read view

You use the read view for viewing a document. Other than the status bar at the top, the entire screen displays the document's content. At the bottom overlaying the content is the application bar. Tap the close icon in the application bar to close the document and return to the
document list view. Tap the ellipsis icon in the application bar to access the menu with additional commands.

This page has information about the point assist feature, commands available in the application bar, and commands available through the menu. 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 cursor appears on the screen above your finger 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 the cursor being a black dot. 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 and the cursor changes to a vertical line with a 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 cursor changes to a vertical line 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:


application bar

The application bar, which overlays the document content area along the bottom, provides access to several common commands and access to the
menu.

You can hide the application bar by tapping anywhere in the document content area above the application bar. If the application bar is hidden, you can show it again by tapping anywhere along the bottom of the document content area.

The application bar provides one-tap access for the following commands:

menu

On the application bar's right is the menu ellipsis . Tap the ellipsis to access a menu of additional commands divided into the following sections:

file

document information

Use document information in the file sub-menu to activate the DOCUMENT INFORMATION screen. The screen 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 lines of information about the current document:

Press the Back key to return to the read view.


edit

copy entire screen

Use copy entire screen in the edit sub-menu 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 this command does not appear in the edit sub-menu.

copy entire page

Use copy entire page in the edit sub-menu 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 this command does not appear in the edit sub-menu.

copy entire document

Use copy entire document in the edit sub-menu 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 this command does not appear in the edit sub-menu.

options

Use options in the edit sub-menu to activate the READ OPTIONS screen to set options for the following:
font
Select font in the options screen to set the font size and the specific font to use for individual font families.

The top half of the font section has the following fields:

Please note the following:

The bottom half of the font 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 screen to specify content settings. 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 the new icon to create a new color theme. In the color theme dialog that appears, 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, first select the theme's entry, then tap the edit icon . 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, first select the theme's entry, then tap the delete icon . iSilo™ asks you to confirm that you want to delete the selected color theme before actually doing so.

tap
Select tap 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.

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, check the Enable tap actions checkbox. To disable the use of tap actions, uncheck the Enable tap actions checkbox.

To assign an action to a region, 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:

annotations

Use annotations in the edit sub-menu 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, select the annotation entry, then tap the edit icon . to get the Annotation dialog.

To jump to the beginning of the annotated text in the document, select the annotation entry, then tap the go icon .

To delete one or more annotations, select the annotation entry, then tap the delete icon .

Press the Back key to exit the Annotations dialog.

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

Press the Back key 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 sub-menu to activate the annotation settings dialog. In the dialog, tap select annotations file to choose and associate an annotations file with the document. Tap disassociate annotations file to remove the association between the document and the annotations file.

To accept changes you have made and exit the Annotation Settings dialog, tap the ok button.

To cancel any changes and exit the annotation settings dialog, press the Back key.


marks

mark location

Use mark location in 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 in the marks sub-menu to jump to the
unnamed mark.

clear history

Use clear history in the marks sub-menu to clear the entire
jump history.

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


go to

Use go to to activate the go to bar that provides a number of commands for navigating through a document. You can dismiss the go to bar by pressing the Back key.
The go to bar has the following commands:

tools

autoscroll

Use autoscroll in 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 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.

rotation lock

Use rotation lock in the tools sub-menu 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 sub-menu to activate the system information dialog so that you can determine the user ID or device ID you need to provide in order to obtain a registration code for a document that requires a registration code.

about iSilo

Use about iSilo in the tools sub-menu to see the iSilo™ about dialog.
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