Document Properties: Document

The Document properties page allows you to specify miscellaneous options for the document.

Page Boundaries

Each file comprising the source of the document ends up as an individual page in the resulting iSilo™ document. The Page Boundaries option determines what happens when a document is scrolled or paged at a page boundary. Scrolling refers to using the scroll bars, dragging, or other software based means to scroll the document content. Paging refers to the use of hardware page up and page down keys or buttons to move across pages.

Rigid page boundaries

Neither scrolling nor paging across page boundaries are possible. Note that following a hyperlink and other methods of jumping across pages are still possible.

Hard page boundaries

This is the default setting. Scrolling across page boundaries is not possible, but paging is.

Soft

Both scrolling and paging across page boundaries is possible.

Default Category

A document may have a default category. The following describes what happens when opening a document with a default category for the very first time within iSilo™:

Select No default category to not specify a default category for the document.

To specify a default category for the document, select Use category and enter a name in the adjacent combo box or select a name from the list. To edit the list, click Edit list.

Read the following sub-sections for important notes on category support in iSilo™.

Palm OS® basic category support

Basic category support became available as of version 3.05 of "iSilo™ for Palm OS". This support utilized the built-in Palm OS® category functionality and thus has the same limitations, listed here:

Auto-categorization in "iSilo™ for Palm® OS"

In "iSilo™ for Palm® OS" version 3.05 and later, auto-categorization occurs in the background when the user is in the document list view. iSilo™ goes through the internal storage memory and the /Palm/Programs/iSilo, /Palm/Launcher, and /Palm/Programs/MSFiles folders of mounted memory cards and searches for documents that have never been opened nor categorized. For each such document, iSilo™ checks to see whether the document has a default category, and if so adds the document to the specified default category, creating the category if necessary first.

Auto-categorization in "iSilo™ for Pocket PC" and "iSilo™ for Windows Mobile™ Smartphone"

In "iSilo™ for Pocket PC" version 4.05 and later and in "iSilo™ for Windows Mobile™ Smartphone", auto-categorization occurs in the background when the user is in the document list view. iSilo™ goes through the /My Documents/iSilo folder and searches for documents that have never been opened nor categorized. For each such document, iSilo™ checks to see whether the document has a default category, and if so adds the document to the specified default category, creating the category if necessary first.

Hierarchical categories

Hierarchical categories and hence category support in general is available as of version 4.05 of all platform versions of iSilo™. This capability supports for up to ten levels of sub-categories, allowing for hierarchical organization of categories. You can specify a default category using a category path that specifies the categories at each level that lead to the final category. Use forward slashes as component separators in the path. An example hierarchical category path is /Business/Accounting, where Business is the top-level category and Accounting is a sub-category of the Business category.

No support in other versions

The default category of a document has no effect in versions of iSilo™ for which there is no category support.

Home Page

Use the Home page number field to specify a home page for the document. The first page of the document is page one. Check Open document on home page if document date changes to have the document open on the document each time after it is reconverted. This option requires iSilo™ 3.25 and later.

Text Encoding Options

Click Text Encoding Options to access the Text Encoding dialog to specify the output and/or input text encodings.

The target system must support the selected output text encoding in order for text to display correctly.