Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Dialog Classic Web (TM)

Dialog Classic Web (TM)

Information World Review
As advertised in this month's IWR:

DialogClassic Web is designed for information professionals who want to use the sophisticated search capabilities offered by Dialog Command Language with the added versatility of a Web-based environment.

All DialogClassic Web features are browser-based, eliminating the need to install software.

New Features Available

DialogClassic Web users will experience an entirely new and vastly enriched interface. Here are some highlights of what will soon be available:

Take shortcuts with a new graphical interface with menu icons for common tasks

Create and edit a search strategy before running it with the new Type-ahead buffer

Use new mark-and-copy features and MARKED TEXT window to easily cut and paste portions of your search results into a single document

Save search results and MARKED TEXT in new formats, including Word, HTML, Text and Adobe Acrobat® PDF

Enter command statements up to 2,000 characters long

View Bluesheets and other reference materials in the new Databases pane

Navigate easily back to a specific place your search session by using the new Session navigation pane

Click previous commands and click new “Send to buffer” icon to save time re-entering commands

Link to fulltext journal articles and other documents using Dialog eLinks, including document images for D&B® Company Reports, NTIS Technical Reports, and Investext® Broker/Analyst Reports

Set up and edit Alerts with a fill-in-the-blanks form

Try new form-based interfaces to certain commands: EDIT ADDR, EDIT PROFILE, SAVE ALERT, XSLT

Save search results temporarily on the Dialog service and retrieve later via a direct hyperlink

Load saved search strategies from a file on your computer

Display in-line images in .PNG format (patents, trademarks and chemical structures)

Output data in XML, HTML, RTF (Rich Text Format) and TEXT using new commands for generating data in formats easy to integrate into other applications


"The DialogClassic Web support page contains links to Quick Reference Guides and other support materials" -
I didn't see these


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