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

Scrolling involves a sequential movement either up or down through the content of a page. For example, if you read a novel, you may scroll down line by line as you read or you may read a full screen of text then move on to the next screen of text. iSilo™ provides the following options for scrolling, so you can choose the method most comfortable to you.

using a scroll bar

When you touch the content area of the screen, iSilo™ shows a vertical scroll bar on the right for scrolling up and down through the page. If the content of the page is wider than the screen, then a horizontal scroll bar also appears along the bottom for scrolling left and right. When you lift your finger or stylus from the screen and you do not use the scroll bar, then after about one second the scroll bars disappear from the screen. You can show them again by touching the content area of the screen.

the vertical scroll bar

The vertical scroll bar allows three different scroll operations:

scroll up a screen
Tap in the area above the scroll car to scroll up a screen. By default, when you scroll up a screen, if the current first line is partially displayed, it becomes fully displayed as the last line after the scroll. Otherwise, the line above it becomes the last line after the scroll. This behavior is called full with text align. You can use the
Scroll page of the Options dialog to change the screen up behavior.

scroll down a screen
Tap in the area below the scroll car to scroll down a screen. By default, when you scroll down a screen, if the current last line is partially displayed, it becomes fully displayed as the first line after the scroll. Otherwise, the line below it becomes the first line after the scroll. This behavior is called full with text align. You can use the
Scroll page of the Options dialog to change the screen down behavior.

scroll to a relative location within the page
The scroll car is the rectangle that shows the size and location of the currently displayed content relative to the current page. You can drag the scroll car to scroll to the content at a relative location within the page.

the horizontal scroll bar

The horizontal scroll bar allows three different scroll operations: The horizontal scroll bar does not appear unless there is content on the page wider than the width of the view area.

scroll left a screen
Tap in the area to the left of the scroll car to scroll left a distance equal to about 95% of the view area width.

scroll right a screen
Tap in the area to the right of the scroll car to scroll right a distance equal to about 95% of the view area width.

scroll to a relative location within the page
The scroll car is the rectangle that shows the width and location of the currently displayed content relative to the maximum width of the content on the current page. You can drag the scroll car to scroll the content horizontally.


drag scrolling

By default, you can drag 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 follow to jump to the target of the link. The item you follow 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 follow 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, hold down on the link until it highlights and then release within the bounds of the highlight. If you release 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. Select Menu > Marks > Back 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 the location bar shows a left-pointing arrowhead to indicate that you can jump back to the last location from where you made the jump. You jump backward by using the Back menu command in the Marks sub-menu of the Menu.

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 using the Forward menu command in the Marks sub-menu of the Menu. If you have jumped back from anywhere, then the location bar shows a right-pointing arrowhead to indicate that you can jump forward.

You can clear the jump history by selecting Clear history from the More sub-menu of the Marks sub-menu 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 on the More sub-menu of the Marks sub-menu 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 use the Bookmarks command on the Marks sub-menu of the Menu menu to display a list of bookmarks in the current document. Select a bookmark 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 Edit bookmarks command on the Marks sub-menu of the Menus menu.

bookmark types

Bookmarks come in three types as described here:

Note: For documents in the Doc format, only local and document bookmarks are supported. Documents in iSilo™ format support all three bookmark types. 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 sub-menu 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 sub-menu 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 sub-menu of the Menu to jump to the top of the current page.

bottom of the page

Use End of page on the Go to sub-menu 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, use the Previous page command on the Go to sub-menu 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, use the Next page command on the Go to sub-menu of the Menu to go to the top of the next page.

first page

To jump to the top of the first page of the document, use the First page command on the Go to sub-menu of the Menu.

last page

To jump to the top of the last page of the document, use the Last page command on the Go to sub-menu of the Menu.

any page

To jump to the top of any page of the document, use the Page number command on the Go to sub-menu of the Menu. In the Go to page number dialog, select the page number and select OK.
back to contents

©1999-2017 DC & Co. All rights reserved.