Using the Find box

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What is the Find box?

  In most of your resources you can open a Find box. The Find box is a small bar which drops down just below that resource’s toolbar. In the Find box you type a word and Logos will search for that word in your resource starting where-ever you are in the resource and going forward. If no occurrences of your word (or partial word) is found you may notice the Find box turns red. This quickly helps you determine if your word is present. Once that your word is found you can use the Up/Down arrow to the right of the Find box to sequence to the previous or next occurrence of your word. It is similar to Find in your browser or other software tools.
  The Find box is not meant to replace the Search tool. It’s best purpose is to help you locate a word in your resource which might be close by where are reading in that resource. You will also find that the Find box useful in locating areas in your Note and Clipping files. All this is covered in Mark Barnes video: Logos Tutorial Video #11 – Managing your content at about 7 minutes into the short video. Please take time and watch it!



How to Open & Use a Find box in a resource

  The following steps work in most of your resources: Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, and other books.

 


  1. In your resource click on the book icon in the upper left corner of the resource’s panel.
  2. In the drop down menu click on Find (in this panel).
    1. Or you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl F
      Mac user: Cmd F.



  3. Logos will show the Find box under the resource’s toolbar.
  4. In the Find box start typing the word which you want to locate.
    1. As you start typing the word Logos will highlight the word in the resource. Notice that you may not need to type the whole word.



  5. Click on the Down arrow to locate the next occurrence of your word.
    1. Logos will move to the next occurrence and highlight it.
    2. To find previous occurrences you can click on the Up arrow.



  6. If you type a word (or mistype) which is not found, Logos will shade the Find box red. This helps you check your spelling or change the word.
  7. Notice the blue circle with the x. If you click on it Logos will clear the word that you entered in the Find box.
  8. When you are done using the Find box you can close it by clicking on the X on the right side of the Find box.



How to Use the Find box with Notes/Clippings

  The Find box works slightly different in Notes & Clippings files. When you type a word into the Find box, Logos will hide individual Notes or Clippings which do not contain your word (they are still present in your Note or Clipping file). The steps below will show you what I mean.

 

  • First we will look at a Clipping file



  1. On your keyboard press the key combination Ctrl F.
    Mac user: Cmd F.
  2. Or click in the clipping icon of your open Clipping file.
    1. In the drop down menu click on Find (in the panel).



  3. Logos shows the Find box under the clippings toolbar on the right.
    1. When you start typing a word that would appear in one or more of your clippings...
    2. Logos will show the clippings where this word is found. Notice that clippings which do not have your word have disappeared. Do not panic, Logos has just hidden them.
  4. Click the blue x to clear the Find box. All your clippings will now appear.
    1. When you are done using the Find box, click on the gray X on the right side of the Find box bar. Logos will hide the Find box and all your clippings will be shown again.
      • Now let’s take a look at a Note file .



  5. Open the Find box in your Note file (see steps 1 or 2). In the Find box start typing the word that you want to find in one or more of your notes.
    1. Notice all the notes in the image above (they are shown in the Compact view). You can use Find to locate your word in either view mode (Full or Compact) as Logos searches both the Title and the note contents. When searching a Note file with many notes it is often useful to start with the Compact view so you can see which notes have your word.



    2. When you type your word (or part of it) in the Find box Logos will show you notes which contain your word. If you are using the Compact view, just click on one of the notes to expand that note.
  6. To view all your notes again just clear the Find box (by clicking on the blue x).
  7. When you are done using the Find box click on the gray X on the right side of the Find box bar.



How to use the Find box in Biblical Places

  You can use the Find box in Biblical Places to locate cities or regions. This only works with newer Logos maps which are tagged in a database. There are 2 ways to tell if a map will allow you to use the Find box:
1) If the map is labelled as a newer Logos map as shown below.
2) Check if Find (in this panel) appears in the menu.
 


  • Now we will use the Find box to locate a city

  

  1. Click on the icon in the upper left corner of the Biblical Places panel.
  2. In the drop down menu click on Find (in this panel).
    This will not show up here in maps which are not Logos maps with database entries.


  3. Logos shows the Find box under the information panel.
    Notice the size and scale of the map in this image.


  4. In the Find box type the name of a city or region that you want to locate.
  5. Notice that Logos will zoom and position the map to the city that you entered in the Find box.


  6. Now when we click on another map and open it...
    1. Notice that it is a map from the ESV Study Bible.
    2. Notice that the Find box disappeared. Since the map is not a Logos map with a database, the Find box is not available.


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