Building a Custom Guide Example

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The objective of this wiki page to show you step-by-step how to use the Guide Template Editor.

Example 1 (building a custom PG)

Build a new Custom Passage Guide

  1. In the top menu click on Guides.
  2. In the drop down menu click on Make new guide template
    • Logos will open the Guide Editor in a new tab

  3. You now see the Guide Editor in a new tab.
  4. Click on the pencil icon to name your custom guide.
  5. If Bible reference is not selected, click on it.
  6. Click on Passage Guide.
    (Logos will load all the default sections for a PG)

  7. Notice that all the default sections for the PG have appeared.
  8. Locate all sections which you do not want in your Custom guide and click on the X to remove them.

    • As you can see a few sections have been removed

  9. On the left side of the Guide Editor under Individual Sections are sections which you can add to your custom guide. Some can be added multiple times e.g. Collections. For this example we are going to add a Collection. Click on Collections and it will appear as the last section on the right.

    1. Now we want to select the Collection that will be used in this section. Click on All Resources and Logos will show a pop-up list to choose from.
    2. A collection named Bible Dictionaries is selected.

  10. Now add what ever other sections you want in your Custom Guide. In this example a Bible Backgrounds collection is added.
  11. Once that you are done adding sections to your Custom Guide, click on the X to close the Guide Editor.

    * To open the new custom guide...

  12. In the top menu click on Guides.
  13. In the drop down menu find your new Custom Guide and click on it:

  14. In the reference box enter a scripture reference that you want to study. After Logos populates all your sections, notice that all the sections that you added are present.

Example 2 (editing a custom PG)

 This example will show you how to edit your Custom PG. This will allow you to make permanent changes which will stick when using the Custom PG (except when you make changes to a saved PG).
 In this example we will change the Commentaries section to use one of your commentary collections. Then add a 2nd Commentaries section with another collection (you should use which ever commentary collections that you have).
 Note that when using the Commentaries section you need to use collections which have commentary resources as Logos lists all your collections for selection.

  1. Open your Custom Passage Guide.
  2. Click on the icon in the upper left corner of your PG to open its menu.
  3. In the drop down menu click on Edit guide template.

    1. Logos opens the Guide Editor for the PG that we have open.
    2. Please note how the Commentaries section is shown prior to editing.

  4. To edit the Commentaries section click on All Commentaries.
    1. Click on the commentary collection that you want to use in the Commentaries section.

  5. Now we want to add a 2nd Commentaries section. From the left side of the Editor drag a Commentaries section to the other side. As you drag it notice that Logos displays a horizontal line where the new section will be placed. Drop it when the horizontal line is located under the other Commentaries section.

  6. Click on All commentaries.
    1. In the drop down list locate the commentary collection that you want and click on it.

  7. While you are in the Guide Editor, you may want to rearrange some of your sections. Just grab the section that you want to rearrange, drag it to your desired location and then drop it.
  8. If there is a section that you want to remove, then click on its X button to remove it.
  9. Once you are done editing your PG then click on the X to close the Guide Editor.

  10. Now back in your Custom Passage Guide, click on the icon to open its menu.
    1. In the drop down menu click on Delete this guide. Logos will remove any local customizations you may have made previously and will apply the permanent guide changes that you have just completed.

    2. Note the changes applied to the Custom PG.

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