Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Using AtoJs Online

How do I print out a report?

One way to do this is to use your browser's print command to print out a report you have retrieved.

Another method is to download the PDF version of the report by clicking on the "Download a printable PDF" button, load the document in Acrobat Reader, and then click on the print button.

How do I print out a page of a report?

Double-click on a report page to reach an individual page. Then download the page-level PDF by clicking on the "Download a printable PDF" button, load the document in Acrobat Reader, and then click on the print button.

How do I re-size a report?

Download the page-level or report-level PDF by clicking on the "Download a printable PDF" button, then you can use the zoom function in Adobe Acrobat to enlarge reports.

How do I save a report?

One method is to get the report on the screen and use the File menu in your browser to save the web page. (Note that if you right-click on the report image and try to save or copy it you may only get part of the report.)

Another method is to download the PDF version of the report by clicking on the "Download a printable PDF" button, load the document in Acrobat Reader, then click on the "Save a Copy" button.

How do I copy text from a report?

Click on the "View computer-generated text" button on the report page, then cut and paste the text into a word processor document. You will then need to compare the text against the original report and correct any errors that have resulted from the automated optical character recognition process.

How do I copy an excerpt from a report?

Download the PDF version of the report and open it in the Adobe Acrobat Reader program, select the desired excerpt by clicking on the camera icon or snapshot tool, and then copy the excerpt into a word processor document and save it.

How do I move from one report to the next?

Click on the arrow to the top right of the report page.

How do I move from an individual page to the next page?

Click on the arrow to the top right of the page.

About the AtoJs Online website

Are you going to correct errors in the text?

The accuracy of text created from optical character recognition (OCR) will never be 100%, especially when you are working from historical documents that are often not in very good condition. It is not possible for us to correct all errors manually. However, we are interested in investigating how we can involve users in improving the OCR text.

Why does it take so long to download images of reports?

The pages are scaled down before being sent over the internet to your browser. It takes quite a lot of CPU power to do this, which takes some time when the system is under a heavy load. As a result of this processing, however, a much smaller page is sent to your browser. This means that people on slow connections can download the (smaller) pages much faster then they used to.

What's the best way to link to AtoJs Online?

The official URL for AtoJs Online is:

http://atojs.natlib.govt.nz/

The Māori language version of the homepage is:

http://atojs.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/atojs?l=mi

What's the best way to link to pages in AtoJs Online?

Take the URL out of your browser, and remove the "e=" part from the end.

http://atojs.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/atojs?a=p&p=browsebyvolume

takes you to the Browse by Volume page, for example.