In the Basic Navigation Tutorial you
have learned about using the arrow keys to move from one link to another,
to follow a link and return to the previous document.
Moving within a Document
You have already been introduced to using the space bar to view the next
screen of a document. You can also move downward using the down arrow to
go to the next link. To move back to a previous screen, you can either
use the [B] key (B for back) or the Up arrow to take you to a link on the
previous screen. Sometimes you want to go back just a bit to catch the
last few lines of context; you can do this with the [left square bracket]
key. Similarly, the [Right Square Bracket] key will show you the next few
lines. Try out these keys now.
To go directly to the beginning of a document, use the < key and the
> key to go straight to the end. (Remember to press the 'Shift' key)
Many people will often prefer to follow directly a desired link rather than
using the down arrow to move to it. To do this, just enter the number
of the link (the link number appears in square brackets preceding the
link) and then press RETURN.
Searching Within the Document
To find a word in the current document, type [w] followed by the word you
seek and then press RETURN. This will take you to the next occurrence of
the word, highlighting the word to draw your attention to it. The [n] key
will search for the next occurrence of the same word.
A number of shortcuts exist, allowing you to go directly to frequently
referenced documents. The key to press is [g] for "go to" and you
can call up a list of all the shortcuts by just pressing [return] after
the [g]. The [left arrow] will return you to where you were before using
the [g] key, except with news and mail. For example, [go mail] will allow
you to access your electronic mail without having to go through any
menus. Try [g] followed by ? to see the list now. You can get
back here with your back arrow.
Another valuable shortcut is [go home] which will take you to the home page
of Victoria Telecommunity Network.
Searching Other Documents
If you are looking for information and you don't know where to find it,
you can search all the documents on the system for a word or words.
The way to do this is to use a shortcut to go directly to the Finding
Information page. Type [go info] and then select one of the search options.