Notes (ver 4.5 & up)


Page Contents

Introduction
Creating a New Note File
Opening an existing Note File
Adding notes to your Note File
Using ‘Add note’ button to insert a note
  Adding a note using the Right-Click menu
Adding note(s) by Redirecting Highlighting to your Note File
Changing: Note Indicator or Highlighting
Note Indicator
Note Highlighting
Editing a note Title
Editing text in a note’s Content area
Global settings for your Note File(s)
General settings for your Note File
Setting Note Files default Font in Program Settings
Font Priorities
The Tools
Keyboard shortcuts to tools in the toolbar
Adding Hyperlinks in your note
Copying the hyperlink address to resources
Creating a Link to your favorite Bible
Creating a Link to a specific Bible
Creating hyperlinks to other resources
Creating hyperlinks to documents in your computer
Creating hyperlinks to Internet webpages
How do I jump from a hyperlink in a note?
Viewing your Note File (Full/Compact)
Moving a note’s position
Sorting your notes within a Note File
Using Indent for a note in your Note File
Deleting a note
Deleting a Note File
Printing your Note File
Using Find in your Note File
Using Search tool to find text in notes
Save as Passage List in your Note File
Problems?

Introduction

  Logos provides the ability to add notes to our resources (books). The way we do this is to create a Note file from the File/Documents menu and then add individual notes within that file. When making a note within a resource we can mark in them that we have a note attached to them by using a Note Indicator. This is very useful when we are reading through our resources. There are 3 ways to add individual notes within our Note file (listed below). We can create as many Note files as we like. We can add as many individual notes within a Note file as we like (although very long Note files can cause Logos to respond more slowly). You are not limited to using any one method when adding notes. More details for these methods is shown below. You can add notes to virtually any resource in your Library.

Methods for adding individual notes to a Note File

Method Where performed Details
1 Add Note button From the toolbar in your Note file This adds an unattached note to your Note file.
2 Right-click menu From inside your resource/book This provides the ability to add attached notes to your resources/books
3 Redirect method From inside your resource/book This provides the ability to have Highlights added (redirected) to your Note file when using the Highlighting tool.

the ‘Add note’ method

 The Add note method allows you to insert an individual note in your Note file. It is not attached to any resource/book. This is accomplished by clicking on the Add note button located above the toolbar in your Note file (see image below). Logos will append your new note at the bottom of your Note file. This is a very useful method, since many times you will want to add a note and not have it attached to a resource/book. (for step-by-step instructions, see Using ‘Add note’ button to insert a note)
  


the ‘Right-Click menu’ method

 The Right-Click menu method can give you the most control when inserting an individual note which is attached to your resource(s)/book(s). This method is performed inside one of your resource(s)/book(s) when you right-click with your mouse over a word or right-click on text that you have selected (by dragging your mouse over the text with your left mouse button pressed). When the Right-Click menu appears you will have 2 basic ways in which to direct how your individual note will function: Selection or Reference (Headword works similar to Reference); these are located on the right side of the menu at the top as shown by (a) and (b) in the image below [More details on these are shown below: Selection and Reference]. After selecting one of these ways, you will need to look further down on the right side of the Right-Click menu (see item (c) in the image below) to select which Note file that you want your note added. If you have several Note files open, then you will see them listed in this area. If you do not have a Note file open, then Logos remembers your last Note file that you used and shows it in this area. Once that you have clicked on a menu entry for your Note file, Logos will open (or make it active if already open) your Note file and insert your new individual note. [Hint: If you don’t see the Note file that you want to use in the list, then click outside the Right-Click menu to close it. Then use the File/Documents menu to open your Note file (see Opening an existing Note File below). Then you can repeat the Right-Click method to add your individual note to the Note file that you just opened.]. (for step-by-step instructions, see Adding a note using the Right-Click menu.)

  Right-click menu from ESV Bible   Right-click menu from DBL Greek














 The Selection choice will direct Logos to attach your individual note only to that resource/book. The reason that your individual note is attached only to the resource/book where you created it, is that your book uses unique word(s) which cannot be associated to other resource(s)/book(s). When using the Selection item, Logos will apply yellow highlighting to the word(s) that you selected in your resource/book (by default). You will also notice a yellow box (by default) appear near your selection in your resource/book; this yellow box is referred to as a Note Indicator and you will find that you can make changes to these actions of how these appear in your resource/note (for more information on how to make these changes, see the Note Indicator below).

 The Reference choice will direct Logos to attach your individual note to the resource/book that you are in as well as other resource(s)/book(s). The reference may be of various kinds of References (see items (b) and (d) in images above), or a Headword (e.g. lookup word in a dictionary, see item (e) in image above) which are available in your resource/book where you are creating your individual note. As mentioned earlier, Headword is treated similarly to Reference by Logos in individual notes, so headword is considered a reference in these descriptions. They will appear in the right-click menu on the right side beneath Selection. These other resource(s)/book(s) which are attached to your individual note will need to be Indexed for the same reference type (e.g. Bible reference, Strong’s number, Headword, etc) that you selected in your original resource/book. They will also need to have the same reference found in them (e.g. same Bible reference, Strong’s number entry, same Headword entry, etc). Logos will by default apply a yellow box Note Indicator in your resource(s)/book(s). The Reference choice does not highlight the text you may have selected (since it is using your reference rather than your selected text). You can change how your Note Indicator appears in your resource(s)/book(s) (for more information on how to make these changes, see the Note Indicator below).

