Type Search Operators While Using Hebrew or Greek Keyboard

If you type directly in the Hebrew or Greek language, I hope you’re enjoying the new keyboard selector that was provided for us in the Logos 8.8 update. If so, there’s a power-user trick I want to make sure you’re aware of so you can save time as you construct detailed queries.

Let’s say we want to find the Greek root word agapao when it occurs within 3 words of the Greek lemma kosmos.

The tip in this blog will allow us to type the search operator, WITHIN 3 WORDS, without changing the keyboard back to English!

Try this:

  • Click the Search icon in the Go box (A)
  • Select Bible as the search type (B)
  • Select New Testament as the verse range (C)
  • Select an interlinear Bible like the ESV as the Bible (D)
  • Click the Keyboard Selector icon in the far right of the Search box (E)
  • Select Greek as the keyboard (F)
  • Type this in the Search box: agapaw (G)
  • Select the Greek root word (the one with the square root sign) from the drop down list (H)
  • Press the Caps Lock icon on the keyboard (this is the trick that allows us to type the operator(s) in English without changing the keyboard)
  • Type WITHIN 3 WORDS after the Greek root word (I)
  • Place a space after WITHIN 3 WORDS
  • Press the Caps Lock key again to turn off this feature
  • Type kosmos in the Search box (J)
  • Select the Greek lemma (the one with the ring icon)  from the drop down list (K)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the results (L)

You can of course press the Caps Lock key as many times as needed as you create your original language queries!

These features were added in recent updates to Logos 8.

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