As you probably well know, Logos 7 is here! So I hope you’re discovering and enjoying its many new features. Today I’ll highlight one that has been much anticipated by many Logos users: Multiple Resources.
For years within the software we’ve been able to link panels so that they scroll together. For example, we can link a Bible to a commentary so if we jump to John 3:16 in the Bible the commentary automatically follows along.
Multiple Resources is similar in that resources follow the leader, but all the resources reside in the same panel! Let’s take a look at an example with daily calendar devotionals:
- Type Utmost in the Command box (A)
- Select Open My Utmost for His Highest from the drop down list (B)
- Notice the resource opens to the reading for today’s date (C)
- Click the Multiple Resources icon on the devotionals’ toolbar (D)
- Check the box Show multiple resources (E)
- Notice the list of resources sharing the same indexing scheme as My Utmost which of course will be all of your daily devotionals (F)
- Check the boxes of a couple of daily devotionals (G)
- Click the Multiple Resources icon again to close the list
- Keep these observations in mind:
- My Utmost is the host (H)
- The other daily devotionals are the guests (I)
- The host controls the reference box on the panel (J)
- The guests follow the host
- The guests can move through pages in their own sections without affecting the host and other guests (K)
- Type October 23 in the Reference box (L)
- Press the Enter key
- Notice the host and guests all jump to the reading for October 23 (M)
This specific host/guest arrangement will be maintained even after you close and reopen My Utmost!
Multiple Resources works with any resources sharing the same indexing scheme so establish your own host/guests relationships with resources such as:
- Bible and commentaries
- Bible dictionaries
- Hebrew dictionaries
- Greek dictionaries
- Daily devotionals
I think you’ll quickly see this is a huge time saver when you want to work with various books at the same time!
This is just a brief introduction to Multiple Resources, so for complete explanations of this and all new Logos 7 features please check out the What’s New in Logos 7 Training Manual available both in print and digital forms.