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Offline River Tyne Lass

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Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:20 BST (UK) »
I am at the library and the usual easy to use old fashioned style microfilm reader is broken.  I am using one of their new modern ones to try to look at a newspaper.

However, I can't view the paper pages at any decent size.  I would like to be able to view a whole page at once without having to zoom in to little sections - that would take a long time to find things.

The staff are at a loss to know what to do - might anyone else know.  Even if you can't let me know today it would be useful for another time.  Pages are showing at only a third of the screen - very frustrating - how can I get in full screen mode please?

If anyone can tell me - I will also let staff know.  Thank you.
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:26 BST (UK) »
Is there a mouse?
Click and scroll wheel to zoom/ shrink?
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:34 BST (UK) »
 I have a vague memory of using a machine that had two lenses that either slid or swivelled into place. If I remember correctly, one was for close-up, the other let you see the whole page.
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Pauline for trying to help.  There is a mouse but clicking and scrolling is doing nothing, unfortunately. :-\

Oh, I really don't like modern technology.

I will go off to take a photo of screen - give me a little time - staff say I can do this ..

Added .. Thanks too to Isabel.  I will take photo to see if this might help anyone to help me .. be back soon ..
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:39 BST (UK) »
I know nothing about microfilm readers, old or new, but while you're there can you see a make and model number?
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:48 BST (UK) »
The ones I use, at the Manx Museum Library, are modern - they are essentially computers, with a large computer screen.

If the one you are using is like this, then you need to note what software is being used.
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:51 BST (UK) »
I am attaching a photo .. thanks Rattus and KGarrad ..give me a few moments and I will dash back downstairs to find out more about the make/model etc to see if this might help further.

I would like to be able to view a proper screen view .. print is too tiny in this view ..  :-\
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 13:57 BST (UK) »
On top left hand corner there is written:

ProLife T2252MTS

and bottom right corner:

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Is this any help regarding the model?

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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:00 BST (UK) »
Try pressing control button on the keyboard and at the same time, scroll in and out with the mouse wheel. A little box with +/- should show at the top right hand corner of the screen to show the %
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