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Registered database users have the option of compiling image presentations which can be started directly from the database. After logging in, one can access the presentation tool via the start page.


By clicking on Presentation, you can open the Image Search in the same window in which images can be searched for by name (name search box), or by their links to monuments  (Monument: browse Entries) or, respectively, to documents (Document: browse Entries).

N.B.: A search using links is recommended because the images generally have code numbers as names.
To open the presentation tool click on the symbol Auge_klein at the top left.


A navigational box on the left-hand side of the page contains a list of already existing presentations. The respective presentations can be found by using either the keyword box above the list or by scrolling with the arrows.
To open the individual presentations – provided one has the authority to do so – click directly on the title in Presentation Editor. By clicking on “P” the presentation will be opened in full screen mode; to the right of the title the number of images contained in the presentation is given. By clicking on this number the images are opened on the right in the result list.


Creating a presentation


Using the button New one can start compiling a new presentation which appears in the Presentation Editor.
The new presentation is automatically given the title “New presentation / [user’s name]”. This can be altered in the name box. Information on the presentation can be entered in the box Description. When presenting they are then displayed on the start image.


The rights for reading, writing and deleting for individual users or groups can be allocated in the area Rights.
One can add a row in which the rights can be allocated by clicking on the button Add. The persons or groups holding the rights can be defined using the pull down menu “who?”.
N.B.: Thereby – especially before saving for the first time – first the group of users must be defined and, second, the individual users (see next screenshot)! With the buttons Up, Down the sequence of the rows can be altered.


The corresponding rights are defined using the check boxes “R”, “W” and “D” on the right next to the pull down menu.

“R” (read) = reading permitted.
“W” (write) = writing permitted, i.e. it is permitted to make alterations within the presentation.
“D” (delete) = deletion permitted.
The respective rights are determined by setting a tick mark in the check box.
N.B.: “W” and “R” are automatically also set by selectiong “D”, and “R” is automatically also set by selecting “W”.
The lowest row is removed by using the Remove button. The button Undo reverses all alterations.


Various buttons are situated underneath the rights management. Name, description and the definition of the rights can be verified with Save.
The images contained in a presentation are saved automatically. Therefore it is not necessary to save the presentation again after the images have been adopted for the presentation.
N.B.: On deleting an image in the presentation the deletion is automatically saved and cannot be reversed!
Delete = deletes the entire presentation.
Presentation = starts the presentation.
Show = displays the images saved in the file in the list of results.


The images of the presentation are positioned underneath. There is no restriction regarding the number of images integrated in a presentation nor repetitions thereof. The images are organized in image rows, each containing two images. The right-hand side is to be left empty if one wishes to present only single images.
In order to adopt images from Census’ stock of images, the final position of the image within the presentation must be selected first by clicking on the destined image position in the desired image row.
After doing so, click on the small arrow on the top right of the thumbnail in the view of the results, and the image will be inserted in the current position of the presentation. Thereby the current position will shift within the presentation and a new image row be automatically created on demand.


Functions of the Image Rows
New = start a new image row.
Muelltonne = delete the whole image row of the presentation.
Pfeil_oben = move the image row upwards.
Pfeil_unten = move the image row downwards.
S = exchange image position within an image row.
Kreuz = delete a single image.
Plus = duplicate an image for the current selected position of the presentation.
Exit_Pfeil = close Editor and open the list of presentations.


Creating a presentation


To start a presentation click either on the “P” before the name of the presentation in the presentation list or on the button Presentation in the Presentation Editor.


The presentation is in full screen mode on being opened. Displayed in the middle of the presentation are the name, description and key commands used to operate the presentation. Navigational buttons appear at the top and bottom margins of the screen.

N.B. for Mozilla Firefox: The presentation is not in full screen mode on opening – one must additionally type the function key [F11].


The next image row is started by using the space-bar. The functions of the buttons are as follows:
Pres_Pfeil_rechts top = display the next image row of the presentation.
Pres_Pfeil_links top = display the previous image row of the presentation.
Pres_Pfeil_rechts bottom left/right = display the next image on this side of the image row.
Pres_Pfeil_links bottom left/right = display the previous image on this side of the image row.
eins = display the current image on the left individually.
zwei = display the current image on the right individually.
Via the double button on the top margin of the presentation you can return to double projection.


The button thumbnails (top left) opens the image overview in a sidebar on the left-hand side. Every image row is displayed with the respective images and image titles. One image only can be selected for the left- and right-hand side respectively of the double projection. The selected images are shown directly in the presentation.

S (switch) alter the positions of the images within an image row.
Kreuz close the overview.


Zoom Functions

symbol-hand = move the image via clicking with the mouse.
symbol-lupe = zooming in on the image via clicking (magnifying).
symbol-plus symbol-minus = zoom in and out (magnifying and reducing the image).
symbol-fit = adjust the size of the image to the screen size.
symbol-dokument = details of the database entry.

Zoom bar = the adjuster for an optimum focus of the image is on one of the horizontal bars.


bg (background) = for changing the color of the background (colors: black, white, gray).

Pres_kreuz top right = closes the presentation.

Key commands for operating the presentation

The presentation can also be operated using the keyboard. The available buttons correspond to the following shortcut keys:
[y] = overview of the images in the sidebar (can be closed again with [y]).
Taste_Pfeil_rechts / [space-bar] = start the image presentation or respectively display the next image row.
Taste_Pfeil_links = display the previous image row.
[1] = left image in single view.
[2] = right image in single view.
[Esc] = change from single to double image viewing mode.

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