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The Paragraph View

Some of the things you can do in the ParagraphView:

The ParagraphView is a conventional text layout format. Within this view you can also use the Menubar to set preferences for document handling and other options. The Paragraph ToolBar includes controls and icons for navigating, speed, creating User-Notes and other functions. (Please see ParagraphView: Menubar or ParagraphView: ToolBar for complete use information). To read in the TurboView you can simply double click on any word.

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Opening a Document in RapidReader
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There are several ways to open a document in RapidReader.

You can open RapidReader directly from within selected applications, or by dragging a document onto the RapidReader desktop icon or by browsing from within RapidReader.

 
 
The RapidReader Desktop Icon
1)
Drag a document of a supported file type directly onto the RapidReader desktop Icon. These include .doc, .txt, .r2d, .txv, and PDF documents (RapidReader Pro only).
2)
For MS Word and Internet Explorer, RapidReader, places an item directly on the toolbar for easy access. Click on the item and RapidReader will open from within the application.
3)
Launch RapidReader from the desktop icon, then use File/Open on the menu bar. You can browse to supported file types and open them directly in RapidReader.
4)
From Browsers, Word Processors and other applications not directly supported by RapidReader you can still open the contents. You can copy (CTL+C) a document to the clipboard. Launch RapidReader and select File/Open and then Read from Clipboard. This will import the text into RapidReader.
 

 
 
Overview:
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When you first open a document in RapidReader it defaults to the "ParagraphView". This is a "read only" display very similar to the familiar look and feel of a standard page of a word processor document. You can scan the text or scroll through the document as you would with a word processor. But unlike a word processor, any word on any page is an active link to launch the TurboView allowing you to RapidRead from anywhere in the document. In a sense , RapidReader is a combination of a document viewer and a video player. As you can see from the menubar and toolbar both kinds of functions are represented. The menubar is essentially used for document handling and setting your options and preferences. The toolbar functions are more like video player controls for moving through a file as well as displaying information related to your progress and reading speed. (Please see ParagraphView: MenuBar and functions or ParagraphView: ToolBar and functions for complete use information)

In addition to a familiar document format, the ParagraphView is a "map" to navigate to the text where you want to accelerate your reading.

 

Using Markup to Review or Navigate through a document
The ParagraphView also shows where you've placed your personal User-Notes, Dog-Ear markers and it's where you can access the Highlite text tool. (For more information please see Using the Note, Dog-Ear and Highliter features.)
Sample text and Markup in ParagraphView.
Average Reading Speedon a computer drops to just about 100 words per minute because we repeatedly lose our place when scrolling. The fact is, that our brains can process than we can read it, using conventional means.
NOTE: When you are RapidReading, the ParagraphView is always available to you by simply pressing the Space Bar or Double-clicking any where in the TurboView. This is the equivalent of pressing the "STOP" button on a video player.

 
 
Setting the Speed
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Please NOTE: You are also able to change speed "on the fly" while in TurboView. To learn more please see Using TurboView

 
 
The Speed Icon on the Turbo Control Bar
1)
Click on Options on the ParagraphView MenuBar then select Speed OR
2) Click on the Speed Icon on the ParagraphView ToolBar
3) This will display the Speed Dialog Box
4) Set the speed by typing a number Between 100 and 1200 or Click Up / Down for increment s of 25 WPM.
5) and Click OK
  NOTE: RapidReader will remember the last speed you selected for the next time you open the application.
 
   

 
 
Launch the TurboView display for RapidReading
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From the ParagraphView there are three ways to launch the TurboView window depending on where you wish to start..  
 
Click Play OR Press Space Bar OR Double-Click on any word
1)

Click the "Play Button" on the ToolBar Controls.
This will launch the TurboView at whatever word is selected in the ParagraphView.

2) Press the Space Bar.
This will launch TurboView either at the beginning of a document OR if you are already RapidReading, at the last word you read
3) Double Click on any word in the ParagraphView to begin reading from that word
  For more information please go to ParagraphView: ToolBar and functions
 

 
 
Set Font and Other Options for the ParagraphView:
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You can change the Font and the Font Size for the ParagraphView independently of  Font selection for the TurboView. This allows you to customize the ParagraphView display to whatever you find most comfortable.  
1)
On the MenuBar click Options
2) Click "Fonts" 
3) Choose "ParagraphView" This will display the Font selection Dialog Box
4) Select Font, Font Style and Size
5) Click OK
  The ParagraphView will display your selections.
NOTE: These settings will be retained for RapidReader ParagraphView until you change them.
 

