Toolbar & Navigation

For Verbum packages Starter and above, the main Toolbar is along the left side of the Verbum window and provides access to virtually all Verbum features.

1 Toolbar Overview


If you prefer to have the Toolbar along the top of the Verbum window, click the Toolbar menu icon Kebab Vertical icon on the bottom left, select Program Settings, and change the Application Toolbar Location to Top. 

2 Move Toolbar To Top Of Screen


Command Box

Clicking the Verbum icon on the upper left opens the Command box which allows you to directly enter a command. This is especially helpful if you know what you want to do but don’t want to find it in the menus. Learn more about using the Command box.
3 Command Box


Home, Library, Search, Bible, Factbook

These are the first five icons beneath the Verbum icon.


Documents, Guides/Workflows, Tools

The next three icons are Documents Documents icon, Guides/Workflows Guides icon, and Tools Tools icon. When opened, each of these menus can be resized by dragging it to the size you want from the bottom right corner of the menu.



The Documents menu houses all of your Verbum documents and contains links to documents others have shared publicly or with a group you are a member of. You can browse or search the available documents, share them with your Faithlife groups, or create new documents from this menu.

5 Documents Menu Overview


  • Type the name of a document into the search box to filter the list down to documents that match.
  • Clicking the column headings will sort your documents by that heading.
  • Click the navigation menu icon to filter your displayed documents by type, or to filter public documents by type, author (individual who shared the document), and date modified.


Managing Documents

  • If you have deleted a document and want to recover it, click to open the navigation menu. In the bottom left of the navigation pane, click  Trash. This will direct you to your deleted documents at
  • To share a document, click Share. If you are browsing public or group documents, this becomes an option to Add to your docs.



The Guides/Workflows menu features three sections: a search box at the top to quickly find and open a particular guide/workflow type, a section below that featuring the six core guides and some common workflows (you can customize this section by dragging your favorite guides and workflows here, or right-clicking any item and unchecking Pin to Top to remove it), and a final section with collapsible headings for all of the available guide and workflow types.

6 Guides Workflows Menu Overview



The Tools menu is visually similar to the Guides/Workflows menu and features similar sections: a search box at the top to quickly open a particular tool, a section below that featuring frequently accessed tools (you can customize this section in the same way as the Guides/Workflows menu), and a final section with collapsible headings for all the available tools grouped by function.

7 Tools Menu Overview


Shortcut Bar

The Shortcut Bar is a place to drag your favorite resources and other commands for one-button access. See the article discussing the Shortcut Bar for more information.


Layouts, Close All, Synchronization, Verbum Store, Profile Menu, and Toolbar Menu

8 Layouts Through Toolbar Menu



Layouts rearrange existing workspace into an orderly arrangement or save a “snapshot” of windows and panels for later. See the article on Layouts for additional information.


Close All

Close All closes every open panel in Verbum.



Verbum allows you to access your documents and settings on more than one computer. For this feature to work, the computers must be signed in under the same Faithlife / Verbum account.

  • Synchronization is enabled by default if Use Internet is enabled in Program Settings.
  • Click the sync arrows  or type sync now in the Command box to manually prompt the program to synchronize.
  • If synchronization fails, the Synchronize icon will display a warning notification. Potential causes include: disconnection from internet; recently awakened computer acquiring IP address; Faithlife performing maintenance on the sync server.


Verbum Store

Click the Verbum store icon to open a panel with resources you can purchase. To hide the store icon, open Program Settings and toggle Show Store Button to No.


Profile Menu

9 Profile Menu

Open the Profile Menu to access:

  • A link to open Your Account in a web browser.
  • A link to open Your Faithlife Profile in a web browser.
  • A link to open Your Faithlife Groups in a web browser.
  • The option to restart Verbum as another user who has previously signed in. This section also features a Clear users button that signs out of every account except your current one.
  • The New user option, which signs out of your current account and opens a window to login to a different account.
  • The Sign out option, which restarts Verbum and opens the sign-in window.


Toolbar Menu

10 Toolbar Menu


Open the Toolbar menu for access to help and training information. Access the following menu options from the Toolbar menu: 

  • Verbum Bible Software Help — Opens this resource. Pressing F1 opens the Help resource to the article that matches the current panel.
  • Browse all documentation — Opens a Library panel to a list of all documentation for licensed resources and datasets.
  • Online support center — Click here to open a web browser to the Verbum Help Center where users can access training articles and videos.
  • Draw on screen — Click here to markup your screen. 
  • Program Scaling — Click here to easily change Program Scaling without opening Program Settings. Click the . . . button to open Program Settings.
  • Application Theme — Choose between System, Light, and Dark themes. The former matches the operating system setting, whereas the latter two force the application into light or dark mode respectively.
  • Program Settings — Opens the program settings menu.
  • History — Opens the History tool. Pressing Ctrl+Y (Windows) or Cmd+Y (Mac) also opens the History tool.
  • Favorites — Opens the Favorites tool.
  • Download Verbum — Click here to navigate to the installation page for Verbum.
  • Use Verbum online — Click here to navigate to a browser-based version of Verbum.
  • About Verbum Bible Software — Displays the About Verbum window containing the software version, license information, and more. On macOS, this item is also in the Verbum menu.


Sometimes, a Notification icon appears between the Close All and Synchronization icons. This takes the form of a blue circle with a white number inside. You can click it to see what the notifications relate to and clear individual notifications when you no longer want to see them.

And you can control whether or not these notifications occur using the Show the Notification Bar toggle in Program Settings.

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