Archive for March, 2011
OK – I apologize to the Windows users out there, but today’s tip is for MAC users only.
The latest version of Logos 4 for MAC has added a great new feature for MAC users. You can now cut and paste Bible passages from Logos into any program that uses the Services menu from MAC OSX – all you have to do is update your Logos if you haven’t already (type Update Now in the Command Box), then you need to turn the feature on in the MAC OS.
Open System Preferences and select Keyboard. Select Keyboard Shortcuts at the top of the dialogue box and Services in the right hand column. Scroll down the list and select Copy Bible Verses and Replace with Passage. Note the keyboard shortcuts for each, this will help later. Once these are checked you can close System Preferences.
Now open a document in Pages or MS Word for MAC (it should also work in Keynote, PowerPoint and other programs as well). Type a passage reference in the document, then select it by clicking and dragging. Once selected, you can use the keyboard shortcuts (shift+command+J to copy that verse text to the clipboard, or shift+command+E to replace the reference with the Bible text). You can also use the Services Menu provided to access these keyboard commands.
Now, basically anywhere you can type a verse and need to paste the text in, you can use the universal keyboard shortcuts provided and you are off and pasting.
IMPORTANT NOTE for MAC users who are running Logos 4 for Windows in Fusion or Parallels – This feature has a bug right now that when invoked, tries to open the Windows version to do the copy and paste even if you have the MAC version installed as well. Logos is aware of the bug and is working on the fix.