Main Window

Main screen

This is the kind of window you get once you've logged into Goozzee.

Apart from the menu and the tool bar, the screen is divided into 3 main areas :

The Header

On the top, just below the tool bar, the header mainly shows you where you are: which topic you are currently on, who created it and when. We can see here that we are on a topic titled 'Mefistofele', created by a user named 'test' on January 14th, 2008 - yes, for now, the date is displayed using the French format :-)...

The 'Edit Scope' button on the left of the header will lead us, logically, to a window that will allow us to view/modify the scope of that topic (see the description of the Scope Edit Window for a deeper explanation).

The Buttons Areas

On each side of the screen are areas filled (sometimes) with buttons. These buttons represent the associations that the current topic has with other topics. You can see that these buttons, especially on the right side of the screen, are grouped by role : 'aria', 'composer', 'character'...

For example, when we see the 'classes' group containing a link to the 'opera' topic, it means that 'Mefistofele' is associated with 'opera', and 'class' is the role of 'opera' in this association .  In short , it means that the class of 'Mefistofele' is 'Opera'.

Other example: the fact that we see a link to 'Boito, Arrigo ' in the group 'composer' means that Arrigo Boito was the composer of the Mefistofele opera...

Got it ?

The 'New' buttons create links to new topics. But if you want to link the current topic to another existing one, it's just a matter of drag & dropping from the search window.

The Data Area

Right in the middle of it all is a wide blank sheet where you can enter notes about the current topic. This text area offers the features of a decent text editor : indenting, font customization (font type, size, color), left/right/centered alignment, bulleting, copy/paste, images insertion.... By default, this area is locked, until you click the Edit button, at the bottom of the screen.

The use of the 'Document (3)' notebook tab is explained right here, and the 'Properties' tab is detailed there.

Ow ! And I forgot the tool bar! Well, it contains 3 things:
  • 2 arrows for navigating through your browsing history (just like on a web browser)
  • the scope in which you are currently navigating
  • a little button showing a locker. Click this one to change the security settings of this topic.

This screenshot was taken from the Mac OSX version.