Difference between Selection / Reference

Shows in Multiple Books2 Is text highlighted Can Show Note Indicator3
Selection     No    Yes    Yes
Reference1     Yes    No    Yes

  1 Reference can be: Bible References, Original Languages, Strong’s number, Headwords, or others (see your book’s Index).
   See this wiki page on a book’s Index.
  2 To show in multiple books,
     (a) they must be Indexed with the same reference.
     (b) your reference must be found in the other book.
  3 The Note Indicator,
     (a) by default this will be a yellow box.

the ‘Redirect’ method

 The Redirect method utilizes a feature which is found in the Highlighting Tool. When using the Highlighting Tool, Logos adds an individual note to a palette’s Note file (which is named per the Palette name). A single individual note is added for each group of word(s) that you had selected when you clicked to apply a highlighting style. For example, if you were to highlight a verse in the ESV Bible and click on the Yellow highlighter pen found in the Highlighter pens palette, Logos will add a new individual note to the Note file named Highlighter Pens. This happens by default and you are probably not aware that it is being performed. One of the associated features of the Highlighting Tool is that we can redirect the destination Note file for these new individual notes (per Palette).
 When we change the destination Note file (redirect to a different Note File) all the previous individual notes remain in the original palette’s Note file, but new individual notes are added to the new destination Note file when we highlight using styles for the palette that we redirected. This Redirecting can be useful if you want to add your own note content to an individual note for your highlighted text in a resource/book and have it appear in your desired Note file with other individual notes that you may have in that Note file. For steps on using this method see Adding note(s) by Redirecting Highlighting to your Note File.
 This method is somewhat redundant. You can use the Right-Click method to add highlighting for text in your resource. The steps are mentioned in the previous section the ‘Right-click menu’ method, see the part about Selection. Although the Redirect method may be useful to you when you want to use keys that you have assigned to highlighting styles (provided that you have Redirected palette(s) for those styles) to highlight your text and have the associated individual note appear in your redirected Note file. Some people might find this quicker when they want to highlight several verses or sentences via the assigned keys and then return to the Note file to add note content for each newly added individual note.
Warning : This method requires that you remember that all highlighting for your Redirected palette will be placed in the new destination Note file. And if you later want highlighting notes placed in the default Palette Note file, you will need to remember to return to the Highlighting Tool and restore the destination Note file for that palette back to the default (Palette-specific note file).


parts of an Individual note

    
   Inside an individual note are 4 areas as shown above [note: when adding a note using the Add note button, section (B) is not present]: (A) Note Indicator, (B) Reference, (C) Title, and (D) the Content area. The default Note Indicator will be a Yellow box but you can change the Note Indicator by clicking on it and a drop down menu will appear. The Reference is added by Logos when you use Right-Click and Redirect methods for adding your note. This reference is a hyperlink, which will take you to the resource/book where your note is attached. The text in the reference will vary depending on which type of resource/book (e.g. Bible reference, Headword reference, book title, etc). The note Title will automatically be populated when using the Right-click (with Selection chosen) or Redirected methods (although you may edit the Title). The Content area is where you would enter your text for your individual note.

the Note Indicator

  The Note Indicator will appear in your resource/book when you use the Right-click or Redirect method of entry (providing you have not set the Indicator to None). In the Right-click method your Note Indicator can show up in multiple books when you select Reference or Headword in the Right-Click menu. Other books which are indexed by the Reference or Headword and have the same reference or headword is where the Note Indicator will appear. This is useful when you want to add a note in a Bible referenced to a [Bible book/chapter/verse] and have it appear in your other Bibles; the Note Indicator will also appear in your Commentaries since they are Bible referenced. Similarly you might want to put a note in a Lexicon and have it appear in other lexicons. Highlights (when you chose Selection) will only show up in the book that you added them to since these are unique words that you have highlighted and will vary from book to book. When you select Selection in the Right-click method, the Note Indicator will appear only in that book where you right-clicked to add your note.

  In your resource/book you can move your mouse over a Note Indicator and Logos will show you a pop-up containing some or all of the content of your individual note as well as the name of the Note file. If you click on the Note Indicator in your resource/book, Logos will open that Note file if it is not already open and position it to the specific note you clicked on.

Individual note Placement in a Note File

   When notes are added they are placed inside your Note file where Logos thinks they need to be. Notes added via the Add Note button are added to the bottom of the Note file. Notes added via the other 2 methods may be placed in canonical or alphabetical order within your Note file. You can move a note to different position within your Note File (see Moving a note’s position). Keep in mind though if you Sort your notes via the Note menu that your order is lost.

Using the Search Tool

   When using the Search Tool (from the top menu), Logos will also search your Note files for your search word(s). This shows up when using the Basic search method as shown below. But you can also search My Content, which looks in your user generated documents, including Personal Books. This can be very useful when trying to locate which Note file that you might have added some notes on a word(s)/Bible reference/subject.



Creating a New Note File


  1. In the top menu click on File/Documents. In the drop down menu click on Notes.

      Don’t forget to Name your Note file!
  2. Click on the Name box, then type in a name for your Note file. If you use a name that already exists for any other document, then Logos will append a number to the end of your Note file name.



Opening an existing Note File

  • You can open a Note File that you created at a different time by using the File/Documents menu item on the top menu.
  • You can edit or add new menu items to a previously created Note file.


  1. In the top menu click on File/Documents, Logos will show a drop down menu.
    1. If you have not opened your Note file recently, you may want to have Logos filter your list on the right side of the menu. Click in the Find box and type note, Logos will show Note files (and documents which have the word note in them) in the list.
  2. Locate the Note file that you want to open in the list on the right side of the drop down menu. Then click on the Note file that you want Logos to open.
    Hint: You can drag the Note file name to a location in your layout to have your Note file opened in a panel that you desire.
    Hint: Note files that you open regularly, you can use Favorites, Shortcuts, or use a Layout.



Adding notes to your Note File

  As explained in the Introduction Logos supplies 3 methods in which you can add notes to a Note File. The following 3 subsections explain how to perform each of these methods. Often you will use more than one method when entering your notes.

Using ‘Add note’ button to insert a note

  • This method will insert a blank individual note into your Note File.
  • It will not be attached to any resource/book.
  • The Note Indicator will not be shown in any of your books.

   

  1. You will need to have your Note File open first, since the Add note button is located on the toolbar of your Note File.
  2. Click on the Add note button.
  3. Notice that Logos has added your new individual note to the end of your Note File.
    Now you are free to click in the Title area and type in a title if you desire. Then click in the Content are and begin typing in your note’s content.



Adding a note using the Right-Click menu

  • This method gives you the most control when adding your notes.
    • You can specify which resource/book that you want the note attached.
    • You can specify if the note is attached only to the current book or if you want it attached to all books which are Indexed similar to the book you are attaching it to (providing your reference or headword is found in them).
      • When you specify that a note be attached to a single book, you can also specify a highlighting style be applied to the selected text.
    • You can specify which Note Indicator shape to use as well as its color.
  • This method allows you to make the Note Indicator visible in your resource/book.
  • If you have made the Note Indicator visible in your book
    • then when you hover your mouse over the Indicator, Logos will show you a pop-up with the some/all of the note’s content.
    • then you can click on the Indicator in your book to open your Note File to that note.


