Smart Tags

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Smart Tags Support Article

What are Logos Smart Tags ?
Requirements for Using Logos Smart Tags
An Alternative for Mac and other Windows applications users
Using Logos Smart Tags
Logos Smart Tags Troubleshooting

What are Logos Smart Tags ?

“Smart Tags” are a feature of Microsoft Office that allow you to perform actions within the office application that would normally require you to open another application.

When you type a bible reference in your office document Logos smart tags will recognise that reference and you will be able to:

  • replace the typed reference with the text of the passage
  • open up the passage in your preference bible in Logos
  • open the copy bible verses panel for additional formatting options before pasting the passage text in your document

Note: When using the replace with Passage action, Logos Smart Tag will only insert plain text. If you want to insert formatted text then you must use the Copy Bible Verses action

Requirements for Using Logos Smart Tags

In order to use Smart Tags you must have Logos for PC (4.1 or higher), and Office 2003, 2007, 2010 or later versions. 64bit Windows users are recommended to install the 32bit version but a version of the Smart Tag for 64-bit Office users is available for testing; see this forum post for more information. The Logos Smart Tag doesn’t work in PowerPoint 2010. Additionally, Smart Tags are not supported in MAC versions of Office.

**Note: Logos Smart Tags are installed as part of the Logos installation so there are no additional installation requirements beyond the Logos application itself.**

An Alternative for MAC and other Windows applications users

If you are a MAC user or use other Windows applications besides Office then you should use the copy bible verses panel for pasting a verse or passage into your document. Please note that Microsoft has not included Smart Tags functionality in Microsoft OneNote and so if you are using this application you would also need to use the copy bible verses panel.
Another alternative is to use the “Replace with Passage” service as discussed at

Using Logos Smart Tags

Note the implementation of Smart Tags between Office 2010 and earlier Office versions has changed.

Smart Tags:

Office 2007 or earlier

Office 2010


Type in a reference. A dotted purple line will appear under the reference.
Hover over reference the and click on the to access the Logos Smart
Tag actions.

Type in a reference. Right click on the text and open the additional
actions sub-menu to access the Logos Smart Tag options.



Note: In 2010 the purple dotted line does not appear to prompt you
that a Logos Smart Tag has been recognised. This is a Microsoft
decision outside the control of Logos Bible Software developers.)

Logos Smart Tags Troubleshooting

1) Ensure you are running the correct version of Logos i.e. 4.1 or higher in Windows.
2) Ensure you have the correct version of Office installed i.e. must be Office 2003 or later for Windows. Microsoft Office OneNote does not support Smart Tags. The Smart Tag doesn’t work in PowerPoint 2010 (but does work in earlier versions of PowerPoint).
3) If applicable, uninstall Logos Smart Tags for Libronix from Window’s Control Panel.
4) Ensure both Logos and your Office application are running and that they are not running in administrator mode.
5) On Windows Vista Smart Tags will not work if User account control is disabled. Either re-enable UAC or install Microsoft Hot Fix 971138
6) Ensure Smart Tags are enabled in your Version of Office. For detailed steps on doing this in Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 see the Logos Bible Software Support Article on Smart Tags

Note: There is a limitation on the size of the passage that can be “copied”. This will not be normally an issue but if you were trying to insert the whole whole text of a bible book into your document then this would not be possible and you would need to break it down into smaller portions.

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