The Trinity Apocalypse
I. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STRUCTURE AND CONTENT:
The Trinity Apocalypse CD-ROM features all 35 folio leaves of the manuscript in high resolution, full color image format for detailed on screen inspection. In addition, the CD includes a general description of the manuscript taken from M. R. James' Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts at Trinity College, Cambridge as well as Angela Purnell's art historical description of each illustrated folio leaf.
II. STARTING UP THE TRINITY APOCALYPSE:
Place the CD-ROM in the computer's CD carrier by pressing the button outside of the CD-ROM drive to open and close it. Click on the Start button, select Programs, then select The Trinity Apocalypse from the pullout menu. Select the Trinity Apocalypse icon from the submenu. If you cannot find this icon, please ask a staff member for assistance.
III. USING THE TRINITY APOCALYPSE:
Once the database loads, a large Trinity Apocalypse window will appear. This is the main window which has eight menu choices: File, Edit, View, Search, Image, Options, Window, and Help. Within this main window frame is a smaller directory window entitled Contents. If you do not see the large Trinity Apocalypse window or the small "Contents" window, please ask a staff member for assistance. Users may select from several subdirectories and documents by double- clicking on the appropriate icon:
- Double-click "The Folios" to access digital images of
individual folio leaves. Once the user opens this directory, a series
of icons representing each folio leaf will appear.
- Clicking once on an icon will call up an image of a particular folio page.
- Double-clicking an icon will reveal supporting documents and descriptions for that folio leaf.
- Double-click "The Supporting Texts" to view and read:
- The entire text of M. R. James' general description of The Trinity Apocalypse manuscript.
- the complete text of Angela Purnell's description of the manuscript's illustrations.
- Double-click "Help Files" for the manufacturer's helpsheet . An icon entitled "Some
Additional Help in Using The Trinity Apocalypse will appear. Click on this icon to open
and read the helpsheet . You may also want to consult the Help menu for more complete
on-line documentation and assistance.
- Double-click "Copyright Statement" for copyright information and miscellaneous legal warnings.
The Trinity Apocalypse is a fully searchable database. In order to use the database's search engines, select Query from the Search menu or click on the "Q" button in the toolbar at the top of the application window. This action will display the Query dialog box. From this dialog, you can search the The Trinity Apocalypse for filenames, document titles, individual words, section headers, or short phrases.
Once the Query dialog window is open, click in one of the text boxes and type the word or phrase you wish to find.
- Use the Document Title field to search only for words and phrases in the titles of individual folios or supporting documents.
- Use the more helpful Full Text field to search for words and phrases in the entire database.
Click on the Search button to start your search.
If you would like a more focused search, click one of the text boxes and press the Lookup... button. This will display the Lookup dialog which contains a list of every possible search term in the database. You can navigate this index by typing in the text box or using the mouse to scroll the index. If you type in the text box, the index will jump to the point where the typed characters would be found. When you find your search term on the list, double-click on it. This will return you to the Query dialog with the search term visible in the appropriate text box. From here, click on the Search button and begin your search.
The database also supports the use of the Boolean expressions AND, OR, and NOT to construct complex queries. For example, to find all documents containing both grimacing and mouths, search for "grimacing AND mouths". To find all documents containing either term, type "grimacing OR mouths". To search for all documents containing grimacing but not mouths, search for "grimacing AND NOT mouths".
A successful search results in a new window (pictured below), called a Query Results List, which contains a list of all documents which contain or match the search terms. Each item in the list contains the Document Icon and Title, and may contain additional file information if enabled in the Preferences menu option.
In order to view a document and examine the search results, double-click on its icon in the Query Results List. Another window will open (shown below) that contains the file or document you just selected. Search results will be highlighted in blue. You may need to use the scroll bar to locate the highlighted search results.
If you would like to print or retrieve the selected documents for future reference, click the document's icon and select either the Print or Retrieve functions from the File menu.
IV. EXITING THE TRINITY APOCALYPSE AND REMOVING THE CD-ROM:
End your session on The Trinity Apocalypse by choosing the Exit option from the File menu at the top of the screen. The database will close automatically and leave you on the Windows 95 desktop. Please remember to remove the disc from the CD-ROM drive and return it to an E-Text Center employee.