   

  1. In a resource/book that you want to add a note, use your mouse to drag over a word or words where you want your note to be added. Then with your mouse right-click on the selected text (blue highlighted text).

  2. Logos will show you a pop-up menu. Now select the method to be used for your note on the right side of the pop-up menu
    (it is very important that you understand how these work, in the introduction see the ‘Right-Click menu’ method):
    1. If you click on Selection, then your note will be attached Only to this book. Or if you want to apply Highlighting to the selected text you will need to click on Selection. (for more info see Selection)
      Hint: In a Bible referenced book, clicking on anything other than Selection automatically selects Reference.

    2. If you click on a Reference or Headword (headwords can appear in dictionaries, lexicons, etc) then your note will be attached to this book and others which are indexed to your reference or headword. (for more infor see Reference)
      Hint: The illustration here is shown of a Bible, you will see different options if you right-click on books which are indexed with references other than Bible (e.g. try this on a Bible dictionary or a Lexicon and notice the different References or Headwords).
      Hint: For other reference types see footnote 1.

  3. Now on the right side of the pop-up menu select the Note File that you want your note added to. If you have Note Files open then they will appear here, notice in the illustration that there are 3 note files open. If you don’t have any Note Files open, then Logos will show you the name of the last Note File that you had open. If you don’t see the Note File that you want to add your note to at the bottom, then click somewhere outside of the Right-Click menu to close it without adding a note and use the File/Documents menu to open your Note File. Then repeat these steps after you have your Note File open.
    Hint: If you have several Note Files open or if there are numerous entries in the Right Click menu, you may see a vertical scroll bar to the right of your Note File names. So if you know that you have your Note File open and do not see it in the list, use the scroll bar to scroll down to see your Note File name.

    In this illustration we used Reference, the resulting note addition is shown below

  4. Notice the Note Indicator is set by default to Yellow box. If you want to change this, click on the Note Indicator and select the Indicator shape and color (see Changing: Note Indicator or Highlighting).
    Hint: If you don’t want your Note Indicator to appear in your resource/book, you will need to click on the Note Indicator and select None (box with red diagonal line).
    Hint: If you don’t see the Note Indicator in your book(s), you may need to make sure that your note file is checked in the Visual Filter Menu for your resource/book.

  5. Since we selected Reference Logos added in this case a Bible reference. Our note will appear in all our Bibles beside Acts 1:9. Notice that it is a hyperlink, if you click on that link Logos will take you to where the note was added in your resource/book.

  6. If you want to edit the Title area for this note, click to the right of the hyperlink and Logos will show an editable box where you can type your text for the title.

  7. If you click in the Content area you can start typing in your note’s content.


  8. I selected a yellow star for a Note Indicator and entered some text into the note (not shown):
    1. Notice that Logos shows the Note Indicator in 2 versions of the Bible shown above since we used Reference when setting up our note (step 2b). Sometimes Logos will place our Note Indicator next to a Heading or Pericope when there is no immediate Bible text before our verse number.

    2. When I hover my mouse over a Note Indicator, Logos shows a pop-up displaying the contents of my note.



Adding note(s) by Redirecting Highlighting to your Note File

  • Many users (probably most) don’t care to redirect highlighting notes into a specific Note file, but allow Logos to place them in their default file.

  • A short explanation about how highlighting works when using the Highlighting tool:
    • By default when you use highlighting, a note is added by Logos into that highlighting palette’s default Note file.
      • Default highlighting Note files have the name of the highlighting style’s Palette (e.g. Solid Colors, Emphasis Markup, etc). So each highlighting Palette has its own Note file.
    • By default the highlighting note will have its Note Indicator set to None (box with a red diagonal line).
    • By default the note’s Content is left blank.
    • When you apply compound highlights (a highlighting style applied to already highlighted text), Logos creates a new individual note for each highlighting style applied.

  • The Redirecting method here refers to changing a Highlighting palette’s destination Note file to one different than its default.
    • Inside the Highlighting Tool, Logos provides a way to change the destination Note file for each Palette.
    • After changing (Redirecting) the destination Note File for a palette:
      • All previous highlighting notes are left in its original default Note File.
      • All new highlighting notes (for styles in that palette) are placed into the redirected Note File.
    • Logos will remember where you have Redirected a Palette even after closing and reopening Logos.
    • You can redirect Highlighting to the “Most recent note file” or a “Resource-specific note file”.
      • if you have more than 1 note file open, then it is up to you to keep track of which note file that your Palette styles are being redirected to e.g. the last Note file active by clicking in it.
    • redirecting will not change how Highlighting adds notes (each note will have its Note Indicator set to None, and have an empty Content area).
      Hint: But you will be able to change them once the note is added to your Note file.
    • Alert: After you redirect notes for a Highlighting Palette, it is up to you to restore the destination Note File to its default (Palette-specific note file) if you do not want highlighting notes to continue to be placed in your redirected Note file.





  1. From the Tools menu open the Highlighting tool.
  2. Find the Palette which you want highlighting styles redirected. Right-click on the the Palette name (this illustration shows Highlighter Pens as the palette selected).
  3. In the drop down menu click on the current destination note location (to the right of Save in:).
  4. In the drop down list, locate the Note file that you want your highlighting notes redirected to and click on it.
    1. If you want to return redirecting to the default, click on Palette-specific note file at the top.
    2. If you want to redirect highlighting for this palette then click on Most recent note file or Resource-specific note file (the former will redirect highlighting to the last Note file that you clicked in, even if it is not currently open).
      Hint: If you wanted more than one palette redirected, you could repeat steps 2-4.
      Hint: Logos will remember each palette that is redirected (even after closing Logos). So it is up to you to keep track of palettes that you are redirecting.

  • Now you have redirected the Highlighter Pens to the Note file Example (2).
    Now we will show an example of redirecting some highlighting from this palette to our Note file.


  1. In a resource/book select some text that you want to highlight.
  2. Now click on a highlighting style in our palette Highlighter Pens.

  3. Notice that your text in the resource/book is highlighted. Also notice that a note for the highlighting has been added to the Note File (it was redirected to this note file).
    Hint: In your resource/book you may need to click away from the selected text to remove the blue selection to see your highlighting.
    Hint: If you wanted you could click on the Note Indicator for the note and make it visible in the resource by changing it to something other than None (shape other than box with red diagonal line).



