Linking Resources

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What is Linking ?

  • Linking ties like resources together so that they track each other as one is moved.
    • if you have two Bibles open you can link them so that they will track each other.
    • you can link Dictionaries together, since they are indexed by words.
    • you can link Lexicons together as they also are indexed by words (Greek and/or Hebrew).
    • you can also link Lexicons together if they are both indexed by Strong’s Numbers.

  • You can use a different link letter to link different resource types (e.g. use A for Bibles, use B for Lexicons).
  • Linking can also be used (in Logos 6.11+) to tie Bibles together with Lexicons or the Bible Word Study Guide. In this scenario, a single click on an English word in your Bible will navigate the BWS or Lexicon to the underlying lemma (the Bible needs to have Reverse Interlinear functionality).

  • You can Link each resource that you have open. Remember they need to be like resources for them to track each other. So you could have 12 Bibles open and have them all linked together with the same Link letter.

  • Logos provides six links denoted by letters A to F (see below)

  1. Click on the icon in your resource.
    1. A drop down menu for the resource will appear. Notice the linking options.

  2. Click on a link letter that you want to use.

  3. After setting the link, notice the link letter appears next to your icon for that resource.
  4. Now repeat steps 1 to 3 for another resource using the same link letter. (remember your resources need to be of the same type)
  • See Examples for step-by-step details and other ideas.

  1. Click on the resource’s icon found in the upper left area of your resource’s window.
  2. Click on None to the right of the Link letters.

  • Notice that the link letter disappeared from the resource’s icon on the upper left of the window.

How do I clear all links?

  1. Click on the resource’s icon found in the upper left area of your resource’s window.
  2. When the window’s drop down menu appears, click on Clear all links.

  • Notice that all link letters disappeared from all the resource’s icons in each window.

How can I save the way that my resources are linked?

  • When you save your Layout (how all your windows/books are organized), it saves your resource linking. (this is the safest way)
  • Logos will save your current Layout when you close it. Thus your resource linking is saved.
    • But if your computer crashes or Logos crashes, you might loose the way your resources were linked (if they were different that the last time you closed Logos).
    • So saving your Layout is a safe way to ensure that your resource linking and windows/resources layout is saved.


Linking Bibles together

  1. Open two Bibles similarly as shown below. (see Opening resources from your Library or Opening resources from the Command box)

  2. In this example, notice that the passages for each Bible are at different locations.

  3. Click on the first Bible’s window icon.
  4. Click on link A to the right of Link set in the window’s drop down menu.
  5. Notice in the first Bible window’s icon the letter A appears under the icon image. This indicates that this resource is using link A.

  6. Click on the second Bible’s window icon.
  7. Click on link A to the right of Link set in the window’s drop down menu.
  8. Now these Bibles are linked using link A.

  9. Notice that the Bible passage of the second Bible changed to that of the first Bible.
  10. Now scroll (or change the passage in the passage box) in either Bible and notice that both Bibles track each other.

Linking other resource types

  1. The NIV and the Bible Knowledge Commentary are linked together on link A.
    (they could be your primary Bible & Commentary for your Bible study)

  2. The NKJV and the ESV are linked together on link B.
    (they could be your reference Bibles when looking up other passages)

  3. The Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon (ESL) and the TDNT are linked via Strong’s Greek numbers on link C.
    Although not shown the ESL and the TWOT are on the same link and can scroll together when ESL is on a Strong’s Hebrew number.
    (ESL could be your primary lexicon for looking up original language words)

  4. The Tyndale Bible Dictionary and Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary are linked together using link D.
    (they could be your Encyclopedias for looking up Bible words or topics)

    (click on the image to see a larger view of the image, then use your back key to return here.
    Or right click on the image and select open in a new tab or window to have the image open and this tutorial open.)

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