Highlighting – Examples

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 Highlighting
 Visual Filter Menu



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Creating a new Palette and adding 2 styles to it

  This example will show you how to create a new Palette. Then it will show you how to add 2 new styles within that new palette.

  Creating the new Palette

  1. First we need to open the Highlighting tool window. In the top menu bar click on Tools.
    1. In the drop down menu, click on Highlighting.


  2. Now in an open area in the Highlighting tool right click to have Logos open a pop-up menu.
    1. In the pop-up menu click on Create a new palette.


    2. In the new palette (which should be selected and blue) type the new name for the new palette: Example from wiki, then press Enter on your keyboard.


    3. Now we see our new palette in the Highlighting tool.


      Now let’s add a new style to our new palette


  3. Next to the new palette, right click to have Logos show us the pop-up menu
    1. In the pop-up menu click on Create a new style.


  4. Now we see the Style editor in the Highlighting window.
    1. Click on the title box and enter the title for our new style: Green Underline.


  5. Click on Borders and lines. Since we want to make a green underline style.
    1. Click on the arrow next to the color box, in the pop-up color selector (not shown) click on Green for the color.
    2. Now we need to identify where the line will be placed for this style. Hold the mouse over the bottom of the TEXT until you see the pop-up information cue for Underline, then click once with your mouse.


    3. Let’s also make our underline more bold. Click on the arrow next to the line width.
    4. In the pop-up width selector click on a thicker width as shown.


  6. Now we are done creating our new Style, so click on OK at the top of the Style editor.


  7. Now we see our new style which we created.


    Now let’s create another Style in our palette

  8. Right click next to our palette name to have Logos show the pop-up menu.
    1. In the pop-up menu click on Create a new style.


  9. Click on the title box and type: Blue Shadow and press the Enter key.
    1. Click next to Text Effects to use these effects for our style.
    2. Click on Shadow to have our style use shadow.
    3. Click on the arrow next to the color box, in the pop-up color selector (not shown) click on blue.
    4. Now we are done, click on OK to close the style editor.


  10. Now we see both of our new styles in our new palette.
  11. Open a Bible next to your Highlighting tool.
  12. Use your mouse to click and drag to select some text in your Bible.
    1. Now click on Blue Shadow in the Highlighting tool. This will cause Logos to apply the Blue Shadow highlighting to our selected text in our Bible.


    2. Now in the Bible, click somewhere off the selected text. Notice that the text you had selected is now highlighted with your new Blue Shadow.
  13. You can use the visual filter menu to Show or Hide your highlighting. So click on the visual filter icon to have Logos show the visual filter menu.
    1. Find your highlighting palette name. If you click on it, Logos will check or uncheck it. When it is checked your highlighting for this palette will be shown in your book. Likewise when it is unchecked highlighting for that palette will not be shown. Something useful to learn from this is that if you want to control what is highlighted in a book, you can do this by having custom highlighting palettes with unique names. That way you can turn certain highlighting Off while still allowing other highlighting to show.
  14. Now experiment with your new highlighting styles in your book. Also experiment with using the visual filter menu to turn On/Off your highlighting in your book.



Adding keyboard shortcuts for highlight styles

  This example will show you how to add highlighting styles to keyboard shortcuts. Having keyboard shortcuts for highlighting styles can make it much easier to add highlighting to your books. If you have several shortcuts that you remember it will prevent you from having to open the Highlighting tool and save you space on your layout. In this example we will add keyboard shortcuts to various Underlining styles.



  1. Open the Highlighting tool. (Click on Tools in the top menubar, then click on Highlighting)
  2. In the Highlighting tool, click on Emphasis Markup to expand it.
  3. Right click on Green Underline. Logos will show you a pop-up menu.
  4. In the pop-up menu to the right of Shortcut key click on the triangle. Logos will show you another pop-up menu. Click on A to have Logos assign the keyboard letter A to the Green Underline style.

    1. You may want to add other Underline styles. In this example we have added 4 other shortcuts to Underline styles
      (to do this just repeat steps 3 & 4 using the letters below and the styles below)
      • B = Blue underline
      • C = Red underline
      • D = double underline
      • E = wavy underline

  5. Now open a book (e.g. ESV Bible). Use your mouse to select text that you want to highlight (click at the beginning of text and keep the button down and drag over the text you want selected, then release the mouse button)
    1. Now on your keyboard press the letter A to apply Green Underlining to your selected text.
  6. In the above image you will see where using step 5 was applied to text to apply Green Underlining.
    1. Here we applied Blue underlining using the B key.
    2. Here we applied Red underlining using the C key.
    3. Here we applied Double underlining using the D key.
    4. Here we applied Wavy underlining using the E key.

Now you see how to add keyboard shortcuts to Highlighting styles. You can create shortcuts for any of your highlighting styles. You may want to group different kind of style to specific groups of letters (e.g. Underlines to A-E, Highlighter Pens to G-K, and so forth).



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