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What are Favorites?

Favorites in Logos are like favorites that you add in Internet Explorer or other browser programs, as it allows you to store
locations to resources. Similarly, 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 Favorites folder with a hierarchy of sub-folders.

This tool also includes Bookmarks but this is discussed in another wiki.



How do I view Favorites?

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

  

How do I create Folders?

  • Open the Favorites tool if necessary.

     

  1. Click on the New Folder button in the top of the Favorites window; or
  2. Right-click and select Create new folder
  3. Rename the New Folder when it appears.
  • Note Both methods will tend to create sub-folders
    So, to create the New Folder as shown:
    • click in clear space before applying New Folder
    • right-click in clear space to apply Create new folder.
  • In general:
    • if a Favorite is selected, a New Folder will be created at the same level
    • if a folder is selected, the New Folder will be a sub-folder.

  

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 necessary.
  2. Drag the required folder, and
  3. Drop it on top of the folder that you want it inside of.

 

How do I add favorites to the Favorites window?

You can use the Add button in the Favorites window to add a link to the active tab in your layout,
or you can drag a tab directly into a folder.

    

  1. Click on the tab of the required favorite.
  2. Select the destination folder in Favorites.
    • It can be collapsed or expanded.
  3. Hover over the Add button in the Favorites window
    and ensure the pop-up box has the correct link.
    • Revelation 4:8 (ESV) in this case.
  4. Click on Add to create the new favorite.
  5. If necessary, drag the favorite to the desired location.

Alternatively:


    

  1. Expand the destination folder.
  2. Drag the tab of your favorite directly into the folder, where the solid bar will indicate the location.
    • Notice that the tab for the ESV has been dragged along.
      It will revert to its original location when the favorite has been dropped.
    • You can press the Esc key to abort the operation.

 

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

  1. Click on, or expand, the destination folder/sub-folder.
  2. Click on the tab for that book (or resource).
  3. Drag the tab to the desired location, or click on Add in the Favorites window.
    • if the destination folder is empty, drag the tab onto the folder.
  4. You can right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.

  

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 necessary.
  2. Select the destination folder/sub-folder.
  3. Click on the resource tab.
  4. Press Ctrl+D/Cmd+D on the keyboard.
  5. If necessary, drag the favorite to the desired location.

  

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 necessary.
  2. Open your Library.
  3. Locate the resource that you want to add to Favorites.
  4. Drag the resource Title and drop it into the desired folder in Favorites.

  

  1. Open the Favorites tool if necessary.
  2. Open your browser to the link that you want to add.
  3. Drag the icon (next to the address) to the Favorites window 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 a Microsoft Word document.
When you click on a favorite which is a Word document, it will open Word for that document.
Similarly, you can add Excel & PowerPoint document links to Favorites.

  1. Open the Favorites tool if necessary.
  2. Open Windows File Explorer, or macOS Finder, and navigate to your Word document.
  3. Drag the Word file and drop it into a folder in your 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 necessary.
  2. Open your Notebook from the Documents 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 documents in Favorites.

  1. Open the Favorites tool if necessary.
  2. Open the Documents menu.
  3. Click on the document that you want as a favorite.
  4. Drag the document and drop it at the appropriate place in the Favorites window.

  

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

  1. Open the Favorites tool if necessary.
  2. Open the Layouts menu.
  3. Click on any of your Saved Layouts (on the left side of the Layout window).
  4. Drag the desired Layout and drop it in the Favorites window.


  1. Open the Favorites tool if necessary.
  2. Generate the required article in Factbook e.g. a Topic, Theme, Person, Place.
  3. Drag the Factbook tab and drop it in the Favorites window.
  4. You can right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.


You can add links to various programs in your operating system.
In Windows, you need a shortcut for the program, and most shortcuts can only be created on the Desktop.

  1. Resize the Logos window so that you can see your Desktop.
    In macOS, open Finder
  2. Drag the shortcut icon and drop it in the Favorites window.
    In macOS, drag the app icon from Finder
  3. Right click on the new favorite and select Rename to rename it.



  1. Right click on the link in the Favorites window.
  2. In the pop-up menu, click on Delete.

 

Creating flexible tools from the shortcut bar

When you create a shortcut on the Shortcuts bar, you may have noticed that your tool opens to the previous or active location.
If you create a Favorite from the shortcut, it will have the same properties as the shortcut.
But when you save a favorite directly from an open tool it remembers the specific location in the tool.
So when using a favorite built from a shortcut you now have the flexibility of opening to your current location.


The power of Favorites

Your layout projects can be saved in, and refreshed from Favorites.

  1. By organizing using folders you can locate multiple projects in Favorites.
    The folder New Testament contains projects about the New Testament books.



  2. The folder Luke contains projects that fall under the bible book of Luke.
  3. Jesus Birth is a project under Luke.
    The folder can be collapsed or expanded as needed.
  4. These are other projects under Luke.



  5. This is a link to the Layout for this project.
    The layout will remember where each tab is located and the exact position/reference in each resource when it was saved.
    You can refresh the layout from this link, as well as refresh individual tabs from their links (below).
  6. This is a link to the Text Comparison tool.
    Changing the Bibles or verse range in the layout won’t affect this link.
  7. This is a link to the main Bible reference.
  8. This is a link to a Clippings document.
    You can link as many clippings as you want to your project,
    but it may be more effective to have one Clippings document for the project with many clips and Notes as needed.
  9. This is a link to a Notebook for the project.
    It can contain as many notes/highlights as you wish.
  10. This is a link to a Bible verse in Isaiah foretelling the virgin birth.
  11. This is a link to the main reference in the New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge.
    You can have multiple links for other cross-references.


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