HyperScope Basics 0

Hyperscope is a browsing tool that enables most of the viewing and navigating features called for in Doug Engelbart's open hyperdocument system framework (OHS) to support dynamic knowledge repositories (DKRs) and rising Collective IQ.

See Resources below for links to HyperScope demos, downloads, tutorial, etc.

Features Summary 1

HyperScope provides enhanced power and efficiency to your internet browser in a simple, easy-to-use format. HyperScope is enabled when browsing webpages tagged for this purpose. The simplest form of HyperScope browsing offers these value-added features: 1a

  • Zoom buttons for zooming in and out of structure
  • 1a1
  • automatic numbering of each object for easy reference
  • 1a2
  • jumping by number
  • 1a3
  • custom view settings
  • 1a4
  • use of the numbers and custom view settings inside URL links
  • 1a5

All designed to provide unified access into a "living" repository of documents, email and other dialog records, intelligence collections, briefings, source code, workflow, etc. 1b

Features Detail 2

Here is a basic description of each feature: 2a

  1. Zoom Buttons visible on the left when you mouse over each paragraph. A zoom button jumps that paragraph to the top of the screen thusly:
  2. 2a1

    • the Left zoom button jumps with a ZOOM OUT outline view
    • 2a1a
    • the Middle zoom button jumps with a ZOOM IN outline view
    • 2a1b
    • the Right zoom button jumps with a normal open view
    • 2a1c

  3. Purple numbers on the right are supplied by the browser automatically for each paragraph or object allow for precise jumping, navigating, and linking.
  4. 2a2
  5. Jump Button allows you to jump by number. Click on [Jump] and type in a paragraph number or click on the desired paragraph, and then confirm with [OK].
  6. 2a3
  7. Viewspecs Button allows you to create your own view of the file Click on [Viewspecs] and then select viewing options to be turned on or off, then confirm with [Apply]. Notice the shortcuts you can learn and type them in instead of clicking if you want to be fancy ...
  8. 2a4
  9. Turbo Mode switches you to an advanced user interface mode, removes the training wheels (the zoom, jump, and viewspecs buttons) into a natural language command mode -- type "ji" for Jump Item (replaces the Jump button) type in a paragraph number or click on desired paragraph, and at the "V:" prompt you enter the viewspec shortcut codes for the view you want when it jumps and confirm with [Enter]. Try "sev" for Set Viewspecs (replaces the Viewspecs button) and enter the viewspec shortcut codes, confirm with [Enter]. There are many more commands. To get back to the push-button browser mode, click [Browser Mode].
  10. 2a5
  11. Bookmark icon allows you to create a link to the view of the file you are currently seeing. Just click on the Bookmark icon to copy the complete link, and then click over to a window where you want to insert the link and Paste it there. The link includes the precise paragraph number and the viewspec shortcut codes so anyone who clicks on that link will arrive at this same spot in the file with this same view.
  12. 2a6

Resources 3

Watch the HyperScope demo by lead developer Brad Neuberg. 3a

Visit the HyperScope project website at hyperscope.org to learn more and try it yourself.

See also About OHS, and our Technology Showcase to learn more.

Example: HyperScope Views

Multiple views of the same document, Authorship Provisions in AUGMENT, browsed using HyperScope:

A zoomed out view4


Normal view of SOME BACKGROUND 6