 
 
Navigate using Virtual Pages:
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When a document or web page is opened in RapidReader, it automatically creates "virtual" page numbers, a convenient way to assist you in navigating through the file. Each RapidReader page is defined as 280 words in length. (Approximately an average page of a paper back book). To go to a specific page...  
 
The Page Dialog Box
1)
On the MenuBar click Navigate
2) Click "Go To Page" 
3) Enter a page number
4) Click "Go to Page"
5)

RapidReader will go to that page location. To Launch the TurboView to begin RapidReading see above

  NOTE: The page number of your location will be displayed on the ParagraphView ToolBar
 

 
 
Navigating using the ParagraphView ToolBar Controls:
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One of the unique features of RapidReader is that it is a combination of a document display and a video viewer. On the ParagraphView ToolBar you will find controls similar to a video player. These will allow you to "Rewind" or "Fast Forward" "skipping" through a document incrementally. You can select increments of Sentence, Paragraph, or Page and then PLAY the document in TurboView from the desired location.  
 
The ParagraphView Control Bar
1)
Single-click on a word in the ParagraphView. This will select it.
2) Click on the appropriate button to use the controls to move back or forward .
3) You will see a new "selection" word location at the point after the action is performed.
4) To RapidRead from beginning with the selected word Click Play Button or Press the Space Bar
  For more information please go to ParagraphView: ToolBar and functions
 

 
 
Adding your own User Notes
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You can create User-Notes to add comments for use in RapidReader, You can also save and export the notes as a text file to Copy-Paste into other documents such as reports. A User-Note must be "attached" to a particular word which you can select in the ParagraphView.

Please NOTE: You are also able to add User Notes "on the fly" while in TurboView. To learn more please go to Using the Note, Dog-Ear and Highliter features.

 
 
The Note Tool Icon
1)
In the ParagraphView Single-click on a word to select it
2) Click on the Note Tool on the toolbar
3) This will display the Note Pad Dialog Box
4) Write your comment in the Note Pad and Click Done a the bottom of the dialog box
5) This will place a Note Icon the note next to the word you selected.
  NOTE: You must SAVE the file as an R2D when you close RapidReader to retain any markup you've created,
 

 
 
The  User Note Marker
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The User-Note Marker will show you where you've placed a note. The marker is identified with a number in the order with which you've created the note. From the marker you can access the User Note dialog to read the note, edit the note and move between notes. 

Please NOTE: The User-Note Marker number is the order in which you created the notes NOT the order in which they appear in the document. To learn more please go to Using the Note, Dog-Ear and Highliter features.

 
 
The User Note Marker

To view a User-Note from the Marker
1)
In the ParagraphView Double-click on the Marker ( e.g. {N002} above)
2) This will display the Note Pad Dialog Box
3) You can read or edit your comment in the Note Pad then
4) Click Done at the bottom of the dialog box
5) This will return you to the ParagraphView and preserve any edits. 
 

NOTE: You must SAVE the file as an R2D when you close RapidReader to retain any markup you've created,

 

 
 
Adding Dog-Ears
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Dog-Ears serve three purposes.
1) Place a mark to locate an item of interest for later review..
2) To use as a reference to view material in the original document such as tables, charts or pictures.
3) To use as a convenient way to quickly move from point of interest to point of interest within a document.
A Dog-Ear must be "attached" to a particular word which you can select in the ParagraphView.

Please NOTE: You are also able to add Dog-Ear Markers "on the fly" while in TurboView. To learn more please go to Using the Note, Dog-Ear and Highliter features.

 
 
The Dog-Ear Icon
1)
In the ParagraphView Single-click on a word to select it
2) Click on the Dog-Ear Icon on the toolbar
3) A Dog-Ear Marker will be placed next to the word you selected
 

NOTE: You must SAVE the file as an R2D when you close RapidReader to retain any markup you've created,

 

 
 
The  Dog-Ear Marker
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The Dog-Ear Marker will show you where you've noted a topic of interest or a place to which you want to return.  The marker is identified with a number in the order with which you've created it. From the marker you can access the Dog-Ear Viewer to see a list of Dog-Ears and the first few words in the text immediately after the Dog-Ear Marker to provide you with context.

Please NOTE: The Dog-Ear Marker number is the order in which it was created the NOT the order in which it appears in the document. To learn more please go to Using the Note, Dog-Ear and Highliter features.

