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Shortcuts in Searching the Site

Postby brettz9 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:20 am

Hello all,

Just wanted to let you know a few things:

1) At http://bahai-library.com/?booklist=search you can choose from a menu to go directly to any page of the Writings (if you know the page).

2) If you are using Firefox or any other browser that uses shortcuts, it is now possible for you to download a file (see the instructions here) which, once imported into Firefox's bookmarks, will allow you to type a shortcut and page number into your URL window (e.g., "ka 5") to jump to a specific page (or paragraph) of the Writings (in this case page 5 of the Kitab-i-Aqdas) or to similarly type a shortcut and a search term to search a particular book (e.g., "kay God" to search the Kitab-i-Aqdas for the term "God") or to search a set of books (e.g., "blyw" to search the Writings at Baha'i Library Online) ("Y" stands for Yahoo Search).

Please feel free to ask for clarification if the instructions are not clear. These features can potentially save a lot of time if you frequently search or browse the Writings at this site.

best wishes,
Brett

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Postby brettz9 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:30 am

Just an update...

I've added a section to http://bahai-library.com/?file=scriptur ... perimental ( http://bahai-library.com/?file=scripture_search.html is the new site for the booklist search mentioned in #1 above).

This new section (presently only for the Kitáb-i-Aqdas) allows one to specify an exact range from the Writings to display (in this case, anywhere from paragraphs 0-190) and to change the formatting such as font, color, text size, etc.

Let me know what you think...

Brett

p.s. It is the hope, God willing, to greatly expand not only the Writings available through this interface, but also the features...If anyone is interested in assisting speed this along, please let me know...

brettz9
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Postby brettz9 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:32 am

Just an update...

I've added a section to http://bahai-library.com/?file=scriptur ... perimental ( http://bahai-library.com/?file=scripture_search.html is the new site for the booklist search mentioned in #1 above).

This new section (presently only for the Kitáb-i-Aqdas) allows one to specify an exact range from the Writings to display (in this case, anywhere between paragraphs 0-190) and to change the formatting such as font, color, text size, etc.

Let me know what you think...

Brett

p.s. It is the hope, God willing, to greatly expand not only the Writings available through this interface, but also the features...If anyone is interested in assisting speed this along, please let me know...


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