You can adapt it to your own requirements by editing this file, help.htm, with any HTML editor.The help text below applies to the original, five-frame Web Concordance layout.
What the Frames do:At the top right of the browser window is the Text Frame, which displays the original text of the work you have chosen to explore. You can use the scroll bars to move around in the text. Clicking on a Reference in the Concordance frame will make the Text Frame scroll automatically to display the relevant part of the source text.
To the left of the Text Frame is the Wordlist Frame, containing an alphabetic list of all words which are used in the source text. Clicking on a Headword in the Wordlist Frame will make the Concordance Frame scroll automatically to display all the instances of that Headword, together with a line of context for each.
You are (probably!) reading this in the Concordance Frame. When not displaying this help, it displays the Concordance. If you have clicked on a Headword in the Wordlist Frame, the Concordance Frame will have scrolled automatically to that Headword. Beside each Headword is a count of the number of times it occurs, and below it are all the actual occurrences, each in a line of context. To the right of each context line are References. Clicking on a Reference will make the Text Frame scroll automatically to display the relevant part of the source text.
The frames down the left edge of the browser's window are the Alphabetic Navigators. They provide a quick way of controlling the frames to their right, so the upper one controls the Wordlist Frame and the lower one controls the Concordance Frame. Click on a letter in an Alphabetic Navigator to go quickly to the words beginning with that letter. If a letter of the alphabet is missing from a Navigator, that is because the original text contains no words beginning with that letter. If you have chosen to sort your wordlist by frequency instead of alphabetically, the Wordlist Navigator contains links to words which occur with a particular frequency instead of words which begin with a particular letter.
There are several ways to improve things:
You can also use your browser's Find button to carry out any search. The search will happen in the frame you last clicked in. To let the system find a word for you in a single operation, first load the entire Wordlist (see More Wordlist controls), then press the Find button. The Find button will also work for searches in the Text Frame and the Concordance Frame, but bear in mind that only one section of the Text or the Concordance will be loaded at any one time, so searches with the Find button will be confined to that section.
and take you backwards and forwards through the Wordlist, Concordance, or Text a section at a time.
moves you to the top of the current section of the Wordlist, Concordance, or Text.
This button appears at the top of a section of the Wordlist when only one section of the Wordlist is loaded. Pressing it will cause the entire Wordlist to be loaded at once. Loading the entire Wordlist makes searching easier, since searches are otherwise confined to the loaded portion; but it will probably slow down other aspects of your browser's performance.
This button appears at the top of a section of the Wordlist when the entire Wordlist is already loaded. Pressing it will cause a single section of the Wordlist to be loaded instead. Loading the Wordlist a section at a time will speed up most aspects of your browser's performance, but will mean that searches for words in the wordlist will be confined to the loaded portion.