Changing: Note Indicator or Highlighting

  • Clicking on the Note Indicator icon beside your individual note allows you to change the Note Indicator.

   

  • What is displayed in the drop down selector depends on which type of note you created:
    • Notes created using the Reference or Headword will only show the Note Indicator selections.
    • Notes created using the Selection or Redirect will show you the Note Indicator selections as well as the Highlighting selections.
  • The default Note Indicator is the Yellow box.
    • The default Note Indicator for Highlighting is None (box with red diagonal line).
  • The default highlighter style is Highlight with note color. This applies to notes created using Selection.
  • You can click on the link Use this style by default at the bottom of the drop down selector to have Logos remember what you want to use.
    • Logos will apply this Note Indicator to any new individual note added to any Note File.
    • Logos will remember this new default even after closing Logos.
    • If you have set a Highlighting style, it will be remembered and applied when using Selection. As well as the Note Indicator style.
  • You can click on the link Reset at the bottom of the drop down selector to have Logos to revert to the default Note Indicator & Highlighting.

Note Indicator

  • The Note Indicator will appear in your resource/book when using a Note Indicator other than None (box with red diagonal line).
    • Providing that you did not create the note using the Add note button.
    • Providing that you have checked to enable this Note file in your resource/book in the Visual Filter Menu.

  1. Click on the Note Indicator icon beside your note.
  2. Select the Note Indicator shape that you desire for this note.
    1. This shape indicates None, which will not show a Note Indicator for this individual note in your resource(s)/book(s).
  3. Select the Note Indicator’s color.
  4. Click outside the drop down selector to hide it.
    Hint: It may take a few seconds for Logos to apply your changes to your open resource(s)/book(s).
    Hint: If you don’t have this Note File checked in the Visual Filter Menu, then you will not see your changes in a resource/book. Visual Filter Menu will need to be applied to each book that you want your notes to be visible in (to turn On/Off in all resources see hint here).



Note Highlighting

  • You must have created this individual note by selecting text in your resource and using the Selection type prior to creating the note.
    Hint: If you click on the Note Indicator next to your note and you don’t see the Highlighting selection area, then you created this note using Reference or Headword method. (NOT the Selection method)
    • Exception: if you are using the Redirect method, highlighting was already selected.
  • You cannot change which words that are highlighted after you created the note. You will need to recreate the note by selecting the words in your resource/book that you wish to be highlighted.
    Hint: If you have already entered text in the content area of your note, you can recreate the new note while leaving the original note in place. Then copy the content from the original note into the new note, then delete the original note.
  • You cannot apply 2 highlighting styles to a single note. But you can select a portion of the text again in your resource/book and create another note, and then apply the secondary highlighting.
  • You can change the Note Indicator as well as the Highlighting.
    Hint: If you don’t want a Note Indicator showing next to your Highlighted text in your resource/book, then click on the None Note Indicator style (box with red diagonal line).
    Hint: If you turn ON the Note Indicator, then you will be able to hover your mouse over the Note Indicator in your resource/book and see your note’s content in a pop-up.
    Hint: If you apply a Note Indicator to your highlighted text, you can easily jump to it from your resource/book by clicking on the Note Indicator in your resource/book. This is useful if you have added text in the content area of your note.

  1. Click on the Note Indicator icon beside your note.
  2. In the drop down selector, scroll down to find the hightlighting style that you want applied to your text in your resource/book.
    Hint: You many need to scroll down and/or Expand palette’s to find your desired highlight. (Highlighting Palette’s are ordered like the Highlighting tool).
    Hint: Since the drop down selector remains open, if your resource is visible, you can change the highlighting style to different styles while viewing them in your resource/book without having to click on the Note Indicator icon again. This allows you to experiment with which style you want added to your resource’s text.
    Hint: You can also change the Note Indicator here. If you select a Note Indicator, then it will be placed next to your highlighted text in your resource/book.
  3. Click outside the drop down selector to hide it.
    Hint: It may take a few seconds for Logos to apply your changes to your open resource(s)/book(s).
    Hint: If you don’t have this Note File checked in the Visual Filter Menu, then you will not see your changes in a resource/book. Visual Filter Menu will need to be applied to each book that you want your notes to be visible in (to turn On/Off in all resources see hint here).



Editing a note Title

  • Every individual note will have a Title area. This subsection is related to the Title for individual notes.
    Hint: For info on a Note File’s title, see Creating a New Note File.
  • Many notes will have 2 parts in the note title: a) hyperlink section, b) title text section.


    • notes created using the Add note button will not have a hyperlink section.
    • the hyperlink section cannot be edited, Logos adds this when the note was created.
    • many times when a note has a hyperlink section, Logos automatically adds text to the title text section.
      Exception: notes created using the Reference method don’t and Headwords don’t.
    • Logos abbreviates the text in title when it does not fit into the title text section. Notice that you will see the ellipsis (...) in the middle of the title text section when this happens.
    • If you click on the hyperlink, Logos will open the resource/book where you created the note and position the resource/book to that note.
      Exception: if your note was created for a Reference (see Right-Click menu (step 2b)), then Logos will take you to your resource/book which is the highest priority in your prioritization list relative to the Index for that type of resource/book or to your Preferred Bible.
    • The hyperlink section may show the link text as: a Bible reference, Headword (e.g. to dictionary word, lexicon word), or a Book’s Name. This is relative to which type of resource/book you were in when you created your note.
  • You may click in the Title text section and Logos will show the title text area in an Edit box.


    • You may apply features from the toolbar to text in the Title when editing the text.
    • When you use the Compact view, your features (used from the toolbar) may not show in the title when that note is not the current selected note.
      Hint: To see your titles as you have edited them, use the Full view (see Viewing your Note File (Full/Compact)).
    • When adding text to the title area, Logos will not automatically add the ellipsis to your new text. (e.g. if your note window is small, Logos will truncate the text in the title area to fit the window)
  • When in a resource/book and hovering over a Note Indicator, Logos does not show your title in the pop-up box.



Editing text in a note’s Content area

  • This is where you enter the text for your individual notes.
  • When you click under the title of an individual note, Logos will display an edit box for the content area (see image below).
    Hint: In some cases you may need to click on the Title text (not the link) and then you will see the Content area. Then click on the Content area to enter its edit box.
    • Click inside the edit box and start entering text for your note.

