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08.02.2001 15:40:23 (19 years ago)
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sjboddie
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Small changes to English version of help page.

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    813813<ul> 
    814814  <li><a href="\#col-prefs">Collection preferences</a> 
     815  <li><a href="\#lang-prefs">Language preferences</a> 
    815816  <li><a href="\#pres-prefs">Presentation preferences</a> 
    816817  <li><a href="\#search-prefs">Search preferences</a> 
     
    940941  From the search page, you make a query in these simple steps:<p> 
    941942   
    942   <ol><li>Specify what documents you want to search 
     943  <ol><li>Specify what items you want to search 
    943944      <li>Say whether you want to search for all or just some of the words 
    944945      <li>Type in the words you want to search for 
     
    979980 
    980981<ul> 
    981   <li>Queries for <b>all</b> of the words.  These look for documents that  
    982       contain all the words you have specified.  Documents that satisfy the 
    983       query are displayed, in alphabetical order.<p> 
     982  <li>Queries for <b>all</b> of the words.  These look for documents (or 
     983      chapters, or titles) that contain all the words you have specified. 
     984      Documents that satisfy the query are displayed, in alphabetical 
     985      order.<p> 
    984986 
    985987  <li>Queries for <b>some</b> of the words.  Just list some terms that are 
     
    10591061 
    10601062<p>_iconblankbar_ 
     1063<a name=lang-prefs> 
     1064<h3 align=left>Language preferences</h3> 
     1065 
     1066Each collection has a default presentation language, but you can switch to 
     1067a different language if you like.  You can also alter the encoding scheme 
     1068used by Greenstone for output to the browser -- the software chooses 
     1069sensible defaults, but with some browsers better visual results can be used 
     1070by switching to a different encoding scheme. All collections allow you to 
     1071switch from the standard graphical interface format to a textual one. This 
     1072is particularly useful for visually impaired users who use large screen 
     1073fonts or speech synthesizers for output. 
     1074 
     1075<p>_iconblankbar_ 
    10611076<a name=pres-prefs> 
    10621077<h3 align=left>Presentation preferences</h3> 
     
    10651080set that control the presentation. 
    10661081 
    1067 Collections of Web pages allow you to suppress the Greenstone navigation bar at 
     1082<p>Collections of Web pages allow you to suppress the Greenstone navigation bar at 
    10681083the top of each document page, so that once you have done a search you land at 
    10691084the exact Web page that matches without any Greenstone header.  To do another 
     
    10751090the digital library's copy of the page. 
    10761091 
    1077 Collections that are capable of being presented in different languages allow 
    1078 you to specify the interface language.  If the language is Chinese, you can 
    1079 also specify which of the standard Chinese encodings your browser uses. 
    1080  
    1081 Finally, all collections allow you to switch to a textual interface format 
    1082 rather than the standard graphical one.  This is particularly useful for 
    1083 visually impaired users who use large screen fonts or speech synthesizers for 
    1084 output. 
    1085  
    10861092<p>_iconblankbar_ 
    10871093<a name=search-prefs> 
    10881094<h3 align=left>Search preferences</h3> 
    1089 Two pairs of buttons control the case sensitivity and stemming of the searches 
    1090 that you make. The first set of buttons controls whether upper and lower case 
    1091 must match (case sensitivity).  The second set controls whether to ignore word 
    1092 endings or not (stemming). 
     1095<p>Two pairs of buttons control the kind of text matching in the searches that 
     1096you make. The first set (labeled "case differences") controls whether upper and 
     1097lower case must match.  The second ("word endings") controls whether to ignore 
     1098word endings or not.  It is possible to get a large query box, so that you can 
     1099easily do paragraph-sized searching. It is surprisingly quick to search for 
     1100large amounts of text. 
    10931101 
    10941102<p>For example, if the buttons <i>ignore case differences</i> and 
     
    11021110      "builds"). 
    11031111 
    1104 <p>You can also switch to an "advanced" query mode which allows you to 
    1105 combine terms using AND (&), OR (|), and NOT (!). This allows you to 
    1106 specify more precise queries. 
    1107  
    1108 <p>Finally, you can control the number of hits returned, and the number 
    1109 presented on each screenful. 
    1110  
     1112<p>You can switch to an "advanced" query mode which allows you to combine terms 
     1113using AND (&amp;), OR (|), and NOT (!). This allows you to specify more precise 
     1114queries. You can turn the search history feature, which shows you your last few 
     1115queries.  This makes it easy to repeat slightly modified versions of previous 
     1116queries. Finally, you can control the number of hits returned, and the 
     1117number presented on each screenful. 
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