read view

You use the read view for viewing a document. Along the top above the content area is the tool bar.

This page has information about the the commands available in the menu and the tool bar. Use the Document List button in the tool 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 panel 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:

UI (User Interface)

Use the UI 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 the Edit button for the color theme entry, 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, 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 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 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 using this command presents a message stating that fact and no text is copied.

Copy Entire Page

Use Copy Entire Page in the Copy 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 using this command presents a message stating that fact and no text is copied.

Copy Entire Document

Use Copy Entire Document in the Copy 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 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 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 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.

tool bar

The tool bar appears above the document content area.

The middle of the tool bar shows the title or file name of the document, depending on the option set for the Title Bar field in the UI (User Interface) options.

On the left side of the tool bar are the following buttons:

On the right side of the tool bar are the following buttons:

Back

Tap the Back button to go to the previous location in the jump history.

Forward

Tap the Forward button to go to the next location in the jump history.

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.

%/p. # Go To

Tap the Go To button to get the popup panel for navigating to any page or location within the page. To go to a specific page number, tap the page number field, enter a the page number, then tap Enter. You can also use the slider immediately below the page number field to go to a specifc page number.

Below the page number slider are the following page buttons for navigating to a different page:

Below the page buttons are the folllowing buttons for navigating within a page:

At the bottom of the panel is the slider for scrolling to a location within the current page.

Bookmarks

Tap the Bookmarks button to display a list of the document's named bookmarks. To jump to a bookmark, tap the bookmark's name in the list. If there are more bookmarks than can be displayed at once, you can scroll through the list. Tap anywhere outside the Bookmarks panel to dismiss the list without jumping to a bookmark.

adding a bookmark

Tap the Add Bookmark icon to activate the Add Bookmark dialog to set a named bookmark at the current location. The Add Bookmark dialog has the following fields:

Tap Add to assign the bookmark. Tap Cancel 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, hold down on the bookmark's name until the context menu appears, then tap Rename to get the Rename Bookmark dialog. After making your changes, tap Rename to accept the change or Cancel to dismiss the dialog without making 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 and drag its drag icon to the new location.

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.

Document List

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