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User help

Login

If you are a registered user you may login by entering your user id and password, which you got when your signup for the forum was confirmed. Once logged in you may change your password.

List of forums

You navigate to the forum you want by clicking the acronym of the forum (the leftmost column). You may be member of just one forum and have then only one option in the forum list. But you have to pass the list of forums, as that is the only page from which you can change your password.

On this page you may also

  • view news in the latest versions of Term Forum (click the text in the yellow box)
  • change password
  • logout

It is important to know that each page in Term Forum is created by a script respecting a set of identification keys generated by the last page. Therefore you should not use the "Back" button, since you loose the topic key. Sometimes the "Back" key gives you exactly the last page and further navigation will work, but there is a great risk that you will be thrown out to log in again. So just click the links, buttons and list box items.

View the latest news

This is a description of the latest update of Term Forum. You can also review news in former versions. It is a useful place in Term Forum where you also get hints and fresh instructions.

Change own password

Enter your old password and the new password twice. Click "Register" to register the new password, "Clear" to start over again or "Cancel" to go back to the list of forums without changing the password.

Welcome page of the forum

In the upper part of this page you see the heading "Last contributions and updates". Under this heading there is a colour coded list of articles (clauses and subclauses). The colour tells you when the article was last edited and changed or commented upon. There is, of course, also an exact time for the update for each article. Every line is hyperlinked to its article page, each line can be clicked when you want to move directly to that article. Just beneath the heading there is a legend for the colours telling how old an update of each colour is. The last entry on this row tells you how old an update may be to be shown in the list. Older ones are not notified in the list.

Down left there is a list box which you can manipulate in two ways. The list box contains the headings of all articles by order of their id numbers. Just beneath the box there are two radio buttons giving one option "Go to the article". When this button is ticked a click in the list box will bring you to the article you have clicked. If the other radio button is ticked, "Expand/compress the list", you have a possibility to collapse the list by each division according to the full stops used in conformance with ISO 2145:1978. A - sign shows that you may collaps the section, a + sign that you may expand it. The settings will be remembered when you log out so that you will get the same shape of the list box next time you log in to the forum. There is one exception: when an article has been edited or added, you will see the list expanded when you log in no matter which setting was effective at your last logout.

This list box will appear on every article page, with the same possibility to navigate between the articles.

On this page you may also

  • go to the list of forums
  • show the document in plain text
  • logout
  • move to a page for a general contribution to the discussion (a comment which is not linked to a certain article)
  • go to a page where you can send e-mail to the members of the forum
  • choose language for the instructional text on the forum pages. This does not influence the language of the forum, only how you will see the link texts and instructions

Show the document

This is a pop-up window (you have to permit popup windows from the evama.se site). There is some instructional text, four check boxes and a list box with all articles. It is not possible to collapse or expand this list. The four check box options will have the following effects:

  • Show all articles: if you check this box you will see a draft of the entire document. If you do not check the box you will have to mark every article you want to include in the draft (the use of CTRL and SHIFT is the normal for Windows).
  • Show the contributions: if you check this box the comments made on each article will be shown immediately after the article in a separate frame.
  • Suppress links: if you check this box there will be just one hyperlink in the draft document. That is the heading of the document. By clicking that you will go back to the meny page. If you do not click the box, all the document will be hyperlinked so that you may click any part of the text and go back to the page of the article which you click. This option is practical as long as you work with the document on line with Term Forum. If you want to prepare a paper draft, it is recommended to suppress the links as they will disturb the formatting of the document when you transform it to .rtf (Rich Text Format) or .doc (MS Word).
  • Terms in tables: if you check this box all articles handling terms (see below, with the term and definition controls used) will be presented in tabular form, something which is common to some organisations. If you do not check the box, terms and definitions will be presented according to the terminographical rules in ISO 10241.

There are three buttons:

  • Show: opens the document.
  • Break: closes the pop-up window with no other action
  • Help: opens this file in a separate window

The document

When you have clicked the "Show" button in the pop-up window for the document options, the pop-up window will close and the main window will navigate to the document in a draft form. The form is decided by your choices in the pop-up window. There are two major uses for this presentation of the forum project.

  • You get a good overview of the document and may read it easier than from the forum article pages, and you get a preliminary view of how the final draft will look.
  • You can make a final draft document from this page. Using MS Word 2000 or later, follow these steps:
    • After opening the document show window, make a "Save as" in a directory which you decide and with a name which you decide. Use the .html format for the file.
    • Open this file in MS Word
    • Save it immediately as .doc (faster save) or .rtf (more versatil for file exchange)
    • Change the presentation form from normal layout to print layout, which means that the document will be formatted for printout pages.
    • Rearrange accordning to your needs, e.g. new page for each clause, extra text befor clause 0, separate introduction pages.
    • Save, print or whatever you like. You have now got a printable document from your forum!
    • N.B. The extra work with the printable document will be lost when you make next draft from the document show page.
  • When you have finished your work with the document you have always the possibility to navigate back to the menu page by clicking the main heading in the veriy beginning of the document. If you have kept the links, you can make a shortcut to any article.
  • Do not use the "Back" button! You may be thrown out.

