Text edition without good retrieval software are of little value. This is the reason, why we developed a powerful tool, the so-called heptagon reader.
On this screenshot you see the structure of the application: on the left hand side you find a navigation window, where the content of the CD-ROM is shown. Via this navigation window you can browse the directory, open multiple windows with text passages, set bookmarks, access the multimedia part of the CD-ROM or connect to the internet. Furthermore, you see opened text windows on this screenshot. These are scalable and you can arrange them on the screen. Font and font size, you can choose as you like.
Comparison of text passages is possible, because you can open as many windows as you like. In the status bar the chapter and page of the reffered book. So you can cite the texts in scientific publications.
In the left window of the screenshot you can see old greek text, that is displayed properly.
In bilingual texts, you have the possibility to display them in synchronous mode.
The main advantage of digital text editions over a printed book is the possibility of quick searching. The screenshot on the left hand side shows you see the search dialog of the hepatgon-reader. Here you can input the word(s) you want to find. The usage of the logical operator (and / or) and wildcards (? / *) is allowed. Furthermore you can use options for searching like restrictionm on a few texts or searching in headers or footnotes.
With our historical CD-Roms you can start a search request with chronological restrictions (e.g. the time an event took place).
A very useful tool is the fuzzy search. in weiteres sehr nützliches Werkzeug ist die unscharfe - d.h. schreibweisentolerante - Suche in mehreren Stufen. Schon die erste Stufe berücksichtigt die Veränderungen der Rechtschreibung der letzten 150 Jahre: So finden Sie auch "Thuer", wenn Sie nach "Tür" fragen.
The search results are displayed in clearly arranged tables that inform about the authors and the source. A double click on a entry brings you directly to the found passage.