Common correction functions

In the following one may find a detailed step by step description of the basic user actions required in order to perform some of the most important correction operations. The elements referenced within (such as GUI elements, drag & drop specifics, a.s.o.) have been described in chapter 3.

Opening Additional Views

If the views Issue Viewer and/or Word Highlighter have been (un)intentionally closed by the user, they can be re-opened as follows:

  • Left mouse click on the View element located in the menu bar of the main application window
  • In the pop-up menu which opens choose via a left mouse click the view which shall be opened:

o    Issue: Opens the Issue Viewer window

o    Word Highlighter: Opens the Word Highlighter window

Creating a New Text Block

The creation of a new text block may be accomplished as follows:

  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse cursor to one of the corners of the desired rectangular area
  • Press and hold the ALT key
  • Press and hold either mouse button
  • Move the mouse cursor to the opposite corner of the desired rectangular area while keeping both the mouse button and the ALT key pressed
  • Release the mouse button first, followed by the ALT key. A new block (highlighted via a blue frame) is created using as opposite corners the start and end point of the drag operation.
  • All previously existing words located within the marked area will be transferred to the newly created block, as long as they were not part of an already existing text block.

Creating a New Article

There exist several alternatives for creating a new article:

  1. Via the menu bar in the main application window:
  • Go to the main application window of the Korrektor
  • Left mouse click on the menu bar item Edit
  • Left mouse click on the item New Article from the pop-up menu
  • Input the desired article metadata using the Article Editor pane
  • Append any existing blocks to the created article (see section 4.4)
  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Right mouse click on a block which shall be part of the new article
  • Select the item Create Article from the context menu
  • A new article is now created and shown in the main application window. The text block first added to the article is automatically marked as article title.
  1. Via the context menu in the Issue Viewer:
  1. Via a keyboard shortcut:
  • In the Issue Viewer window, move the mouse cursor over a block. If the block belongs to the current multi-block selection, all blocks from the selection will be highlighted.
  • Press the key combination CTRL+a.
  • A new article is now created and the first text block added is automatically marked as article title

Appending a Block to an Article

Blocks can be appended to articles via drag & drop, as follows:

  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse cursor over the block which shall be appended
  • Press and hold either mouse button
  • Move the mouse cursor (while keeping the mouse button pressed) over a block belonging to the article where the initial block shall be assigned to. Alternatively one can drag the block to the text editor area in the main application window. The article to which the block shall be appended must have already been opened for editing.
  • Release the mouse button. The block is now appended to the desired article.

Opening a Text Block for Editing

Any text block can be opened for further editing in the Article Editor pane via the context menu from the Issue Viewer window, as in the following:

  1. Using the context menu in the Issue Viewer window:
  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse cursor over the text block which will be edited
  • Press the right mouse button
  • Left mouse click on the item Edit Block from the context menu
  • The block text is now shown in the Article Editor pane within the main application window and can be further modified there
  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Click with the left mouse button on the block which will be edited
  • The block text is now shown in the Article Editor pane within the main application window and can be further modified there
  • Go to the main Korrektor application window
  • Find the desired block in the Article Header or Article Footer panels, according to its logical label (see section 3.1 on the Article editor)
  • Left mouse click on the found field
  • The block text is now shown in the Article Editor pane within the main application window and can be further modified there
  1. Via mouse clicking in the Issue Viewer window:
  1. Via the article metadata fields in the main Korrektor application window (only possible for certain logical block labels and only when their containing article is already open for editing):

Setting the Block Type

The physical type of a block can be readily set either via a keyboard shortcut (see table in section 5) or via the context menu in the Issue Viewer window. If opting for the latter variant, one must do the following:

  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse cursor over the block whose physical type shall be set
  • Press the right mouse button
  • Move the mouse cursor over the item Type in the freshly opened context menu
  • Select a block type from the pop-up list via a click using either mouse button
  • The physical type of the block is now changed and the block visualization is automatically updated to reflect the new block type (if necessary)

Setting the Block Label

The logical label of a block can be set either via a keyboard shortcut (see table in section5) or via the context menu in the Issue Viewer window, as long as the block has already been assigned to an article. All steps necessary for setting a block label are listed in the following:

