Report:PatAnalyst/Viewing Results/Viewing Full Text
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Viewing Full Text
The full text view in PatAnalyst is available in the document view layout. Navigation in the document view layout includes linear reference viewing and the working list document hierarchy. Linear reference viewing is a function wherein users can click on a “next” button to see the next sequential patent family. The working list document hierarchy is an expandable and collapsible document tree that is grouped by patent family.
For users wishing to display selected fields (or any combination of selected fields, including all fields), using the list command in the command line interface is also an option, and further information can be found in the Viewing Individual Records section.
The default document view layout is set to two side-by-side windows that can display bibliographic information, full text, or document images. The default setting is to display the UNIPAT bibliographic information on the left and the first page of drawings on the right.
Preferences allow the user to customize this layout to display with many different fields such as bibliographic data, full text description, full text claims, and document images.
Navigation can only occur within records the user has previously selected to be part of the working list. Users can navigate by browsing arrows or via the working list file hierarchy.
The system supports browsing through records in a linear fashion. In other words, arrows at the top of the interface allow users to go to the next or previous family, or go to the next “not viewed” family (since PatAnalyst keeps track of which records you have opened for viewing).
The working list document hierarchy gives users a file folder hierarchy based on patent families that can expand and contract as needed. Patent document viewing in PatAnalyst is done by family grouping, so opening a patent document will show it's associated data in the document view layout, while and also displaying the related patent numbers at the top of the interface.
Clicking on a patent number either at this location or in the working list file hierarchy will display the selected document in the document view layout. The working list keeps track of viewed records, custom highlighting, annotations, and screenshots using icons next to the relevant record.
"Drawers" is PatAnalyst's name for the folders used to save and categorize documents within a working file. These drawers can be manipulated through the working file pop out frame, located on the left side of the document view layout. To see more about saving documents to a working list, see the Saving Results section.
Advanced highlighting, custom highlighting, snapshots, and annotations are four features available in the document view layout. For more information on custom highlighting, snapshots, and annotations, see the Flagging Results section.
The advanced highlighting menu has options for selecting among 4 colors, and for turning left or right truncation and case specificity on or off. A vertical bar runs along the full text in the document view layout and shows the user visually where each keyword is represented. Users can click on the bar to jump to that section of the text, or use the up and down arrows to find the next or previous occurrence of each keyword.
The malleability and customization options for the document view layout along with the linear reference viewing make browsing through records simple and easy. Speed of use is not as good as USPTO EAST, which has a similar layout, because EAST has all of the data on site, while PatAnalyst is loading the document images from other servers such as esp@cenet and the USPTO. Unfortunately, PatAnalyst's slow load times can somewhat reduce the benefit of its browsing or “flipping” style of viewing individual patent documents for their full text content. The working list layout does a good job of reminding the user which records they have already viewed and tagged, preventing users from wasting time with redundant work. The advanced highlighting is one of the big plusses of PatAnalyst, due to its customizable nature and visual representation options. This combination of features is relatively rare, and is similar to the advanced highlighting feature of PatBase.