   

  • Logos does not allow us to paste pictures in our notes.
  • Logos does not provide a way to directly enter a Table.
    Hint: But Logos will let us paste a table from Word into our note. But we can only edit the content of individual cells. When viewing our note, Logos will size our table each time we resize our Note File window.
  • As mentioned in the Introduction, it may be wise not to make your Note File(s) excessively large. Large Note Files can affect responsiveness in Logos, especially on slower computers.


Global settings for your Note File(s)

  • In a Note File when you click outside of the contents edit box and outside of the title edit box, you will notice in the toolbar that some items are enabled and others are not (as shown in the image below). These are items which pertain to global settings in a Note File.
    Hint: Or if your Note File window is the active window, you can press Esc on your keyboard and Logos will deselect all edit boxes.

   

  • Alert: Changing these in any open Note File will apply them to all open Note Files when adding new notes. (Exception: font size is applied Only in originating Note File.)
  • Global settings are applied when you add New notes to your Note File. Changing the global settings will not effect your previously entered notes!
  • You can change Global settings as often as you need.
    Hint: Before adding a new note, you may want to press Esc on your keyboard (while in your Note File) to view your current Global settings. This can save you time, so that you don’t have to manually edit your new note.
  • The Global feature can be useful when you want one or more tool features added to individual notes that you will be adding. This saves you the time of manually applying the feature(s) in each new note that you add.


General settings for your Note File

  • Logos provides several editing tools in the toolbar to assist us in customizing our text in our individual notes. All these tools become available when you click inside the Content area.
    • Exception: the Hyperlink tool requires that you select text in your individual note before it becomes active.
  • In many cases these tools work in 2 ways:
    • By using your mouse to drag over text to select specific text then click on a tool to have that tool’s feature applied to your selected text.


    1. Select text in your note using your mouse to drag over it. Logos shows the selections with a blue background.
    2. Now in the Note’s toolbar, click on a tool to apply its feature to your selected text.
      Hint: You can set or reset multiple features.
    • By changing the way text responds from where your cursor is located in your note when applying a feature via a tool. Then when you start typing from the current cursor location Logos applies the selected feature. (If you move the cursor location via your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard, you might move to a section where your feature(s) are different)


    1. Position your cursor in your note where you want your new tool effect to start being used.
    2. Now in the Note’s toolbar, click on a tool to apply its feature.
      Hint: You can set or reset multiple features.


    3. Notice as you type your feature is being applied. Also notice that our previous text remained unaffected by our changing the tool feature.
      Hint: If you move your cursor the feature(s) may be different as you had them applied in different areas of your note. After moving your cursor check the toolbar to see which features are applied where you move the cursor.
      Hint: Logos remembers your features for each area of your note. The features will remain in effect even if you press Enter for a new line.
      Hint: When moving your cursor to a different individual note, Logos will not apply what was in the previous note. It remembers what you last had selected in that individual note.
    • So you will need to pay attention to the tools in the toolbar as you move your cursor around inside of your note. (you may have applied a feature in one area of a note and not in another)
  • As mentioned above certain features are global, but when you apply these features inside an individual note, they over-ride the global features.


Setting Note Files default Font in Program Settings

  • You can change the Default Notes Font by changing it in Program Settings.
    Hint: Text in your note(s) that will be affected must have been set to Default.
  • This will change all text within every Note File to the Font that you select in Program Settings for Notes (with the exception for text that you manually set to a Font from the Note File’s toolbar).
  • You still can over-ride the Notes default Font’s setting by changing specific text in individual notes within a Note File by using the Font in the Note File’s toolbar.
  • Be aware: some fonts may not display characters which are not standard ascii characters, they may appear as small boxes. (e.g. Greek or Hebrew letters)


  1. In the top menu click on Tools. In the drop down menu click on Program Settings.

  2. In the Program Settings window, scroll down until you see Notes. Then click on the current Font. In the drop down list select your desired Font for all your Notes.


Font Priorities

  • Knowing how Fonts which can be changed in 3 places and which one will apply can be difficult. So the Table below identifies the priority of where changing the fonts work.

  The priority number in the Table = lower the value the higher the priority.

Priority Font location Comments
1 Locally inside an individual note When you change a font applied inside an individual note, it supersedes all other places where you may have changes a font.
2 Globally inside a Note File This will over-ride how you set the font for Notes in Program Settings
3 Note font in Program Settings This will be applied in all notes in all Note Files when the font was set to Default where you applied that in your individual notes.
  • Using Default in your notes allows you to easily change how it looks in all your Notes by changing the Note font in Program Settings.
  • When changing Scaling in Program Settings, Logos will scale all fonts. So using custom fonts (those other than Default) does not affect the scaling.
  • When entering Original Language text in a note, you might want to use the Default font. This should help prevent you from seeing those little boxes that show up when a font doesn’t map those characters.
  • Individual note Titles always use the font selected in Program Settings for Notes. You can manually change a title’s font in an individual note.


The Tools

  • Virtually everyone has used tools similar to those in the Note File’s toolbar. So explanation of these features will be limited here in this section. If you are puzzled on how a certain tool functions, please ask your question on the Forum.
Tool image Tool Function
Font type Allows you to select a font from a drop down menu.
Font size Allows you to set the font size in points
Bold Toggles whether text is Bold or not Bold
Italics Toggles whether text is Italic or not Italic
Small Caps Converts lower case text into small capital letters.
The height of the capital letters will be shorter than normal capital letters.
Alert: Does not work in all fonts. Tested in [Default], Calibri.
SuperScript Converts text to superscript format (e.g. like footnote number abc1 or numeric exponent 23)
SubScript Converts text to subscript format (e.g. Hello1232)
Text color Allows you to select the color for text from a drop down menu.
Text background color Allows you to select the background color for text from a drop down menu.
Text Alignment These 3 buttons allow you to set the alignment on a line: Left, Centered, & Right.
Bullets Toggles text lines to use or not use bullets on the left.
Numeric List Toggle text lines to be prefixed with sequential numbers.
Outdent Decreases the indention of a line.
Indent Increases the indention of a line.
Hyperlink Allows you to insert the URL for selected text.
(URL is an address to jump to, i.e. Hyperlink)
See Hyperlinks below.


