Layout for Reading a Book

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 The objective of this wiki page is to show you how to open a book for reading. It will guide you through the most common steps
of clearing the layout, selecting a book and opening it, opening the Highlighting tool, and resizing panels (window panes).

Opening your book to read

  • Clear your layout
    1. If you are on the Home page, then click the Home page icon to switch to your layout.
    2. If you have several panels open from a previous study, type close all in the GO/Command box
      or click the Close all panels icon in the main Toolbar.

Opening the Highlighting tool and Resizing panels

 As you are reading in a book you may like to highlight phrases or sentences that you want to remember.
Logos provides a Highlighting tool with an extensive set of highlighters and a way to navigate between highlighted text.
You can also search for text which is highlighted with a specific style. But you need to resize the Highlighting panel
and the panel for the book if the layout is to be practical.

Opening the Highlighting tool

  1. Open the Highlighting tool from the Tools menu.

    • Logos opens the Highlighting panel on the left by default.
  2. The Highlighting tool panel cannot be re-sized by dragging on this edge (but you will be shown how to override this).
  3. But when you hold your mouse over the right edge of the book panel the cursor will change to a double-ended arrow,
    allowing you to drag the edge and change its width.

Overriding the Highlighting panel’s fixed width

  1. With your mouse, click on the Highlighting tool’s tab and drag it to a new location ...

    • ... and drop it there.

  2. Hold your mouse over the left edge of the tool panel and notice that it can be resized.
    Drag the edge of the tool panel to the right to make it narrower (and enlarge the book panel).
  3. Now we have our layout adjusted for our reading.

Viewing the Table of Contents

 You may want to view your Table of Contents for your book. Logos provides a method which shows it
on the left side of your book, and it can be turned ON or OFF.


  • On the left side of the toolbar is the Sidebar icon.
    Click on it to show the Table of Contents.
  • You can click on any of the entries there and Logos will reposition your book to that location.
  • If an entry is too wide to fit it is truncated, so hold your mouse over that entry and Logos will show you a pop-up
    with the full entry. Alternatively, you can drag the right edge of the Table of Contents and resize it.
  • Click on the sidebar icon to hide the Table of Contents.

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