Help for the Online Edition of the Survey of London

Quick Reference
Site Navigation
Edition Toolbar
Transcription Toolbars
Browser Features
Table of Contents
The Text of the Edition
Edition Issues

Welcome to the online help section of a Survey of London the intention of this section is to provide assistance navigating and using this edition.
Feel free to select an item from the left-hand menu that relates to a feature of the online edition that you wish to investigate.

Quick Reference

previous element navigator Navigate to a previous element (book, chapter or page).
next element navigator Navigate to the next element (book, chapter or page).
[figure image icon] A link to a figure image from the digital facsimile.
return to top icon Relocates the viewpoint to the top of the page of an edition.
Standard hyperlink A standard hyperlink in the edition.
Menu hyperlink A navigation toolbar hyperlink.
Main Heading
An example of an edition heading.
An example of edition subheadings.
Main text A sample of the font used in the main body text of the edition
Glossed text A sample of the inline glosses in the text.

Edition Help

Navigation for the edition is provided by a number of mechanisms. The core navigation functionality is provided by toolbars. There is a global toolbar and local navigation toolbars at the top and bottom of the document which are available only when viewing the transcription.

Main toolbar.

Screenshot of the main toolbar

The main toolbar is provided at the top of every page of the edition.

Screenshot of the main toolbar links

The toolbar offers hyperlinks to various elements of the edition including the

  • homepage of the edition
  • the basic table of contents
  • figure images
  • search functionality
  • the help page
  • and a page about this edition and further information.

Navigation toolbar (top of page).

Screenshot of navigation toolbar (top of transcription pages).

The transcription navigation toolbar offers additional functionality when a transcribed page is being viewed (a transcribed page represents a page from the original paper edition of the Survey). The toolbar offers a range of additional functionality.

The first element on the transcription navigation toolbar is a link to the Table of Contents, which lists all of the pages in the edition. This allows the user to navigate to any page of the edition.

The second function provided here is the ability to navigate between the books of the edition. The display also shows the current book being viewed.

Screenshot of chapter and book navigation links

The next element provides chapter navigation. This permits the edition to navigate backwards and forwards by chapters through the edition. The display also shows the chapter on the current page.

The next element on the navigation toolbar is the page navigation buttons. The left pointing arrow allows navigation to the previous page and the right pointing arrow permits navigation to the next page.

The final element of this toolbar is the "print" button. This displays the current page in a printer friendly format. The browsers print functionality can then be used to print the page.

Navigation toolbar (bottom of page).

The toolbar at the foot of the page provides three key features. The first button or link relocates the view to the top of the page. The subsequent buttons permit navigation between pages.

Final Note.

As a final point, when a navigation button reaches the end of available text for example; at the end of the edition, the programmed behavior is to return to the edition's main page.

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HTML hyperlinks are provided throughout the edition contents and the supporting material. The links permit navigation to different pages or elements within the edition or to different resources. Edition hyperlinks in general appear as follows:

Standard Hyperlink

The color of the link will change when the browser recognizes that this link has already been selected and it will appear as:

Visited Hyperlink

When a hyperlink is placed in a menu or toolbar it appears as follows:

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Browser features

Commonly browsers also provide helpful navigation features such as the ability to return to a previously displayed page. This can be achieved by pressing the "Back" button or typically by pressing the "Backspace" key on a computer keyboard.

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Tables of Contents

Additional features to assist navigation include the "Transcriptions" page which provides a table of contents reflecting the construction of the original edition (available here) and a more formal modernized (available here) table of contents. Both of these elements can be used to navigate around the addition using the linked elements displayed.

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Textual search is a further mechanism for navigating the edition. The text search page offers the ability to perform a literal search for elements of text at a paragraph level. The provided phrase can be sought throughout the edition or within a particular portion of the text.

Click here to view searching

When a textual search executes it returns a page displaying possible matches to the search ranked in order of preference and the content that matches the search expression. The preferred page can then be selected and displayed by using the hyperlink.

Click here to view results

There are some restrictions on the ability to search.

  • A search phrase must be longer than three characters in length. A search terms less than this will return no results.
  • The search mechanism performs only a literal search. Advanced search features such as the ability to negate particular terms is currently unavailable. These types of features may be added in subsequent versions.
  • Multiple selections of elements in the "section" option box are currently not permitted. Again this may be addressed in a future release.

More detailed help on performing a search is available on the search page itself. Click here to view the further search help.

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The Text of the Edition.

In general the contents of the edition consist of the transcription text, glosses and heading material. These have been given display properties that attempt to reflect both the original published edition and the nature of the element.

Click to view text layout

The image demonstrates the layout of the core text and of the glosses from the edition. Glosses are placed on the right hand side of the edition whilst the text itself is central to the page.

Click to view headings

Headings from the text and page numbers are displayed as shown in the highlighted portions of the image although their position in the text may vary.

Figure images that occur in the text are typically indicated by the eye symbol.

eye icon

Both the eye and any subsequent text within the braces represent a hyperlink that can be used to view a digital facsimile of the figure image. This will open in a separate window for display.

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Edition Issues

If you experience any difficulties with respect to the edition or wish to request any changes please notify us by using the utilizing the contacts page.

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