Visual Filters

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Visual Filters augment the text of a resource to focus your attention on specific features in a resource. This article will demonstrate how you can access and apply existing Visual Filters from a resource’s Visual Filter menu. Learn more about creating custom visual filters.

Note: For instructions on using the Factbook visual filter which enables one-click access to Factbook articles, click here.


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Access Visual Filters

  1. Open the resource you want to study.
  2. Click the Visual Filters icon Visual Filters icon in the resource panel toolbar. Available filters are listed in categories.

    1 Visual Filters Icon

    Note: Available Visual Filters will vary depending on the type of resource you are using. In this example, we will use the Lexham English Bible.

  3. Check the box next to the listed Visual Filter to apply this to the text.
    2 Apply A Visual Filter

Visual Filter Types

3 Visual Filter Types

  • Resource — Highlights features based on data embedded in the resource. This includes basic features such as page numbers, chapters, and verses. Use this visual filter to help best navigate your resource.
  • Media — Displays media icons when media exists for the text. Use this to quickly create slides for a sermon or social media posts.
  • Notes and Highlights — Displays note icons and highlights where they have been added to text. You can use this filter to show these highlights or turn off highlights without deleting them.
  • Notes and Highlights (Corresponding) — Displays notes and highlights you’ve made in other resources. Use this filter to display a note or highlight made on the same passage but in a different bible.
  • Passage Lists — Lists your Passage List documents, and selecting one applies a filter to the Bible listing only the passages from the document, similar to the Inline Search display.
  • Reading Plans — Marks the starting and stopping points in your Reading Plans.
  • Visual Filters — Highlights text in a resource according to a Visual Filter document you’ve created. Learn more about custom visual filters.

Example Visual Filters

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 fit your needs.

1. Filter all Public Documents by Visual Filters.

Click the Documents icon Documents icon and select the Public tab to view all publicly-shared Logos Documents. Select Visual Filter under Type. (If you don’t see the filter menu, click the menu icon Hamburger icon to show the filter panel.)

4 View Public Visual Filter Documents

2. Filter by author.

Click User Ed under the Author category to filter all Visual Filters to show only those created by the User Education Team.

5 Select User Ed Visual Filters

3. Add any filter(s) to your Logos Documents.

Select a filter and choose Add to your docs above the documents list, or right-click on any visual filter and click Add to your docs.

6 Add Visual Filter To Your Docs

Note: To add multiple visual filter documents at the same time, select multiple visual filters (hold Shift and select a list of sequential filters or Cmd (macOS) or Ctrl (Windows) and click non-adjacent filters) and click Add to your docs above the menu or right-click on your selection and choose Add to your docs.

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