Text windows:

* Double-click (with the leftmost mouse button) on the words Brenner S in the Main Keyset window.

A new window appears listing the information on this author:

Some information is given in bold type. This indicates that these items of information are linked to additional information, either in this window or in other windows. Text linked in such a manner is known as `hypertext'. For example,

Paper -----> 52

indicates that this author is associated with 52 papers in the database.

* Double-click on Paper -----> 52.

The titles of the papers are now listed in the window. A scroll bar appears on the left of the window to allow the perusal of these titles (the left mouse button is used to scroll down, the right mouse button to scroll up and the middle mouse button to drag the slider).

* Scroll down the list until you can see the title A suppressor mutation in the nematode acting on specific alleles of many genes.

* Double-click on this title.

This brings up a new window describing the selected paper.

Again, double-clicking on the items in bold type displays the information linked to these items. For example, double-clicking on the journal name (Nature) brings up a list of all the articles in the database published in Nature. In the same way, double-clicking on one of the keywords displays the titles of all the other articles in the database which list this keyword. In turn, the information about any one of these articles can be retrieved by double-clicking on its title in the list.

* Have a look at the pop-up menu for this window by clicking inside it with the rightmost mouse button.

This menu is typical of most text windows in ACeDB. It offers the following options:

Quit: closes the window.

Help: brings up a relevant on-line help window.

Print: sends the contents of the current window to your local printer. This feature may be disabled on some systems.

Preserve, Set AutoPreserve, Unset AutoPreserve: these options determine whether the window remains when another window of the same type is called. For example, in this case, if you wanted to display the information about another journal article, this information would be displayed in the same window and would replace the current article, unless Preserve or Set AutoPreserve had been previously selected.

Update: this is used to change the contents of ACeDB's database, and may be disabled on some systems.

Biblio: displays some bibliographic information about the window when available.

Neighbours: lists the links available from the current window (that is, the items in bold type).

Show selected object as text: displays the information linked to a highlighted item (same as double-clicking on the item).

Mailer: sends the text of the window as an email message to a specified address (inoperative on some systems).

Text dump: saves the information in the window as a text file.

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