Document Viewer Overview
This module will teach you how to use the document viewer, and search within a document for a word or phrase.
We estimate that this will take 4 minutes to complete.
Documents and Document Viewer
The document viewer is where you can view documents that are relevant to your operation. The document viewer will present you with up to four folders.
- Company Docs General
- Company Docs AD
- Charts+ AD Charts
- Charts+ Guide
EFB administrators may upload company own documents with a With Effective From
date (WEF). Different version of the same document can be available. Future documents are with a time stamp value at the end of the name of the document indicating from when the document is valid. The application uses the device Date to determine when the document can be viewed according to its WEF. Future WEF documents also can be viewed in the document viewer. Once the document becomes effective, the documents loses the WEF time stamp, or WEF date.
We will now have a look into the documents in more detail.
Click the Menu button.
Click the Documents menu item.
Making sure that the document tab is highlighted, you will be presented with a choice of up to four folders. Let's have a look at the Charts+ AD Charts folder.
Click the CHARTS+ AD CHARTS menu item.
Click the ICAO list item.
Click the CHARTS+ AD CHARTS menu item.
Within each folder aerodromes are listed alphabetically where you will be able to find the charts, bulletins and aerodrome information.
The Charts+ Guide comprises of the relevant text pages such as communications, meteorology and emergency procedures. Let's look at a document within the Charts+ Guide.
Click the CHARTS+ GUIDE menu item.
These pages supplement the aerodrome charts with communications, emergency procedures, meteorology, minima and general rules within the countries. Let's have a look at ATC general document.
Click ATC - GENERAL.
Click the AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL - ATLANTIC PROCEDURES list item.
You are currently looking at the Air Traffic Control - Atlantic Procedures document. Within the document you will be able to swipe left or right to move to the next page. You will also be able to move through the document by using the green arrows located at the bottom of the document. Click to move to the next page.
Above is the navigation bar. The white dots indicate the number of pages in the document and the blue square around the white dot indicates the page number you
are currently viewing. You can also tap a white dot to move directly to a page, when you tap on a dot you will see the page number that the dot represents.
You can go directly to a page by tapping the white dot, once tapped the page number will appear above the navigation bar.
You have just moved to the next page. If you know the page number you can click on the page number next to the navigation bar which will allow you to input a certain page number.
Click Page numbers.
A "Go To Page" popup will allow you to enter in your page number.
Enter 40 into the Search field.
Click the OK button.
You are now viewing page 40. Let's now have a look how we can search for a word of phrase within a document.
- Searching in a Document
Searching in a Document
You can search within a document for a particular word or phrase that you would like to find. This can be done by using a search feature included within Charts+.
Let's have a look at searching for the word ACARS within the documents.
If you put more than one word with a space between them, the search engine interprets the query with "or"
Starting in the document section use the search string to enter in a word of phrase to search for.
Click the Search String input field.
Recent search results are displayed in the box below the search box. Let's start our search.
Enter ACARS into the Search field.
Press the Return key.
You can use a filter to limit your search to:
- Current Document.
- Company Own Documents General (COD General) - These are the customers own documentation that they wish to be published and can be viewed when accessing the Documents. These are not specific to an AD and have been uploaded by the customers EFB administrator.
- Company Own Document Aerodrome (COD AD) - These are associated with an AD reference. You will see a Cyan dot above the Port Pages icon if you have unread COD for that specific AD.
- Charts+ Guide - The charts guide holds Aerodrome directory, communications,
meteorology, rules and many more for your coverage area.
- User Manual - This will search the current user manual located within the application.
You can see here the number of search matches per category per page. Let's go to "All" to view the list.
Click the All button.
Search results will appear below in the document tree view. The results show a preview of the search word that was used along with a number of results on the page. The location of the document and title as applicable will be shown in cyan for every search result along with the corresponding chapter. You will also see the context of the first search result.
Let's have a look at the following page.
Click the Flight Plan list item.
You can see the word is featured three times on this page. This will match the number highlighted in the selection box. Search results are highlighted in the documents. Let's go and look at another page.
Click the Air Traffic Control - Atlantic Procedures list item.
The following three icons are available when you access a page from the search result. The first two icons will navigate you back and forward through the search results. They are grayed out when you reach the beginning or end of the results. They will both be grayed out if there is only one result returned.
The last icon will close the navigation icons leaving the search icon displayed. You will remain on the page you are currently viewing.
You can see your word has been highlighted five times on this page. Let's now have a look at navigating through our searches.
Click Navigate up a page
The following will close the search down.
You will see a cyan dot besides a folder or a document name if there are any unread documents in the folder or if a document has not been viewed yet. Once the document has been viewed the dot is no longer displayed.