What’s New in 4.5
Added Base Package information to the ‘About Logos Bible Software’ dialog which will display the largest package licensed to the current user.
Added ‘View online user-edited wiki’ to Help menu in English interface.
Logos 4 will check for newly unlocked resources while it is running. If automatic downloads are enabled, the resources will be downloaded once the unlock is detected. (See Known Issues.)
Notes and Highlighting
Added controls for note text highlighting.
When highlighting is added to selected text a note item will now be created. The initial default setting will add the note item to a new note document with the same name as the palette containing the highlighting style used. (A note indicator will only appear in the resource by default when adding a note to a resource selection or reference, not when applying highlighting.)
Existing applied highlighting is migrated into the Notes database. New Notes documents are created for each system and custom palette in which styles have been used to highlight text, with links to the location of the highlighting.
When highlighting is applied, if the Highlighting panel is open, a message will appear at the bottom of the panel that reads ‘Annotation added to “Notes document title”.’ The title is a hyperlink to open the Notes document to the new note item’s location.
Clicking on the note icon in the Notes document will open a drop down menu where note indicator shape and color can be changed. For note items linked to a text selection, this menu will also contain options for the highlighting style used for that selection: ‘Highlight with note color’ for a background highlight the same color as the note indicator, ‘No Highlight’ or any of the styles available in the Highlighting panel.
Selected highlight style will auto-scroll into view when the drop-down displays.
Default is “Highlight with note color.”
If “No highlight” is selected, choose “Highlight with note color,” or select from the available styles, to toggle on highlight.
“Use this style by default” and “Reset” controls are provided to change the default from “Highlight with note color,” or to reset the note highlight back to that setting.
Expanded/Collapsed state of highlight palettes is persisted.
Deleting a palette that contains styles still in use will be prevented and the attempt will bring up a “# style is still in use” alert at the top of the Highlighting panel. The alert can be closed or left open until it disappears on its own in 10 seconds. Hovering over the alert will keep it open and display the styles in use and how many times each one has been applied.
Deleting a style that is still in use will bring up a “Style is still in use” alert, with an option to move the annotation(s) to “No highlight” or to another style from the drop-down list, before clicking “Delete Style.” To close the alert without moving the annotation, click “Cancel.”
“Import Delete Notes” command will only delete imported notes, leaving alone migrated imported visual markup.
Displayed highlighting palette and style names will appear at the end of Information panel data when hovering over or clicking on highlighted text (depending on Information panel setting).
The Previous/Next buttons on the Locator Bar of a resource with Notes/Highlighting now include “Annotation” navigation, which replaces the “Highlight” navigation from earlier versions.
Significant Performance improvements have been implemented for adding a note and applying highlights.
Removed default note text size from Program Settings (default is now set in the Notes panel) and implemented new command to change the text size of old notes which used the default size set in Program Settings and have not been edited for size since the option was removed:
Set Old Default Notes Text Size to x
where x is the desired font size or ‘default’ to set notes to current default size.
Moved “New palette” function to toolbar.
Added command menu buttons to the right of each palette for alternate access to context menu (right-click) options.
Highlighting panel “Erase” function can be used to modify the text range of notes. If this splits the range into two portions, the note will be split into two notes and any content will remain on the first note.
When a full text range is erased, if the note item has no content, it will be deleted. Associated note items with content will be set to ‘No highlight’.
Highlighting note destination can be selected for a particular palette by clicking on the Palette’s menu, selecting “Palette specific note file” (default) and changing the selection to “Most recent note file” or a specific user-created Notes document.
Implemented the ability to move a specific highlighting style from one custom palette to another. Note: This does not move any note items utilizing that style, even if the destination palette is assigned to a different note document than the originating palette.
Added Indent and Outdent controls to the right of the “Add note” link at top of Notes document panel. Clicking the Indent button will move a note to the right, to enable finer organization of notes. Clicking the Outdent button will move the note back to the left.
Hyperlinked Citation will be automatically added to the end of pasted resource text in a note.
Notes without content will display in “Compact” form unless the note is active.
Pressing “Esc” in an active note will defocus and collapse the note.
“Remove annotations” option available on right side of resource context menu when selection contains a note. Selecting this option will delete note from Notes document and resource.
: “Remove annotations” will not remove a note text range, as the “Erase” function mentioned above will do. It will remove the note completely, including the associated highlight (if one is present.)
Notes Panel Menu
Added “Sort by reference.”
Added “Sort by date added.”
Added “Sort by title.”
Added “Sort by note color.”
