SCREENS AND VIEWS

A standard menu bar appears at the top of the Infobase screen.

This portion of the Views screen appears at the bottom of the window, and provides a way to view different pieces of information within the Infobase. See F1 for detailed help information. There are a total of four different information panes that are available: DOCUMENT, CONTENTS, HIT LIST, AND OBJECTS. There are a total of seven views, shown above. The size of each pane is adjustable, both horizontally and vertically.

The seven views are shown below (captions above each screen print):


All Displays the Contents, Document, Reference Window, and Hit List panes. Use this view when searching the infobase or when you need to see all of the related information at once.

Search  Displays the Document, Reference Window, and Hit List panes. Use this view when you are searching to find the most relevant information. (The Hit List can help you identify the most relevant sections in the infobase to begin reading once your search is completed.)

Browse Displays the Contents, Document, and Reference Window panes. Use this view when you are browsing the infobase for information: it gives you the best access to the table of contents while maximizing the space allocated for the infobase text.

Document Displays Document and Reference Window panes. Use this view when you need as much of the body of the infobase on the screen as possible.

Contents Displays only the Contents pane. Use this view when you are navigating or scanning the table of contents and need to see the full name of the headings in the table of contents. (Double-clicking on a heading in the Contents view takes you to the appropriate section in the Document view.)

Hit List Displays only the Hit List pane. Use this view after performing a search to view as many references in the hit list as possible. (Double-clicking on a reference in the Hit List takes you to the appropriate section in the Document view.)

Object Displays only the Object pane. The Object pane is activated whenever an object link is followed.


The record number of total records will be displayed, as well as the number of hits, and the currently viewed hit. The spyglass shows the current query, and will display in red when in use. You may cancel the query at any time by clicking on the button.

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