Resource’s Information Window

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Introduction

  Most if not all your resources will have an Info icon on the right side of the resource’s toolbar. When you click on the icon Logos will show you information about that resource. The contents of this information page will be similar to the one that you can view in your Library (see item #3 in The Library’s toolbar). But the resource’s information will contain several items of more specific information which can be useful to your understanding on how Logos uses this resource.

  Not all resource information windows will have all the items populated in them. This varies somewhat relative to the resource. Below is typically what you will find in a resource’s info window.

  • Image of the cover of the book
  • General information on the book
    • The Rating which you have assigned for this book
    • Tagging which you have assigned for this book
  • Citation information for this book
  • Copyright information on this book
  • Index information on how Logos relates to this book
  • Search Fields which Logos can search within this book
  • Support Info details specific for Logos

some resources may have other items not shown above. (e.g. Reverse Interlinear)



Viewing a Resource’s Info

  Open a resource in your Logos layout area (see Opening your resources (books)). Then look on the right side of your resource’s toolbar for the info icon and click on it to view the resource’s info window.

  To hide the info window look on the right side of the toolbar for the Done button and click on it to hide the info window. This returns you back to where you were viewing in your book.



General Info area

  1. An image for the front cover of the book.
  2. General information about the book.
  3. The Rating that you have assigned to this book
    1. To change the Rating click on the star at which you want to change the rating to (the further to the right that you click equals the higher the rating). You can learn more about Ratings on the wiki page Ratings.
    2. To clear the Ratings, right-click on the star and in the pop-up click on Clear.
  4. The Tagging that you have assigned to this book
    1. To add a Tag click on the add tag link, then type in the tag name that you want. (please see the wiki page Tagging for more details about tagging)



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. the copyright date for which your book was created from). Logos will have more information here for some books. For instance in the ESV Bible you will find information regarding how much text that you may legally copy into a paper that you are writing.




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 the 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. footnotes, Words of Christ.

 

  1. The Search Fields area shows you all the specialized fields that Logos can limit your search area to for that specific book.
  2. If you open a Search window and use Basic search in your specific book (same one that you are looking at it’s Info window), then ...
  3. if you click on All text and then click on Search Fields, ...
  4. you will see that Logos has your search fields for your book listed here.

This can be useful to know how you can narrow down your search by using one or more of these fields which are available in your book.



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.


    1. The resource ID can be typed or pasted into the Command box and Logos will search for the book’s title, then show it to you in the drop down menu.
  2. This is specific version information for your book.
  3. This is the filename for your book that Logos has it stored under.


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