Multiple Resources

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)

1m

  • 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

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  • 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)

3-2m

  • 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)

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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.

Also consider attending the upcoming Camp Logos in Akron, OH or Raleigh, NC. Camp is a fast and fun way to learn more and do more with Logos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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