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.

By default, you can drag your finger across the screen to scroll the content in the direction that you drag. Drag scrolling is easy to use and allows you to position content on the screen to the precision of a pixel.


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, just tap it.

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 by swiping from right to left in the gesture area below the screen. You can then continue reading from where you left off.

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. You jump backward by swiping from right to left in the gesture area below the screen.

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 swiping from left to right in the gesture area below the screen.

You can clear the jump history by selecting Clear History from 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 item in the Bookmarks scene to activate the Add Bookmark dialog to set a bookmark at the current location.

going to a bookmark

If the document has one or more bookmarks defined, you can use the Bookmarks command bar button 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 local bookmarks for a document while in the Bookmarks scene.

bookmark types

Bookmarks come in two types as described here:

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, select
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 the
Top of Page command bar button to jump to the top of the current page.

bottom of the page

Use the End of Page command bar button 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 bar button 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 bar button 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 bar button.

last page

To jump to the top of the last page of the document, use the Last Page command bar button.

any page

To jump to the top of any page of the document, use the Go To Page command bar button. In the Go To Page dialog, enter the page number, then click Go.
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