Notes Rich Text Toolbar
Added Foreground and Background Color picker to rich text toolbar controls.
Changed Hyperlink box to a popup window.
Toolbar is enabled even when no note is selected.
Inline Footnotes are available in resources that include footnotes when the resource is in Paged view (Columns 1-5, Auto). Inline Footnotes are enabled by default. The “Show Footnotes on Page” option is found in the resource panel menu.
Added a “My Content” search range to Basic Search, which searches Documents, saved Guides and Personal Books.
Sync v2 implemented for Notes, custom Highlighting styles, Favorites, and certain Preferences, such as SavedResourcePosition.
“Sync Check” Command implemented to check for synchronization errors. Entering this command will download all of the sync items on the server and compare them to the sync items on the client, reporting any mismatches to the Logos4.log (if logging is enabled) as well as to a new “Logos4Error.log.” Logging does not have to be enabled to generate the “Logos4Error” log.
New Features for Mac
Added “Bibliography only” option to Print/Export panel.
Collections can be dragged and dropped from the “Open” collections drop-down list to the “+Plus these resources” and “-Minus these resources” boxes. (See
Added context menu support for Expand/Collapse (All) in Cited By, Explorer and Search panels.
Text size slider has been added to Search panel menu, and is currently functioning only for Basic and Bible Search results (except in Analysis view). (See Known Issues for Mac.)
Text size slider has been added to Favorites and Clippings panels.
Click on the right mouse button and drag in the directions indicated below to initiate various functions. A tip will appear, for about 5 seconds, displaying the recognized gesture with description below. For additional help with gestures, please see the Logos Bible Software wiki article on
to see screenshots with gesture movements (taken from Windows version).
left = go Back
right = go Forward
up = Previous article, etc.
down = Next article, etc.
down, right = Close Tab
down, up = New Tab
“C” shape = toggle Contents Pane on or off
“star” shape = add to Favorites (try this: up right, down right, up left, right, down left)
up to the right diagonally = Show reading view
down to the left diagonally = Hide reading view
down to the right, down to the left (i.e., right angle bracket or ‘greater than’) = Start Read Aloud
“square” shape (down, right, up, left) = Stop Read Aloud
Implemented support for drag to reorder Home Page ribbon in Customize menu.
Clicking on a note icon in a resource will open the note document to the location of that note, expand the note if it was collapsed, and place the cursor in the Content box.
Implemented reference box at the bottom of the list of passages.
Implemented Passage List headings.
Fixed crash caused by opening a Print/Export panel for a Biblical Thing with no illustrations, such as mina (Greek).
Results will now be generated for Personal books that contain the selected reference.
Fixed bug that prevented Word by Word section from generating results on James 1:7-8 for the NRSV Reverse Interlinear Bible.
Fixed crash that could occur when printing or exporting a Word by Word section with certain resources selected. (See
Graph Bible Results
Fixed bug that caused a misalignment of the results when exporting to Excel. (See
Fixed bug that did not automatically display default sections when launching edit guide template from panel menu of the default guide unless the report had already been run.
Fixed bug that caused Left and Right Margin Lines to be previewed in the same place as Left and Right Border Lines when editing a custom style. (See
Fixed bug that prevented a new palette from being renamed until a style was added to it or another new palette was added.
Fixed bug that allowed a custom palette to have the same name as a default palette. This caused confusion when both palettes were collapsed. In cases where a custom palette is given the same name as a default palette, when saved, the name will be appended with a (#), where # is equal to the instance of that name.
Added feature to show applied highlighting in information panel.
Fixed bug that kept the day description from displaying in Lectionary item in Home Page ribbon. (See
Fixed bug in refreshing Home Page using Shift+F5. (See
Localized Rebuild Personal Book Index command for Spanish:
Reconstruir Índice de libro personal
Localized untitled Palette/Style in Highlighting panel for Swedish and Spanish.
Localized view settings in Temas and Illustraciones sections of the Passage Guide for the Spanish UI.
Localized ‘Edition’ column header in Library panel.
Localized ‘Save in’ options in highlighting style context menu.
Pressing the ‘Esc’ key will collapse the active note when there is no content or when the Note document is in Compact view.
Fixed bug that occurred when adding a new note item to a document with notes displaying past halfway down the panel. The new note would cause the panel to scroll up even though extra display space was available. The fix prevents the panel from scrolling the list until the note items reach the bottom of the panel.
Clicking on a note indicator in a resource will open the Notes document to that note, expand it and place the cursor in the Content box.
Fixed bug that did not auto-repopulate the title for notes added to a selection when the field was emptied and then focus moved elsewhere.
Fixed bug that included letter/number sub/superscripts in the note title when adding a note from a selection.
Fixed bug that included hyperlinks in the note title when adding a note from a selection.
Fixed bug that did not save changes to title/contents when deleting text if focus was immediately moved to another note item or the Esc key was hit to clear the focus.
Fixed bug that prevented the excerpt in the title field from being updated if the annotation was edited to remove the beginning/end of the selected range.
Compare Pericopes will now only display pericope sets for Bibles in the user’s library.
Fixed crash when attempting to save a search on a Greek lemma in “Classics” as a Passage List. (See
Fixed bug that prevented system highlighting palettes/styles, applied to Bible text or text with Bible references, from appearing on the “Add passages from highlighter style” list.
Added a “Rebuild Personal Book Index” command.
Fixed bug that caused a URL containing a bookmark (#) to be truncated when used in a Word hyperlink. (See
Fixed bug that caused the Publisher to be duplicated in the resource info panel Citation section if the field was deleted and added again, and the book was recompiled. (See
If a book begins with Normal text before a Heading, or if there is no Heading text at all, the book’s Title will be the first entry in the Table of Contents pane.
Improved consistency applying the correct Word style when converting documents.
Changed shortcut to the Personal Books section of the Help files from a ‘How-To’ button to an icon. Also moved its location to the right side of the panel.
Fixed bug that prevented hyperlink syntax from compiling correctly when a foreign language label was used. For example: [[א >>
Fixed bug that prevented images from displaying in the compiled resource when the .docx file was created in Word 2003. (See
Fixed bug that required the book be compiled in the English UI for Spanish and Swedish references to be auto-detected. The correct language must be set in the metadata to ensure auto-detection. (See Known Issues.)
Fixed bug that prevented the numbers in captions for figures from being displayed. (See
Fixed bug that caused non-breaking hyphens to be ignored in the Table of Contents. (See
Added a ‘View log file...’ link to panel post-compilation for easy access to Personal Book log files.
Added warning icon in edit view when the .docx file cannot be found in the location indicated.
Fixed bug that caused a scroll bar in a relatively short footnote. (See
Fixed bug that caused Personal Books that had previously been deleted to show up on the ‘New Tab’ panel.
Fixed bug that caused an “Error while building book: Could not remove existing resource” message after printing a personal book.
Fixed bug that caused text within escape syntax to be processed rather than skipped during compilation. (See
Fixed erroneous ‘Could not remove existing resource’ error for a customer document.
Fixed a bug in sync updates that caused the edit panel to close while still in use. (See
Fixed bug that caused certain left-to-right languages, such as Amharic and Tigrinya, to be read as bi-directional runs by the compiler which inverted some of the word order. (See
New prayer items will now open expanded with the focus on the Prayer name box. Note: new Prayer Lists will initially open with one collapsed item.
Fixed bug that did not correctly export citation information present in the preview window. (See Known Issues and
Fixed crash caused by previewing a specific resource segment greater than 100 pages. (See
“Reset Defaults” will now reset “Download updates between” times to “Midnight” and “Midnight.”
Changed heading for search results from ‘10 reading lists found’ to ‘First 10 reading lists found’ for cases where there are more matching lists than those initially displayed.
Fixed crash caused by adding a longer book (i.e. Genesis) and a shorter book (i.e. Jude) to the same plan stretching out over more sessions than verses in the smaller book.
Removed Visual Filter drop down from the menu bar of media resources.
Fixed bug that caused a search of “The Apostolic Fathers Greek-English Interlinear” to return no hits. NOTE: The resource will need to be reindexed.
Fixed bug the prevented certain valid resources from being included in the Topics section of a Basic Search. (See
Search Panel Basic
Fixed bug that caused Topic section of the results to be missing after clicking on a topic search string in the topics section of the initial search. (See
Fixed bug that prevented some results from displaying when searching in ‘Large Text’ in a specific resource. This does not take effect until the resource is reindexed; to force all resources to reindex (this may take a long time), run “rebuild index”. (See
Search Panel Bible
Fixed bug that caused combined verses in Bibles like ‘The Message’ to display a second blank line in Grid view of the results.
Fixed bug that caused different result counts in Grid view than the other result views.
Search Panel Morph
Fixed crashed caused by hovering over a Perseus reference in Analysis view. (See
Added a slight margin around diagrams that are copied and pasted into an external program or sent to PowerPoint.
Fixed bug that caused extraneous lines to be displayed when copying and pasting diagram images into word processing or presentation documents. (See
Syntax Search Document
Fixed linked location for the ‘?’ icon under the General tab. The icon now links to the ‘Syntax Search Advanced’ article in the Logos 4 Help files.
Fixed bug that could cause Export function to export only the first verse of a multi-verse passage. (See
Fixed bug that caused just-added formatting (highlighting) to be removed after editing another style. (See
Fixed bug that caused label text to be repeated for words that contain more than one morph tag. (See
Change made to a style in the Highlighting panel is immediately reflected in the Visual Filter document and the Formatting drop-down list.
Fixed memory leak in Visual Filters.
Bug Fixes for Mac
Fixed bug that did not allow for manually reordering sub-folders in the Favorites panel.
Fixed bug that did not update location of a folder when dragged to the bottom of the list unless the item was dragged a few lines past the last item.
Added ‘Stop’ button to Guides panel. (See
Fixed bug that did not display the correct custom font color in the edit view. (See
Fixed bug that prevented Highlighting panel from scrolling to renamed palette’s new position.
Fixed crash when applying a shortcut key to a highlighting style.
Fixed text truncation of ‘Capsule’ option.
Added ‘rename’ option to style/palette context menu.
Fixed bug that prevented the “Today” checkbox on the home page ribbon from being checked when today’s reading was marked ‘Read’.
Fixed bug that required multiple attempts when deleting a Layout.
Added a working indicator to Resource Selector.
Fixed crash that could occur when adding new notes to a document in rapid succession.
Fixed bug that prevented Notes document from automatically scrolling to the location of a new note (either added in the document panel or from the context menu in a resource) or an existing note opened from within a resource.
Fixed bug that allowed bullets/numbering and multiple paragraphs in the title field. Alignment buttons, bullets/numbering buttons, indent buttons, and multiple paragraphs are now disabled when focus is on the title field.
Improved support for toggling Full/Compact view.
Fixed Lion-specific bug that caused panel menu to open in the middle of, rather than below, the panel menu icon. (See
Added ‘Immediate Compare’ tooltips to reference hyperlinks in Version River.
Fixed crash caused by closing Passage Guide with open Topic or Illustrations section in ‘List’ view.
Fixed bug that prevented passages being added from ‘selected text’ or ‘highlighter style’ (with text that contains passages references).
Fixed bug when scrolling in a Passage List that caused part or all of the panel to be blank. (See
Fixed bug that caused passages to jump down lower in the panel after being added until the panel was scrolled.
Fixed bug that prevented a list showing two or more translations from reverting to one-column display for small panel sizes.
Fixed bug that caused ‘Add Body Files’ section of the edit view to expand rather than insert a scroll bar.
Fixed bug that caused ‘Open’ hyperlink to be truncated at larger text sizes.
Fixed bug that allowed both radio buttons for printing view to appear selected at the same time.
Fixed bug that did not respect System Preferences for voice speed.
Fixed bug that did not preserve column settings in a docked panel when entering and then exiting Reading View. (See
Fixed bug that caused white space and duplicate back/forward paging arrows to appear near the top of the panel after using arrow key to scroll down in a resource in one-column view. (See
Fixed bug in the Table of Contents for calendar devotionals which prevented ‘Today’ link from opening the correct reading.
Fixed bug that prevented the parallel resource set button from appearing if a Bible was first opened to the title page before scrolling into the content. (See
Added “Show interlinear pane” menu item to panel menu.
Fixed bug that did not correctly display image descriptions when changing font scaling from the default setting in media resources.
Fixed crash that could occur after multiple right-clicks in interlinear pane.
Improved support for custom tooltips.
Fixed bug that caused ‘Next’ page link to display in ‘My Books’ section of results even if there were no relevant hits to display.
Search Panel Bible
Fixed bug in Grid view which opened second page of results to the bottom of the page rather than the top.
Fixed bug which prevent popup when hovering over a reference in Verses or Aligned view. (See
Fixed bug that caused the “+Add Versions” box to be hidden and additional column to be lined up incorrectly after refreshing search panel.
Fixed bug that caused the “+Add Versions” box to be dismissed too soon after version titles were deleted, preventing ability to press Enter to remove additional columns until the “+Add Versions” link was clicked to reopen the empty box.
Fixed bug that required hitting the Enter key twice in the “+Add Versions” box to remove additional Bibles.
Fixed bug that caused the additional translation images not to be dismissed when all the titles were deleted from the “+Add Versions” box.
