Charts Tool

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Note: This video was made using an older version of the software.

A well-organized chart attracts attention and adds visual impact when studying and presenting data. The Charting Tool in Logos makes it easy to display your search results. It is also simple to export a chart for printing or to use in a presentation. Choose from a variety of graph styles and display your results based on how often they occur in a book or chapter.



1. Open the Charts Tool

Click Tools and select Charts from the menu. Click Charts to open the tool.


2. Start a search

Click Start a new search. Logos opens a new search panel.


Type your search terms and press Enter. (Learn more about searching in Logos.)

For example: In Ephesians 1, Paul prays for believers to be filled with the Spirit of wisdom. Find all the places in Scripture where spirit is used in conjunction with wisdom. Type spirit AND wisdom and press Enter.


Try this search in the Logos desktop app or in the Logos web app.


3. View results in a chart

Click Graph Bible Search Results icon Charts. Logos displays your search results in a chart.


4. Customize a chart

The Charts tool provides you with many options for displaying your search results, including a variety of chart styles as well as which of your search versions you want to display. You can even customize the frequency of your display.


Chart type

Select your desired graph format from the options on the left side of the Charts panel. (Choose to display or hide these options by clicking the Menu icon in the upper left corner of the Charts panel.)


Display version and frequency

When you search multiple translations or a collection (e.g. Top Bibles), you can choose which resource results display on your graph. For example, the search for spirit AND wisdom used Top Bibles. However, to select the version you want to display in your chart, click the link with your current version abbreviation and select the book that you want.


To change the frequency displayed on your chart, click Count per book and select the frequency you want to display. 


Use the Zoom feature

Depending on your search results, you may want to focus on a portion of your graph. Click the Magnifying glass icon to activate the zoom feature. While holding Z+left click, drag a rectangle around the area of your chart you want to zoom in. Logos magnifies the selected area. Click the Zoom out icon Minus icon to return to the normal view. 


Additional View options

Click View to expand the dropdown menu. You can adjust the display ratio within the window the chart appears in (Fit, 16:9, 4:3, 1:1), also, depending on the chart type, you can check (or uncheck) boxes to Show zero results, Show legend, and Show data value labels. There are also multiple color themes to choose from that you can apply to your chart.

Note: Some charts may not display properly when Show zero results is selected due to the type of search and frequency selected.


Adjust display range

The Area, Bar (Radial), and Line charts allow you to adjust the range of displayed results. Drag the slider to adjust the display range.


5. Export a chart

Logos enables you to print your chart or use it in another application. Clicking Send to expands the dropdown menu to reveal export options:


Clipboard (Copy) - Copies the current chart display to the clipboard. This is a good option if you want to insert your chart into a presentation such as PowerPoint or paste it into a word processing document.

Save as… - Allows you to save your chart to your computer (choose between PNG, Bitmap, JPEG, TIFF, or GIF image formats).

Print/Export - Opens a dialogue panel for printing options.

Sermon Document - Logos exports your chart to your most recently opened sermon document and creates a slide for your chart. (Learn more about using the Sermon Builder.)  


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