Clausal layout of Galatians 3:15-18 using Logos

This morning I completed a clausal layout of Galatians 3:15-18 using Logos: Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 11.31.40 AM

A clausal (also known as structural) layout arranges a passage by clause to see coordination and subordination. It enables one to see the flow and emphasis in a passage. My interest was in seeing how Logos handled this kind of work, never having used it before to do this, and I have to say I was very pleased.

Starting a clausal layout is an easy process. First go to Documents, then pick Sentence Diagram. At the top of the Sentence Diagram window are various drop down boxes. The first allows you to insert a passage; here's what I chose to complete a clausal layout as opposed to a traditional line diagram:

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Once you click on the insert button, the text will be placed on the page. Now it is a simple matter of dragging words and placing them where you want them to go. For example, to bring the beginning of a sentence all the way to the left on a new line, you simply click on the first word of the sentence, then drag it down and to the left. If you want to indent a clause underneath another to show subordination, you simply grab the first word of the clause and drag it down and to the proper point of indentation. Everything wraps nicely and snaps to the grid, so to speak, for neatness and clarity.

You can use the text button at the top to change the font size and color as needed. In my diagram main verbs are red while subordinate verbs are different colors. I was even able to insert text for implied verbs, using the Insert Text command on the toolbar to the left:

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All in all I'm pleased with the result. This is a useful way to create clausal layouts with some editing options not available in a standard word processor.