The DOConWEB offers all functions of the CD version. In contrast to the CD, the system does not load the complete document via Intranet when displaying a page, but only the selected page. This allows short download times as well as to use the DOConWEB on the Internet. Since this function is only possible since the introduction of Acrobat Reader 4, Version 4 or higher this must be installed on your PC (see Reader settings).
DOConWEB enables to quickly call up individual pages from documents without loading the complete file. To do this, you require the following: In order to display the documents and navigate within a document, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 4 as plug-in in the browser. In order to prevent complete PDF files from being downloaded, you have to set the following in the Acrobat Reader:
1. Select "File" -> "Basic Settings" -> "General" under "Options" (Acrobat 4.0) / Select "Edit" -> "Preferences" -> "Options" under "Web Browser Options" (Acrobat 5.0)
2. Activate the option "Allow Background downloading" and the option "Display PDF in Browser"
A download of the Adobe Acrobat Reader is offered in German and English on the homepage and help page.
The documents can be opened by clicking on them in the table of contents, the keywords or the index. When you select a document a new browser window is opened with Acrobat Reader, allowing you to view the required information and navigate between the two windows of your browser.
General Remarks on Navigation
A new browser window is opened to display the documents or the occurrences of the search term in the documents. DOConWEB offers the following commands to facilitate navigation in this window:
one hit backward : Jump to the next occurrence of the term
one hit forward : Jump to the previous occurrence of the term
close window : Close the browser window with the Acrobat Reader plug-in.
The usual menu options provided by Adobe Acrobat and your browser are also available.
Search via table of contents
To select the table of contents, use the navigation bar on the left margin. The categories User Documentation, Manufacturer/Service Documentation or Presentations are displayed. Sublevels are displayed by clicking on the "+" symbol; a "-" symbol is displayed at the last level. By selecting the "-" symbol, you can close the level. When you click on the text of the relevant table of contents, you can branch into the document and display the desired page.
Here you can reduce your selection by clicking on the (-> the system will then only search below this item in the index), or select the (-> the system will then search below this item in fulltext mode). The Advanced search on top in the marginalia also allows you to search in all documents.
Search via plaintext
Plaintext search is selected via the navigation bar on the left margin. Enter a search term and start the search. When the hit list is displayed, select one item; the relevant document is opened by clicking on the item required. You can page up and down in the hit list by using the symbols in the navigation bar. Return to the hit list by clicking on the symbol for search results. To start a new search: Select plaintext search and enter a new term.
You can also reduce your selection by activating the selection "All groups" in the marginalia on the right or selecting only those groups being of interest to you. When you perform an unlimited search this means that you search in all documents. The Advanced search on top in the marginalia allows you to search in all documents.
Search via index
The index list is selected via the navigation bar on the left margin. After clicking on the first letter, the respective item is displayed together with the relevant page. When you click on the page number, the document is opened on this page. You can return to the search results or start a new index search by selecting the symbols Search Results or Index.
You can also reduce your selection by activating the second box "Accept selection" in the marginalia and then reducing your search individually (-> box "Reduce selection" in the marginalia). The Advanced search on top in the marginalia allows you to search in all documents.
Proposals and improvements concerning the contents and software
If you have any proposals concerning the software which you would like to integrate into future DOConWEB versions, we kindly request you to send these to firstname.lastname@example.org
We receive a multitude of proposals and comments on the DOConWEB; it is therefore not possible to reply to each one in writing. Please be sure that your recommendations, ideas and comments will be archived and help us in developing future versions.
The Simatic descriptions and the SINUMERIK presentation documents are included as softbooks, i.e. no terms resp. index entries are available for these manuals. You can, however, go to the respective chapter via the table of contents in the document view.
When copying text via the WINDOWS clipboard into other WINDOWS applications, the formatting will get lost.
When copying graphs into WINDOWS applications, these will be displayed as pixel graphs.
Remarks on copyrights
DOConWEB is published by Siemens AG, Copyright 1996 - 2004. Acrobat Reader Copyright 1987-1999. Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe Logo, Acrobat and the Acrobat Logo are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems.