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Logos provides a number of Guides to aid you in your Bible study e.g. Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, the Bible Word Study Guide, Topic Guide. Each guide has a number of tools or sections, which can be added to, or you can create a custom guide.


Page Contents



General

In Logos 8, the guides do not have a Title/Description box, nor Notes boxes.

The available Guides and sections depend on your Logos base packages.

When you click on a section header, you will often see a progress bar appear. When Logos has found relevant information, then that section is expanded. If no relevant info was found, the text in the header is grayed out to let you know that none was found.

Passage Guide

 The Passage Guide (PG) provides a wealth of tools for general study of a scripture e.g. access to your commentaries, lists of cross references and parallel passages. When you start to enter a scripture in the Reference box at the top of the guide Logos will show you a drop down list of pericopes as suggestions. You can either select one of these suggestions or just click in the reference box to retain the scripture that you typed into it.




Exegetical Guide

 The Exegetical Guide (EG) is for digging into the original language words found in your scripture range e.g. exegesis of the words, textual variants, grammatical constructions. For further study there is a link to the Bible Word Study guide.




Bible Word Study

 The Bible Word Study Guide (BWS) is for studying a specific word. Logos allows you to study an English word or an Original Language word. You will notice that different sections are available when studying these two word types.

   For English words


   For Original Language words



Topic Guide

 The Topic Guide uses the LCV (Logos Controlled Vocabulary dataset) to provide information on various bible topics. The LCV enables different names for the topic to be aligned across different resources e.g. your bible dictonaries.




Sermon Starter Guide

 The Sermon Starter Guide provides information on Sermons/Outlines and Themes that have been tagged in various resources. You can enter a Passage and select a Theme if listed, or you can enter what you think might be a Theme. Otherwise just enter a passage.

   For a Passage


   For a Theme


Theology Guide

 The Theology Guide (Logos 8+) is for studying theological topics.




Making Changes to a Guide

Logos 7 and earlier
You can add text to a guide within the Title/Description box and Notes boxes. You can use the Add menu to include additional sections, reposition sections via drag and drop, or delete sections via the X in their header.
Whenever you do that, Logos will save that guide instance for future use i.e. with the word or scripture reference that you entered.
When you enter a new word or scripture, though, the guide will revert to its template settings; the changes are temporary and you can only make them permanent by Customizing the guide.
Saved guides can be found in the Guides menu on the right hand side. Just click on one to open it.

Logos 8 and later
Note that guides do not have a Title/Description box, nor Notes boxes.
You can use the Add menu to include additional sections, reposition sections via drag and drop, or delete sections via the X in their header.
These settings are saved for subsequent use of the guide – guide instances with specific settings are not saved. If you want to revert to the standard guide settings, right click and select Reset to default.
However, you can still create a custom guide.



Guide Editor

See Logos 8 Editor below
 If you often don’t use certain sections, or you aren’t satisfied with the default Settings in a section, then you should consider creating a Custom Guide. Conversely, if you frequently Add sections or reposition sections, it is likely that you need a custom guide.
 From the panel menu of your open guide, click Edit Guide Template, give it a new name, and make your changes.

Alternatively, you can create a guide from scratch. From the Guides menu, click Make a new guide template at the bottom:
  

 The Template type allows for all word-based and scripture-based guides, and the editor will restrict the available sections accordingly. The Passage Guide and Exegetical Guide could share the same sections, so you could have a guide that both studies the passage and the words in the passage.
 Once you have created a custom guide it is shown in the Guides menu. And if you prefix the name with “My” e.g. My Passage Guide, Logos recognizes the name and uses it from the Home Page when you enter a word or scripture reference in the Go box. The guide also appears in the right-click Context menu.


Guide Editor - Logos 8 and later
Although the standard Guides can be customised without restriction, it is still possible to create a Custom Guide. In the Guides menu, click New at the bottom, then Make a new Guide:
  

Kind allows for all word-based and scripture-based guides, and the editor will restrict the available sections accordingly. The Passage Guide and Exegetical Guide could share the same sections, so you could have a guide that both studies the passage and the words in the passage.
 Once you have created a custom guide it is saved under Custom Guides in the Guides menu. If you right-click that guide and select Edit, you can change its name as well as make other changes.

  Custom guides appear in the right-click Context menu.



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