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Logos allows you to create, customize, and share Reading Plans of the Bible or any other resource in your library.

 

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Create a Reading Plan

View a Reading Plan

Export a Reading Plan

Share a Reading Plan

Edit a Reading Plan

Delete a Reading Plan 

 

Create a Reading Plan

You can create a Reading Plan in Logos from the Docs Menu: Docs > New > Reading Plan.

 

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Logos will open a dialog box with three options:

  1. Choose a predefined Reading Plan (customize a predefined Bible Reading Plan)
  2. Generate a Reading Plan (semi-customize an auto-populated plan with any resource)
  3. Custom Reading Plan (fully customize a session-by-session plan with one or more resources)

 

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1. Choose a predefined Reading Plan 

Logos provides nearly seventy predefined Bible Reading Plans. Each plan has a title and brief description. Select one from the list.

 

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At the top of the window, you can change the Reading Plan, the Bible, the frequency of the plan, the start date, or the reader.

 

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  1. Reading plan: You can change the predefined plan by selecting a new option from the list or by selecting your current plan (which opens a drop-down menu).
  2. Bible version: To change the Bible version, select your current version and choose a new one from the list.
  3. Plan frequency: To change the plan’s frequency, select current frequency (“every day” by default) and choose between every day, every week, or each… (select specific days).
  4. Start date: By default, plans start on the day you create them. To adjust the start date, select today and choose a new date.
  5. Reader: You can follow the Reading Plan by yourself or to share it with any group on Faithlife.com in which you are a member. By default, Logos sets the plan to be personal. To invite a group, select by myself and select a group from the list. If you invite a group to join you, the Reading Plan will be made available for others in the group’s right-hand sidebar. As long as members of your group have access to the given resource, they can read along with you.

 

Note: If you need to create a group, you can set one up for free on Faithlife.com.

Once your plan is ready, select Start.

 

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2. Generate a Reading Plan

Generating a Reading Plan provides a semi-customized plan for any resource in your Logos library.

Give your Reading Plan a descriptive name in the title field.

 

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At the top of the window, you can change the passage, resource, frequency of the plan, start date, plan length, or the reader. If your resource is a Bible, you can also set reading divisions.

 

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  • Passage: If your chosen resource includes page numbers (non-Bible resources) or references (Bibles), you can set your plan to include specific page numbers or references respectively. For Bibles, you can also choose from a list of common biblical divisions (e.g., Old Testament, Gospels, Johannine Literature, etc.).
  • Reading Division: If reading a Bible, you can set your reading division to Default, Chapter, or Pericope.
  • Resource: Choose any resource in your library by selecting it in the drop-down list or by searching for it in the search box.
  • Frequency: Set your Reading Plan to occur every day,** every weekday**, or each…[specific days].
  • Start Date: By default, plans start on the day you create them. To adjust the start date, select today and choose a new date.
  • Plan Length: By default, generated Reading Plans last a year. You can adjust it to any length by expanding the plan length menu.
  • Reader: You can follow the Reading Plan by yourself or to share it with any group on Faithlife.com in which you are a member. By default, Logos sets the plan to be personal. To invite a group, select by myself and select a group from the list. If you invite a group to join you, the Reading Plan will be made available for others in the group’s right-hand sidebar. As long as members of your group have access to the given resource, they can read along with you.

 

Note: If you need to create a group, you can set one up for free on Faithlife.com.

 

Once your plan is ready, select Start.

 

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3. Custom Reading Plan

Custom Reading Plans are fully-customizable plans you create session-by-session for one or more documents in your Logos library.

Give your Reading Plan a descriptive title by entering a name in the title field.

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For custom plans, you add each reading session manually so you can fully customize each day of your plan. Add as many reading sessions as needed using the following method:

 

  1. Select the date for your session.
  2. Add one or more passages to the reading session. You can drag a reference hyperlink or a resource, select Choose from an open resource, or Type in a reference. If you drag a resource, the Reading Plan will use the current page number open in the resource. To add a different page number to the Reading Plan, scroll to the page you want in the resource before dragging it to the Reading Plan.
  3. Click Add session.

 

You can quickly add readings from another Reading Plan, a Passage List, or a Clippings document from the Add dropdown menu.

 

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You can follow the Reading Plan by yourself or to share it with any group on Faithlife.com in which you are a member. By default, Logos sets the plan to be personal. To invite a group, select by myself and select a group from the list. If you invite a group to join you, the Reading Plan will be made available for others in the group’s right-hand sidebar. As long as members of your group have access to the given resource(s), they can read along with you.

 

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Note: If you need to create a group, you can set one up for free on Faithlife.com.

 

Once your plan is ready, click Done.

 

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View a Reading Plan

Reading Plans appear as cards on your Home Page. You can also access any plan from the Docs menu. To narrow the results, expand the Filters menu and select Reading Plan or search for your plan in the search box.

 

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When you open a Reading Plan in Logos, you can view it in three different ways:

 

1. Overview: shows a list of your available sessions.

 

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2. Calendar: displays a calendar with entries for each of your Reading Plan sessions.

 

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3. List: displays a compact list of upcoming readings.

 

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To read any passage, select the linked reference to open the appropriate resource from your library. Convenient Start and Stop indicators help you track your reading. Click Mark read when you finish your reading for the day.

 

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If you fall behind, Logos lets you catch up to today's reading and continue with the plan. Select Catch me up.

 

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Export a Reading Plan

You can export any plan to your calendar via iCal (Mac) or Outlook calendar.

With the Reading Plan open, select the export dropdown.

  • Calendar: Choose the local calendar your Reading Plan will be exported to.
  • Start/End time: Choose the start and end for each session.
  • Reminder (optional): Set an optional reminder ___ minutes previous.
  • Export: Download the calendar for easy import into your calendar software.

 

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Share a Reading Plan

You can share your Reading Plan with a Faithlife Group of which you are a member or with any Logos users.

 

Share publicly with any Logos users

To share your Reading Plan with any Logos user, open the Docs menu, select the entry row for your Reading Plan (not the linked title), and click Share. Alternatively, right-click the plan and select Share.

 

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Toggle the switch to Yes to make the document public, then copy the link to share.

 

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Note: Your document will be visible to all Logos users in “Public” documents as well. You can find all public documents by opening the Docs menu, and selecting the Public tab.

 

Share with a Faithlife Group

When you first create your plan, you can indicate that you want to read your plan with a group. If you want to share a previously-created Reading Plan, open the plan, click Edit, and select by myself to expand the dropdown menu. Choose your Faithlife group from the list to begin sharing.

 

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You can also share your documents from the Group tab in the document sharing menu.

 

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Simply find the group you want to share your document with and select it. Before you click Done, you can make the document editable by everyone in the group by checking the box next to Collaborate or you can leave it read-only by leaving the box unchecked. 

 

Note: You can view all your shared Logos documents at documents.logos.com. This will open the your online Logos Documents Manager in a new browser window, where you can collaborate, duplicate, and delete documents.

 

Edit a Reading Plan

To edit any Reading Plan, open it from the Docs menu and click Edit.

 

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Make your changes to the plan with the available options, then select Done to secure your edits.

 

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When editing a Custom Reading Plan, you can also remove individual sessions. Hover your cursor to reveal the red delete icon image11.png and click Remove reading.

 

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Delete a Reading Plan

To delete any Reading Plan, open the Docs menu, locate the Plan, right-click it, and select Delete.

If the plan is shared with a Faithlife group, it will still remain available within that group—even though you personally deleted it. To delete the plan from your shared group, you must be an administrator or moderator. From your group on Faithlife.com, navigate to Logos Documents within the Bible Study menu option, locate your plan, expand the Actions dropdown, and select End Collaboration.

 

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