The Text View page displays images of the selected text. Navigation and zoom tools are found in the upper left hand corner of the image being viewed. It is also possible to navigate within an image using the arrow keys on your keyboard. At the bottom of the image, enter a number to go to a particular frame in the digital images of the text, or to go to the first, previous, next or last images.
The following tabs are found on the right hand side of the menu bar:
‘Image Search’ opens a tool for searching within the digital images of a text.
‘Text Details’ displays full inventory details related to the text being viewed.
‘Thumbnails’ displays thumbnail images for the entire text. Scrolling and then selecting a particular image will show that image in the main viewer.
‘Options’ displays a drop down menu including ‘Download this Text,’ ‘Download this Image,’ ‘Add this Text to Favourites or Edit Notes,’ ‘View Favourites,’ ‘Show other Texts from this Bundle,’ ‘Show other Texts from this Location,’ and ‘Show Related texts’ (i.e. texts with the same title or alternative title).
‘Map’ displays the name of the temple or village, district and province where the text is stored, together with an image (if available) and its position on a map.
‘Comments’ allows registered users to post comments on the text being viewed. These comments will also be seen by other users.
The Image Search tab opens a tool for searching within the digital images of a text. Click and drag your mouse to select a word or phrase and then press the ‘Start Search’ button to search for other occurrences within the text.
The time taken will depend upon the size of the text and the refinement of the search. When completed, thumbnail images of frames containing results will be underlined in red. Detailed results within a selected image will also be boxed in red.
The search can be made more or less refined by adjusting the slider on the bar below the thumbnail images, and the search repeated. If the search is not finding cases of the selected term, make the search less refined. Likewise, if there are too many false results, make the search more refined.