read view

You use the read view for viewing a document. At the top is the title bar, in the middle is the content area, and along the bottom is the tool bar.

This page has information about the point assist feature and the commands available in the menu and the toolbar. Select Close in the File sub-menu of the menu to close the current document and return to the document list view. For information on navigating through a document, see navigation.


point assist

While viewing a document, you can use the point assist feature to help with tapping on links and selecting text. With this feature, when you hold you finger down on an inactive area of the content portion of the read view without moving for at least a second, a circular magnified view of the area under your finger appears to help with pointing. The point assist feature has three modes, as described next.

point

When you hold you finger down without moving for at least a second, the point assist feature turns on with a circular magnified view that has a black dot in the center. The dot shows the actual location that your finger registers on the screen. To select a link, move the dot over the link until it highlights then release your finger.

select start

When you hold your finger down on the screen without moving for at least two seconds, the point assist mode changes to the select start mode in which the magnified view has a small vertical line and blue dot in the center. Use this mode to set the starting character for a selection. Release your finger when the starting character you want to select is highlighted.

select end

After setting the first character of the selection using the just described select start mode, the point assist feature automatically switches to the select end mode when you next press down on the screen so that you can set the endpoint of the selection. In this mode, the magnified view has a small vertical line in the center with two blue dots. Use this mode to set the ending character for a selection. Release your finger when the entire range of text you want to select is highlighted.

After setting the endpoint of the selection, a context menu appears with the following commands that you can apply to the selection:


menus

The read view menu has the following sub-menus:


File

Use File on the menu to access the File sub-menu that has the following commands:

Document Information

Use Document Information on the File sub-menu to activate the Document Information dialog. The dialog displays title, author, publisher, and general information about the document. However, any or all of the title, author, and publisher information may be absent if the creator of the document did not add the corresponding information to the document. The dialog always displays the general information, which consists of the following fields about the current document:

Close

Use Close on the File sub-menu to close the document and return to the document list view.

Edit menu


Copy Entire Screen

Use Copy Entire Screen on the Edit sub-menu to copy the entire text currently displayed on the screen to the clipboard. If the document has been set to prevent copy to clipboard operations, then using this command presents a message stating that fact and no text is copied.

Copy Entire Page

Use Copy Entire Page on the Edit sub-menu to copy the entire text of the current page to the clipbard. If the document has been set to prevent copy to clipboard operations, then using this command presents a message stating that fact and no text is copied.

Copy Entire Document

Use Copy Entire Document on the Edit sub-menu to copy the entire text of the current document to the clipboard. If the document has been set to prevent copy to clipboard operations, then using this command presents a message stating that fact and no text is copied.

Categories

Use Categories on the Edit sub-menu to get the Categories dialog for categorizing the document you are currently viewing. In the dialog, mark the checkboxes of the categories into which you want to place the document and unmark those from which you want to remove the document. Press the Back key to exit the dialog.

You can also create, rename, and delete categories. See Categories in the section on file operations in the document list view for more information about this.

Options

Use Options on the Edit sub-menu to activate the Read View Options dialog to set options for the following:

Font

Use the Font options to set the following option fields:

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Content

Use the Content options to set the following option fields:

Please note the following:

User Interface

Use the User Interface options to set the following option fields:

Please note the following:

Scroll

Use the Scroll options to set the following scroll option fields:

Color

Use the Color options to select and edit color themes. Selecting a color theme forces all text and background colors of the current document to those of the selected color theme. Select No color theme to have the document display normally. Each document can have an individual color theme setting.

Creating a new color theme
To create a new color theme, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Menu key and select New.
  2. Enter a unique name for the color theme.
  3. Choose a text color.
  4. Choose a background color.
  5. Select OK.

Modifying a color theme
To modify a color theme, first select the name of the color theme from the list, then follow these steps:

  1. Press the Menu key and select Edit.
  2. Modify the name for the color theme if desired.
  3. Choose a different text color if desired.
  4. Choose a different background color if desired.
  5. Select OK.

Deleting a color theme
To delete a color theme, first select the name of the color theme from the list. Next, press the Menu key and select Delete. iSilo™ asks you to confirm that you want to delete the selected color theme before actually doing so.

Button

Use the Button options to assign actions to the hardware keys or buttons.

The Button Name field allows you to select a key to which to assign an action from the Assignment field.

Note: On some devices, some of the above keys may not be assignable even if they are shown in the Button Name list.

Each button can be mapped to any of the following actions:

Note: When Up, Down, Left, and Right have assigned actions of Default, they perform default scroll actions as described in the navigation section of this manual. So if you change the assigned action of any of those buttons, the corresponding buttons no longer have the default scroll behavior.

Tap Actions

Use the Tap Actions options to assign or edit the actions to perform when tapping regions of the screen while viewing a document.

