Lexicon Outline Formatting

Digital resources offer many advantages over their print counterparts: portability, accessibility, exportability to name a few.

Another rather obvious plus is, electronic resources use no paper! With print books publishers have to concern themselves with page count. Thus, in attempt to conserve space, information may be crammed on a page making the reading more challenging.

The is especially true of some Hebrew and Greek lexicons in which detailed language data is crowded onto a page. Finding and reading that data may prove frustrating.

In an attempt to reduce such frustration, Logos offers the Lexicon Reformatting Dataset. When coupled with the Visual Filter, Outline Formatting, this feature, in a nutshell, displays lexicon entries in “outline mode” rather than “crowded view.”

To activate the Outline Formatting Visual Filter:

  • Open an applicable lexicon such as Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Greek (A)
  • Navigate to an entry in the resource (B)
  • Notice the traditional “crowded view” of the information (C)
  • Click the Visual Filters icon on the resource’s toolbar (D)
  • Select Outline Formatting from the list (E)
  • Notice now  the “less crowded outline view” of the data (F)

Even though this option is not available with all original language dictionaries, it’s very helpful in some. To see a list of resources of applicable books open the Lexicon Reformatting Dataset Documentation from the Library. (G)

Please note, this feature is available in the Bronze Feature Set and above.

For more detailed instruction about Outline Formatting and many other Logos features, please check out the Logos A-Z Video Reference Guide at mpseminarsonline.com.

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