The main window consists of the text pane, the progress bar and the menu/toolbar.
Drag the stylus over the text pane to select text, use Tools->Copy to
copy the selected text to the clipboard. Tap text to perform dictionary lookup
(if "use dictionary" is selected in general options). Double tap any whitespace
are to toggle fullscreen mode. Tap on the progress bar moves the current
position in the document. Tap on the small arrows at the ends of the progress
bar moves to current position to the next/previous contents item. Toolbar
buttons provide shortcut access to the following menu items in order from
left to right: Back, Contents, Add bookmark, Find, Find next.
- Copy - copy selected text to the clipboard.
- Find - find text in the document, case sensitive.
- Find next
- Back - undo last "large" movement - basically anything
other than page/line up/down.
- Go to - brings up goto dialogue box, enter in a percentage
followed by the percent sign (e.g. enter "50%"). Or enter in paragraph number
(with an optional character position, e.g. enter "30" for paragraph 30, "30:50"
for paragraph 30, character 50.
- Add bookmark - brings up create bookmark dialogue box,
enter in bookmark name OR before choosing "Add bookmark", select text on
screen to use as name and dialogue box will have selected text ready to be
accepted / edited as the new bookmark name, you don't need to copy the selection
to clipboard to use this feature.
- Contents - bring up the book's contents. For XML
documents this will probably be a tree of parts and sections, for plain text
documents a simplistic algorithm is used to detect chapter headings. Bookmarks
are inserted into the tree according to their position in the document. These
are marked with a picture of a pen, and section titles are marked with a
red triangle/double triangle. To navigate to the selected item either select
one and hit ok or double tap it. Tap user created bookmark's quickly to edit
(rename), tap and hold to: see position in document in percent, edit, or
delete / remove bookmark. Tap red cross in bottom left hand corner of screen
- Recent files - select recently opened document(s).
- Open - bring up file selection dialogue.
Tap red cross in bottom left hand corner of screen to cancel.
- About - bring up a useful about screen.
Lists author, version of HaaliReader, full file name/path, size of text (uncompressed),
compression ratio (if any), number of paragraphs, format of file/text, position
in file as Paragraph_number:Character_number.
- Exit - exit / quit without prompt.
- Fullscreen - toggle fullscreen mode (turns off title bar
- File format - select file format from the following list:
Auto, Line per paragraph, Indented first line, MAC line per paragraph, MAC
indented first line, XML. The first five deal with different formatting of
plain text documents, MAC variants are used for files which use \r (0x0d)
as end of line markers instead of traditional \n or \r\n. File encoding can
also be select from the encodings available in your windows version. HaaliReader
has five builtin encodings that are always available: windows-1252 (a superset
of iso-8859-1), windows-1251, cp866, koi8-r - these are cyrillic encodings,
and utf-8 for unicode texts.
- Display - set various text display options. The top part
of the dialog is used to select the base font for the text. At the botom
there are input boxes for ajusting side margins and the botom margin, display
rotation and selecting the number of columns on screen (this is handy for
HPCs which have a wide screen). Use soft hyphens checkbox turns on the builtin
hyphenation module for russian language.
- Colors - allows the user to adjust the colors of the interfaces
elements. Various highlight items work together with the Styles dialog and
are only useful for rendering XML documents.
- Styles - select format to use for each XML style / tag.
Style is specified as a modifier to main font selection.
- Buttons - assign function to hardware buttons and if present
keyboard buttons. Use grab key to assign funtions to hardware buttons. Hardware
buttons are released back to the operating system when HaaliReader's window
loses focus. If rotate is mapped to a hardware button, screen is rotated
90 degrees anti-clockwise.
- Dictionaries - add, remove, view HaaliReader dictionaries.
Dictionary should be in .DIC format (see mkdict tool on how to make a custom
dictionary). Only one active dictionary is used for word lookup, to change
the active dictionary select it in the list and tap OK button. The active
dictionary can also be selected from the menu in the dictionary dialog.
- General - adjust all other propram's options. Use dictionary
checkbox specifies wheter single taps in the main window should cause word
lookup, rotate buttons tells the program to swap functions of the cursor
control buttons when the display orientation chages. File buffer size specifies
the amount of file data cached in memory, can set it to some high value if
you read books from a microdrive to avoid frequent access to the storage
device. Save bookmarks directly to XML files is an experimental option that
stores bookmarks at the end of XML files as processing instructions. The
last input field specifies how many most recently opened files are tracked
in the registry. Bookmarks are also stored in the registry.
Accelerator keys that are not present in the buttons dialog:
Control-O - Open
Control-F - Find
Control-G, F3 - Find next
Control-Q - Exit
Backspace - Back
F2 - edit bookmark in the contents dialog
File position specification can be entered directly into the main window
without brining the Go To dialog. Use following format: <number>% to
move to certain percentage, or <number>= to move to a certain paragraph.
Once viewing dictionary entry you may select word in the definition window
and look that up too, just hit '...' button, may also look at previous/next
word in dictionary (in alphabetical order). If word not found, then the closest
match (using the first letters) to word is looked up.