Navigating Through Miromaa
The menu bar helps you navigate to all the different areas of Miromaa:
File: The ‘File’ menu option allows you to end your session in Miromaa:
Save - Allows you to save. Though Miromaa does save your work for you automatically.
Logout - Takes you back to the login screen:
Exit - Closes down Miromaa.
The ‘Edit’ menu has options to help you while you are doing your Miromaa work. It also has the clues to the keyboard shortcuts on the right hand side of the command, which function like the keyboard shortcuts in Word.
Undo - Whatever you just did it will undo it. If only life had a button like this!
Cut - Cuts out a highlighted word or sentence.
Copy - Copies a highlighted word or sentence while leaving it where it is.
Paste - Puts the previously Cut or Copied word or sentence wherever the cursor is
Select All - Highlights all of the content in a field
The ‘View’ menu option allows you to swap between the different Views where words are entered and viewed.
Entry - Allows user to enter words only
Editor - Allows user to enter words & multimedia (audio, video, images and activities) and access to controls/protocol section
Linguist - Allows user to enter words and has additional fields offered according to linguistic practice.
Archive - Where words that have been entered and archived are kept
Learner - Gives user access to read words and see any multimedia entered for those words. To be visible in the Learner View, a word must be given permission in the Editor Screen
The ‘Tools’ menu takes you to different screens where you can export, manage and customise Miromaa.
Word List - Create word lists from here (see the chapter on Creating Word Lists)
Dictionary - Create dictionaries from here (see the chapter on The Miromaa Community Dictionary Maker)
Export - Export for other programs, such as to make apps, here (see the Creating Apps chapter)
To Do - Send notes and assign tasks to members of your Miromaa team or yourself
All Multimedia - List of everything you have uploaded into Miromaa including sources, Images, Videos, Audio and Activities
Options - A kind of control room, here you can manage the administration of Miromaa as well as customise and add to Miromaa
THE NAVIGATION PANEL
The Navigation Panel panel allows you to:
Add and delete entries
Add a new entry using the (+) button Delete an entry (x) button. Deleting an entry will delete its Word ID permanently, Miromaa does not assign it to another word.
Navigate between entries in the Editor
Move back and fourth between entries using the (<) and (>) arrows. Skip to the first (I<<) and last (>>I) entries
Identify an Entry’s Word ID
See the Word ID for the entry that is open. Each entry into Miromaa is automatically given a unique ‘Word ID’. This does not change even if other words around it are deleted. It’s like a catalogue number.
Choose the sort order
Choose whether your entries are sorted by: Word ID, Language Word (Alphabeltical order or Translation Word (Alphabetical Order) see below
THE SEARCH & ADMIN PANEL
Here you can find words, find information about word entries, write notes and create to do lists for yourself and others.
The Info Box tells you who entered and who has edited a word and when, it does this automatically.
Go To Feature
This feature helps you find your word entries in Miromaa. You can search using the language word, translated word, the word ID or the original.
Searching by Word ID
For each entry into Miromaa a unique ‘Word ID’ is generated. This does not change even if other words around it are deleted. The Word ID can be found on the bottom right hand corner of the entry screen in the Navigation panel.
Searching by Word
When you type in this field Miromaa will prompt you with all entries that match your letters. As you type it is narrowing your search down.
When there is more than one entry for a word they will both appear in the search and you can choose which one you need:
The Notepad allows you to write notes to yourself and others.
Notes to yourself
The Notepad stays the same as you go back and forth between entries, this helps you make notes about all of your language work. You can save your notes as text files which you can open using Word or other text editors.
Notes to others
You can also use the Notepad to send notes to others who are using Miromaa with you.
- Write your note:
- Click on ‘Send to To Do’.
The box below will pop up.
You can also access the To Do feature by clicking on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar:
- Select from the drop down menu who you would like to send your note to
- If there is a specific time you need it done by you can enter a date in the ‘Due Date’ field, if not leave blank.
- Click send
The following box will pop up the next time the person you sent it to opens Miromaa: