Logos 6 Commands

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  Logos page CommandBar

NOTE: Use Alt+D (PC) or Option+Command+L (Mac) for quick access to the Command Bar in which these commands can be used.


  • Add note {Bible Reference}
  • Add note {Bible Reference} in {Note Name}


  • Close All closes all panels and returns you to a blank desktop (it has no effect on the Home Page)
  • Close Active Layout in the Layout menu removes the name from the Title bar but doesn’t close any panels.


  • Copy {Bible Reference}
  • Copy {Bible Reference} from {Bible Version}

See Copy Bible Verses Wiki Page


(Alternate commands: show new or load new)

  1. Create {Document Type}
    • Create Bibliography
    • Create Clippings
    • Create Handout
    • Create Notes
    • Create Passage List
    • Create Prayer List
    • Create Reading Plan
    • Create Sentence Diagram
    • Create Syntax Search
    • Create Visual Filter
    • Create Word Find Puzzle
    • Create Word List
  2. Create {Template Type}
    • Create Bible Word Study Template
    • Create Exegetical Guide Template
    • Create Passage Guide Template
    • Create Sermon Starter Guide Template
    • Create Topic Guide Template

Optionally can specify name: Create {Document/Template Type} named {Document Name}


  • delete unlicensed resources deletes locked/invalid resource files to free up disk space e.g. after leaving Logos Now
    See Delete Unlicensed Resources for details.

Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery

Opens a random resource to a random location. Optionally can specify a collection.

  • Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery
  • Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery in {Collection}
  • FSD
  • FSD in {Collection}


  • Go {Bible Reference}
  • Go to {Bible Reference}

Index Commands

  1. Rebuild Index deletes and rebuilds all your resource indexes.
  2. Rebuild Library Index deletes and rebuilds only the library index.
  3. Rebuild Bible Index deletes and rebuilds only the Bible index.
  4. Rebuild Personal Book Index deletes and rebuilds only the Personal Book index.
  5. Reindex {Abbreviated Title | Resource Id} re-indexes a single resource e.g. reindex ESV; reindex LLS:1.0.710


  1. {Layout Name}
  2. Load {Layout Name}

Open {Layout Name} also works.

Look Up

  1. Look up {Term | Reference}
  2. Lookup {Term | Reference}

NB. Lookup can be omitted for many References e.g. Bible, Strong’s number.


  1. Open {Resource Name}
  2. Open {Resource Name | Series} to {Reference}
  3. Open {Resource ID | Filename} – opens a resource using its Resource ID or filename (without extension)
    e.g. Open LLS:1.0.71 or Open NASB95 will open the NASB95 bible.
  4. Open {Guide Name}
  5. Open {Author}
  6. Open {Author} to {Reference}
  7. Open {Document Name}
  8. Open {Document Type} Named {Document Name}
  9. Open Factbook to {Person | Place | Thing | Event | Topic | ...}

NB. Open can be omitted in many cases.

Read Aloud

  • Start Reading Aloud starts reading the active panel.
  • Stop Reading Aloud stops reading.


This command will search all directories/folders under the given path and prepare licensed resources for use in Logos.

  1. Scan {Resource Path} - finds resources in the path or on a disk.
  2. Scan DVD - finds resources on a media disk in the drive (PC)
  3. Scan Optical Media - finds resources on a media disk in the drive (Mac)

Although a restart isn’t necessary, you may be requested to restart Logos for resources that are being used (or open).

  1. {Search Term}
  2. Search [for] {Search Term}
  3. Bible Search [for] {Search Term}
  4. Morph Search [for] {Search Term}
  5. Clause Search [for] {Search Term}
  6. Media Search [for] {Search Term}
  7. Syntax Search

Parameter for is optional.


  1. Set Accessibility to {Yes|No} – enables or disables UI Automation, used by screen readers to read user interface controls
  2. Set Automatically Download Updates to {Yes|No}
  3. Set Check Spelling While Typing to {Yes|No}
  4. Set Citation Style to {Citation Style}
  5. Set Copy Citations to {Yes|No}
  6. Set Copy Footnotes to {Yes|No}
  7. Set Custom Chrome to {Yes|No}|{True|False}|{On|Off}
  8. Set Default Font to {Font Name}
  9. Set Old Default Notes Text Size to {Font Size (8-24)} | Default – changes 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
  10. Set Default Text Size to {80%|90%|100%|110%|120%|140%|160%|200%|240%}
  11. Set Greek Font to {Font Name}
  12. Set Greek Transliteration Format to {Transliteration Name}
  13. Set Hebrew Font to {Font Name}
  14. Set Hebrew Transliteration Format to {Transliteration Name}
  15. Set Kindle Account to {xxxx@kindle.com email address} ===> removed in v 6.11
  16. Set Language to {English | Spanish | Swedish | ...} – changes the user interface language but see UILang below
  17. Set Play Sounds to {Yes|No}
  18. Set Program Scaling to {80%|90%|100%|110%|120%|140%|160%|200%}
  19. Set Send Feedback to {All|Anonymous|None|Default}
  20. Set Show Alerts to {Yes|No}
  21. Set Syriac Font to {Font Name}
  22. Set Syriac Transliteration Format to {Transliteration Name}
  23. Set Update Channel to {default|stable|beta} – use at your own risk! See: Explanation of Update Channels
  24. Set Use Gestures to {Yes|No}
  25. Set Use Internet to {Yes|No}
  26. Set Use Red Letter to {Yes|No}


Show {Tool Name}

Library / Social
  1. Show Collections
  2. Show Favorites
  3. Show Highlighting
  4. Show History
  5. Show Wikipedia
  6. Show Ask the Author
  7. Show Community Notes
  8. Show Groups Tool
Reference / Utilities
  1. Show Atlas
  2. Show Bible Sense Lexicon
  3. Show Factbook
  4. Show Reading Lists
  5. Show Timeline
  6. Show Personal Books
  7. Show Program Settings
  8. Show Visual Copy
Passage / Lookup
  1. Show Copy Bible Verses
  2. Show Explorer
  3. Show Passage Analysis
    1. Show Compare Pericopes
      1. Show Compare Pericopes for {Bible Reference}
    2. Show Word Tree
      1. Show Word Tree for {Bible Reference}
    3. Show Morph River
      1. Show Morph River for {Bible Reference}
    4. Show Cluster Graph
      1. Show Cluster Graph for {Bible Reference}
    5. Show Version River
      1. Show Version River for {Bible Reference}
  4. Show Text Comparison
  5. Show Cited By
  6. Show Information
  7. Show Power Lookup
  8. Show Pronunciation

Show {Program Item}

  1. Show Help
    1. Show Help on {Subject}
  2. Show Home
  3. Show Library

Show {Biblical datasets}

  1. Show Biblical People ==> opens Biblical People Diagrams
  2. Show Biblical Places ==> opens Biblical Places Maps
  3. Show Biblical Maps ==> opens Biblical Places Maps

Sync Commands

  • Sync Now forces an immediate sync and can be used to sync manually if automatic sync is disabled.
    This command synchronizes user items such as notes, layouts, etc.
  • Sync Repair forces Logos to re-check that it has sync’d everything when you know something is missing!


  • Update active layout creates a named snapshot of your active layout (keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+L on Windows; Ctrl+Opt+Cmd+L on OS X)
  • Update Now checks what software/resources have been updated on the server since your last update. Also used to restart Cancelled updates.
  • Update Resources performs an intensive check against your licenses, the resources on your computer and resources on the server to ensure that you have everything.

User Interface Language

  • UILang {lang} changes the User Interface language

You can substitute the following language abbreviations:
af = Afrikaans, pt = Portuguese, nl = Dutch, en = English,
fr = French, de = German, it = Italian, es = Spanish, sv = Swedish
This works in any language, so you don’t have to worry about the current language setting.
A restart is required to effect the change.

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