Visual Filter (Document)

Visual Filters provide a quick way to find and highlight a specific feature in a resource. You can access existing Visual Filters from a resource’s Visual Filter menu, or create a new Visual Filter using the Docs menu.

 

Visual Filter Types

There are three types of Visual Filters. These correspond to three of the types of searches you can perform in Logos. Visual Filters are also constructed in the same manner that you would create a search query using the Search tool.

  • Basic Visual Filters can be applied to any resource. 

  • Bible Visual Filters can only be applied to BIble resources.

  • Morph Visual Filters can only be applied to morphologically-tagged resources.

 

Create a Basic Visual Filter

  1. Click Docs > New > Visual Filter. (Visual filters you’ve already created will appear in the main pain of the Docs menu.)

  2. Select the Basic Visual Filter type by clicking it in the top right of the toolbar.

 

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  1. Give your Visual Filter a name by clicking in the title field and providing a descriptive title.

  2. You can leave the search field as All Text, or set the search field for your Visual Filter by clicking the Search Field drop-down menu and  entering a field, or making a selection from the list.

 

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  1. Specify the resource(s) you want to search by opening the Search Resource drop-down menu and entering a resource title, or by making a selection from the list.

  2. Enter the query for your Visual Filter in the Search box.

  3. Select the way your search results will be highlighted by clicking the Formatting drop-down menu and making a selection.

 

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  1. Open the resource to which you want to apply the Visual Filter. Click the Visual Filter icon image-3.png and select the Visual Filter you just created.

 

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  1. All of the results from your Visual Filter will be highlighted in your open resource.

 

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Create a Bible Visual Filter

  1. Click Documents and select Visual Filter from the left pane.

  2. Select the Bible Visual Filter type by clicking it in the top right of the toolbar.

  3. Give your Visual Filter a name by clicking in the title field and providing a descriptive title.

  4. Set the search field for your Visual Filter by clicking the Search Field drop-down menu and  entering a field, or making a selection from the list.

 

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  1. Specify the section of the Bible you want to search by clicking the Search Passage drop-down menu and entering a reference or range of verses, or by making a selecting from the list.  

  2. Specify the Bible you want to search by clicking the Search Resource drop-down menu and entering a resource title, or by making a selection from the list.

  3. Enter the query for your Visual Filter in the Search box.

  4. Select the way your search results will be highlighted by clicking the Formatting drop-down menu and making a selection.

  5. Open the Bible to which you want to apply the Visual Filter. Click the Visual Filter icon and select the Visual Filter you just created.

  6. All of the results from your Visual Filter will be highlighted in your open Bible.

 

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Create a Morphological Visual Filter 

  1. Click Documents and select Visual Filter from the left pane. (Visual Filters you’ve already created will appear in the right pane.)

  2. Select the Morph Visual Filter type by clicking it in the top right of the toolbar.

  3. Give your Visual Filter a name by clicking in the title field and providing a descriptive title.

  4. Set the search field for your Visual Filter by clicking the Search Field drop-down menu and entering a field, or making a selection from the list.

  5. Select the section of the Bible you want to search by clicking the Search Passage drop-down menu and entering a reference or range of verses, or by making a selecting from the list. 

  6. Select the resource(s) you want to search by opening the Search Resource drop-down menu and entering a resource title, or by making a selection from the list.

  7. Select the Morphology system you want to search by clicking the Search Morphology drop-down menu.

  8. Enter your search query by typing it in the Search box. You can type your query, or make a selection from the list of suggestions that appear. To open the Morph search dialog box, enter the @ symbol and make selection in the boxes that appear.

 

Note: If you want to search for all occurrences of any word in a specific morphological form, you can just begin your query with the @ symbol. Similarly, you do not have to specify a word or make a selection in every column of the Morph search box. The visual filter will highlight everything that matches the criteria that you do specify.

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(In the example above, the Visual Filter will highlight every occurrence of a demonstrative pronoun in an open resource.)

 

  1. Select the way your search results will be highlighted by clicking the Formatting drop-down menu and making a selection.

  2. Open the resource to which you want to apply the Visual Filter. Click the Visual Filter icon and select the Visual Filter you just created. All of the results from your Visual Filter will be highlighted in your open resource.

 

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Additional Resources

Logos Help: Visual Filter Document

Logos Help: Visual Filters

Logos Wiki: Visual Filter

Logos Wiki: Extended Tips for Highlighting and Visual Filters

Faithlife.com Visual Filters Group

 

 

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