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Welcome to Folio Views.

Folio has dedicated extensive resources to identifying and creating the right tool for accessing and adapting electronic reference information. Ten years of experience with customers who need powerful and flexible tools for information has helped us create Folio Views 4. Folio Views 4 represents the latest in integrated software for viewing, searching, annotating, and editing information in infobase format.

Viewing infobases is the most basic task. Infobases can be any type of electronic reference information, including legal decisions, corporate policy and procedure manuals, common question archives, or any other data needed in an instant-access form. With new features β€” such as a customizable soft interface, different infobase views, and text zooming β€” viewing electronic reference information has never been easier.

Before you can effectively use information, you must be able to find it. Folio Views 4 helps you to find business-critical information in a variety of ways. The most effective way is by performing a query. Since every word in an infobase is indexed, you can query for one word or a combination of words. You can use Boolean operators and other advanced searching techniques or even perform a ranked query to quickly find instant answers within massive amounts of information.

Another way of accessing information is by using the table of contents. The table of contents allows you to get a holistic view of the infobase’s contents. You can expand or collapse the headings as necessary to see as much or as little of the contents as you wish. Once you see the topic or heading you want, just click to go to it.

Unlike most text retrieval or database applications, Folio Views 4 allows you to do more than store and retrieve information β€” it allows you to edit and annotate the information. You may type text directly into an infobase, you may import various file formats into an infobase, or β€” using a new feature of Folio Views β€” you may import data directly from your favorite World Wide Web sites by specifying a URL (the import filter used to do this can also follow links from the starting page to retrieve as much information as you need). Once you have the information in an infobase β€” either added to the infobase by you or given to you by others β€” you can annotate the information by adding notes, highlighters, and hypertext links and by creating shadow files.

With your information stored in a Folio infobase, you can quickly find critical pieces and personalize them to reflect the way you use information.

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Getting Started with Folio Views 4

The Getting Started Guide is designed to give new Folio Views users three elements: an overview of Folio Views 4, steps for performing key tasks, and additional information that could be useful in understanding Folio Views 4.
At the beginning of each chapter is a brief description of a feature and some common uses for that feature. For example, in the chapter on creating and applying notes, the guide describes what notes are and some possible uses for them in your infobase. Steps for performing a task are included at the top of the chapter for easy access.

Conventions of this Infobase
At the front of each section is a series of links that take you to specific chapters within the section. These links are marked in underlined green.
Located at the end of each section (and after the more lengthy chapters), are two buttons which, when clicked, take you to the main menu or a section menu.
Sprinkled throughout this infobase are various links to other sections within this infobase or other infobases. These links are also marked in underlined greenfollowed by the name of the infobase.

Contents of the Getting Started Guide
The Getting Started Guide covers the following general topics:
β€’ Welcome to Folio Views (this section)
β€’ Opening, Saving, and Closing Infobases – Basics on accessing infobases.
β€’ Arranging the Interface – Description of the window panes used in Folio Views and details on adjusting menus, quick keys, and toolbars.
β€’ Finding Information – Details on searching infobases using several different query methods.
β€’ Personalizing an Infobase – Details on annotating, highlighting, and bookmarking information in an infobase.
β€’ Printing, Importing, and Exporting – Also includes information on the Import URL feature for downloading web pages into an infobase.
β€’ Building Infobases – Covers style and formatting issues as well as creating hypertext links and tables.
β€’ Appendices & Glossary – Additional information that you may find useful.