Favorites




Updated for Logos 8



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What are Favorites?

  Favorites in Logos are like favorites that you add in Internet Explorer or other browser programs. It allows you to store locations to resources. As with favorites in your browser you can create Folders and organize your favorites. You can save Bible study resources, clippings, layout and such for a particular Bible study in a named folder.
  This tool also includes Bookmarks but this is discussed in another wiki.



How do I view Favorites?

  1. Click on Tools in the top menubar.
  2. Click on Favorites in the drop down menu.

  

How do I create Folders?

  1. Click on the New Folder button in the top of Favorites window.


  2. Enter a name for your Folder when it appears.

  

Nesting Folders

Nesting a folder means to place a folder inside another Folder. This is very useful in organizing your favorites.

  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Drag the required Folder, and
  3. Drop it on top of the Folder that you want it inside of.


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  4. Now Folder B is inside Folder A.

  Or you can

  1. Right click inside the folder (on a nested folder or a link)
  2. Click on Create new folder.

 

How do I add favorites to the Favorites window?


You can drag a new favorite directly into a folder

  • Expand any nested folder
  • Drag your favorite directly into the folder.




  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Open your browser to the link that you want to add.
  3. Drag the icon (next to the address) to the Logos Favorites window in and drop it there.



  4. You can right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.

  

  You can add a link to any resource/book as a bookmark.

  1. Navigate to the location that you want to link to
  2. Drag the tab for that book (or resource)
  3. Drop it on the Favorites window.
  4. You can right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.

  

 You can add a link to your Notes in Favorites.

  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Open your Notes (from the Documents menu or the Tools menu)
  3. Arrange the content as required
  4. Drag the Notes tab and drop it at the appropriate place in the Favorites window.
  5. You can right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.

  

 You can add a link to any of your Clippings to your favorites.

  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Click on Documents in the top menu
  3. Click on the Clipping file that you want to add a link to
  4. Drag the Clipping file and drop it on the Favorites window



  

 You can add a link to any of your named Layouts to Favorites.

  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Click on Layouts in the main toolbar
  3. Click on the named Layout (on the left side of the Layout list)
  4. Drag the Layout name and drop it on the Favorites window


        



  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Generate the required article in Factbook e.g. a Topic, Theme, Person, Place.
  3. Drag the Factbook tab and drop it on the Favorites window.
  4. You can right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.


You can add a link to a Microsoft Word document. When you click on a favorite which is a Word doc, it will open Word to that document.
Similarly, you can add Excel & PowerPoint document links to Favorites.

  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to where your Word document resides.
  3. Drag the Word file and drop it over an open area in your Favorites window.



  4. You can right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.



 

You can add links to various Windows programs, provided you create a shortcut for them.

  1. Resize the Logos window so that you can see your desktop.
  2. Drag a shortcut icon for the program to the Favorites window and drop it there.
  3. Right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.




Using the keyboard to add a resource

A keyboard shortcut can be used to add an active resource to Favorites.
This is particularly useful if the resource is in a floating window.

  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Click on the resource tab
  3. Press Ctrl+D on the keyboard
  4. Drag the link from the bottom of Favorites to where you want it.

  

You can add a link to a resource directly from your library. This is useful when you want to open a Bible and have Logos position it to the active reference from another Bible or Commentary.
Note that the link will not have a scripture reference.

  1. Open the Favorites tool (if it is not already open).
  2. Open your Library and locate the resource that you want to add to your favorites.



  3. Drag the resource Title and drop it into the favorites window.

  

Using the Add button in the Favorites window

You can use the Add button in the favorites window to add a link to the active window in your layout.
  


  1. Click on the resource tab
  2. Hover over the Add button in the favorites window. It will show you the link in a pop-up box.
  3. Click on Add to create the link.
  4. Drag the link from the bottom of Favorites to where you want it.

 

  
     

  1. Right click on the link in the favorites window that you wish to delete.
  2. In the pop-up menu, click on Delete.

 

Creating flexible tools from the shortcut bar

You may have noticed that when you create a shortcut on the Shortcuts bar that your tool opens to where you are currently viewing in a Bible. If you create a favorite from the shortcut, then your favorite will take on the properties of the shortcut for that specific tool. This adds flexibility for the favorites in that when you save a favorite directly from an open tool it remembers specifically where the tool was opened to. And when using a favorite built from a shortcut it is now flexible to use your current Bible location in the tool. Please see this post for details Creating flexible tools from the shortcut bar.

 

The power of Favorites

Organize Notes/Clippings


I discovered the power of using the Favorites in video Preparing a Sermon that Mark Barnes made.

I created a sample project as shown in the image below. Just follow the item numbers below which are associated with the image.

(click on image to view larger view)

  1. By organizing using folders you can quickly be able to locate multiple projects. Here i have made a folder named Luke for all my projects which may fall under the category of Luke.
  2. This is a project that I named Jesus Birth (taken from Mark’s example). Notice that it is a folder under the main folder Luke. So i can collapse it or expand it as needed. For pastors, you could easily name the folder Sermon on Jesus return given 1/24/2010.
  3. This is a link to one of my named Layouts. You can create special Layouts and associate them to a specific project (via a link). This can come in pretty handy. You can place your resources in the panes as you like. In this Layout, it will remember where each book was located and the exact place the book was at when we saved the Layout. (this is not my general Layout that i use for my normal study, so this is a really good use of named Layouts)
  4. This is a link to the Text Comparison tool. I set the range of verses that i wanted to display in the tool before making a link in my favorites. So if i ever move or hide the tool and want to return back to the verse range/Bibles that i orginally setup, i can just click on this link and it will restore the verse_range/Bibles that were there when i made the link. Thus you can change the Bibles or verse range and then later return. Again you can have different links which were set to different verse_ranges/Bibles, thus by just clicking a link could take you to different comparisons.



    (click on image to view larger view)

  5. This is a link to Notes. You can create as many links to notes as you wish. In some cases you may even want to create links to the same note in different projects.
  6. This is a link to a Bible reference. It allows me to link a specific Bible & verse. So i can quickly navigate either my preferred Bible to this exact book/verse or set another pane up with Send Hyperlinks here. Again you can create as many links to as many verses as you need.
  7. This is a link to a Clippings file. As Mark showed us, we can have named clippings files for specific topics (ones we have put time into for detailed info). Again you can link as many clippings file as you want to your project. Mark’s use for general researched info to be placed in a named clipping and then be used in any/many place in my studies was really sharp.
  8. This is a link to the NKJV Bible verse (similar to item 6, but in a different version). Again to show that you can have numerous links to different verses in different Bibles (even in Greek/Hebrew versions).
  9. This is a link to the New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. By setting the NTSK up to a specific verse and creating a link, i can quickly have references to this verse at hand. I can see using multiple links in a project for various cross-ref to different verses. Having a links (with a descriptive name) can get me to places that i may need to investigate further.
  10. This is just showing you that you can organize multiple projects under a general project name.


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