 
 
The Dog-Ear Marker

To view a User-Note from the Marker
1)
In the ParagraphView Double-click on the Marker
2) This will display the Dog-Ear Viewer
4) Click on any Dog-Ear and it will take you to that place in the text. 
5) To start RapidReading from this Dog-Ear marker see above
 

NOTE: You must SAVE the file as an R2D when you close RapidReader to retain any markup you've created,

 

 
 
Using the Highlite Feature
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The Highlite Mode feature serves several purposes.
1) You can Highlite text for emphasis when using the ParagraphView
2) Highlited text will appear in TurboView in a Lime Green Font.
3) Highlites can be saved as a separate text file to Copy-Paste into other documents such as reports. 

Please NOTE: You are also able to access the Highliter while in TurboView. To learn more please go to Using the Note, Dog-Ear and Highliter features.

 
 
The Highlite Text Icon
1)
In the ParagraphView Single-click on the Highliter Tool Icon. This will put you in Highlite Mode.
NOTE: You will see two changes (a) the information pane at the bottom of the ParagraphView will say "Highlite Mode" and (b) the cursor will change to a Highliter tool.
2) Click, and Hold down the mouse button and Drag from the first word you wish to Highlite to the end of the passage. 
3) Release the mouse. The text you Highlited will have a colored background
4) Single-click on the Highliter Tool Icon  again to return to the ParagraphView (Normal Mode)

NOTE: The Highlited text will be preserved until you close RapidReader or SAVE AS an R2D.
 

 
 
Return to Previous Application: Moving between RapidReader and other applications
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When you click on the RapidReader item or icon on the menubar of another application such as a word processor or web browser, the text is essentially "extracted" and opened in the RapidReader ParagraphView. You can move back and forth between RapidReader and the original application allowing you to browse the Web or edit and proofread documents. 

 
 
The "Return to Previous Application " Icon

To Return to a previous application
1) Click on the Return to Previous Icon on the toolbar
2) This will minimize RapidReader and display your previous application

To RapidRead a new document
1) Navigate to a new web page or document 
2) Click on the RapidReader item or icon in the application.
3)
RapidReader will restore and the new document will be displayed in the ParagraphView
  Please NOTE: When you click on the RapidReader icon in a supported application, it will replace the text in RapidReader. All notes and markup will be gone unless you SAVE AS R2D. For more information about using RapidReader to proofread or assist in editing please see:  Time Savers: Ways to use RapidReader
 

 
 
Save As a RapidReader Document .R2d
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In order to retain your mark-up you must Save the document in the RapidReader file format. If you are saving the document for the first time you will see a "Save As" dialog box. You can then name and save to a folder you designate as a RapidReader file .R2d. After the document has been saved, clicking on the icon will update and save the document with any new markup you may have added.

There are two primary ways to save in the ParagraphView

 
 
The Save Icon on the Paragraph ToolBar
1)
Click on FILE / Save As on the MenuBar OR
2) Click on the Save Icon on the Paragraph ToolBar
3) If you haven't saved the document, you will see the Save As dialog box
4) Name the document and choose a destination folder
5) Click Save
6) If you are adding to a previously saved document, Click on the Save Icon and you will see a File Saved alert
 

NOTE: You must SAVE the file as an .R2d whenever you close RapidReader to retain any new markup you've created,

 

 
 
Quickly Navigate through documents using the Note, DogEar and Highlite Viewers 
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On the MenuBar you will see an entry called Viewers. This Feature allows you not only to view your Notes, Dog-Ears and Highlites but also conveniently navigate through the document.
Open an appropriate viewer, Click on an entry and select "Go To" in the dialog box and you will be taken to the location of the item in the text.

For information on the full capability of the Viewers please go to Using Viewers in the Using the Note, Dog-Ear, and Highliter features.

 

To Navigate using the Viewers
1) Open  Menu >View
2) Select the appropriate Viewer--User-Note, Dog-Ear or Highlite
3) Single-click on an entry 
4)
Click Display to read the item  (you can Double-click on a Note entry to display)

OR
5) Click on "Go To" to take you to the location of that entry.
6)
To begin RapidReading from that point please  see above
  Please NOTE: When you click on the RapidReader icon in a supported application, it will replace the text in RapidReader. All notes and markup will be gone unless you SAVE AS R2D. For more information about using RapidReader to proofread or assist in editing please see:  Time Savers: Ways to use RapidReader
 

 
 
Saving your Notes and Highlites as Text Files
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You can save the Notes and Highlite Markup you've created as a text file even without saving the original document as an R2d. All your Notes from this document will be concatenated into one text file in the order in which they were created. The same is true for highlites. This is useful if you want to paste these entries into another document.

NOTE: if you close RapidReader without saving the markup, it will be lost.

 
 
  To Save Notes and Highlites
1)
Go to File/"Save User Notes" OR "Save Highlites"
2) Navigate to the folder where you wish to save them.
3) If desired give the file a different name
4) Click Save