LAST REVISED: 04/25/17 13:10
CPC VIEW web edition
USER'S GUIDE
VERSION 1.5.4


1. General

CPC View web edition is a Web extension that displays TIFF, JEDMICS, CALS, Portable Anymap, and CPC documents. The documents are displayed directly in the browser window, along with controls for navigating the document's pages, viewing thumbnails, zooming in and out, rotating, printing, and saving.

Installation in Chrome

CPC View web edition is freely available from the Chrome Web Store.

Installation in Opera

Opera users can install CPC View web edition using the Download Chrome Extension Opera extension. This extension allows Opera to install Chrome extensions directly from the Chrome Web Store. Once it is installed, you can install CPC View web edition from the Chrome Web Store

Installation in Firefox

To install CPC View web edition in Firefox, click here.

Note: CPC View supports images with up to 32,767 pixels in either dimension. Formats other than CPC are only supported when running in Chrome. Formats other than CPC require a CPC View Plus! subscription. A free 7 day trial subscription is available from within the extension


2. Opening Documents

Once installed, whenever the browser opens one of the supported document types, CPC View will automatically display the document directly in the browser window. For example, you can open a document in CPC View by clicking here.

CPC View web edition can also be used to open files on your computer. To open a file, use the Open File... command in browser's' File menu.

To open files on your computer, you must check the "Allow access to file URLs" box for CPC View web edition on the browser's Extensions page.

Note: Local files are not currently supported when running in Firefox.


3. Page Navigation

The page widget in the CPC View ToolBar is used to navigate the pages in the document. The button moves forward one page; the button moves backwards one page. The current page number is displayed in the text box. Type a page number into this box to go directly to a page.

The button displays a popover containing thumbnails of the document's pages. Click on a thumbnail to display that page in the main view. Double-click on a thumbnail to display that page in the main view and close the thumbnail view. (The thumbnail view can also be closed by clicking anywhere outside the view.)

Page navigation via keyboard

To display the next page, type n; to display the previous page, type p.

Note: The and buttons are also available from the right mouse menu. You can also navigate through the pages of the document using the scrolling keys on the keyboard.

If the document contains only a single page, the page navigation functions are disabled.


4. Zooming

The zoom widget in the CPC View ToolBar is used to control the magnification of the display. The button doubles the magnification, zooming in on the page; the button halves the magnification, zooming out on the page. The current zoom is displayed in the text box. Type a zoom value into this box to zoom directly to that magnification.

The button displays the page so that it fits the width of the window; the button displays the page so that it fits the height of the window. The 1 button displays the page at full size. The button displays a menu of preset zoom values.

Zoom via mouse wheel

To zoom in, hold down the <Ctrl> key and spin the wheel towards yourself, as if you are pulling the page towards you. To zoom out, hold down the <Ctrl> key and spin the wheel away from yourself, as if you are pushing the page away from you.

Zoom via keyboard

To zoom in on the page, type z; to zoom out, type <Alt>-z.

Zoom via mouse

The mouse widget in the CPC View ToolBar selects the current mouse mode which determines how mouse drags are handled. The button selects zoom mode. When in zoom mode, you can drag the left-mouse button to select a rectangular region of the page. Click on the selected region to zoom in on it; click outside the selected region to clear the selection. (The button selects scroll mode.)

Note: Zooming functionality is also available from the right mouse menu.



5. Scrolling

Often a page will be displayed at a zoom that makes it larger than the current window. To scroll around within a page, CPC View provides scrollbars, as well as the following additional methods:

Scroll via mouse wheel

To scroll down, spin the wheel away from yourself; to scroll up, spin the wheel towards yourself. To scroll right, hold down the <Alt> key and spin the wheel away from yourself; to scroll left, hold down the <Alt> key and spin the wheel towards yourself;

Scroll via keyboard

The <Page Up> and <Page Down> keys scroll the page up or down by the window size; if you hold down the <Alt> key, they scroll the page left or right by the window size. The <Home> and <End> keys scroll to the top or bottom of the current page; if you hold down the <Alt> key, they scroll to the left or right edge of the current page.

The arrow keys (, , , and ) scroll the page by a small amount in the requested direction; if you hold down the <Shift> key, they scroll the page by half the window size.

If there is no more to view on the current page, the <Page Down>, and keys will move to the top of the next page; the <Page Up>, and keys will move to the bottom of the previous page.

