexed at all. If a non-Bible book is not indexed for page numbers, then the Reading Plan will assume that you want to read the whole book. To determine if your book is indexed for page numbers follow the steps below.




  1. Open the book that you want to check for page number indexing.
  2. A clue that it is not indexed is the missing reference box (e.g. no box where you would normally see page numbers).
  3. Click on the information icon (this will show the information for this book).



    1. On the left side scroll down until you see Indexes. If Page is not present, then your book is not indexed for page numbers.



Viewing my Reading Plan(s)

See Opening the editor from File menu.




Examples

Simple Reading Plan for reading the whole Bible in one year

 In this example we are going to create a Reading Plan for the New American Standard (1995 version) to be read through in 1 year. We will be reading it on week days (Monday through Friday).

  1. In the top menu click on File.
    1. In the drop down menu under New click on Reading Plan.
    • Logos opens the Reading Plan editor in a floating window...



  2. In the editor click on the title to the right of Read. Logos shows a drop down library menu.
    1. To help condense the library titles, click on View.
    2. To help find the NAS95, type type:bible AND n in the Find box.
    3. Now locate the New American Standard Bible (1995 version) and click on it. Logos changes the title in the editor to our NAS95.



  3. Since we want our plan to read through the whole Bible, we don’t need to change it, it defaults to All Passages in the editor toolbar.
  4. Next we want to select which days of the week that we want to read our Bible. Click on every day, Logos shows a drop down menu.
    1. Click on every weekday.



  5. Now we need to select the starting date. Click on today in the editor toolbar to the right of starting.
    1. Logos shows us a calendar. We want to select the first weekday in January of 2011, so we use the arrow(s) to navigate to January 2011. Then we click on the 3rd (which is the first weekday in January).
  6. Next we want to select how long that we want to read through the Bible. Since the default is one year we don’t need to change it.
  7. We are done editing our Reading Plan. So we click on the Go button.
    • Logos shows us the Calendar view of our plan in the body of the editor.



  8. Now we see our Reading Plan (in the Calendar view, if you prefer you can change to the List view by clicking List under the editor’s toolbar on the right.
  9. Now let’s open the first day’s reading by clicking on the link in the Jan 3rd box.
    • Logos open our NAS95 Bible...



  10. Notice that our NAS95 Bible is opened to our 1st reading position. To learn more about these markers in our Bible see Using the Reading Plan in your book. This is a single section Reading Plan.



Reading in 2 parts of the Bible each day

 In this example we are going to create a Reading Plan to read through the Pentateuch, Psalms, & Proverbs in the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) in 6 months. We want to read out of the Pentateuch & Psalms (or Proverbs) each day. This way we get to read 2 different areas each day.



  1. In the top menu click on File.
  2. In the drop down menu click on Reading Plan. Logos opens the Reading Plan editor in a new floating window.



  3. First we want to select our Bible to be the HCSB, click on the book title to the right of Read. Logos shows us a drop down library selector.
  4. To help us quickly locate the HCSB, we type HCSB in the find box.
  5. Now Logos shows us the HCSB, click on the title and Logos changes our book to the HCSB.



  6. Now we need to select which portions that we want to read in the HCSB. Click on the link to the right of our book title (it probably says All passages). Logos shows us a drop down menu.
  7. Click in the New Reference Range box and type: Gen-Deut | Psalms, Prov.
    1. Gen-Deut is used to indicate that we want the Pentateuch, (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy). Since these books are in order we just us the 1st book and a hyphen and then the last book.
    2. The pipe character | indicates that we will read more than one area each day.
    3. Psalms, Prov indicates that the 2nd area is to be Psalms. Since we have a comma after Psalms Logos knows that after we finish Psalms that we want to read Proverbs.
  8. [Optional] Now we will name our reading range (in case we want to use it again in the future). Click in the Title box and type: Pentateuch & Psalms + Prov.
  9. We are done entering our range. So click on the Save button to save our range.



  10. Now we need to select how often that we want to read in our plan. Click on the next link to the right of range (it probably says every day). In the drop down click on every day (this is the default, but added here for completeness).



  11. Now we need to select when we will start to read our Reading Plan. Click on the next link to the right of every day (it probably says Today). Logos shows us a calendar drop down.
  12. Select the month & day that we are going to start reading our plan.



  13. Now we need to set how long that we want to read in our Reading Plan. Click on the last link (it probably says one year). Logos will show us a drop down list.
  14. Click on six months so that we will finish reading in our Reading Plan in 6 months.
  15. We are done setting up our Reading Plan. Click on the Go button and Logos will setup our plan.



  16. Now in the body of the editor we see a calendar with our scripture references that we will read on each day.
    1. Notice that Logos has named our Reading Plan for us.
    2. Notice that we have 2 links for each day. Also notice that the 1st one is in Genesis and the 2nd one is in Psalms.



  17. Now lets scroll down to see the end of our Reading Plan.
    1. Notice that it ends 6 months like we selected it to.
    2. Also notice that we end reading in the Pentateuch and end Proverbs, just like we set it to.






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