Visual Filters

Visual Filters augment the text of a resource to focus your attention on specific features in a resource. This article will demonstrate how you can access and apply existing Visual Filters from a resource’s Visual Filter menu. Learn more about creating custom visual filters.

For instructions on using the Factbook visual filter which enables one-click access to Factbook articles, click here.


Access Visual Filters

  1. Open the resource you want to study.
  2. Click the Visual Filters icon in the resource panel toolbar. Available filters are listed in categories.

    Visual filter menu

    Note: Available Visual Filters will vary depending on the type of resource you are using. In this example, we will use the Lexham English Bible.

  3. Click the box next to the listed Visual Filter to apply this to the text.
    Apply visual filters

Visual Filter Types 


  • Resource — Highlights features based on data embedded in the resource. This includes basic features such as page numbers, chapters, and verses. Use this visual filter to help best navigate your resource.
  • Community Notes — Displays community note icon for notes posted in your groups. Use this visual filter to engage in meaningful study and conversation in community.
  • Media — Displays media icons when media exists for the text. Use this to quickly create slides for a homily or social media posts.
  • Corresponding Notes and Highlights — Displays notes and highlights you’ve made in other resources. Use this filter to display a note or highlight made on the same passage but in a different bible.
  • Notes and Highlights — Displays note icons and highlights where they have been added to text. You can use this filter to show those highlights or turn off the highlights without deleting them.
  • Passage Lists — Lists your Passage List documents and applies a filter to the Bible listing only the passages from the document, similar to the Inline Search display.
  • Reading Plans — Marks the starting and stopping points in your Reading Plans.
  • Custom Visual Filters — Highlights text in a resource according to a Visual Filter document you’ve created. Learn more about custom visual filters.

Example Visual Filters

The User Education team has created a variety of original language visual filters available to all Verbum users. You can add any of these to your personal Logos Documents and customize them to fit your needs.

1. Filter all Public Docs by Visual Filters.

Expand the Docs menu and select the Public tab to view all publicly-shared Logos Documents. Select the Visual Filter filter under Type. (If you don’t see the filter menu, click the menu icon to show the filter panel.)

Filter by visual filter

2. Filter by author.

Click on User Ed under the Author category to filter all Filter Filters to show only those created by the User Education Team.

Filter by User Ed

3. Add any filter(s) to your Logos Docs.

Select a filter and choose Add to your docs above the docs list or right-click on any visual filter and click Add to your docs.

Add a public doc to your docs

Note: To add multiple filters at the same time, select multiple filters (hold Shift and select a list of sequential filters or Cmd (macOS) or Ctrl (Windows) and click non-adjacent filters) and click Add to your docs above the menu or right-click on your selection and choose Add to your docs.

Additional Resources

Verbum Help: Visual Filters


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