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Visual Filters allow you to quickly identify features within a text using icons, highlights, and other textual markers. You can easily apply Visual Filters with a few mouse clicks. Continue reading to learn more.  


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Visual Filter Videos

Get Started

Apply a Filter

Filter Types


Visual Filter Videos 

Note: These videos were recorded using a previous version of Logos. To see videos featuring Logos 8, visit this page.


Visual Filters

7:03 min


Bible Text Only

2:19 min


Community Tags

3:02 min


Corresponding Notes and Highlights

2:18 min


Corresponding Words

2:26 min


Discourse Datasets and Visual Filters

4:38 min


New Testament Propositional Outlines

1:59 min


Old Testament Propositional Outlines

3:17 min


Passage List

3:07 min


Get Started

Open the resource you want to study. Click the Visual Filters icon Visual_Filters.svg in the resource panel toolbar to display the available filters (available Visual Filters vary depending on the type of resource).


  The open boxes indicate that none of the available visual filters are applied.  


Apply a Filter

  1. Open the menu.

To apply a filter click the Visual Filters icon Visual_Filters.svg.  



  1. Choose the filter category.

Click the triangle to the left of the checkbox to reveal filter options in that category. To learn about the various filter types, continue reading below.



  1. Select the filter.

Check the box to apply a filter to your resource. Checking the main category box applies all the previously selected filters in that category to the text.  


For example: Logos remembers that the last time you applied the Resources filter, you applied the Corresponding words filter with the Same lemma filter but not the other words. When you return to the Visual Filters menu, clicking the main checkbox next to Resources automatically applies the Corresponding words/Same lemma filter. To modify this, simply expand the category and select or deselect additional filters.



Note: Bible versions have default visual filters applied--Bible text formatting, Chapter/Verse numbers, Footnote indicators, and Non-Bible text. To view the biblical text without these filters, check the box marked Bible text only, and then uncheck the filters that you do not want to be applied.



Search Visual Filters

A search bar at the top of the Visual Filters dropdown menu allows you to search for a particular filter by entering your search term in the box. As you type, Logos reveals available filters matching your search.


Turn off a filter

  1. Click the Visual Filters icon Visual_Filters.svg.
  2. Uncheck the box next to the filter you no longer wish to display.


Filter Types


Highlights features based on data embedded in the resource.


For example: This view shows the Addressee and Speaker labels sub-filters applied. Hovering over the icon reveals interactive information about the person(s) addressed.



Community Notes

Displays community note icons for notes posted in your groups.


For example: The open speech bubble icon indicates a community note posted to a group by an individual. Anyone who is part of that group will be able to see this note when the filter is applied. Filled speech bubbles indicate community notes that you have created.  




Displays media icons when media exists for the text.


For example: Hovering over the pin location icon displays the option to Show Atlas. Clicking this icon opens the Atlas in a new window.  



Notes and Highlights

Displays note icons and highlights where they have been added.


For example: Applying this filter displays highlights and notes you created. As you categorize these notes and highlights in different notebooks, you can filter what is displayed by each notebook.  



Corresponding Notes and Highlights

Displays notes and highlights created in other resources (of the same type) in your active resource panel.


For example: This note was originally created in the text in the ESV displayed in the panel on the left. Applying this filter displays the note in the same location in the NIV displayed in the panel on the right.  



Passage Lists

Lists your Passage List documents and applies a filter to the Bible listing only the passages from the document, similar to the Inline Search display.


For example: This passage list was created for the word church. Logos is only displaying passages in this passage list.  



Reading Plans

Marks the starting and stopping points in your Reading Plans. For more about Reading Plans, click here.


For example: This demonstrates a Bible reading plan. The day’s reading is marked off in the Bible with interactive features to track your progress.   



Additional Resources

Logos Help: Visual Filters

With Visual Filter documents, you can create your own custom Visual Filters. Click here to learn more.

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