The content area of the screen is dividied into 25 regions using a 5x5 evenly spaced grid. Each region except for the center region can be assigned an action to perform when that region is tapped. The center region is reserved for future use.

The action to perform for a given region can be different for each of the three types of taps: single-tap, double-tap, triple-tap.

To enable the use of tap actions, check the Enable tap actions checkbox. To disable the use of tap actions, uncheck the Enable tap actions checkbox.

To assign an action to a region in the Tap Actions screen, first select whether you want to assign the action to a Single, Double, or Triple tap of the region. Next, tap the region to which you want to assign the action to get the Tap Action list. You can select from the following actions:

Notes:

Annotations

Use Annotations on the Edit menu to activate the Annotations dialog. This dialog lists all annotations in the associated annotations file for the document.

To access additional operations on each annotation, press and hold on the annotation's entry to activate the context menu. The context menu has the following commands:

To access commands that apply to all the annotations, press the Menu key for the following commands:

Press the Back key to exit the Annotations dialog.

Annotation dialog
The Annotation dialog provides the following three fields for annotating text:

Press the Menu key then select Cancel to not add the annotation or cancel changes and to exit the dialog.

Press the Back key to save the changes to the annotation and to exit the dialog.

When viewing the document, the background of the annotated text appears in the selected annotation color. Pressing down on any part of the annotated text shows the comment for the annotation and the commands View/Edit and Delete. Use View/Edit to modify any of the comment, color, and text fields of the annotation. Use Delete to delete the annotation with confirmation.

Only one annotation can occupy a given range of text. This means that any portion of an existing annotation that overlaps the new annotation range is removed from the existing annotation. If you add an annotation that completely overlaps any existing annotation, that existing annotation will be automatically deleted. If the new annotation overlaps the middle of an existing annotation, the existing annotation is automatically split into two annotations with identical comment, color, and text fields.

Annotation Settings

Use Annotation Settings on the Edit menu to activate the Annotation Settings dialog. In the dialog, tap Select File to choose and associate an annotations file with the document. Tap Disassociate File to remove the association between the document and the annotations file.

To accept changes you have made and exit the Annotation Settings dialog, press the Back key.

To cancel any changes and exit the Annotation Settings dialog, press the Menu key then select Cancel.


Marks

Use Marks on the menu to access the Marks sub-menu that has the following commands:

Home

Use Home on the Marks sub-menu to jump to the top of the home page of the document. If a home page was not specified when the document was converted or if the document format does not support a home page specification, then this results in a jump to the top of the first page of the document.

Mark Location

Use Mark Location on the Marks sub-menu to mark the current location using an unnamed mark. Only one unnamed mark can be set per document. This contrasts with named bookmarks. You can use the unnamed mark to easily mark the current location and return to it at any time later.

Jump to Mark

Use Jump to Mark on the Marks sub-menu to jump to the unnamed mark.

Bookmarks

Use Bookmarks on the Marks sub-menu to display a list of the document's named bookmarks. To jump to a bookmark, move the cursor to highlight the bookmark and then click. If there are more bookmarks than can be displayed at once you can use Up and Down on the directional control to scroll through the list.

By default, clicking the directional control also shows the bookmark list.

Note: If the document has no named bookmarks defined, then the Bookmarks command does nothing.

Add Bookmark

Use Add Bookmark on the Marks sub-menu to activate the Add Bookmark dialog to set a named bookmark at the current location. The Add Bookmark dialog has the following fields:

Click Add to assign the bookmark. Press the Back key to not add the bookmark.

If you add a bookmark and it has the same name as an existing bookmark in the document, iSilo™ asks whether you want to replace the existing bookmark. Click Yes to replace the existing bookmark with the new location. Click No to not replace the existing bookmark.

Edit Bookmarks

Use Edit Bookmarks on the Marks sub-menu to activate the Edit Bookmarks dialog to perform any of the operations described below.

Back

Use Back on the Marks sub-menu to go to the previous location in the jump history. By default, pressing the Back key also performs this action.

Note: If there is a previous location in the jump history, the tool bar button with the left-pointing solid arrowhead is enabled. So if that tool bar button is disabled, using the Back command does nothing.

Forward

Use Forward on the Marks sub-menu to go to the next location in the jump history.

Note: If there is a next location in the jump history, the tool bar button with the right-pointing solid arrowhead is enabled. So if that tool bar is disabled, using the Forward command does nothing.

Clear History

Use Clear history on the Marks sub-menu to clear the entire jump history.

Go To

Use Go To on the menu to access the Go To sub-menu that has the following commands:

Top of Page

Use Top of Page on the Go To sub-menu to jump to the top of the current page.

End of Page

Use End of Page on the Go To sub-menu to jump to the bottom of the current page.

