Resource’s Information Window

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Introduction

Resources will have an Information page accessible via the Panel menu, or an Info icon in the toolbar. This information can be useful to your understanding of how Logos uses the resource.

The actual content will vary between resource types, but you will typically see the following:

  • Image of the cover of the book
  • General information on the book
    • The Rating which you have assigned for this book
    • Tags which you have assigned for this book
  • Citation information for this book
  • Copyright information on this book
  • Series
  • Collections
  • Index information which affects how Logos accesses this book
  • Search Fields which can be used to Search for specific information within the text e.g. Words of Christ.
  • Support Info with publication/file details specific to Logos.
  • Reverse Interlinear information will be seen in books (e.g. bibles) which have that feature.



Viewing a Resource’s Info

Open a resource in your layout and then open its Information page.

  • You can click the button to return.



General Info area

  1. An image for the front cover of the book.
  2. Title
    • click to change and assign your own Title
      clear the box to restore the original Title
  3. Abbreviated Title (“Short title” when not assigned)
    • click to change and assign your own Abbreviated Title
    • it is displayed in the resource tab and can be used in the Command box and in Collection rules.
  4. Description of the book.
  5. Edition - “Logos Edition”, “eBook”, or “User Created”
  6. The Rating that you have assigned to this book
    • click the appropriate star to change the Rating.
    • right-click to clear the Rating.
  7. The tags or My Tags that you have assigned to this book
    • click to add a Tag
  8. The resource Type
    a Bible is clarified as “English Bible”, “Greek Bible” etc.
    Not shown for Monograph
  9. Estimated Percentage Read.
    Not shown if 0%.



Citation area

  1. The is the current citation style. If you click on it you can change the citation to another style.
  2. Citation info for this book relative to the style you have selected in step #1.
  3. If you want to copy the citation info for this book to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere, then click on the Copy link.



  This area will show you information about the hard copy & electronic version of your book e.g. publisher, copyright date.
Some books will have information regarding how much text you may legally copy.




Indexes area

  This area is particularly useful in knowing how Logos can access this book. Not all books have values for this area. For instance the book A Survey of Bible Doctrine has no Logos indexes applied to it. But most other books will have information here. Some may have only one index method and others like a lexicon may have quite a few methods listed.

  To help you understand what an Index method is used for, think of the Reference box in a Bible. You can enter a Bible reference in its reference box and Logos navigates to that scripture book/chapter/verse. So if you were to look in the Indexes area of that Bible’s info window you would see Bible. Likewise if you were to enter a Word in a dictionary in the reference box then Logos navigates to that word in that dictionary. Some books have a wider variety of Index methods that Logos has assigned to them. For instance the Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon has several methods which can be used to navigate to original language words that are found in it (e.g. Strong’s numbers, original language word, TDNT, TDOT).

  So you may ask what all this means to you. Well if you understand how certain books are Indexed then it would help you better arrange them in your Prioritization in your library. For instance books which use Strong’s numbering as an index might be prioritized higher in your prioritization of lexicon if you use Strong’s numbering when seeking information on original language words. Also when setting up a reading plan, knowing how a book is indexed can help you set the range that you want to read each day. So you see this area of information in your book’s info window can open up a lot of understanding on how Logos will use it.



(Indexes for “Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon”)



Search Fields area

  This tells you about tagged areas of text that you can use to restrict your searches e.g. footnote, Words of Christ.

 

  1. The Search Fields area describes all the fields for this specific book.
  2. If you open a Search window and use Basic search in your book, then ...
  3. if you click on All text and then click on Search Fields, ...
  4. Logos lists the Search fields for your book.

So you can narrow your search by using one or more of these fields.



Support Info area

  Information in this area may or may not be useful to you. But if you ever contact Logos Tech support or ask a question on the Forum, then you might be asked to supply some of this information found in this area.



  1. This is Logos’ resource ID for this book. It is used internally in the program.
    • The resource ID can be typed or pasted into the Command box and Logos will display the book’s title in the drop down menu.
  2. This is the version information for your book.
  3. This is the filename for your book in the Logos Resources folder.


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