Scroll via mouse

The mouse widget in the CPC View ToolBar selects the current mouse mode which determines how mouse drags are handled. The button selects scroll mode. When in scroll mode, the mouse can be used to "grab" a point on the image and drag it around on the screen. (The button selects zoom mode.)

Scroll via scrollpad

Click the button in the CPC View ToolBar to display the ScrollPad. In the Scrollpad, the yellow rectangle represents the entire page and the red rectangle represents the portion of the page that is currently visible. Click a point in the yellow rectangle to scroll to the corresponding point in the page. Click and drag the red rectangle to scroll around the page.


6. Rotating

The rotate widget in the CPC View ToolBar controls the display rotation. The display can be rotated 90°, 180°, or 270°. The current rotation is displayed on the widget. Click on the widget to select a different rotation.

Rotate via keyboard

To rotate the page clockwise 90°, type r; to rotate the page counter-clockwise 90°, type <Alt>-r; to rotate the page 180°, type u.

Note: You can also rotate the page using commands in the right mouse menu.


7. Actions

The action widget in the CPC View ToolBar provides additional document commands. To print the document, click ; to save a copy of the document, click .


8. Full Screen

Click in the CPC View ToolBar to display the viewer full screen without the surrounding browser window. To exit full screen, click or press the <Esc> key.


9. Right Mouse Menu

You can quickly access many viewer functions using the CPC View right mouse menu. Just click the right mouse button anywhere over the image and the menu will appear.

To display the next page, click ; to display the previous page, click ; to display the first page, click ; to display the last page, click ;

To zoom in on the page, click ; to zoom out on the page, click ; To display the page so that it fits the width of the window, click ; to display the page so that it fits the height of the window, click ; to display the page at full size, click 1 .

To display the page rotated 90° clockwise, click ; to display the page rotated 180°, click ; to display the page rotated 90° counter-clockwise, click ; to display the page unrotated, click .

To save a copy of the document, click ; to print the document, click .

To zoom in on the page using the mouse (zoom mode), click Use mouse to zoom; to scroll the page using the mouse (scroll mode), click Use mouse to scroll.

To change the file types that are handled by CPC View, click File types...; To open this guide, click Help....

A CPC View Plus! subscription enables viewing of TIFF, JEDMICS, CALS, and Portable Anymap files. If you do not have a Plus! subscription, you can get a free seven-day trial subscription by clicking Subscribe to Plus!. If you have a a Plus! subscription, the menu will display Plus! is Active


10. ToolBar

The ToolBar contains the widgets described in the previous section. To move a widget on the ToolBar, hold down the <Ctrl> key and drag the widget with the mouse to the desired position.

You can change the widgets that are displayed in the ToolBar, as well as the position of the ToolBar itself using the Configure ToolBar menu. Just click the right mouse button anywhere over the ToolBar and the menu will appear.

The menu contains a checkbox for each widget. Check the box to display the corresponding widget; uncheck the box to hide it.

If there is a button to the right of a widget name, that widget has additional configuration options, allowing you to hide or show sub-components of the widget. Click the button to display the additional options; click the button again to hide the additional options.

When CPC View starts, the ToolBar is displayed exactly as it was when you last used CPC View. To reset the ToolBar to its initial configuration, click the Reset button.

The ToolBar can be displayed at the top or the bottom of the window. To move the ToolBar, click Move to bottom or Move to top.


11. Contents Bar

If the document contains a table of contents, CPC View will display the Contents Bar. The Contents Bar provides information about the currently displayed section of the document, as well as tools with which to navigate between the document's sections.

The name of the current section is displayed in the center of the bar. The page range of the current section is displayed at the right edge of the bar.

To display the next section in the table of contents, click the button; to display the previous section, click the button.

If you click on the section name (or the button), a popover will appear displaying the complete table of contents for the document. To display the first page of an entry in the popover, click on the entry's title; To display the page and also close the popover, double-click on the entry. (You can also close the popover by clicking anywhere outside the popover.)

If the CPC View ToolBar is at the top of the document window, the Contents Bar will be displayed at the bottom of the document window; if the CPC View ToolBar is at the bottom of the document window, the Contents Bar will be displayed at the top of the document window


12. Uninstallation

CPC View web edition can be removed using the browser's Extensions page.

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