Proceedings of the  ECHET96 ConferenceNavigating the CD-ROM and Conference

This section contains a brief summary of the basic features of the CD-ROM, slightly more detailed information on how to find your way around the documents, and a section which introduces two experimental 3D navigation metaphors.


When the file +Start.htm is viewed in a browser, you are presented with four choices. The explanatory notes you are reading relate relate only to one of those; the ECHET96 Proceedings.

Navigating the Proceedings

The presentation is in the form of four framed areas. Try moving the mouse over one of these areas, and look into the browser status display box for an explanation;
Navigation map of the  
From the contents page, you can select one of the chemical themes, obtain a sequential list of titles of articles or posters, or enter one of the two symposium areas.

Navigating the Articles

Navigation map of the  
To view a contribution, click on its title.
To individually contact an author by e-mail, click on the underlined author names under the title.
To search for an author name or title keyword, use the "FIND" button present in the toolbar in Netscape, or equivalent feature in other browsers.
To view "rotatable molecules" and other active information, you will need to install Chime

Using the Navigation Buttons.

It can be quite easy to get "lost" when browsing a large set of documents. For this reason, we have tried to implement various "signposts" to help you get to where you want.
You are strongly advised to use a "frames" compliant World-Wide Web client such as Netscape Navigator Version 2.0. This will produce a "split" window on the screen. The left hand side window should remain permanently present whilst you browse the conference, and can be used to orient yourself within the conference.
The "Back" and "Forward" buttons normally used in Web browsers may function somewhat confusingly if you are in a multi-frame document. Instead, we advise the following procedure;
To go back or forward a "frame", press the mouse button anywhere in the frame window (but not on a link itself). A "pull-down" menu appears from which you can select back or forward.
If you are using a client which does not support frames, the left hand frame will be absent. It contains the following items;
Start ECHET96
Index Search
Keyword Search
Titles by date
Titles by author
Synth. Methodology
Mech & Conform.
Chemical Debates
Comb. Chem.
Checklist to Start
Late notes
About ECHET96
 Key Dates
 The Editors
Similarity Searches
Access Statistics
 Preparing Articles

Most of the ECHET96 documents contain the following two icons;
Clicking on this icon allows you to perform a keyword search on the conference.
home page Clicking on this icon will return you to the conference "home" page.
In order to help format the pages more clearly, we make use of "Tables" extensively throughout ECHET96. Older generations of browsers may not support tables, although the contents should always be visible on the screen. If you are having difficulty, you are strongly advised to acquire a tables compliant browser such as Netscape.
It might help you to make a collection of ECHET96 "bookmarks" using your Web client. Within an active frame, the Add Bookmark option does not add the URL of the frame to your list, but rather the URL of the document that generated the frames. On a PC only, you can add a bookmark for an individual frame by pressing the rhs mouse button either while pointing to the hyperlink of this frame or within a picture or a hyperlink within this frame. From the menu that appears, select add bookmark.
Don't forget the "Find" feature present in most clients, which enables you to locate a given keyword easily within any open document. Within frames the built-in FIND function of Netscape ( CTRL - F) can be used e.g. to search for an author or any other string within that frame
Remember that if any image has a coloured border, it will be hyperlinked to some other source of information.

3D Navigation Metaphors.

Similarity Searches

Each article has indicated up to five other articles, which the application of chemical similarity algorithms has indicated might be relevant. For further information on how this was applied, see here.

HotSauce Metacontent Searches

This is a new technology introduced by Apple Computer. To use this, you will have to install the HotSauce Browser Plug-in. To view the conference structure using this tool, click here.
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