• What do you guys find as some of your most helpful markings to make in the texts and the visual filters to go with it? I have just started exploring and am in my second semester of Greek. I am trying to establish some good workflows when reading through the original language texts. Thanks!
    1. I have created pallets and styles to go with those pallets, but they are not showing up under the Visual Filters menu. Visual filters is checked and expanded, but there is nothing showing under that menu. Please help!
      1. Would it be possible to add a filter to capitalize any words that refer to God? To change "and he said" to "and He said".
        1. And by "overwrite" you mean literally you can write the new word over the original one, rather than "replace" the word. As far as I know, highlighting doesn't allow you to "replace" a word.....just add text to it before, after, above, or under it.
        2. You are correct - the sort of highlight I am talking about (see screenshot) will reduce the size of the font of the existing text, give it a white background (so it effectively becomes invisible) and then put a He before it. So this will change a "he" to a "He" and (in the process) will introduce some extra spacing. It's the best I know how to do and, as above, would take a lot of work to be generally applicable.
        3. The Capitals (Names of God & Pronouns-He, Him, Son, I, are Key to Understand when Jesus or the Father is speaking, and for a few times in the Old Testament the Trinity is mentioned. Grammar and Syntax are key elements to understanding the Bible. I like Old King James for accuracy, but for just reading my daily verses I like the New King James, rather than the latter written in 611AD. Reading King James (in English was a giant accomplishment that made the Gospel available to so many people, at the time Latin, Greek, Aramaic Hebrew) were languages that, clergy and rich & educated people could read and speak. The book of Romans "The Gospel" was such an important book that truly the Gospel reach the edges of civilization. In college, a collateral reading was Saint Augustine (1 of 3 that started the reformation along with Martin Luther) This book was translated from High German (This was hard reading, the English was written just after 300ad and I had to use a dictionary often just to understand what I was reading) Syntax and the grammar is important with a good education. When you read Hebrew and Greek the Page, Letter (with a number assigned to each Hebrew character-the character-letter associated with a numerical for Hebrew. So, the characters are 3-fold. Each character has a number along with its characters. Each letter טךגך' (at that time the Hebrew characters looked like a tent for a letter than an ox for another. The language was difficult to translate. We still are missing what was originally written down by the scribes. There is also the numerology linked to the Bible in original languages. The text had a mathematically correct, Pages number, words per page, letters for each line so on and so forth. The supercomputers of our time couldn't perform this act of writing with the math that has been handed down to us by the scribes. It's late and I was in an industrial accident and my memory is bad. So, I will work on condensing my words. Writing helps to get thoughts out and also to be able to use them to lift up fellow Christians and continue to share the Gospel. God bless
      2. The setup... - I've got a visual filter that identifies certain key words in the gospels. It works fine and I see the key words identifies as I scroll through the text What I'd like... - I want to take the verses containing those key words and put them in a passage list. For some reason I can't figure out how to do this. Anybody have any suggestions???? Thanks!
        1. Borrow the rule from your visual filter. Use it in a Bible search. Save the results to a passage list.
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      3. Do visual filters work on the iPad?
        1. No, I'm afraid not
        2. Are there plans to make visual filters available on the mobile app?
      4. The Logos User Education team has created a variety of original language visual filters available to all Logos users. You can add any of these to your personal Logos Documents and customize them to your needs. Read more here: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016529972#example-visual-filters
        1. I'm trying to put together a visual filter that tells me a Psalm is an acrostic. I have a visual filter to note any acrostics in the bible: {Label Figure of Speech WHERE Description ~ "Acrostic"}. The highlighting style is to Insert Text Before "Acrostic" with "Capsule" checked, and a left border. The problem is this applies the Text Capsule to every verse in an acrostic section. Is there a way to have it only apply to the first verse where the acrostic begins? For example Psalms 25 would have the title or maybe verse 1 with the text capsule, but only the border for the entirety of the psalm? See attached image for what I'm currently seeing.
          1. Found a way to solve it. Changing the visual filter to "Basic" instead of "Bible" got me what I wanted!
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            Hi there! I like the blue bubble "Capsule" filter, but do not have that available to me as a selectable style. Not sure how I get that - could someone point me in the right direction? EDIT: I figured it out. For those who might come across this. Need to create a custom highlighter resource, which is where you can create custom resource which can be consumed by the visual filter tool.
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          Question about visual filters. I want to highlight the word justified (δικαιόω) found in Romans 5:1 in all the Bible. However, when I go to my visual filters and type δικαιόω and the type of highlighting, it doesn't do anything. For many other Greek words, this works fine. When I type <Lemma = lbs/el/δικαιόω> and the type of highlight, it immediately shows. What is the difference? Secondly: is there a faster way add a word to the visual filters? Now I have to select the word, go to the Bible Word Study, copy the Greek and then manually add it to the end of my Visual Filter list.
          1. Secondly question....I do not know of an easier way.
          2. Thanks Michael, this is very helpful. What I did not know is that the three tabs in the Visual Filter actually do something different. They all looked the same to me. So now that I've selected the Morph tab, everything works like it did in the previous versions. With Bible or Basic, not all words are highlighted. Apparently when I downloaded Logos 9, it switched the tab on me...
          3. Faster way for adding a word to visual filter(s) is using Right Click => select lemma => Bible Search, followed by copying: e.g. <Lemma = lbs/el/δικαιόω>
        3. After reinstalling Logos, I cannot see the visual filters any more. Under docs->visual filters, I still have a list of filters, but nothing is highlighted in my Bibles. I recreated a new visual filter, only highlighting "lemma:λόγος". Then opened John 1 (ESV) -- nothing. If I search for the lemma by itself it's fine. Under the three dots, there is no option 'visual filters', only resource, community notes, notes and highlights, notes and highlights (corresponding) and reading plans. Any help is appreciated
          1. With the help of customer support we found the issue. Wanted to write this for posterity :) My filters were based on lemma:λόγος. This worked in the past. The way it works in Logos 9 is that the filter should be based on the word λόγος not on lemma:λόγος. After removing the word 'lemma:' in front of all my highlights, the context menu shows up and everything is marked as expected.
          2. Bible & Basic Visual Filters use lemma syntax <Lemma = lbs/el/λόγος> while Morph Visual Filters can use syntax <Lemma = lbs/el/λόγος> OR lemma:λόγος Newer syntax includes Morphology identifier (lbs is Logos Greek Morphology) and Language (el is Greek), which allows intermixing of Morphologies. Various Hebrew morphologies have different homonym lemma numbering.
          3. Thanks, this is what happened when I upgraded: instead of the Morph filter, it applied the Basic filter. Different result... Thanks
        4. How to share my created Visual Filters with my class?
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            Hi Victor, You can share your Visual Filters from right clicking it in the Docs menu. You can either share 'Public' so all can see and use it, or you can share to a Group that you and your class members are part of. Once you have shared it, your class members can go to their Docs and click on the relevant Group or Public tab, and then search for it there. They can then right click it and choose 'Add to your docs'