Using This Site
Using This Site
This site is packed with information, but it isn't pretty. To make it as user-friendly as possible, we avoid gratuitous graphics and other stylistic elements that would make the site less readable, less easily navigable, or slower.
We have a consistent navigation format throughout this site. The page's main text is in the center column. The left column has an hyperlinked outline of the main text, to make it easier to find particular passages, and contains links to closely related pages. The right column has links to the main pages on the site.
We avoid absolute font sizes, so you can make our text larger or smaller by adjusting the font-size option on your browser. Because Verdana is considered to be most readable internet font, we use it for headlines and line items. If your computer does not have Verdana, our pages revert to Arial or Helvetica, which are also quite readable. Our main text is in Georgia, considered the most readable serif font. (Serifs make it easier to read long texts.) If you do not have Georgia, it will revert to Times New Roman or your default serif font.
We set our column widths as percentages, so the columns will fill any screen size. If you set your browser to less than a full page, all the columns will shrink. You can make the center column and one side column wider by moving your window partially off the screen and then expanding the other side of your window as far as your browser allows. Columns that contain unshrinkable items, such as graphics or internal tables, or will not shrink below the minimum width of those items. (Choosing smaller font sizes will shrink most tables.)
The easiest way to link to a particular passage is by finding the link to that passage (or to just above that passage) in the left column. Clicking that link will bring you back to the passage. Your browser's address window will then contain a link directly to that passage. Copy that link into your own web page, and it will link to the passage.
When we reprint documents, we generally number the paragraphs. The links in the left-hand column are therefore links to paragraph numbers. If the link does not take you to the exact paragraph you want, you can change the paragraph number at the end of the URL in your browser address window, and copy that as the link on your own web page.
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