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Logos provides several document types which are powerful tools in using Logos. This wiki page will give you a brief description for each of these types. Also notice in the body of this wiki that the Heading for most types is a link to another wiki page which further describes their use.


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Bibliography




A Bibliography is essentially a set of citations that you can append to your study document, thesis, etc.

It is readily created from a number of sources in the Add menu e.g. as you consult or quote from different books add them to a collection from which you can later create the bibliography.



Clippings



Clippings in Logos are similar to a group of index cards that you would use when researching a topic. In each of these index cards you can copy text from other books in your Logos library and paste them there. Logos will automatically add bibliographic info. You may also add your own notes to each clipping card.

You would probably want to name your Clipping appropriate to your research topic as this will help you locate it on the right side of the Documents menu when you want to open it later.

If you are new to Clippings, please watch Mark Barnes video on Clippings.



Handouts




Handouts, as the name impies, are a brochure that is generated and printed and then handed out to a person or a group. This tool has many limitations and is no longer being developed, so you should consider Clippings or Sermon documents instead.

Morph Query




A Morph Query is an online graphical query editor that allows powerful searches of Greek and Hebrew resources – some that can’t be accomplished by the text based Morph Search.



Notes



Notes are a powerful feature of Logos that embraces annotations, highlighting and labels. A Note document can contain many individual notes from virtually any book in your library, and they can be linked to a specific location in the book. They can also be independent of any book. Within the note you can add links to a book, or hyperlink to a specific place in a book.
Labels allow you to categorise a note and they can be easily searched for.



Passage List




A Passage List is a group of scripture passages and each document allows you to easily add passages from a number of sources. A Passage List can also be created from a Search and from the results of Guides and Tools.
In Passage Lists you can view multiple Bible translations for each of your verses. You can add Headings inside a Passage list to help you remember what each grouping of verses refers to.
Please watch Mark Barnes video on Passage Lists.



Prayer List




A Prayer List is a group of prayers that you want to access and pray for. Please see the wiki page Prayer List for a full description on how to use it.



Reading Plans




This feature allows you to create a plan(s) to read through one or more of your books. Please see the wiki page Reading Plan (Basics) for details on setting up a reading plan.



Sentence Diagram



A Sentence Diagram is a graphical tool that you can use for Arcing or modelling the structure of sentences, or use for other purposes. There is no wiki page for this tool, but you may find this article useful.



Sermon Editor




This document defines a set of document-like artifacts that cluster around a sermon/presentation given during a church service. The main artifact is the text of the sermon but it can be supplemnted with slides, handouts and questions.
There is no wiki page for this tool, but you may find this article useful.





Syntax Search is a powerful graphical tool that allows you to setup search criteria for a syntax in a Bible. It is based on grammatical structures like sentence, clause, and phrase so its results better reflect context than a text Search.



Visual Filter



A Visual Filter allows you to specify Search rules for automatically highlighting text in a specific resource(s). So you can save any text Search as a Visual Filter. Then you can use the resource’s “Visual filters” icon to switch the filter on/off.



Word Find Puzzle




A Word Find Puzzle is a fun tool which allows you to build a Word puzzle relative to a specific scripture range which you select. You can use it inside of Logos or you can print it for use as a handout.



Word List



A Word List is a list of original language words (lemmas) that can be useful in learning the language. They can be printed as Flash Cards. It is readily created from a number of sources in the Add menu, or an existing list could be merged with another.
There is no wiki page for this tool, but you may find this video useful.

Document Sharing

You can share Logos documents with Faithlife groups. There are two ways to share:

  • “Publish” a document to let others get their own copy; you won’t see their changes.
  • “Collaborate” on a document to work on it with everyone in a group; everyone’s changes will appear when the document is sync’d.

You can’t share documents directly to another user; rather, you can share documents with any Faithlife group that you are part of, including a built-in group called “All Users”.

Share with Everyone

Consider sharing the document to all Logos users, since it will save you the steps of creating a new group and inviting your friends.

  1. In Logos, click on the documents menu. Choose “Share documents” from the bottom of the Documents menu.
  2. That will land you on https://documents.logos.com which shows a list of all your documents, shared or not. Find the document you want to share.
  3. Press the blue action button on that file (floats on the right side of the list). Choose “Publish” from the drop-down menu.
  4. A group picker will appear. Choose the first entry, “All Users.”

This makes the document available for anyone to download to their account. Jump ahead to the section on what your friends need to do to receive the file.

Make a Group to Share With

If you want to keep sharing within the confines of a group, you’ll need to make a Faithlife group and invite your friends, who can then download (“connect to”) the document from within the group. On Faithlife you can make public groups that anyone can find, private groups that require users to ask to join and you let them in, or secret groups that are by direct invitation only. Choose the appropriate security level for the group when you create it.

  1. Go to faithlife.com. Sign in with your Logos/Faithlife account.
  2. Make a new group by pressing the “+” in the “Groups” section on the left side of the screen. Or jump straight there with this link: https://faithlife.com/groups/new
  3. Follow the instructions there to make a public, private, or secret group.
  4. Invite the people you want to share documents with to the group. You can invite them by Logos/Faithlife account, or by email address if you know it.

Now the group exists, and once people accept your invitation, they can connect to any documents you’ve shared with that group.

Share with a Group

  1. In Logos, click on the documents menu. Choose “Share documents” from the bottom of the Documents menu.
  2. That will land you on https://documents.logos.com which shows a list of all your documents, shared or not. Find the document you want to share.
  3. Press the blue action button on that file (floats on the right side of the list). Choose “Publish” from the drop-down menu if you want users to get their own copies, or “Collaborate” to work on the document with everyone in the group together.
  4. A group picker will appear. Choose the entry for the group you want to share with.

Connecting to Shared Documents

Once you’ve got a group and you’ve successfully shared a document to the group, other group members (or any Logos user, if you shared to “All Users”) can go and “connect” to the shared document so that it will show up in their Logos. (Note: This procedure is for the document recipients to follow after the document has been shared.)

  1. Go to faithlife.com, and find the group (in the left-hand navigation list under “Groups”) the doc was shared to.
  2. Once on the group’s page, choose the “Logos Documents” page from the left navigation.
  3. This shows a list of Logos documents shared with the group.
  4. Find the document you want to get and press the blue button next to it. (This button may say “Connect” or “Actions” with a drop-down menu, where you choose “Connect”.)
  5. For published documents, this puts a copy in your account at the server. For collaborated documents, this joins you to the collaboration.
  6. Now, back in Logos, once sync happens, the document is downloaded from the server onto your Logos, and you can use it as normal.

Note that this doesn’t work for documents shared to “All Users” since that’s not a real Faithlife group. Instead, send or post the link as described below.

It’s sometimes nice to alert people that a document is ready for them to go and get. When you share with “All Users,” it’s necessary to do this.

  1. Go to https://documents.logos.com and find the document you want to mail a link to.
  2. Click on the document’s title. This will open a detail page for that document.
  3. Copy the URL from your web browser’s address line. It will look something like this: https://documents.logos.com/documents/3224453529c449e69b4a4bcf5df09fbd
  4. Recipients can follow that link to land on that detail page. If they are authorized to connect to the document (either because it’s shared to “All Users” and they’re logged in, or because it’s shared to a Faithlife group that they are connected to) they will see a blue “Actions” button in the upper right, where they can choose to connect to the document. Then, back in Logos, once sync happens, it will be there in the Document menu for them to use as normal.


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