navigation

To move through a document to get to the content you want, you do such things as scrolling, following hyperlinks, and using bookmarks. iSilo™ provides many ways to navigate through a document:

scrolling

By default, you can drag your finger across the screen to scroll the content in the direction that you drag.

links

Links, also known as hyperlinks, are words or images in the content of the document that you can tap to jump to the target of the link. The item you tap is also known as the link's source. In a well-designed document, the author will have interspersed relevant links throughout the content of the document so that the person viewing the document can easily jump to other relevant or interesting parts of the document.

One common use of links is in a table of contents, whereby it is handy for each item in the table of contents to be a link to its content so that you can simply tap on an item to jump to the content. This is much easier than having to search for the page or location where the content starts.

Usually, a textual link has a visual indication such as a dotted underline to indicate that it is a link. But it is possible for a link to not have any such indication if the author styled it as such.

following a link

To jump to the target of a link, tap the link until it highlights and then lift your finger within the bounds of the highlight. If you release your finger outside the bounds of the highlight, you do not jump to the link's target. Jumping to the target of the link is also known as following the link.

returning from a link

Whenever you follow a link, iSilo™ adds the location of the link's source to the
jump history. So after you follow a link and are done reading the content at the link's target, you can immediately return to the location from where you followed the link and continue reading from where you left off there. See jump history for how to jump back.

jump history

iSilo™ keeps track of jumps you have made using any of the following methods:
For each such jump, iSilo™ remembers the point from where you made the jump. It can remember up to 16 jumps within a given document and up to eight jumps to external documents.

This allows you to easily jump back to recent jump points. If you have jumped anywhere, then in the navigation bar, the Back button becomes enabled. This indicates that you can tap it to jump back to the last location from where you made the jump.

In addition to being able to jump back, you can also jump forward back to the location from where you made a return jump. You jump forward by tapping the Forward button in the navigation bar that becomes enabled if you ever make a return jump.

You can clear the jump history by selecting Clear History from the Marks section of the menu. iSilo™ saves the jump history across document closes and opens. Note that this saved information does not include the history of jumps to external documents.


bookmarks

A bookmark marks a location in a document and has an associated name. You can mark various locations within a document with bookmarks and easily jump to any of those locations at any time simply by selecting the desired bookmark from a list. Some documents may also already have predefined bookmarks.

adding a bookmark

Use the
Add Bookmark command in the Marks section of the menu to activate the Add Bookmark dialog to set a bookmark at the current location. See bookmark types for a description of the types of bookmarks you can add to a document.

going to a bookmark

If the document has one or more bookmarks defined, you can tap the tab with the bookmarks icon on the tab bar to display a list of bookmarks in the current document. Tap a bookmark name to go to the location that it marks.

editing bookmarks

You can rename, delete, and re-order the bookmarks in a document by using the Bookmarks command on the Marks section of the menu.

bookmark types

Bookmarks come in two types as described here:

Note: For documents in iSilo™ or Doc format, both local and document bookmarks are supported. All other document types only support local bookmarks.


marks

While
bookmarks provide a method for associating a name with a location in a document, marks provide additional methods for going to specific locations in a document.

unnamed mark

While viewing a document, you can easily mark the current location with the unnamed mark and return to the marked location at any time later. The unnamed mark does not require you to enter a name for it, so it is a quick way to mark the current location. One situation in which you might want to use it is if you want to remember your current location before scrolling through the document to scan for some other information. You can mark the current location with the unnamed mark, scan for the information, and then return to the unnamed mark. You can set one unnamed mark per document.

mark location

To mark the current location with the unnamed mark, choose
Mark Location from the Marks section of the menu.

jump to mark

At any time later after setting an unnamed mark, you can return to the marked location by choosing Jump to Mark from the Marks section of the menu.

page marks

You can jump to the top or bottom of the current page or to any page of the document.

top of the page

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

bottom of the page

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

previous page

If the document has more than one page and you are not currently on page one, you can use the Previous Page command in the Go To section of the menu to go to the top of the previous page.

next page

If the document has more than one page and you are not currently on the last page, you can use the Next Page command in the Go To section of the menu to go to the top of the next page.

first page

Use First Page on the Go To section of the menu to jump to the top of the first page of the document,

last page

Use Last Page on the Go To section of the menu to jump to the top of the last page of the document,

any page

Use Page Number on the Go To section of the menu to jump to the top of any page of the document. In the Go To Page dialog, enter the page number in the field, and then tap Go.
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