  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse pointer over the block whose logical label shall be changed
  • Press the keyboard shortcut (see table in section 5) corresponding to the desired logical type so as to set it directly or follow the next steps
  • Click the right mouse button
  • Move the mouse pointer over the Label item from the newly-opened context menu
  • In the pop-up list containing all possible labels, move the mouse cursor over the desired label und press either the left of the right mouse button. Note that the logical labels which are incompatible to the physical type of the selected block are automatically disabled.
  • The logical label of the block is updated and the block visualization is refreshed so as to reflect this change

Deleting Multiple Blocks

It is possible to delete multiple blocks at once using a single extended shortcut (see also section 3.3.5). The precondition for this is that the blocks are adjacent to one another and can all be contained within an imaginary rectangle. The exact steps necessary are the following:

  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse pointer over to one of the corners of the desired rectangle
  • Press and hold the SHIFT key
  • Press and hold either mouse button
  • Drag the mouse to the opposite corner of the desired rectangle such that all blocks to be deleted are located within the bounds of the drawn rectangle
  • Release the mouse button and then the SHIFT key
  • All blocks located within the marked rectangular area are now discarded

Appending an Article to Another

In addition to appending single blocks to articles, the Korrektor also allows the appending of entire articles to other articles. In the latter case, all blocks of the source article will be transferred to the destination article. This operation can be accomplished as follows:

  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse pointer over one of the blocks belonging to the source article
  • Press and hold the CTRL key
  • Press and hold either mouse button
  • Drag the mouse pointer (with both the CTRL key and the mouse button pressed) over a block belonging to the destination article. Alternatively one may simply drag the mouse pointer on top of the text editor area in the main application window. For the latter to work correctly, the destination article must have already been opened in the Article Editor pane
  • Release the mouse button and then the CTRL key. The whole source article is now part of the destination article. The roof-, main- and subtitle of the source article are automatically relabeled as intermediary titles if the destination article already contains these elements

Opening an Article for Editing

This operation may be accomplished in several different ways:

  1. Via the Article View in the main application window:
  • Go to the main application window
  • Find the desired article from the list of articles in the Article View panel
  • Press the left mouse button over the found article. The whole article is now shown below in the Article Editor and can be further modified there
  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Move the mouse pointer over a block belonging to the article which shall be edited
  • Press the right mouse button
  • Choose the item Edit Article from the newly-opened context menu
  • The text of the selected block is now shown in the Article Editor and can be inspected and modified there
  • Go to the Issue Viewer window
  • Press and hold the CTRL key
  • While holding the CTRL key pressed, click the left mouse button over a block belonging to the desired article
  • The text of the whole article is now shown in the Article Editor and can be inspected and modified there
  • Go to the main application window
  • Move the mouse over the “Edit Article …” button
  • Left mouse click on the button
  • The text of the whole article to which the block belongs is now shown in the Article Editor and can be inspected and modified there
  1. Via the context menu in the Issue Viewer window:
  1. Via a CTRL key press in the Issue Viewer window:
  1. Via the “Edit Article …” button from the main Korrektor application window (only possible when at least one block of the desired article has already been opened for editing):

Correcting Word Errors

Word spelling errors can be corrected using the text editor. In order to be able to do this one must first open a text block (or an entire article) for editing (see section 4.5). TheWord Highlighter window facilitates the correction of words by always showing the document page area centered around the word where the editing cursor is located. Additionally, the current word is highlighted using a red semi-transparent box. It is important to note that it is explicitly not allowed to delete entire words or the white spaces between words. The reasoning for this is explained in section 3.1, subsection Word correction tool.

Correcting Overlapping Blocks

It is generally possible that a few blocks partially overlap, as well as smaller blocks completely contained into larger ones. There exist several possibilities to correct such situations:

  • Via the Merge Blocks function: In the Issue Viewer window, draw a selection rectangle around all relevant blocks and select this option from the opened context menu. As a result, all selected blocks will be merged and their text lines will automatically be re-arranged in reading order.
  • In particularly unclear cases, it may be advantageous to simply delete all relevant blocks and manually create one (or more) block(s) instead. Note that the text of the deleted blocks will be retained by the Korrektor invisibly and will afterwards be correctly transferred to the newly-created blocks.
  • It is very important to note that simply deleting a block which is located on top of or completely within another one will not automatically transfer its text to the latter block. The text is only correctly transferred upon creating a new block or when modifying the existing “background” block.