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What are Clipping documents?

  • Clipping documents are as they suggest, a document which you add one or more clippings to.
    • Think of a Clipping’s document as a collection of Index Cards.
    • With each clipping as an individual virtual index card in the Clipping’s document .
      • Front side of clipping/card
      1. Link to resource where this came from.
      2. Title for this clipping (editable). Logos will automatically add the head word or pericope from resource.
      3. Date that the clipping was added.
      4. Text that was copied from the resource. (editable)
      5. Tag which you can add for finding in this Clipping document.
      6. Note’s area where you can add a note about this clipping.
      7. Link to flip the clipping/card over to back.

        • Back side of clipping/card
      8. Citation style for this clipping. (changeable)
      9. Bibliography info.
      10. Link to copy bibliography info to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere.
      11. Link to flip the clipping/card over to front.
  • A Clipping doc is useful to collect information from your different resources relating to a specific topic or idea.
  • You can add text as a clipping, but you cannot add pictures or images to your clipping.
  • Unlike Notes, clippings do not leave markers in your resource.
  • Bibliography information is attached when you paste from another resource into your clippings.
  • A date is stamped on each clipping when it was added.
  • You also can add a note to each clipping within your Clipping document.
  • You can tag each clipping in your Clipping document to help you find it.




Creating a new Clippings Document

  1. Click on File in the top menu.
  2. In the drop down menu click on Clippings to start a new Clippings document.


  3. Logos will open a new tab creating your new Clippings document.
  4. Start off by clicking on the clippings Title to give it a name.




Opening an existing Clippings document

  1. Click on File in the top menu.
  2. In the Find box type clip to have Logos sort your files by Clippings.
  3. Locate your Clipping document and click on it.
  4. Logos will open your Clipping document into a new tab.




Adding clippings to your Clipping document

  • You can add text based info from any of your resources to a Clipping document.
  • You cannot add pictures or images to your Clipping document.
  • You will need your Clipping document open before you can add a clipping to it.
  • You will need to select the text in your resource by dragging your mouse over the text with the left button pressed.
    • Once that you have your text selected, then you can add your text to your clipping.

Using the Right Click menu to add a clipping

Clipping filenames appear when:

  • You have created at least one clipping file and when you have no clipping files open, the last clipping file you had open will appear in the right click menu.
    • If you have not ever created a clipping file, then in the right click menu you will see Add Clipping. When you click on this to add a clipping, Logos will create a new clipping file (please remember to name it so that you can find it later).
  • Clipping filenames will appear when they are open in your layout. When you have more clipping files open than will fit in the right click menu, you will see a scrollbar next to the clippings filenames so that you may scroll through them. (also see this post for image of multiple clipping files)

  1. Make sure your Clipping document is open (see Opening an existing Clippings document or Creating a new Clippings Document).
  2. Select the text in a resource that you want to add to your clipping.
  3. Right click on the selected text.
    1. a pop-up menu will appear.
    2. On the bottom right side, find Add a clipping YourFileName (substitute your filename for YourFileName which you have open).



  4. Logos adds the selected text to your Clipping document.
    1. Notice the name of the resource that the text came from.
    2. Notice the selected text appears in your clipping.




Using the Add Clipping button

  1. Make sure your Clipping document is open (see Opening an existing Clippings document or Creating a new Clippings Document).
  2. Select the text in a resource that you want to add to your clipping.
  3. In the Clipping document, click on Add Clipping button.



  4. Logos adds the selected text to your Clipping document.
    1. Notice the name of the resource that the text came from.
    2. Notice the selected text appears in your clipping.




Dragging from resource into Clippings doc

  • You can drag selected text from an open resource into your Clippings document to add a clipping.

  1. Make sure that you have your Clippings document open.
  2. In another open resource select the text that you want to add as a clipping.
  3. Grab the selected text in your resource and drag it into your Clipping document and drop it.




How to rearrange your clippings

  1. Grab a clipping in your document.
  2. Drag it to a new location and drop it.




How to delete a clipping in your Clipping document

  1. Hover your mouse over the top of a clipping.
  2. Notice that a red X appears on the right side of the clipping.
  3. Click on the red X.
    1. If you accidentally delete a clipping, you can restore it by pressing Ctrl Z on your keyboard. But you must do this immediately after deleting the clipping before performing any other operation.
  • Note: this deletes a single clipping within your Clipping document. Not the Clipping document.




How to delete a Clipping document

Warning: when you delete a Clippings document you cannot restore it.

  1. Click on File in the top menu.
  2. In the Find box, type clip which will sort to show Clipping documents.
  3. Right click on the Clipping document that you want to delete.
  4. A pop-up will appear, click on Delete to delete your document.




