Customizing the Passage and Exegetical Guides

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 Logos Tutorial: Customize Guides

See also
 Passage Guide
 Exegetical Guide

Updated for Logos 8

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What is a Custom Guide?

Logos provides several types of Guides, including the Passage Guide and Exegetical Guide. You can customize the sections that will be in the guide and arrange the order in which they are shown, and preserve those settings in a custom guide for subsequent use. Your custom guide is listed in the Guides menu, together with the default guides.

You can create as many custom guides as you like, but in Logos 7 you should name one of them My Passage Guide or My Exegetical Guide to indicate they are your preferred guide. Then they will be used in places like the right-click Context menu.

Logos provides a Guide Editor, which makes it quick and easy to create or change a custom guide.

Create a Custom Guide

  • Open the Guide editor
  1. In the top menu click on Guides.
  2. In the drop down menu click on:
    • New > Make a new Guide (Logos 8)
    • Make a new guide template (Logos 7)

In Logos 8, the editor is similar to that described below, but the guide is saved under Custom Guides in the menu.

  • Select the sections for your guide

    1. For Passage Guide or Exegetical Guide, ensure that “Bible Reference” is selected*.
    2. Begin with all of the sections of either the Exegetical Guide or the Passage Guide
    3. Click or drag the desired sections from the Individual Sections list.


  • Edit the sections

    1. Remove unwanted sections by clicking on the to the right of the header.
    2. Rearrange sections by clicking and dragging
      Logos displays a black horizontal bar to indicate the new location.
    3. Some sections allow you to further customize them. Make selections to suit the purpose of your guide.
    4. Note that some sections can be added multiple times, as they are still available for selection e.g. Commentaries.
      Customize this with a different collection and/or number of commentaries to show.


  • Name the Guide

    • Click on the pencil icon and type a new name.

Editing the Guide

  1. In the top menu click on Guides.
  2. In the drop down menu, locate the custom guide that you want to make changes to, and click to open it.
  3. In your custom guide, click on the panel menu.

  4. Then click on Edit this guide or Edit guide template
    the Guide Editor will open in a new tab

See the Edit sections above to make changes.

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