Percentage of Page

Use Percentage of Page on the Go To sub-menu to get the Go To Percentage of Page dialog. Set the percentage location to which you want to jump, then click Go.

Page Number

Use Page Number on the Go To sub-menu to get the Go To Page dialog. In the dialog, enter into the Page Number field the page number to jump to, then click Go.

Previous Page

Use Previous Page on the Go To sub-menu to jump to the beginning of the previous page. Before actually jumping, iSilo™ adds the current location to the jump history.

Note: If the current page is page one, then the Previous page command does nothing.

Next Page

Use Next Page on the Go To sub-menu to jump to the beginning of the next page. Before actually jumping, iSilo™ adds the current location to the jump history.

Note: If the current page is the last page of the document, then the Next page command does nothing.

First Page

Use First Page on the Go To sub-menu to jump to the first page of the document.

Last Page

Use Last Page on the Go To sub-menu to jump to the last page of the document.

Tools


Find

Use Find on the Tools sub-menu to activate the Find dialog so that you can enter the text you want to find. The Find dialog has the following fields: In the Find dialog, click Find to start the search or press the Back key to dismiss the Find dialog without starting the search.

Find Again

Use Find Again on the Tools sub-menu to search for the next occurrence of the previously searched text. The search continues in the same direction as the previous search.

Note: If there was no previous search in the document in the current session, then the Find Again command does nothing.

Autoscroll

Use Autoscroll on the Tools sub-menu to start autoscroll mode. In autoscroll mode, the page automatically scrolls down at an adjustable constant speed.

While autoscrolling, you can set the autoscroll speed to any of 20 levels. To increase the speed, press Down on the directional control. To decrease the speed, press Up on the directional control. Each increment increases the speed by one third.

Alternatively, if your device does not have a directional control, then to increase the speed, touch the content area of the screen and drag up. To decrease the speed, drag down. A drag distance equal to one sixteenth of the height of the content area changes the speed by one step. Each increment increases the speed by one third.

Performing any action other than increasing or decreasing the autoscroll speed stops autoscrolling. The easiest way to stop autoscrolling without performing any other action simultaneously is to click.

If you use autoscroll often while holding your device in one hand, you may want to consider mapping one of the hardware buttons to the autoscroll action. Pressing such a mapped button starts autoscrolling while pressing it again stops autoscrolling, providing a convenient way for starting and stopping/pausing autoscrolling.

By default, autoscroll uses smooth scrolling. See Scroll options to change the autoscroll mode so that it scrolls a line at a time.

Full Screen

Use Full Screen on the Tools sub-menu to activate full screen mode so that the content display uses the entire screen.

To exit full screen mode, use the Full Screen menu command again.

Rotation Lock

Use Rotation Lock on the Tools sub-menu to lock the screen in its current orientation so that the screen maintains its current orientation regardless of the orientation of the device. Select the command again to release the rotation lock.

System Information

Use System Information on the Tools sub-menu to activate the System Information dialog so that you can determine the user ID you need to provide in order to obtain a registration code for a document that requires a registration code. The user ID is provided in the User ID field.

About iSilo™

Use About iSilo™ on the Tools sub-menu to see the iSilo™ About dialog. If the button at the bottom of the dialog says Register, click it to enter your license registration code.


tool bar

The tool bar appears along the bottom of the screen overlaid on top of the document content. It can be hidden and shown with a tap on the screen. To hide the toolbar, tap above the toolbar on any inactive part of the content (e.g., content that is neither a link nor which activates any other functionality). If the toolbar is hidden, tap on any inactive part along the bottom of the screen where the toolbar would normally be. The toolbar is always shown initially when a document is opened.

The tool bar has the following buttons:

Close

Click the Close button to exit the current document and return to the document list view.

Find

Click the Find button to activate the Find dialog so that you can enter the text you want to find.

Find Again

Click the Find Again button to search for the next occurrence of the previously searched text. The search continues in the same direction as the previous search.

Note: If there was no previous search in the document in the current session, then the Find Again button will be disabled.

Bookmarks

Click the Bookmarks button to display a list of the document's named bookmarks. To jump to a bookmark, click its name in the list. If there are more bookmarks than can be displayed at once, you can scroll through the list. Press Back to dismiss the list without jumping to a bookmark.

Note: If the document has no named bookmarks defined, then the Bookmarks button will be disabled.

Back

Click the Back button to go to the previous location in the jump history.

Note: If there is no previous location in the jump history, then the Back button will be disabled.

Forward

Click the Forward button to go to the next location in the jump history.

Note: If there is no next location in the jump history, then the Forward button will be disabled.

Home

Click the Home button to go to the top of the home page of the document. If a home page was not specified when the document was converted or if the document format does not support a home page specification, then this results in a jump to the top of the first page of the document.
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