read view

You use the read view for viewing a document. At the top below the status bar is the navigation bar with the title. Below that is the area for displaying the document's content. At the bottom is the tab bar. Tap the tab with the document list icon to close the document and return to the
document list view. The More tab with the ellipsis icon provides access to a menu of additional commands.

This page has information about the point assist feature, navigation bar, tab bar, and the additional commands accessible through the More tab. 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:

notes on point assist

Point assist only activates when the content has not been zoomed.

navigation bar

The navigation bar displays the title or file name of the currently open document. On the side of the navigation bar is the pair of buttons for navigating through the jump history of the document. The button on the right of the navigation bar is the Home button. Tap the Home button to jump to the home page of the document.


tab bar

The tab bar at the bottom of the screen provides the following five tabs:

Doc List

Tap the Doc List tab to close the document and return to the document list view where you can select another document to view.

Document

Tap the Document tab to go back to viewing the document. In this mode, the left part of the navigation bar has the back and forward buttons for going back and forward through the jump history of the document. The button on the right of the navigation bar is the Home button . Tap the Home button to jump to the home page of the document.

Bookmarks

Tap the Bookmarks tab to get the document's list of bookmarks. In the list, tap a bookmark to go to the location marked by it. Tap Edit to rename, delete, or rearrange the bookmarks. To return to the document without selecting a bookmark, simply tap the Document tab.

Search

Tap the Search tab to search for text within the document. In this view, the navigation bar changes to include a text field for entering the text to search.

See search for text within a document for details on searching through a document.

Please note the text search is not possible for the additional file types.


More

Tap the More tab to get a list of additional commands, also known as the menu.

menu

On the tab bar's right is the More tab with the more icon . Tap the tab to access a menu of additional commands divided into the following sections:

File

Print

Use Print on the File menu to print the document. If the document has been set to prevent print operations, then this menu item is disabled. For files in iSilo, Palm Doc, and plain text format, you will next be presented with the option to print the entire screen of content, the entire content of the current page, or the entire document.

Document Information

Use Document Information in the File section to activate the 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 first, which consists of the following fields about the current document:

Tap More in the navigation bar to access title, author, and publisher information.

Tap Back in the navigation bar to return to the read view.

Close

Use Close in the File section to close the document and return to the document list view

Edit

Find

Use Find in the Edit section 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, tap the Search button to start the search or tap the Back button to dismiss the Find dialog without starting the search.

Please note the text search is not possible for the additional file types.

Find Again

Use Find Again in the Edit section 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 appears grayed out (e.g., disabled).

Categories

Use Categories in the Edit section to get the Categories dialog for categorizing the document you are currently viewing. In the dialog, check the checkboxes of the categories into which you want to place the document and uncheck those from which you want to remove the document. Tap Back to return to the read view.

You can also create, rename, and delete categories. See Categories in the section on file operations accessed through the file context menu for more information about doing so.

Options

Use Options in the Edit section to activate the Options dialog to set options for the following:
Font

Select Font in the Options dialog to set the font size and the specific font to use for individual font families.

The Sizing section has the following fields:

Please note the following:

The Fonts to Use section has the following fields: Note: If you are viewing a document in iSilo™ format, changing the Default family font will likely not do anything since content in such documents generally specify some font. So to actually effect a change in the fonts used for documents in iSilo™ format, you will want to modify one or more of the Serif, Sans Serif, and/or Monospace family fonts, depending on which are actually used by the document.
Content
Select Content in the Options dialog to specify content settings. It has the following fields:

Please note the following:

User Interface
Select User Interface in the Options dialog to change user interface options. It has the following fields:

Please note the following:

Scroll
Select Scroll in the Options dialog to change scroll behavior. It has the following fields:
Color
Select Color in the Options dialog 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
Tap New to create a new color theme. In the Color Theme dialog that appears after tapping New, enter into the text field a unique name for the color theme. Use the Text Color and Background Color fields to select the text and background colors, respectively, for the color theme.

Modifying a color theme
To modify a color theme, tap the detail button to the right of the color theme's name in the list. In the Color Theme dialog that appears, change the name in the text field if desired to a new unique name for the color theme. Use the Text Color and Background Color fields to change the text and background colors, respectively, for the color theme.

Deleting a color theme
To delete a color theme, tap the detail button to the right of the color theme's name in the list. In the Color Theme dialog that appears, tap Delete. iSilo™ asks you to confirm that you want to delete the selected color theme before actually doing so.

Tap Actions
Select Tap Actions in the Options dialog to 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 presenting a help view showing the actions assigned to each region. See default tap actions for the actions initially assigned by default to each region.

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 disable the use of tap actions, switch Enable tap actions to the OFF position.

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:

Copy

Use Copy in the Edit section to access the following commands: Note: Copying of the text of a document is only supported for files in iSilo, Palm Doc, and plain text format and only on devices using iPhone OS 3.0 or later. If the device does not support copy operations or if the document has been set to prevent copy to clipboard operations, then this menu item appears grayed out.

Annotations

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

To view the entire annotation text or to edit it, tap the disclosure button for the annotation's entry to get the Annotation dialog.

To jump to the beginning of the annotated text in the document, simply tap the annotation's entry.

To delete one or more annotations, tap the Edit button. Then for each annotation you want to delete, tap the deletion button to the left of the entry and then tap the Delete button to confirm that you actually want to delete the annotation. When you are finished with deleting annotations, tap the Done button to exit the editing mode.

Press the Back button to exit the Annotations dialog.

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

Press the Back button 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. Touching 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 in the Edit section 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 Save button.

To cancel any changes and exit the Annotation Settings dialog, press the Back button.


Marks

Home

Use Home in the Marks section 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.

Mark Location

Use Mark Location in the Marks section 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 in the Marks section to jump to the
unnamed mark.

Add Bookmark

Use Add Bookmark in the Marks section to activate the Add Bookmark dialog to set a named bookmark at the current location. The Add Bookmark dialog has the following fields:

Tap Save to assign the bookmark. Tap Cancel 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. Tap Yes to replace the existing bookmark with the new location. Tap No to not replace the existing bookmark.

Bookmarks

Use Bookmarks in the Marks section to activate the Bookmarks dialog. Tap Edit to enter edit mode and perform any of the operations described below.

Back

Use Back in the Marks section to go to the previous location in the
jump history.

Note: If there is no previous location in the jump history, then the Back command appears grayed out.

Forward

Use Forward in the Marks section to go to the next location in the jump history.

Note: If there is no next location in the jump history, then the Forward command appears grayed out.

Clear History

Use Clear History in the Marks section to clear the entire jump history.

Note: If there is no jump history, then the Clear History command appears grayed out.


Go To

Top of Page

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

End of Page

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

Percentage of Page

Use Percentage of Page in the Go To section to get the Go To Percentage dialog to jump to a specified percentage of the page.

Page Number

Use Page Number in the Go To section to get the Go To Page dialog to jump to the top of a specified page number.

Previous Page

Use Previous Page in the Go To section to go to the top of the page immediately before the current page.

Next Page

Use Next Page in the Go To section to go to the top of the page immediately after the current page.

First Page

Use First Page in the Go To section to go to the top of page number one of the document.

Last Page

Use Last Page in the Go To section to go to the last page of the document.

Tools

Autoscroll

Use Autoscroll in the Tools section 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 do so, tap near the bottom of the content view above the scroll bar to fade in the autoscroll speed control bar. To increase the speed, tap a dot to the right. To decrease the speed, tap a dot to the left. Each dot 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 tap on an inactive area of the content portion of the screen.

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 in the Tools section to activate full screen mode so that the content display uses the entire screen below the status bar. In full screen mode, the navigation bar and tab bar are hidden. (Note: This command is not available in the free version.)

To exit full screen mode, tap the bottom portion of the content area where the tab bar normally goes.

Rotation Lock

Use Rotation Lock in the Tools section 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 in the Tools section 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 in the Tools section to see the iSilo™ About dialog.
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