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Sometimes you want to use the full power of Logos to pull together a lot of related information as you explore a particular passage or topic. And sometimes you just want to focus on the text you're reading – to read it without distraction while still having easy access to tools that help you engage with it fully.

The Dynamic Toolbar on the web app provides this functionality with single-click access to key tools and capabilities that will enhance your reading and studying without getting in the way. With it you can toggle displaying notes & highlights on or off, navigate to a particular place in the book, search things of interest in the book, change how the book displays information, compare the book with other similar texts, get a quick summary of a section, and more.

While the toolbar is useful with all types of books, Bibles make the most of its functionality, so this article will focus on using the toolbar with a Bible. Towards the end, it will address additional functionality only available in other types of books.

Note: This capability is available to all users on the web app.

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Overview of the Toolbar

You'll find the Dynamic Toolbar near the top of the panel, just to the right of the range selector. It provides navigation features on the left and access to six menus and a button with a link to a forum thread for providing feedback on the right.

 

Dynamic Toolbar - Overview

Navigation Features on the Toolbar

Click the arrows on the left of the toolbar to cycle through previous locations in the book.

Right-click an arrow to open a dropdown menu containing previous locations in the book which you can click to go back to that place:

Dynamic Toolbar - Select Location

Click the book cover icon to open a dropdown menu allowing you to quickly switch to a different book of the same type (Bible to Bible, Commentary to Commentary, etc):

Dynamic Toolbar - Change Book

Click the active location to change this to another location in the book:

Dynamic Toolbar - Change Location

 

Menus on the Toolbar

The six menu headings on the right provide access to a set of capabilities:

  • The Go menu provides navigation options
  • The Search menu provides the ability to search the current book
  • The Notes menu enables you to toggle notes / highlights on or off, or to just show a subset of these as well as the ability to add new notes or highlights
  • The View menu offers different formatting and presentation options 
  • The Tools menu provides access to a focused set of tools
  • The Share menu provides different ways to export what you are reading or studying

Note: To collapse the sub-menu items, simply click the menu button again

The New button provides a link to a forum post that can be used to provide feedback on the toolbar.

Feedback Link For Dynamic Toolbar

 

The Go Menu

Click Go to open this menu:

Dynamic Toolbar Go Menu

Note: This has functions on both the left and right sides of the panel.

The Contents button Contents opens the Table of Contents for the book making it easy to navigate to different chapters:

Dynamic Toolbar - Table Of Contents

 

The History button History shows where you have been reading in the book in the current session and provides single-click access to get back to any of those places:

Dynamic Toolbar - History

 

The navigation arrows enable easy navigation to the previous or next article Article - or whatever options are available in the dropdown menu. 

Dynamic Toolbar - Step To Next Previous

 

The Link set button Link set  provides access to a menu so that the book can be added to a link set, so it will scroll with others books with the same indices (such as verses).

Dynamic Toolbar - Link Set

 

The Insights  Insights and Info  Info buttons on the right provides access to the Insights Sidebar and information about the book.

The Insights Sidebar provides quick lookup capability for Study Bibles, Commentaries, and Related Passages.

Dynamic Toolbar - Insights

Note: You can adjust the width of this sidebar by dragging it as required.

The SearchMenu

Click the Search button to open this menu:

Dynamic Toolbar - Search Menu

 

This provides an Inline Search capability allowing you to search your current book for words, phrases or tagged content, and more. This filters the book to just show content relevant to your search term. So, for example, you can show just those times that Jesus spoke to Peter,

Dynamic Toolbar - Search Jesus Speaking To Peter

 

or where two words appear near to each other in the text.

Dynamic Toolbar - Search Grace Near Truth

 

You can change how much of the surrounding text is shown with your search results using the drop-down menu on the right.

Dynamic Toolbar - Search Show Paragraph

 

Click the small X to remove the search filter and display the full text again:

Dynamic Toolbar - Close Search

 

The NotesMenu

Click the Notes button to open this menu:

Dynamic Toolbar - Notes Menu

 

The Show notes button Show Notes and Show highlights button Show Highlights toggle the display of your notes and highlights respectively.

Dynamic Toolbar - Show Notes

 

The Add note button Add Note  adds a note and opens the Notes Tool so you can add content to the note, change icon styling, add additional anchors, etc.

Without any text selected in the book, the button will add a note to the currently active reference.

