We’ve already seen how simple it is to add a Community Note to the Catechism so that the note appears in Logos’ Year of Faith group on Faithlife. Now let’s explore additional sharing. The Catechism is so much richer in context.
As you’ve seen in the Catechism training video, you can easily follow links to the Catechism’s source documents. But how do you share what you find in those documents? There are two ways to go about it. The first way is to simply share a Community Note from that resource. Just as we did with the Community Notes in the Catechism, you simply select “Logos’ Year of Faith” as the group you wish to share with. A Community Note in any resource will appear in the “Community Notes” tab of the group page.
You’ll notice I also included a Logos link at the end of that last comment. The second way to share more is with Logos links.
Creating and Using Logos Links
Anytime you want a friend to be able to navigate to the same section of the same resource, you can use a Logos link. From any Logos panel, go to the upper-left-hand corner and click the “more” arrow.
From this menu, under “Copy location as:,” select “URL.”
You now have a Logos link on your clipboard. Copy it into a Community Note, or email it to a friend so that they can discover the same thing you did. You can do this, as I said earlier, from any Logos panel. Want to share a word study or complex search? Just send the Logos link, and your friend will be able to reproduce your results. (Please note: activity within the panel will not be duplicated. In other words, if you highlight a specific section of the passage or expand certain sections of a passage guide, those will not be reproduced by the link. However, adjusting search settings will translate correctly.)
So what do you do when you see a link? Simply copy and paste it into your command bar. Logos knows what to do.
I’d like to give a shout-out to Carl Hostetter for posting the first nontutorial Community Notes in our group. (And for effectively using Logos links!) Head over to our Year of Faith Community Notes and see what he has to say. Or should I say, go see what St. Thomas Aquinas has to say?
With barely a week to go before the Year of Faith starts, don’t forget to tell your friends about this opportunity. And let’s start commenting on the apostolic letters to help us get warmed up!