Keyboard shortcuts to tools in the toolbar

  • The chart below shows your keyboard shortcuts which you can use when entering your notes.
key presses action
Ctrl + B toggles Bold
Ctrl + I toggles Italics
Ctrl + U toggles Underline
(This feature does not appear as a tool in the toolbar,
but works when applied to selected text using the keyboard)
Ctrl + Shift + K toggles lower case to lower case caps
Ctrl + Shift + + toggles superscript (E = mc2)
Ctrl + = toggles subscript (H2O)
Ctrl + L left justify text
Ctrl + E center text
Ctrl + R right justify text
Ctrl + . (period) toggle Bullet list
Ctrl + / toggle Numbered list
Ctrl + M increase indentation
Ctrl + Shift + M decrease indentation



 Logos allows you to create hyperlinks to other resources in your notes. You can link to Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, guides, and many other resources/tools. You can tell if the resource/tool can be linked to by opening the resource’s/tool’s menu and looking for Copy locations as: URL.

 Most resource types as books will allow you to link more precisely to a particular sentence or paragraph. You will need to set your resource’s location at the top of the panel before copying the URL. For instance if you are in a Bible you will want the scripture that you want to link to showing in the reference box of that Bible. In a commentary or dictionary you will want the location showing at the top of the panel.

 When linking to some tools Logos may not be as precise. For instance if you link to another note, Logos will only link to the note file itself. This is also true for clippings. For Text Comparison you would want the scripture in the reference box set before getting the URL.

  • Using hyperlinks can help you document where you found information (e.g. to words in Bible dictionaries, to words in lexicons, to comments found in commentaries)

  • Using hyperlinks can help reduce the size of your Note Files when you use short text descriptions followed by a hyperlink to your source. (thus saving you from copying text from other resources and pasting it in your note)

  • You can create hyperlinks to Logos tools like: Bible Word Study, Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, Text Comparison.

  • You can create hyperlinks to maps, charts, even Biblical People/Places/Things.


  • When building a hyperlink, you will need to paste a hyperlink URL address. (This is what is placed in the hyperlink box under the Link tool (chain link icon) in the toolbar.). This subsection shows you how to copy the URL address to the clipboard.
    Hint: This is not the only step. This is just a convenient place to describe this step. It helps not to have to repeat it in other subsections below.


Hint: You can skip the steps below if you make your resource the active resource, then on your keyboard press Ctrl Alt C (Mac users: Option-Command-C). Logos will add the URL (providing that was what you last used with Copy location as) to the clipboard.
  

  1. In your resource, click on it’s icon in the upper left side of the resource’s panel.
  2. In the drop down menu for the resource, click on URL beside Copy location as.
    Hint: For most resources it helps to position the location of a resource where you want to link to close to the top of the resource’s panel.
    Hint: For Bible’s make sure that you Bible Book/Verse is showing in the Reference box of your resource.
  3. Logos places the address into the clipboard (for pasting later).
    Hint: Be careful not to copy anything else before you paste your URL address. Otherwise your address in the clipboard will be replace by what you copied.


 Logos does this automatically for you when you type a scripture reference in your note. So you do not need to get a URL as you would when creating all other hyperlinks. Logos does require that the first letter of the Bible book be capitalized! You can use abbreviations to books, see this page for abbreviations for Bible books that Logos will recognize. One other important item is that you must have a space after the reference before Logos will automatically link it. For cases where you have a parenthesis (or brace, etc) immediately after the verse, you will need a space after that before Logos will create the link. These automatic links are directed to your Preferred Bible which you setup on your Home page. To link to a different Bible you will need to manually create the link as shown in Creating a Link to a specific Bible.


Alert this is reported as not working in the Mac yet. A work-around for now is to select the Bible text in the content area of your individual note and click on the Hyperlink icon and typing in the Bible scripture reference into the Hyperlink box.


 a) Notice that this is not linked. The first letter was not capitalized.
 b) Notice that this is not linked. A space was not entered after the scripture reference.
 c) This was linked by Logos. When linked the scripture reference will turn blue.



 d) When you hover your mouse over a link, Logos will show you a pop-up of the scripture verse.
 e) Notice it shows you which Bible that the link is pointed to. My preferred Bible is set to NIV.
 To jump to the hyperlink, hold the Ctrl key down and click on the link with your mouse. (Mac users: hold Cmd key down)



 Many times you may want to have a scripture reference to a Bible other than your preferred Bible (one that you set on the Home page). In these cases you will need to manually create the hyperlink as you would for hyperlinks to other resources. Even though Logos automatically creates a link to your preferred Bible you can override this when you manually create the link.

  

  1. Type your scripture reference in your note.
  2. Now open the Bible that you want linked, go copy the URL to your desired Bible. (see Copying the hyperlink address to resources)


  3. In your note, use your mouse to drag over your scripture (or text you entered) to select it.
  4. Click on the hyperlink icon (chain link icon). A drop down hyperlink box appears.
  5. Right-click in the hyperlink box. In the drop down menu click on Paste.


  6. In your note, click somewhere off of the selected text to deselect the text.
  7. Hover your mouse over the new hyperlink. Logos will show you a pop-up box with the verse inside it.
    1. Notice that your Bible version is showing at the bottom. This is a good way to verify that your hyperlink is to the correct Bible (not your preferred Bible).

   To jump to the hyperlink, on your keyboard hold down the Ctrl key and click on the link with your mouse. (Mac users: use Cmd key)



 Logos allows you to create hyperlinks to other resources within your notes. You will need to open the resource that you want to link to and position where you want to link to it at the top of the panel. This method also works for anything which has the Copy locations as: in its menu (see Copying the hyperlink address to resources). You will be using the URL method for Copy locations in your notes.
 
  

  1. Open the resource that you want to link to, then copy its URL (see Copying the hyperlink address to resources)
    Hint: Position the precise location of the resource at the top of the resource’s panel to get a URL which will open the resource to a more precise position.
  2. Now in your note select the text that you want the link attached to (with your mouse drag over the text to select that text).


  3. In the Note File’s toolbar click on the hyperlink icon (chain link icon). Logos will show a drop down hyperlink box.
    1. Right-click in the hyperlink box and in the drop down menu click on Paste.


  4. Now in the note, click away from the selected text to have Logos deselect the text.
    1. With your mouse hover over the new link. Notice that Logos shows you a pop-up window with your linked resource visible in it.
    2. Also notice that the resource’s title is shown at the bottom.
    3. To open this resource from your note, hold the Ctrl key down (Mac user’s: Cmd key) and with your mouse click on your link. Logos will open your resource and position it to where you had it when you created the URL.