Dynamic Toolbar - Add Note To Active Reference Option

 

If you have text selected, the button will add a note to the selected text.

Dynamic Toolbar - Add Note To Selection Option

 

In either case, a note will be added and the Notes Tool opened so you can modify the note as required.

If you select a portion of text, you can then add a highlight, choosing from a palette of your six most recently-used highlights.

Dynamic Toolbar - Add Highlight

 

If you select a portion of text that currently contains a highlight, you are given the option to delete it.

Dynamic Toolbar - Delete Highlight

 

The Notes filter button Notes filter  opens a side panel containing a faceted browser enabling you to select a subset of notes or highlights to display in the current book.

Dynamic Toolbar - Notes Filter

 

The View Menu

Click the View button to open this menu and gain access to a number of options for changing how the text is displayed.

Dynamic Toolbar - View Menu

 

The Reformat text button Reformat text  displays a menu providing some resource level formatting options - including a toggle to enable or disable the reformatting of text.

Dynamic Toolbar - Reformat Text Menu

 

The Bible text section provides the ability to change how the biblical text is displayed including, the option to show individual verses on separate lines, whether footnotes display, and whether non-biblical text appears.

Dynamic Toolbar -Bible Text

 

The Corresponding Words section makes it easy to find repeated words in the text. Enable it and then click a word to highlight where else it occurs.

Dynamic Toolbar -Corresponding Words

 

To remove these indicators, toggle off text reformatting in the dropdown menu.

The Interlinear button Interlinear  shows an Interlinear menu including the option to toggle the Inline Interlinear for the Bible.

Dynamic Toolbar - Interlinear Menu

 

With this enabled, you can select which lines you want to show from the reverse interlinear.

Dynamic Toolbar - Interlinear Enabled

 

The Paged view button Paged View  displays a menu providing the ability to switch between scrolling up and down in the text to moving left and right as though through pages in a physical book.

Dynamic Toolbar - Paged View Menu

 

With it enabled, you can select how many columns you want displayed within the panel and also whether or not you want footnotes displayed at the bottom of the page.

Dynamic Toolbar - Paged View Columns

 

The Locator bar button Locator bar  is simply a toggle to control whether or not the locator bar is displayed:

Dynamic Toolbar - Locator Bar

 

The controls on the right of the View menu allow you to change the size of the text or move into and out of full screen mode.

Dynamic Toolbar - Zoom And Full Screen

 

The ToolsMenu

Click the Tools button to open this menu and gain access to a number of options for engaging further with the text.

Dynamic Toolbar - Tools Menu

 

The Compare button Compare  opens the Text Comparison tool at the currently active reference enabling an easy way to see how different translations agree or differ.

Dynamic Toolbar - Text Comparison

 

The Translate button Translate icon  opens a Translate pane showing a translation of the text.

Dynamic Toolbar - Translate

 

The Summarize button Summarize opens a summarization pane, enabling an AI-generated summary of the current chapter (or article).

Dynamic Toolbar - Summarize

 

When you click the Summarize button in the pane on the right, Logos uses AI to generate a summary.

Dynamic Toolbar - Summarized Text

 

The Set as top Bible button Top Bible  provides a single-click ability to set your preferred Bible to the one you are currently reading. 

Dynamic Toolbar - Set As Top Bible

Note: If the Bible you are reading is currently your preferred Bible, this button is greyed out.

The ShareMenu

Click the Share button to open this menu and gain access to a number of ways to share the text you are currently reading.

Dynamic Toolbar - Share Menu

 

Select a portion of text to access the Copy button Copy, which provides the ability to copy the selected text and then paste it elsewhere.

Dynamic Toolbar - Copy

 

Click the Copy link button Copy Link  to copy the current URL, capturing the location in the book in the app. This can then be shared with others so they can explore the same passage.

Dynamic Toolbar - Copy Link

 

If you select a portion of text, the Create slides button Create slides  is also enabled, providing the ability to create slides based on the text using a range of Logos media.

Dynamic Toolbar - Create Slides

 

Additional Functionality with Non-Bible Books

In books with page numbers, you can navigate in the Go menu by page number as well as by article.

Dynamic Toolbar - Navigate By Page

 

Additionally, you can enable the display of page numbers in the View menu.

Dynamic Toolbar - Show Page Numbers

 

In lexicons that support the feature, you can toggle the display of Outline formatting in the View menu.

Dynamic Toolbar - Reformat Lexicons

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