Hints for Mosaic users

(This is an old document, about a browser that was once popular, even regarded as identical with "WWW".)

You might find some of the following features useful:

You can print a document by selecting Print from the File menu. You should, however, know what you are doing: select the print command and the format for printed document properly. If you want to have the document printed essentially as it appears on screen, accept the default print command (lpr) or add printer specification to it (for example, lpr -Pps), and select PostScript as format. (This is valid at HUT but not necessarily elsewhere.)
save as plain text
In order to get the contents of a document into a file as plain text, which is a form suitable for several purposes, select Save As.. from the File menu.
You can create and maintain a personal hotlist, i.e. list of documents which you probably want to access frequently. Select Add Current to Hotlist from the Navigate menu to add the document you are browsing to the hotlist. Select Hotlist from the Navigate menu to access a document in your hotlist.
You can make personal annotations to documents for yourself, just as some people write comments on their copies of books. Simply select Annotate from the Annotate menu. Beware that editing of annotations is not implemented yet. Thus, for the time being, your annotations will be permanent. If you make several annotations to the same document, you will see all of them as separate entries at the end of the document whenever you browse it.
view source
If you want to produce information into WWW, you will need to learn something about the document description language, HTML. You might start e.g. from A Beginner's Guide to HTML. But in parallel with studying such documents, you might also benefit from taking a look at other people's HTML code. When you are browsing a document, you can select View Source from the File menu. The HTML source will be seen in a separate window, which is initially so small that you had better make it larger before doing anything else.
Jukka K. Korpela