Layout for Reading a Book

Updated for Logos version 10+

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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 Command box
      or click the Close all panels icon in the main Toolbar.

Opening the Highlighting tool and Resizing

 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, but you may need to resize/relocate the Highlighting panel if the layout is to be practical.
Logos provides a way to navigate between highlighted text and to search for text which is highlighted with a specific style.

  1. Open the Highlighting tool from the Tools menu.

    • Logos opens the Highlighting panel on the left by default.
  2. The panel can be relocated to the other side of the window and it can be re-sized by dragging on either edge.

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 truncated, 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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