Digital Book Explanation

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Digital Catalogue Help

Our digital catalogue uses Adobe Flash. You may need to download it depending on what web browser you are using.

Below is a guide on how to use the functions of the digital catalogue.

Index

    1. My binder
      1. How to add to my binder
      2. How to access my binder from the catalogue
      3. How to download from my binder
    2. Features of the catalogue list
    3. How to use our catalogue viewer
      1. Main viewer screen
      2. Top & left navigation
      3. Bottom navigation
    4. Left navigation further explanation
      1. Text index
      2. Visual index
      3. Search
      4. Bookmarks
      5. Notes
    5. Bottom navigation further explanation
      1. Print
      2. PDF
      3. Clip
      4. Copy
      5. Pen
      6. Note
      7. Navigation
      8. History
      9. Copy URL
      10. More Info
      11. Bookmark this page
    6. System requirements

1. My binder

My binder is one of the most powerful tools of the digital catalogue, allowing you to customize, save and print different portions of the catalogue. Below is an explanation of the many ways you can add, change and customize different selections of my binder.

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1.I. How to add to my binder

Through the index

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Through bookmarks in the catalogue

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Through search in the catalogue list page

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1.II. How to access my binder from the catalogue

1.III. How to download from my binder

My Binder

Notes

“My Binder” lets you organize pages you have bookmarked and written notes on. You can arrange them in whatever order you like and then save them as a PDF. All you have to do is drag and drop. When you are done, you can reset by clicking on delete. You can print off as many as 50 at a time. Your data will only be saved as long as your browser is open.

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2. Features of the catalogue list

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You need flash player to view our catalogue

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3. How to use our catalogue viewer

3.I. Main viewer screen

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Clipping magnifies even more than double clicking magnification

The navigation menu on the left side expands when you click on any section.

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3.II. Top & left navigation

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Clipping magnifies even more than double clicking magnification

The navigation menu on the left side expands when you click on any section.

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3.III. Bottom navigation

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Bottom section has personal editing functions

Any notes you write or highlights you draw are saved in the left navigation. They will be saved even if you close and open your browser again

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4. Left navigation further explanation

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4.I. Text index

The top section, labelled “Text Index”, displays a list of all sections and subsections. By opening up sections, you can display specific page numbers. Clicking on those page numbers (in Text Index) will instantly take you to that page.

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Visual Index

4.II. Visual Index

The second section from the top, labelled “Visual Index”, shows you the thumbnails (smaller pictures) of all pages. This can be a helpful and rapid way to look through product sections.

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The middle section, “Search”, can look through all pages quickly. It scans both the section headings and text to find relevant pages and displays them next to thumbnails (smaller pictures) of the pages.

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Bookmarks

4.IV. Bookmarks

The fourth section, “Bookmarks” is a list of all your bookmarks. From here, you can add them directly to your Binder. You can go directly to your bookmarks from here. The bookmark’s section displays thumbnails (smaller pictures) of your bookmarks. Your bookmarks will be saved for the next time you open up the digital book.

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Notes

4.V. Notes

The last section, “Notes”, is a list of all your notes. Clicking on one of your notes will bring you directly to the page. When you print as a PDF or Print regularly, you have the option to print and include your notes. Your notes and bookmarks will be saved even if you close the page.

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5. Bottom navigation further explanation

Print

5.I. Print

The first option on the left, “Print”, will send the pages you are currently reading to your printer.

Clicking once on this option will open up a small yellow menu.

You have the option of including your pen marks and notes.

From here you can select to print one side of the current page you are looking at or both sides.

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PDF

5.II. PDF

The second option on the left, “PDF”, will transform the pages you are currently reading into a PDF.

Clicking once on this option will open up a small yellow menu.

You have the option of including your pen marks and notes.

From here you can select to make a PDF of one side of the current page you are looking at or both sides.

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CLIP

5.III. Clip

The third option on the left, “Clip”, allows you to highlight a selection, magnify it and turn it into an image.

Clicking on the Clip section, will turn your mouse cursor into a pair of scissors. From here, you can Drag and Drop over a section of the catalogue.

If you left click on hold on the Green highlighted area, you can adjust the selected the area.

By clicking and holding on the Plus Symbol on the bottom right of the highlighted area, you can adjust the size.

Clicking on “Clip this area” on the bottom of the highlighted area will bring up the highlighted area in another tab or window.

You can save this image on your personal computer.

To close the highlight function, you can click the X symbol in the top right of the highlighted section.

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Copy

5.IV. Copy

The fourth option on the left, “Copy”, allows you to highlight a selection and display only the text.

