Hyperlinks

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Updated for Logos 6+


Page Contents
What are Hyperlinks?
Creating hyperlinks
The Anatomy of a Link
Security Warnings in MS Office Windows

What are Hyperlinks?

  • Hyperlinks are code that can be embedded in text and it instructs Logos and other applications to navigate to a specific place within a book or to open a file, etc.
  • Logos can format hyperlink code for use as URL, HTML, L4, Wiki, and RL ( for Logos Reading Lists).
  • URL, HTML, Wiki, and RL use ref.ly that works with many external applications and the web.
    • Logos can use ref.ly without an internet connection
    • Other applications require an internet connection as it opens the Web App before opening Logos.
  • L4 is the former protocol which works within Logos and some external apps like Word, Powerpoint (in Windows).
  • You can create links to:
    • Resources
    • Searches
    • Guides
    • User documents
    • Collections
    • Factbook
    • Copy Bible Verses, and
    • other Tools


You can tell if you can create a hyperlink by clicking on the panel menu.
If “Copy Location as:” is in the list then you can create one.




Choose L4 for local use and use Ctl+Alt+C to copy the link to your clipboard.

Clippings or Notes document

  1. Use Ctl+Alt+C to get the L4 link for this lemma.



  2. Select the Greek word (the manuscript) in the clippings document
  3. Paste the link (CTRL+V) into the Address box.
  4. The link that was captured.



  5. The hyperlink is activated when you hover with the mouse.


MS Word document or Powerpoint slide (L4)

This uses the same L4 link as above.




  1. Select the word(s) in the document and right click.
  2. Select Link in the menu, then click the little arrow
  3. Click Insert Link...



  4. Paste the link (CTRL+V) into the Address box.
  5. Click OK.


MS Word document or Powerpoint slide (URL)

Capture the lemma link using the URL option.




  1. Select the word(s) in the document and right click.
  2. Select Link in the menu, then click the little arrow
  3. The ref.ly URL was recognised from the clipboard:
    Click to finish!


Personal Book

The Wiki option provides the formatting for a wiki article and it can be used in a Personal book (PB). For example:

  • The Wiki link address for our bible reference is [[John 1:1 >> https://ref.ly/logosres/esv?ref=BibleESV.Jn1.1]]
  • It will be displayed in the compiled PB as a link with the label John 1:1.
    • Clicking the above link will go thru the Logos Web App as the implementation in a Personal Book can’t be demonstrated from this web-based wiki article.

In practice it is better to embed the L4 link i.e. [[label >> L4 link address]], especially when dealing with non-bible datatypes. For example:

  • The L4 link address for our bible reference is logosres:esv;ref=BibleESV.Jn1.1
  • The formatting for the PB becomes [[John 1:1 >> logosres:esv;ref=BibleESV.Jn1.1]]
  • It will be displayed in the compiled PB as a link with the label John 1:1
    • Clicking the above link will take you directly to Logos, as will the PB. It also simulates the above ref.ly address in the PB.

 Note: to access your preferred bible use [[John 1:1 >> BibleESV: Jn 1.1]] or just type the reference John 1:1.



Understanding the components of a hyperlink are will allow you to customize links or create them from scratch.

Preferred resource

The location options L4 and URL are resource specific, but there are protocols that are resource independent.

logosref:Bible.Jn1.1

  • logosref – hyperlink protocol for a datatype
  • Bible – the generic Bible datatype
  • External apps and web pages will open your preferred bible in Logos

https://ref.ly/logosref/Bible.Jn1.1

  • ref.ly – URL shortener for references
  • logosref – hyperlink protocol for a datatype
  • Bible – the generic Bible datatype
  • External apps and web pages will open your preferred bible in Logos via the Web App.

https://ref.ly/Jn1.1

  • The “original” shortened bible reference (see https://ref.ly)
  • External apps and web pages will open Biblia.com.

Within Logos, however, you can type bible references directly into your note, clipping, personal book etc. If it isn’t recognised then:

  • Note/Clipping: select the reference and type a properly formatted reference in the Address box!
  • Personal Book: use wiki formatting e.g. [[Jo 2:3 >> Jn 2:3]] where Jo 2:3 is used in the context of the book of John.

  

Specific Bible

L4 logosres:esv;ref=BibleESV.Jn1.1
URL https://ref.ly/logosres/esv?ref=BibleESV.Jn1.1

  • logosres – hyperlink protocol for resource
  • ref.ly – URL shortener for references
  • esv – bible version used
  • BibleESV – Versemap to be used


These are not as straightforward especially when it comes to the value e.g. lemmas, Greek headwords.

Preferred resource

logosref:GreekStrongs.104

  • GreekStrongs – for Greek Strong’s numbers

logosref:English.love
https://ref.ly/logosref/English.Love

  • English – for English headwords

logosref:Greek.ἀγάπη
https://ref.ly/logosref/Greek.ἀγάπη
https://ref.ly/logosref/Greek.$E1$BC$80$CE$B3$CE$AC$CF$80$CE$B7

  • Greek – for Greek headwords (lemmas)

logosref:Hebrew.אַהֲבָה
https://ref.ly/logosref/Hebrew.אַהֲבָה
https://ref.ly/logosref/Hebrew.$D7$90$D6$B7$D7$94$D6$B2$D7$91$D6$B8$D7$94

  • Hebrew – for Hebrew headwords (lemmas)

URL-safe characters may be needed for lemmas as in the examples above. You can get it from a URL or L4 address e.g. from
logosres:dblhebr;hw=$D7$90$D6$B7$D7$94$D6$B2$D7$91$D6$B8$D7$94


The logos4 protocol covers your documents, guides and tools

L4 logos4:Factbook;ref=bk.$24cityGate
URL https://ref.ly/logos4/Factbook?ref=bk.%24cityGate

  • logos4 – hyperlink protocol
  • ref.ly – URL shortener for references
  • Factbook – open Factbook tool
  • bk – Bible Knowledgebase (Events, People, Places, and Things)
  • 24cityGate – formatting for <Thing City gate>



Security Warnings in MS Office (Windows)

The default security settings in Office 2007 and later will warn you that the L4 hyperlink could pose a security risk when you click on a link. This behavior can be stopped by a registry edit. Microsoft has instructions for this at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925757.

Note: the manual method works for the latest version(s) of Office if you use the highest version in your registry e.g. Office\16.0.



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