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The File Viewer Toolbar
The File Viewer Toolbar

Everything that you need to know about the available features of the file viewer toolbar

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Written by David Handel, MD
Updated over a week ago

Watch this video to learn all about the updated file viewer toolbar.

When you open a library file, such as a PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or image, that file will be displayed in a viewer that has a powerful toolbar (red box below).

the iDoRecall  file viewer

Let's take a closer look at the toolbar.

The three colorized tools are iDoRecall's (iDR) recall creation tools. You use these tools to create recalls that will be linked to areas of interest in the file. These tools are full in another help article.

the create recall tools

On a narrow sidebar, alongside the right of the toolbar and file viewer is an X to close the viewer.

the right sidebar has an X to close the viewer.

Beneath the X is the iDR metacognition widget launcher. We have an article devoted to this widget, but as a teaser, if you click it, you will see something like this...

the iDoRecall  metacognition widget

The magnifying glass is the next tool to the right. You can use this to search for words or phrases in the file and then click to jump to those locations.

search the text of the open file

If you click the comments icon, a list of all linked recalls and other annotations you've made will be displayed. You can click here to jump to each of your linked recalls in the file. The list is searchable and sortable.

search for comments and recalls

On the far left of the toolbar is an icon to open a left side panel. There are three tabbed sections in the panel. The leftmost one displays thumbnail images of all of the pages in the file. You can scroll the thumbnails and click one to jump to that file location in the viewer.

The middle tabbed section will reveal any available outlines that are embedded in your file.

This file has no outlines.

The rightmost tabbed panel enables you to create bookmarks in your file that you can click and jump to.

You can create bookmarks.

The next tool on the toolbar expands the file viewer to the full width of the browser tab. You can still expand the tab to true full-screen view if you like by doing that action with your browser.

Click that tool to toggle back and forth between normal and fullwidth view. If you click to create a recall while in fullwidth view, the file viewer will automatically revert to normal view to accommodate the opening of the recall creation form. After you save or cancel the form, the fullwidth view will automatically resume.

Next are a robust set of view controls.

The view controls are opened.

Just to the right of the viewer controls are the standard tools for zooming and panning.

The zoom  and pan controls.

The select tool is extremely useful and can be used to select text in your document.

The very useful select tool.

Click your selection in the file viewer and a submenu of available tools will be presented in a popup. The tool in the popup, surrounded by a dashed red box, copies selected text to your clipboard that you can then paste into a linked recall that you are crafting.

The final toolbar item we'll discuss in the toolbar toolset control which
by default is set to View.

The toolbar by default is set to View.

If you switch to Annotate, a sub-toolbar appears below the main toolbar with a suite of useful annotation tools.

the annotation tools shown by changing the toolset to Annotate

If you switch to the Shapes toolset, you get access to a host of shapes and drawing tools.

The shapes tools.

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