Clicking on the Clip section, will turn your mouse cursor into a plus sign. From here, you can Drag and Drop over a section of the catalogue.

This will display the text in a dark grey pop up box.

If you left click on hold on the Green highlighted area, you can adjust the selected the area.

By clicking and holding on the Plus Symbol on the bottom right of the highlighted area, you can adjust the size.

You can change the highlighted section by left clicking anywhere on the highlighted area, dragging and dropping it.

To copy the text to your clipboard, hit the Copy button in the grey pop up box.

To clear the text, left click “Clear” in the dark grey pop up box.

To close the Copy windows, click on the “Copy” button in the bottom panel. The same button that you used to open this function.

*Note, not all text can be copied and some text may not display properly.

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Pen

5.V. Pen

The fifth option on the left, “Pen”, allows you to draw and highlight certain sections of text.

Clicking on this button will open up a small yellow window.

You can choose the colors, size and shapes that you would like to use.

To erase everything, click on the eraser icon that is erasing on the paper.

You will be prompted to make sure you want to delete all your pen marks.

These marks can be included in your PDF or printed documents if you select the options at the top of those functions.

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5.VI. Note

The sixth option on the left, “Note”, allows you to draw and highlight certain sections of text.

To write inside your note, click anywhere inside the colored area of the note.

You can adjust the placement of the note by clicking on the top bar. It is a slightly darker color. It is on the same line as the trash can, in the top right hand side.

You can adjust the size of your note by clicking on the icon in the bottom right corner of the colored note. By clicking and holding, you can drag and make the screen smaller or bigger.

You have the option of picking which color you use to write your notes.

You can keep track of your notes with the panel on the left side of the screen.

You can instantly jump to any note that you have already written.

You have the option to include your notes when you print or create a PDF.

To delete your note, click on the trash icon on the top right.

Or you can click on Notes on the left panel, find your Note and hit “Del” with the trash can icon on the right side of your note.

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Navigation

The middle section allows you to rapidly scroll to a page.

Under “Go to page”, if you type in the page number and hit “Go”, it will take you directly to that page.

The icon with two directions and a straight line will scroll to the first or last page.

The direction icons will move you to the previous or next page. Depending on direction.

The bar above this displays the current page and total number of pages. This bar will allow you to rapidly scroll through the catalogue.

To rapidly scroll through the catalogue, you can click and drag on the square icon in the middle of this bar.

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History

5.VIII. History

The fourth icon from the right, “Hist.” displays your recently viewed history.

Clicking here will open up the display.

To go back to a page that you looked at recently, click on the Hist. icon and click on one of the page numbers displayed.

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Copy URL

5.IX. Copy URL

The third icon from the right, “Copy URL” displays the web address of the page you are currently looking at.

You can save this or send it to someone else.

This web address will take you back to the current page in the current catalogue you are viewing.

You can highlight it and copy it.

To Copy:

Option 1) On PC press CTRL + C. On Mac, press Command + C.

Option 2) On PC, you can right click and select copy. On Mac, hold down command and click. Then select copy.

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More Info

5.X. More info

The second icon from the right, “More Info”, will bring up whether there are any videos associated with the current product you are viewing.

To view the associated video, click on the movie icon in the dark grey bar.

This will darken your screen and bring up a video.

The video works like Youtube.

To play the video, click on the icon on the center of the video.

To get back to the digital book, click anywhere on the screen outside of the video. Or click on the small x at the top right of the screen.

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Bookmark This Page

5.XI. Bookmark this page

The first icon on the right, “Bookmark this page”, will add a bookmark of the page you are currently viewing.

Your bookmarks are saved locally. (They are saved on your computer).

This way, you can access your bookmarks another day even after you close the window.

Bookmarks can be added to your Binder which can print out customized sections of the catalogue.

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6. System requirements

Required systems for looking at the digital catalogue in your browser.

Operating Environment Software Resolution Color Resolution
Microsoft Windows XP / VISTA / 7 or more recent Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox – most recent, Flash Player 11+, Adobe Reader – most recent 1024 * 768 16 bit
Mac OS 10.6、10.7、10.8++ Safari 5.1/6.0, Firefox – most recent, Flash Player 11+, Adobe Reader – most recent 1024 * 768 16 bit

Required devices for using the iCata application (smartphones or tablets)

Operating System Required Device
iOS4.3 or later iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPhone5, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad2, iPad (first generation), iPad mini
Android Android 2.2, Android 2.3, Android 3.2, Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2
Kindle Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire
Windows Windows 8, RT

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