Fixed bug that caused instruction line in ‘Analysis’ view of results to be truncated.
Search Panel Morph
Fixed bug in Analysis view where results were grouped by ‘Lemma (Greek)’ that did not display all the preview information in the results headings.
Fixed display bug in ‘Classics’ search run from the Textual Searches section of the Bible Word Study panel. (See
Fixed bug that caused the majority of the panel to be grey rather than panel background color when no tests had been started.
Syntax Search Document
Fixed bug in ‘Morphology’ section of the Specifics panel that prevented more than the first search term being added via mouse click or arrow key navigation.
Syntax Search panel
Fixed bug that prevented the update of the resource title displayed in parentheses next to Query type (e.g., Subject, Object, etc.) after the ‘Search in’ resource was changed.
Improved selection of resources.
Improved scrolling between a Bible and the Text Comparison tool when both a set to a lettered link set.
Removed ‘Copy’, ‘Save As...’, ‘Print’, ‘Send to Powerpoint’, and ‘Send to Keynote’ from the panel menu. These items are available in the context (right-click) menu.
Visual Filters document
Fixed bug that prevented text entry in the “New reference range” and “Range title” boxes on the All Passages drop-down (when Bible or Morph Search is selected). (See
Bug Fixes for Windows
Improved support for the ‘Display’ drop down menu in Bible panels with reverse interlinears.
Fixed crash caused by dragging audio playback bar past the actual end of the file. (See Known Issues for Windows.)
Fixed bug that caused the last morph criteria selected to be dropped from the search when selecting the terms using the mouse. (See
Fixed bug that did not automatically open a new note with an insertion point when the Note document was in Compact view.
Fixed bug that did not clear focus from the rich text editor bar when clicking elsewhere inside the panel that did not receive its own explicit focus (like editing the title of a note.)
Fixed a crash when pasting specific content into a note. (See
Fixed crash caused by an out of memory exception when running a report for a specific verse with an associated handout populating in the guide.
Fixed bug that prevented auto scroll functionality when dragging .docx files to reorder documents within the “Add Body Files” section.
Fixed bug that caused the Print/Export panel to support export only when Normal-style text was above the first Heading in the source document. (See
Fixed bug that prevented a Personal Book from opening without restarting the program if a search result from that book was clicked on while the book was recompiling. (See general Known Issues.)
Fixed bug that caused incorrect output when printing using the Default Font. (See
Changed tooltip for hidden resources from ‘Close’ to ‘Unhide’.
Search Panel Morph
Fixed bug that caused infinite loop in redrawing search results.
Fixed bug that caused crash during update if Logos is run with elevated privileges.
Fixed resource batch update bug related to hidden resources. (See
Fixed bug that caused the text in the ‘Find’ box to be truncated when the text slider for the panel was set to a very large size.
If the Logos 4 Indexer is currently running when a new resource is unlocked, the app may need to be restarted to begin the resource download and installation.
Not all Background colors available in Notes in Logos 4 are available as Text Highlight Colors in Microsoft Word. Because of this, a Notes document exported to RTF and opened in Word, or sent directly to a Word document, may display an alternate background color. For example, the orange background color will display as yellow in Word.
Indentation of Notes is not printed.
There are a few remaining apocryphal books which are not auto-detected correctly in the Spanish and Swedish UIs.
Spanish: Daniel (Adiciones Deuterocanónicas)
Swedish: Salomos vishet, Jesus Syraks vishet, and Jeremias brev
If a search result from a Personal Book is clicked while the book is recompiling a missing resource tab will open (on Windows, ‘You own this resource, but for some reason it is not in your library’, on Mac, ‘Resource Unavailable’) which is expected. If the tab is left open, but not active when the book finishing compiling, the program will switch to the resource missing tab. This tab must be closed and the Personal Book reopened to view the recompiled resource.
Because of a limitation in Word, only the first exported item will correctly display the citation present in the preview window. For the inclusion of multiple citations, copy and paste the desired text into your document instead, which will automatically create footnoted citations.
Hidden references (those in collapsible sections or hidden by visual filters like ‘Bible text only’) still have their footnotes shown on page.
Known Issues for Mac
Text size changes, using the text slider in Basic and Bible Search panels, may hang the program.
Known Issues for Windows
Audio file lengths are displayed incorrectly. Allowed to play through, the audio controls will disappear when the audio completes, though it will end before the full time displayed.
by Bradley Grainger (Faithlife)
Copyright 2009-2014 Logos Bible Software.
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