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- Welcome to the Logos Notes group. This is a place for users of Logos Bible Software to talk about the new Notes tool in the Logos desktop, web, and mobile apps. Share and learn tips, ask and answer questions, and show some of the cool ways you’re using Notes to help you do better Bible study—and let us know how we can make Logos Notes even better.
- Start me from scratch in adding notes/highlights to a book. This will probably be the first of several posts asking about Notes. I constantly highlight and make notes, but I lack some basic understanding — despite watching Proctor (and other) videos more than once. I beg patience. So, let's just start with two: 1. I'm in 𝗮 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, wanting to 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀. I've noticed in past books that some get stored in that book's notebook (though I'd created none), some in No notebooks, and some others all over Christendom and beyond. What should I do, first thing? Should I create a notebook of any title I choose 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘐 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 with a book? And then I have to reopen that notebook 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 I open the book? 2. What of the hundreds, 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗜'𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱? Should I go and create a notebook for each one, one by one, and figure out how to move the existing notes into those new notebooks? And then remember to open up those notebooks every time I get into the book. Seems to me a nice feature would be if the notes automatically went into the book's notebook unless otherwise configured by the user. Thanks!
- This is totally up to you and your way of working. I suspect that many users use notebooks because they are used to it and maybe even have a system behind it (probably keeping on doing what they did in the old notes system that was based on notebooks). It's fully fine to ignore the notebooks and just have all notes go to "no notebook". Unless you want to share a subset of those to a specific group, or want to turn on/off notes for yourself (e.g. to separate between devotional notes and a research project), you'll be fine.
- Thanks so much for responding, Mick. So do you make many notes, comments? Do you use notebooks, or let them to wherever? Found any pluses, minuses?
- How do I use sort by notebooks? When I try it’s grayed out and says I need to select a notebook first. When I select a notebook it’s available but of course there’s nothing to sort because all the notes are in one notebook.
- Hi, Sean. "Notebook sort order" means the specific order you've made in a notebook; so that's correct, it applies only to a single notebook (at this point). It sounds like you are trying to view all your notes, grouped by notebook (right?). That's not supported at this point, but it's an interesting idea. If it wasn't greyed out in the sort list, what would you expect would happen? For example, what notebook would you expect first in the list? (first alphabetical, last used, etc.)
- Is there a way to archive notebooks? Here is the scenario: my wife has been leading a ladies' Bible study through Acts, and she has created a notebook for each chapter/passage grouping within Acts. She will soon be moving into Romans, but now the notebooks she has accumulated have become cumbersome through which to search. In Olive Tree BIble Study, which she used to use, there was a way to bundle notebooks into collections rather than just having all notebooks listed. I understand that there are filters that can accomplish something like what I am describing within Logos, but I am rather new to Logos myself as well, so I am not much help. Any thoughts?
- That's a great question, Levi Moore. You can't nest or bundle notebooks at this time, but you can use tags to group notes however you choose. Here's what I would suggest: * Start by creating a new notebook for all of her Acts notes. * Then, open one of the existing notebooks on Acts, select all of the notes it contains by clicking the first note, then clicking the last note while holding the Shift key. * A dialog will appear, letting you adjust some data for all of the selected items. * Click the dropdown under Notebook and choose the new notebook she created in the first step. * Then enter the passage she covered in the *Add tags* field. * Then click *Apply changes*. This will reduce the number of notebooks she's using while keeping her current grouping accessible in the *Filters* menu under the *Tags* heading.
- Thanks! I started looking into the Notes help docs and remembered the Tag functionality. She and I will look into this.
- Excellent! Let me know if you need any help with it.
- I know the basics from Logos 8 days when notes were updated. I am about to embark on a project which requires that I get good using notes. I was wondering if there is any resource or videos which I should use to really tune myself up... anything new since the basic video training here? Thanks a lot. Rob
- Hi Rob, it’s been a while! I hope you’re doing good! Here is a good place to start: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017978372
- thank you
- Hi, Rob! If you ever want more info on Logos Notes, I'd be happy to set up a Zoom call with you. We could do some screen sharing and I could answer any questions that you might have. I'd be happy to help!
- I'm having trouble putting Scripture references after Hebrew text. When I write "1 Kings" the "1" ends up in front of the line of text even though it still gets the hyperlink right. Is there a workaround?
- Is it possible to type in Greek or Hebrew in notes? Or will that be possible in the future?
- Sure, if you just switch your keyboard layout over to Greek, you can type in Greek (I just typed οφ ψοθρσε Ι ψαν ςριτε ιν Γρεεκ ιφ Ι ξθστ σςιτψη τιο α Γρεεκ κεζβοαρδ λαζοθτ in a new note)
- You can download Hebrew keyboard and fonts from here: https://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLHebrew.aspx The greek font is here: https://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLGreek.aspx If you need further help , let us know
- There's a free Greek/Hebrew Keyboard from Logos as well https://www.logos.com/product/53264/original-languages-keyboards-for-windows - but one can also use the one coming with Windows and simply switch language in the taskbar.Original Languages Keyboards for WindowsAncient Language Keyboards allow us to type in different languages, like Greek or Hebrew, by mapping the ancient language characters to our physical keyboard. This has the significant advantage of allowing you to install and learn one keyboard and use it not only in Logos but also in any other Unicode-aware application (including Microsoft Word or the Google search bar).www.logos.com
- Guys for years Logos has been unable to correctly markup Hebrew. if you markup a single word like "you abandoned" in the word "you abandoned me" עזבתני the whole word gets marked instead. please up vote my request to fix this bug on desktop: https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-desktop-app/posts/fix-hebrew-highlighting-notes-bug and mobile app: https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-mobile-app/posts/fix-hebrew-highlighting-notes-bug-9cb6357a-02a2-4f9f-861c-e7691e9fcfca It would be so nice to get note-taking/markups working right on Hebrew like it does for Greek. Animated gif demonstrating the problem quickly: https://community.logos.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Discussions.Components.Files/147/4431.SingleHighlight_2D00_Fail.gif
- Is there a way to quickly create notes from the browser (Chrome, Firefox) like Evernote's Web Clipping tool does it? The use case: I regularly create clippings in Evernote with potential sermon illustrations coming from reading various resources like news or articles in the web. It would be nice to create notes or clippings directly into logos by highlighting a paragraph or image in the browser and hitting a hotkey. Alternatively, is there a programmable API (HTTP/Rest?) to create notes that I could use to develop such a browser plugin?
- This is a very simple question: How do I change the name of a note. It won't do me much good if I duplicate a note and then can't change it's name. Mike
- The name of a note? Notes don't have names.
- Apparently, the "title" or "name" of a note is whatever appears in the first line of the note text. Yeh, I know, some of us like having names and titles to things.
- A better question might be "how do I find my note when I need it? the answer is Tag it! call it what you will and Just put on your filters and go find it in the Tag section
- Hey Logos Team! Is there any possibility to bring back the Ctrl-M keyboard shortcut for the Rich Text editor in Notes (to increase indent) and the Ctrl-Shft-M to decrease indents. It used to work in Logos 7, but not in 8 or 9