 

 You can also create hyperlinks to other documents such as PDF files or Word documents or even an executable program. This might come in handy in your note when you want to reference another document in your note. These hyperlinks will not open the documents inside of Logos, but have your computer open them with the appropriate program. The steps below show how to add the hyperlink to your note. You will be adding a complete Path & Filename to your document or program. So you will need to either type in the complete Path & Filename. If you are unfamiliar with creating the Path & Filename and are a Windows user, please see the tutorial: Creating a Full Path & Filename.
Hint: this method will also work with PowerPoint, pictures, MP3s, & Videos (virtually any file which you can open on your computer).

  

  1. Create a full Path & Filename for the document that you want your new hyperlink to open and add it to your clipboard.
    (e.g. C:\Users\sclark\Documents\Bible docs\Early church chart.doc )
  2. Select the text in your note that you want to show as a link. (use your mouse to drag over it to select it)
  3. Then in the Note File’s toolbar click on the hyperlink icon (chain link icon). Logos shows a drop down hyperlink box.
    1. Right-click in the hyperlink box and in the drop down menu click on Paste (this pastes the Path & Filename that you added to the clipboard in step 1).

  4. Click somewhere away from the selected text to have Logos deselect the text.
    1. Now with your mouse hover over your new link. Notice that Logos shows us a pop-up with some cryptic text for a link to our file.
    2. If you hold the Ctrl key down on your keyboard (Mac users: Cmd) and click on the link with your mouse, Logos will signal your computer’s operating system to open the file with the appropriate program.



 You can also create hyperlinks to URLs (internet webpages) in your notes. This comes in handy when you want to reference a website in your note.

  

  1. In your web Browser, navigate to the webpage that you want to link to in your note.
    Right-click in the address bar and in the drop down menu click on Copy.

  2. In your note select the text in which you want your link attached to (drag your mouse over the text to select the text).
  3. In the Note File’s toolbar click on the hyperlink icon (chain link icon). Logos shows you a drop down hyperlink box.
    1. Right-click in the hyperlink box and in the drop down menu click on Paste.

  4. In your note click somewhere outside the selected text to have Logos deselect the text.
    1. With your mouse hover over the new link. Logos shows you a pop-up box showing the webpage address for the link.
    2. If you want to jump to that link, hold the Ctrl key down on your keyboard (Mac users: Cmd) and use your mouse to click on the link. Logos will have your Browser open the webpage for that link.



  • Hover the mouse over the hyperlink in your note.
  • Hold the Ctrl key down and Click the mouse.
    (Mac users: use the Cmd key)



Viewing your Note File (Full/Compact)

  • Logos gives us two views which can aid us in viewing our Note File: Full and Compact.


  • When you select FULL view, Logos shows all individual notes expanded.

  

  • When you select COMPACT view, Logos shows individual notes compressed
    • When you click on a note, Logos will expand that note.
    • In this view only 1 note may be expanded at a time.
    • In this view, if you click outside a note or press ESC on your keyboard, Logos will show no notes expanded.

  



Moving a note’s position

  • Since Logos places new individual notes where it thinks best within your Note File, you may wish to reposition a note to a different location inside the Note File.
  • Warning: Your new positions can be disturbed when you Sort your notes.
  • You can only move one note at a time.
  • You move notes by using the Drag-and-Drop method.
  • There are some illustrated Step-by-Step instructions in the older Note wiki page that will show you:


  1. Click under the Note Indicator and to the left of the Content area, keep the mouse button down ...
    Hint: If you are viewing your notes in the Compact view, then it might be easier to click on the blue vertical bar to the left of your note.

  2. with the mouse button still down move the mouse towards the location where you want the note to be placed. Notice that Logos shows you a horizontal gray line indicating where your new location will be. When you get the gray line where you want it, release the mouse button and Logos will move your note.
    Hint: If your new location is not visible on the screen (it is above or below whats showing in the window), then move close to the top/bottom of the viewing area of the Note File’s window (while keeping the mouse button down) and Logos will incrementally show the other notes which were not visible.

      
    1. Now you should see your note in its new location.



Sorting your notes within a Note File

  • You can sort your individual notes within your Note File. You will find four sort methods in your Note’s menu. These are summarized in the table below.

   
 

  1. In your Note File click on the Note File’s icon.
  2. In the drop down menu click on the sort method that you want applied to your current notes.


Sort Method Details
Sort by reference Allows you to sort by Bible reference. Logos uses the Bible reference in the hyperlink portion of the title.
Sort by date added Allow you to sort by the date you added each individual note. The oldest note will appear at the top and the newest at the bottom
Sort by title Allows you to sort by the first word in your note’s title.
Sort by note color Allows you to sort by the color of your Note Indicator for each individual note.



Using Indent for a note in your Note File

  • Logos now provides the ability to indent individual notes. This can help you organize your notes to make them more visually useful to you.
    Warning: If you sort your notes, this may rearrange the order and your indented notes may not be under your original non-indented notes.
  • You can indent more than one level by clicking on the Indent icon more than once.
  • You might find need to move a note’s position to be under another note, see Moving a note’s position
    • Or when you add additional notes, you may need to move your note to where you want it positioned.


  

  1. Click in your individual note to make it the active note.
  2. Above the toolbar click on the Right indent icon.
    Hint: You can indent more than one level by clicking on the Right-indent icon again.


  3. Now notice that your note is indented.
    1. Hint: To unindent a note, click on the Left indent icon above the toolbar.


  4. As in the image above, you can see that indention can help you organize your notes to make them visibly more descriptive.
    1. Hint: You may find it useful to use the Add note button to create a heading note for your topics which you want above your indented notes. If you do this after entering the other notes you may need to move the newly added heading note, see Moving a note’s position.


    2. Hint: You could also manually edit the title to make it Bold or a larger Font to emphasize the heading when showing in the Full view mode.



Deleting a note

  • Eventually you will need to delete an individual note within your Note File.
    • Use caution when deleting notes so that you don’t delete something important!
  • When you delete a note, it will also remove any Note Indicator and Highlighting from your resources/books.


