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In contrast to the image documents that represent a reproduction of the original pages, text documents are shown on screen as continuous text or as text divided into chapters. 


Document Options

If you click on the yellow box labelled Document Options you will find there are various functions available to you for working with text documents. The functions are dependent on the type of document displayed. They are: display the hits after a Fulltext Search, Display / Hide Chapters, Display / Hide Footnotes in the text.


Results of Fulltext Search

After carrying out a Fulltext Search, the function Results of fulltext search will show you where to find the search term in the text document that has been found. Underneath the corresponding heading Results of fulltext search in the yellow Document Options box you will see the number of hits found (example: 1 : 4 means the term appears four times in this document). By clicking on the right arrow button, you can navigate to the first place in the text that contains the search term, clicking on the arrow again will take you to the next hit in this document. With the left arrow button you can return to the previous hit. The search term is highlighted in colour in the document. Please note that hits from the Fulltext Search can also be located in the footnotes. Use the function Show footnotes (see below) to display all footnotes so that you can view the fulltext hits.


Hiding and showing chapter headings

Lengthy text documents are sometimes divided into chapters that are labelled with specific subheadings. When opening the document for the first time, all chapters are open and displayed on screen. This is identifiable by the minus signs displayed in front of the relevant chapters. It enables the quick location of a search term via the function Results of fulltext search (see above). However, if you wish to make a general survey of the document in question beforehand, it is sometimes advisable to first of all close all the opened chapters. You can do this by clicking on the minus sign in the corresponding area labeled Hide / Show Paragraphs in the yellow Document Options" box. When you wish to view all chapters again, simply click on the plus sign. You can, of course, also hide or show individual chapters by clicking on the plus or minus sign next to the subheading in the document.


Hiding and showing footnotes

Footnote numerals are shown in blue in the text documents. Clicking on the numeral opens the relevant footnote. However, you can also open or close all footnotes in a document at once. The corresponding function is to be found in the yellow Document Options box. Clicking on the plus sign underneath the heading Hide / Show Footnotes will cause all footnotes to be shown, clicking on the minus sign will again hide all the footnotes.


Electronic table of contents

Some text documents are prefixed by an electronic table of contents that can be of great assistance in navigating, particularly in the case of longer texts. Clicking on a link in the table of contents enables direct navigation to the relevant section of text in a document.

An electronic table of contents can also be linked to other documents, for instance, if two or more documents are very close in content but stored separately in the database. In this case you can see the correlations in the table of contents and switch forward and backward between the documents.


Printing and e-mailing text documents

You can print text documents via the function Print. This converts the document to a printable version. Please bear in mind that some documents are very long. Before giving the print command, check to see how many pages the document has. The function E-mail offers you two possibilities: sending the whole document or only the source citation. With the function Download you can create and store a HTML-file of the viewed document on your computer. Please see the chapter Managing information for further details.




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