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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks Treetotal I have now just tried this .. nothing is happening unfortunately.   :-\
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:08 BST (UK) »
RTL - Iiyama is a monitor manufacturer. It's basically a PC, like KGarrad says. Your pic shows a fairly standard Windows 10 desktop. So determining the name of the reader software is the next step.
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:09 BST (UK) »
The white bar, just above the screenshot, should say (on left) the name of the software?

Or the rightmost icon at the bottom of the screen?
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:11 BST (UK) »
Around the edge of the newspaper image, I can see a number of square handles. Can you not click and hold on these to drag out and resize?

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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:16 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all replies .. I have now noticed that the words

SL- Touch Ver.2.3.0.0

is written on the white bar on top left.

I have tried dragging handles too to no effect.  :-\

I can't see anything about reader software?
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:24 BST (UK) »
I think this is the manual:

http://www.softfile.com/pdfs/sl1000_usersguide.pdf

Page 63 seems to deal with viewing options. I can't quite match it up with what I can work out from your own pic of the screen, but maybe it makes sense if you're sat in front of it.
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Re: Does anyone know how to use a modern microfilm reader?
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:42 BST (UK) »
I was in our newspaper library this morning, and a technical man was showing the duty librarian how to use the new machine.  I overheard him saying there are things he can't get to work.  I didn't feel such a fool after that, having failed miserably with it yesterday (when the older machines were all in use).

The old SL-Touch was a doddle.  The new machine is an abomination -- sorry I didn't notice what the software for it is called, as I have no intention of ever trying it again.  Tell your library to chuck it out!
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