  1. Hover your mouse over the Title of the note that you want to delete from your Note File. A red circle with an X will appear to the right of the Title, click on it and Logos will delete your individual note.
    Hint: If you accidentally delete the wrong note, you might be able to restore it if you immediately press Ctrl + Z on your keyboard (Mac: Cmd + Z).



Deleting a Note File

  • Eventually you will need to delete a Note File from your documents.
    • Use Caution: when you delete a Note File, it cannot be restored (not even with Ctrl-Z) ! This is a Permanent operation!
      Remember that you may have put a lot of work into creating the Note File and you would be sad if you lost it.
  • All resources/books where individual notes for the deleted Note File will be removed.

Warning: do not delete your Note Files which contain your Highlighting Info!!!
You could loose all your highlighting which is associated with those Note Files.
These Note files are named after each of your Palette’s in your Highlighting Tool (e.g. Solid Colors, Emphasis Markups, Highlighting Pens, etc).


  1. In the top menu click on File.
  2. In the drop down menu on the right side locate the Note File that you want to delete and right-click on the Note File’s name.
  3. In the pop-up menu click on Delete.
    Caution: deleted files cannot be recovered!!



Printing your Note File

  • You can print your Note File. You cannot print individual notes.

   

  1. Select the Full view method to view all your individual notes (titles & contents). If you select Compact view, Logos will only print: Note Indicator and the title for each note.
    Hint: You can skip the steps below by pressing Ctrl P on your keyboard (Mac users: Cmd P).
  2. In your Note File click on the Note File’s icon.
  3. In the drop down menu click on Print/Export.
  4. For more details on using the Print/Export window, see the Print/Export wiki page.



Using Find in your Note File

 Logos provides a way to locate a word(s) within individual notes in your Note File, the Find (in this panel) tool which is found in the menu for your Note File. This tool is found in panels when you use resources/books. But it behaves a little different here in your Note File. In your Note File, when you use Find Logos will hide individual notes where it did not find your search word(s). This is pretty useful when you have many or lengthy individual notes. As in other resource/book panels, Find will only search the current panel (the Note File that you are in). If you are trying to locate and individual note but not sure which Note File that your word(s) is in, then first use the Search tool to help you locate your Note File with your word(s), then use this method to isolate the exact individual note.

   

  1. Click on the icon for your Note File to open it’s menu. Then in the menu click on Find (in this panel).
    Hint: Or you could just use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl F (Mac users: Cmd F).


  2. The Find box will drop down over the toolbar. Type the word(s) that you wish to find in your individual note(s). Logos will look for your word(s) in the Title and the Content area of each individual note. Notice that individual notes disappear where your search word(s) was not found.
  3. To clear your search word(s) you can click on the x in the right side of the Find box. All your individual notes will reappear when you do this. You can then type in a new search word(s).
  4. To close the Find box click on X in the right side of the Find drop down tool bar.



Using Search tool to find text in notes

  • Please see this wiki page: Using Search to find MyContent files, it gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do this.
  • Please note that it will Only show you which Note File(s) and your other documents where your word or Bible verse is located.
    • Once you find the Note File in which your text is located, then you should use the above Find method to pin-point where your text was found in individual note(s).



Save as Passage List in your Note File

  • Logos provides a way to save scripture references into a Passage List from a Note File’s menu.
  • Scripture references which appear in the Reference area of your individual notes will be the scripture references which will appear in your new Passage List.
    • Scripture references which appear in the Title or Content area of your individual notes will not be added to the Passage List.


   

  1. Click on the icon for your Note File to open it’s menu. Then in the menu click on Save as Passage List.


  2. Logos will glean all scripture references from the Reference area of your individual notes ...
    1. ... and add them to a new Passage List. Don’t forget to name your new Passage List!
  3. Notice that Logos did not glean scripture references in the Title or Content area of the individual notes shown above!
    (note: the Col 1:17 was manually typed into the Title areas of these 2 individual notes.)



Adding scripture references from inside an individual note to a Passage List

  • You can have Logos glean scripture references from the content area of an individual note by using the method shown below.
    • You will need to do this on each individual note where you want it’s content gleaned. Logos does not provide a way to glean from more than one individual note at a time.


   

  1. With your mouse drag over the content of an individual note to select the text area that you want Logos to glean from.
    1. Then right-click on the selected text, in the pop-up menu click on Copy to add the selected text to your clipboard.


  2. Now in your Passage List click on Add and in the drop down menu click on Clipboard. Logos will glean all scripture references from the text in the clipboard and add them to your Passage List.
  3. Logos does not recognize selected text in a Note File, so don’t click on Selected text.



Problems?

Problems shown here are typical problems you may have regarding Notes.
If you don’t see your problem:

  • Search the Forum for answers relating to your problem with Notes.
  • If you cannot find it by searching, add a new post to the appropriate forum and make sure that:
    • You add clear concise details in the Subject for your post.
    • You clearly identify that your problem is related to Notes.
    • You explain as best you can what the problem is and steps to reproduce your problem.

I don’t see my note in my book or other books

  • Did you enable the Note File in the Visual Filter Menu?
    • Make sure that your Note File is checked in the Visual Filter Menu for that book.

  • Is this a resource/book other than the resource/book that you originally created your note in?
    • (a) Check this resource’s Info to make sure that it is Indexed according to how your original resource was.
      (b) check to make sure your reference/headword is found in this resource/book.
      (c) You may have created your note using the Selection type, if so then your note will only appear in the resource/book where you created your note.
      Hint: To determine if this is the case, click on the Note Indicator beside your note (in your Note File). If in the drop down selector you see the Highlighting styles, then you created your note using the Selection type. You will need to recreate your note using the Reference / Headword type in the Right-Click menu (see step 2b).

  • My highlighted text is not showing up in my other resource(s)/book(s).
    • Highlighted text shows up Only in the resource/book that you created your note in originally.
      (words are unique in different resources/books and Logos cannot determine which words should be highlighted in other books)

The font in my note is now different

  • The most common cause is that you changed your Font in Program Settings for Notes.
    Hint: When you set the font in your Note File and/or your individual note to Default, then it will follow the Font that you set Notes to in Program Settings.

  • If you have set a specific font for text in a note, it will over-ride the font that you set in Program Settings.

  • If you have set the current font globally in your Note File and have set the font in the current individual note to a different font, then in the individual note, select Default while in your individual note.

I deleted my Note File, HELP



Logos Bible Software Wiki

Welcome, Guest! (sign in)