How to find a clipping in your Clipping document

  • In each of your clippings in your Clipping document close to the bottom notice the add tag link.
    • You can add a tag to a clipping.
      This tag can be used to help you locate a clipping in your Clipping document.
      Especially if you have several clippings in your Clipping document.

Setting a tag in a clipping

  1. Click on the add tag in a clipping.
  2. Type in a name which you want to tag this clipping with.
  3. Repeat for other clippings as desired.
  4. You can add more than one tag to a clipping.
    • This may be handy when you have several clippings which are similar
      • e.g. tag with Dict when clipping is from dictionaries.
      • e.g. tag with Praise when clippings have to do with Praise.



Using Find to locate a tagged clipping

  • You can use the Find feature to locate a tagged clipping or find words or phrase (use quotes for phrases) that appears in a clipping.
  • Find will show one or more clippings which match what you have typed in the Find box.
  • To show all your clippings, click on the x on the right side of the Find box bar.

  1. Click on the icon for your Clipping document.
  2. In the drop down menu, click on Find (in this panel).
    (or skip step 1 and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl F)



  3. In the Find box type your tag label or a word that might appear in one or more of your clippings.
  4. Logos will show your clipping(s) with this tag/word/phrase.
  5. To close the Find box click on the X on the right side of the Find box bar.



Using Search to locate a tagged clipping

  • You can also use Basic Search to locate a tagged clipping. In the Search tool your clipping will show up in the My Content section.
  • There is a few minute delay after initially entering your Tag before you can use Search to locate it.

  1. Add your tag to your clipping. (see Setting a tag in a clipping).
    Note: you may need to wait about 3 minutes before going to the next step.
  2. Open the Search tool and select Basic.
  3. In the Find box, type your tag word and press Enter.
  4. In the Search area expand the My Content section and notice the name of your clipping file.
    1. Click on the clipping filename and Logos will open your clipping file to your clipping which has the tag.




Viewing a clipping’s Bibliography

  1. Hover your mouse over a clipping.
  2. Notice in the lower right corner of the clipping that an arrow appears.
    Click this arrow to view the bibliography info.



  3. The clipping will turn over to show you the bibliography info on that clipping.
  4. This is the citation style for the bibliography.
    If you click on the arrow on the right you can change the citation style.
  5. Notice the copy link. When you click on it, it will copy the bibliography info to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere.
  6. Click on the arrow in the lower right corner of the clipping to flip back to the clipping info thus hiding the bibliography info.




Adding a Note to a clipping

  • You can add a notes to each of your clippings which can be useful when you want to describe your thoughts about that clipping.

   

  1. Click on the Note button at the bottom of a clipping to add a note to that clipping.



  2. Then add your text in the note area.
  3. You can add different notes to each clipping.




Adding / Changing text in a clipping

  • You can modify or add text within you clipping.


(click on the image to view larger view in another tab/window of your browser)

  1. Click in your clipping to enter the edit mode for that clipping.
  2. Notice standard text editing controls in the toolbar at the top of your Clipping document.
  3. By selecting the original text for that clipping, you can apply textual effects using the toolbar.
    You can also delete word(s) in the original as needed.




  • You may find a need to add a hyperlink to another resource in your clipping.
  • The steps below will show you how to do this

    

  1. In your clipping, click in the text area and type in the text that you want.
    (it is a good idea to have at least one space character after the text that you want to turn into a link)

  2. Then select the part of your text that you want to make into a hyperlink.
    (to select text, click at the beginning of your text and drag with the left mouse button down)



  3. In the resource that you want to link to, click on its icon.
  4. In the drop down menu, click on URL (this adds the hyperlink address to the clipboard).
    (To get the link placement in your resource, make sure your desired location in the resource is at the top of the window before adding the hyperlink address.)
    1. If you have already set the Copy location as to URL, then you could use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl Alt C (after you have activated the resource by clicking inside the resource) to add the hyperlink address to your clipboard.



  5. Right click in the hyperlink box in your clipping.
  6. In the drop down menu, click on paste (your hyperlink address is pasted into the hyperlink box).



  7. Notice that your text in the clipping has turned into a link (its blue).



  8. Hover your mouse over the new link.
    1. Notice the pop-up window showing you a snapshot of what the linked resource contains.
  9. At the bottom of the pop-up are directions to open the link (hold the Ctrl key down and left click on the link, this will open your resource to the location of your link).




Keeping track of your Clippings documents

  • As you make more Clippings documents you might find it difficult to keep track or locate them.
  • A good way to keep track of them is to use Favorites.




Examples



Salvation

  • A Clipping document was made for the topic of Salvation.
    • It has 3 clippings from different Bible dictionaries.
    • It has a clipping from a Bible Commentary.
    • It has a clipping from a Bible on Romans 10:5-13


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