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.
Note: For instructions on using the Factbook visual filter which enables one-click access to Factbook articles, click here.
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Access Visual Filters
- Open the resource you want to study.
- Click the Visual Filters icon in the resource panel toolbar. Available filters are listed in categories.
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.
- Check the box next to the listed Visual Filter to apply this to the text.
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 Faithlife.com 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.
- Notes and Highlights — Displays note icons and highlights where they have been added to text. You can use this filter to show these highlights or turn off highlights without deleting them.
- Notes and Highlights (Corresponding) — 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.
- Passage Lists — Lists your Passage List documents, and selecting one 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.
- 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 Verbum Documents and customize them to fit your needs.
1. Filter all Public Documents by Visual Filters.
Click the Documents icon and select the Public tab to view all publicly-shared Verbum Documents. Select Visual Filter under Type. (If you don’t see the filter menu, click the menu icon to show the filter panel.)
2. Filter by author.
Click User Ed under the Author category to filter all Visual Filters to show only those created by the User Education Team.
3. Add any filter(s) to your Verbum Documents.
Select a filter and choose Add to your docs above the documents list, or right-click on any visual filter and click Add to your docs.
Note: To add multiple visual filter documents at the same time, select multiple visual 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.
Verbum Help: Visual Filters