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Help - Viewing Compound Objects

Documents or multi-sided objects are displayed in viewers that provide additional navigation appropriate to the item being viewed. Objects in Portable Document Format (PDF) are displayed in a viewer that uses Adobe Reader.

Each letter below corresponds to a definition of that element.

Compound Object Viewer

A. Global Navigation
Global navigation for searching, browsing, and working with items in collections.

B. Back to Results
Click Back to Results to return to the results page.

C. Menu Off
Click Menu Off to hide the menu on the left side of the screen. When the menu is hidden, click the previous/next page links to view other pages. To show the menu, click Menu On.

D. Add Document to Favorites/Add Item to Favorites
Add the complete document or item to My Favorites.

E. Add Page to Favorites/Add Side to Favorites
Add the current page or side to My Favorites.

F. Previous/Next
Click Previous or Next to go to the next item in your results page. Your zoom and navigation thumbnail settings will not be retained when you go to the previous or next item.

G. Search this Object
If full text searching has been enabled by the creators of the collection, you can search for words within an object. Type search words in the text box and click Search. Red brackets and an asterisk appear next to each page or side within the object that contains the word you searched for.

H. Hit(s)/Previous Hit/Next Hit
View the number of results found after a full text search. Then, use Previous Hit and Next Hit to navigate between the full text search results.

I. Image Toolbar
Use these operations to navigate the image. For an overview, see Image Toolbar.

In some collections, documents and newspapers may have additional data that allow you to highlight and view individual articles. In these collections you may move your mouse over an article and see it highlighted. Clicking on the highlighted article will display the entire article in a separate window. You can use the Hide/Show Article option to turn on and off article highlighting.

To view an article in a separate window:

  1. Click on the Hide/Show Article Hide or show article icon icon on the image toolbar to activate article highlighting.
  2. Mouse over the article you wish to view and click on the article you have highlighted.

J. View Drop-Down List
Use the drop-down list to choose between different views of the compound object:

  • Document Description/Item Description — View descriptive information about the complete document or item.
  • Page Description/Side Description — View descriptive information about a single page or view of a compound object.
  • Page & Text — If a transcription of the page is available, view the image and a transcript of the page, side by side.
  • Side by Side — View both sides of a two-sided object at once.
  • Subset of Print Version — Select a subset of the complete document for viewing, saving, or printing. This option may be available for some items only.
  • Complete Print Version — View a PDF of the entire document or item for printing. This option may be available for some items only.

K. Previous Page and Next Page
Go to the previous or next page within the document or item. Any thumbnail, zoom, or article view settings you have selected will be retained when you move between pages. These settings will not be retained if you go to the previous/next result, turn the menu on/off, or turn on the article view.

L. Object Navigation
Use the links in this section to navigate to specific pages or sides within the document or item.

M. Reference URL
Click Reference URL to access a window that contains the URL of the compound object being viewed. Copy the URL within the text box and paste it into citations and other references.

Subset Viewer

The Subset Viewer enables you to choose pages of a compound object for viewing, saving, or printing in Adobe Reader. The Subset Viewer may be available for some items only.

Each letter below corresponds to a definition of that element.

Subset Viewer

A. Window Controls
Minimize, maximize, or close the Subset Viewer window.

B. Select Search Hits
Select a subset of the compound object pages that includes all pages with matches to a search performed in the compound object viewer. Click View Subset to view the PDF subset. This option only displays if a search in the compound object viewer returned results.

C. Select Pages
Select one or more pages of the compound object. Click View Subset to view the PDF subset in the viewing pane.

D. Specify Pages
Enter page numbers or page ranges separated by commas. For example: 1, 3, 5-12. Then click View Subset to view the PDF subset in the viewing pane.

E. Viewing Pane
View the PDF subset after making selections.




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