quick start

the document list view

When you start iSilo™ for the first time, you start in iSilo™'s
document list view. The document list view initially shows the Device & Storage Cards view, one of five possible views of documents you have installed on your device. The Device & Storage Cards view allows you to easily navigate to any application accessible folder on your device. At the top of the hierarchy are the storage volumes, consisting of an internal "Device Memory" volume and if your device has a memory card inserted, a memory card volume (displayed as "sdcard").

Initially, the views show only files with extensions of either .pdb or .prc. Generally files in iSilo™ format have the extension .pdb, though not all files with the extension .pdb are necessarily in iSilo™ format.

Tap a line to select it. If your device has a directional control (e.g., trackball), you can use it to move the cursor in the list up and down, respectively, a line at a time. Click the center of the directional control to select the item currently highlighted by the cursor.

Tap or click on a volume or folder entry to enter the corresponding volume or folder. To return to the previous containing directory or folder, press the Back key.

To open a document for viewing, tap or click on the document's file name. When you open a document for viewing, iSilo™ transfers you to the read view.

In addition to being able to open documents for viewing, some other things you can do in the document list view include categorizing, deleting, and renaming files. This additional functionality is available in a context menu that appears when you touch or click down on a file name and hold the touch or click down for a couple of seconds or more.

For more information about the document list view, see document list view. For more information about the document types iSilo™ recognizes, see document types.

the read view

The read view presents the content of the document for viewing. When you view a given document for the first time, you start at the beginning of the document. A document may consist of one or more pages and the content of each page may either fit entirely within the bounds of the screen or if it does not, you can scroll through the page.

To scroll the content, hold your finger on the screen and drag in the direction you want to scroll. If the content of the current page spans more than one screen, then as you hold your finger on the screen a bar appears along the right edge of the screen to show the position and size of the content on the screen relative to the entire page. When you release your finger, the bar disappears.

If there are links on the screen, you can tap a link to jump to the target of the link.

On devices with a directional control, you can use Up and Down on the control (e.g., trackball) to scroll up and down, respectively, a line at a time. On devices with a keyboard, to scroll by a screen at a time, press the Alt key first, then use Up and Down on the directional control. If there are links on the screen, then use Right on the directional control to enter hyperlink mode. If there are no links on the screen and the content is wider than the width of the screen, use Right to scroll right.

A default installation sets up the following action to key assignments:

You can modify the key assignments through the button options. Most keys can be assigned an action, but there are some that cannot, such as dedicated function keys of the device.

iSilo™ actually provides a number of configurable options for scrolling. See navigation for more on navigating through a document, including information on all the different ways of scrolling and jumping to different parts of a document.

more information

For step-by-step instructions on completing some common tasks, see common tasks. For reference information about the document list view and the read view, see document list view and read view, respectively.
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