General contributions

This page is meant for comments which are not linked to a specific article. There is never any article text to read on this page, only comments. The page contains a list box with the articles, so you can navigate directly to an article page from the General contributions' page.

On this page you may also

  • Go to the list of forums
  • Go to the menu page
  • Show the document
  • Go to the page where you send e-mail to the forum members
  • Log out

E-mail page

From this page you can send e-mail letters to each member of the forum without looking up the e-mail address (it is once and for all provided and will be updated by the administrator of the forum). Even more practical is the possibility to send e-mail to a group in the forum, possibly all the members at a time.

If you want to send a letter to one ore more members of the group, pick them in the list box "Registered members of the forum". The CTRL and SHIFT keys work normally for windows when you mark the lines. Click the > button to include them. If you want to include more members, pick them and add them with the > button. If you want to exclude some of them which you have picked, mark them in the "Receiver" list box and use the < button. The >> and << buttons includes and excludes all names appearing in the list boxes.

If you want to send a letter to a specific defined group, do not pick anyone from the "Registered members of the forum" list box but mark one group in the "Registered receiver groups" list box. You can choose only one group.

You may define a CC address.

Enter the subject of the letter (the name of the forum will automatically be added to the subject) and the letter text.

Send the letter or erase the entries. If you erase you will have to start all over again.

The submission of the letter will be confirmed with a text line under your own e-mail address.

Each letter which you have sent will be saved in you own Term Forum account.

On this page you may also

  • Go to the menu page
  • Go to a page showing the letters you have sent
  • Go to the general contributions
  • Log out

Letters I have sent

This page shows a list of e-mail letters which you have sent. For each letter you can see the time it was sent (time on the forum server), the first recipient (if there are more than one recipient the e-mail address is followed by "..."), the subject and the first 30 characters of the text. If you click the time you will navigate to the letter and get all information about the letter in a pop-up window which you can close by clicking the "Break" button.

On this page you may also

  • Go to the list of forums
  • Go to the menu page
  • Show the document
  • Go to the general contributions
  • Go back to the page where you send e-mail to the forum members
  • Log out

Article pages

These pages are meant for discussion about each article. You navigate between the articles via the list box described under the menu page. In the box "Write a contribution" you enter your comment. To this comment you may attach one file or an internet link. I you attach a file please beware of the fact that the server space is limited. If every attached file is tens of megabytes, the server will be choked. Small files up to 1 MB are usually not a problem (check the available server space which is stated immediately over the entry box). The file is attached by means of a normal browser window. It is of great value if you can provide a short discription of the file. The space is not limited, but more than 40 characters might be clumsy as a heading for the file.

The file may be an image, but only .jpg and .gif files are treated as images by the forum. This means that other image formats will generate a note that a file is attached, whilst .jpg and .gif images will be shown as images in the comment.

If your file or image is large, please try to put it on another internet server and make a reference in the box "Here you can attach an Internet link". The format must be a fully qualified identifier starting with "http://". The reason is that the short form without "http://" will be interpreted as an internal reference on the forum server. Also an internet reference may have a short description. Using this technique there is no limit for the size of the file. An internet reference may of course point to an entirely external document.

N.B. The upload time for an attached file is fairly long in this system. The reason is that the remaining server space is recalculated during upload. Should you try to upload a fíle which is to large, the upload will be interrupted and a message given.

Below the article list and the contributions' boxes there is a list of former contributions, the last one first. Each entry states time of comment, who made the comment and the text of the comment. Navigable file references and images follow after the contribution text. The images are resized if they are wider than the table. They are hyperlinked and can be opened in a separate window in their original size.

On this page you may also

  • Go to the list of forums
  • Go to the menu page
  • Show the document
  • Show former versions 
  • Go to the general contributions
  • Go to the page where you send e-mail to the forum members
  • Search the contributions
  • Log out

Version history

From each article page you may show the version history of that article in a separate window. The most recent version is the uppermost. For each version the time when it became obsolete is stated (that is the time when next version was registered). The text in the articles is divided into sections, each one having its own internal heading. For each version only sections different from the topic version is shown. If a change was made in the last obsolete version and is now changed back to its original content, only the last obsolete version is shown.

The version history window is closed by clicking the "Close" button.

Search all contributions

If you want to se a specific word or phrase which has been used in one or more comments but you do not remember in which, you use the "Search all contributions" function, which opens in a pop-up window. Enter a word, a part of a word, or an exact phrase and click "Search". A new page will appear as reply. If the search string was not found, the complete list box of articles is present. If the search string was found, the list box contains only those articles which contain comments with the search string. Click the article you want, and in the contributions' section of the article page you will find the search string highlighted. From the article page there is a new link: "Back to search results" giving you the possibility to see the list of hits again to move to another of the articles containing the search string in the contributions.


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Last page update 20 09-04-08.  visitors on this page since 2005-08-07. E-mail to webmaster.