read view

You use the read view for viewing a document. Along the bottom of the content area is the command bar, which automatically hides itself when not used for a few seconds.

This page has information about the the commands available in the menu and the command bar. Use the Document List button in the command bar to close the current document and return to the document list view. For information on navigating through a document, see navigation.


menus

The read view menu has the following sub-menus:


Edit menu


Options

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

Font

Use the Font options 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

Use the Content 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. Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap Add Color Theme.
  2. Enter a unique name for the color theme.
  3. Choose a text color.
  4. Choose a background color.
  5. Tap OK.

Modifying a color theme
To modify a color theme, tap its name in the list, then follow these steps:

  1. Modify the name for the color theme if desired.
  2. Choose a different text color if desired.
  3. Choose a different background color if desired.
  4. Tap OK.

Deleting a color theme
To delete a color theme, swipe the color theme row either from right to left or from left to right. You can then confirm that you want to delete the color theme by tapping Delete or you can tap Cancel to not delete the color theme.

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, set Enable Tap Actions to ON. To disable the use of tap actions, set Enable Tap Actions to OFF.

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 on the Edit sub-menu to select one of the following to copy text from the document to the clipboard:

Copy Entire Screen

Use Copy Entire Screen in the Copy dialog 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 in the Copy dialog 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 in the Copy dialog 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.

Marks

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

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.

Clear History

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

Tools


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, 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 tap 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.

Document Information

Use Document Information on the Tools sub-menu to activate the Document Information scene. The scene 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 scene always displays the general information, which consists of the following fields about the current document:

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.

command bar

The command bar appears along the bottom of the screen overlaid on top of the document content. It automatically hides itself when it is not used for three seconds or more. If the command bar is hidden, tap on any inactive part along the bottom of the screen where the command bar would normally be. The command bar is always shown initially when a document is opened.

There are actually three command bars available. To access the next command bar in sequence, tap the button with the ellipsis .

The first command bar has the following buttons:

The second command bar has the following buttons:

The third command bar has the following buttons:

Document List

Tap the Document List button to exit the current document and return to the document list view.

Bookmarks

Tap the Bookmarks button to display a list of the document's named bookmarks. To jump to a bookmark, tap the bookmark icon to the left of its name in the list. If there are more bookmarks than can be displayed at once, you can scroll through the list. Swipe from right to left in the gesture area below the screen to dismiss the list without jumping to a bookmark.

adding a bookmark

Use Add Bookmark at the bottom of the list 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. Swipe from right to left in the gesture area below the screen to dismiss the dialog without adding 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.

renaming a bookmark

To rename a bookmark, tap on a bookmark's name to edit it. After making your changes, tap anywhere outside the bookmark name to accept the change.

deleting a bookmark

To delete a bookmark, swipe the bookmark's row from one edge to the other edge, then tap Delete to confirm that you want to delete the bookmark. Tap Cancel to not delete the bookmark.

moving a bookmark

To move a bookmark to another position in the list, hold down on the bookmark's row until it turns a different color, then drag it to its new location.

Find

Tap the Find button 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 Find to start the search or tap Cancel to dismiss the Find dialog without starting the search.

Find Again

Tap 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.

Home

Tap 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.

First Page

Tap the First Page button to jump to the top of the first page.

Previous Page

Tap the Previous Page button to jump to the top of the previous page.

p. # Go To Page

Tap the Go To Page button to get the Go To Page dialog. In the dialog, enter into the Page Number field the page number to jump to, then tap Go.

Next Page

Tap the Next Page button to jump to the top of the next page.

Last Page

Tap the Last Page button to jump to the top of the last page.

Top of Page

Tap the Top of Page button to scroll to the top of the current page.

Screen Up

Tap the Screen Up button to scroll the content up by one screen.

%# Go To Percentage of Page

Tap the Go To Percentage of Page button to get the Go To Percentage of Page dialog. In the dialog, enter the percentage location to which you want to jump, then tap Go.

Screen Down

Tap the Screen Down button to scroll the content down by one screen.

End of Page

Tap the End of Page button to scroll to the bottom of the current page.

Next Command Bar

Tap the Next Command Bar button to show the next command bar.
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