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Sentence Diagram

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Carefully considering the relationships between clauses, phrases, and other parts of speech is vital to understanding the biblical text. Logos helps you do this with the Sentence Diagram tool. Choose between Line or Text Flow diagram styles and study the relationships between various parts of the text.

Note: This feature is available in Logos Bronze and above.

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Line Diagram

Text Flow Diagram

Print or Export a Diagram

 

Line Diagram

The Line diagram style is well-suited for studying and displaying the relationships between individual words in the text.

To get started:

 

1. Open a Sentence Diagram document

Click Docs and select Sentence Diagram. Logos opens a blank Sentence Diagram document. Click the title to add a unique title for your diagram. Consider using the text you are diagramming, such as Romans 12:3.

 

2. Insert passage

Clicking Insert passage expands the menu. Enter the passage you want to diagram. Click the passage in the dropdown list to activate Insert and options. Select the translation and choose an alternate line to display with your text (optional). Click No alternate line to expand a menu of options. (You will format how the alternate text displays after Logos inserts the passage.) Select Insert.

 

3. Add Diagram components

Logos defaults to LTR (left-to-right) orientation for Greek. At the bottom left-hand corner, select RTL (right-to-left) for Hebrew/Aramaic.

  • Click a segment to the left of the document to select it. Click the location in the document body where you want to place the segment. It is best to start with the subject and predicate line. After placing the text, add additional segments. These are designed to snap to the adjacent components.

  • Clicking a segment displays a white open circle and one or more solid blue circles (Constantly display these by clicking Display and selecting Always show shape handles). Clicking the white open circle allows you to move the diagram segment (and any words placed on the segment), and clicking a blue circle allows you to adjust the size of the segment.

  • Remove a diagram segment by clicking it and then pressing Delete. This does not delete the text.

  • Add additional lines to your diagram by clicking the line or pencil icon. Draw the segment in your desired location. If your drawing resembles an existing segment, Logos automatically updates your drawing with the corresponding segment.

  • Add text to your diagram by clicking the text icon. Hover your cursor over your desired location in the document and click. Enter your desired text.

Note: To learn more about diagramming sentences, check out Diagrammatical Analysis (included in Logos Silver and above.)

4. Arrange text

  • Drag a word to the corresponding segment location on the diagram.

  • To group words together, such as τῆς χάριτος, press Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (Mac) and select the words you want to connect and click Join. Undo the action by clicking a combined set of words and selecting Separate.

  • As with the diagram segments, the white and blue shape handles allow you to move and resize the text blocks.

    Note: To change the font attributes, select the text, and click Text in the toolbar to expand the dropdown menu.

  • To display alternate text, click Display to expand a list of options and select your preferred arrangement. (It is recommended that you make this selection before arranging the words in the diagram to maintain proper alignment and spacing.)

 

Open a Sentence Diagram in Logos.

 

Text Flow Diagram

The Text Flow diagram style is well-suited for studying and displaying the relationships between clauses in a discourse. To get started:

 

1. Open a Sentence Diagram document

Click Docs and select Sentence Diagram. Logos opens a blank Sentence Diagram document. Click the title to add a unique title for your diagram. Consider using the text you are diagramming, such as Psalm 1:1-3.

 

2. Insert passage

Clicking Insert passage expands the menu. Enter the passage you want to diagram. Select the passage in the dropdown list to activate Insert and options. Choose the translation to display. Click Line diagram to expand your options and select Text Flow diagram. Select an alternate line to display with your text by clicking No alternate line to expand a menu of options. (You will format how the alternate text displays after Logos inserts the passage.) Select Insert.

 

3. Arrange text

  • Click a word (or verse number) to move that word and all subsequent words in your text to a different location in the document.

    Note: The Text Flow diagram always keeps your text order regardless of where you move parts in the document.

  • To display alternate text, click Display to expand a list of options and select your preferred arrangement.

  • Adjust the width of the diagram by clicking and dragging the blue line on the right side of your diagram. Move your diagram in the document by clicking and dragging it to your desired location.

 

4. Add diagram components

  • Use diagram segments on the left to augment your diagram.

    Note: These segments are designed for use with the line diagram style, so the text does not snap to the line segments as they would in a line diagram. Segments and text move independently of each other.

  • Add lines to your diagram by clicking the line or pencil icon.

  • Add text to your diagram by selecting the text icon and enter your text in the document.

Did you know? You can also use the Text Flow diagram to display chiasms in the biblical text. Simply select the text icon and enter your text in the document. Click and drag the propositions to your desired location to display the chiasm.

Open a Sentence Diagram in Logos.

 

Print or Export a Diagram

To print or export your diagram, click the panel menu icon and select Print/Export. Logos opens a printing dialog pane. Select print options or export your diagram as an XPS Document.

Learn more about sharing your diagram with your Faithlife.com community.

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