Editing NZ Online: Editing Tool
The editor application provides an environment where the digitized record can be compared to the record on the page image. One record from the database is displayed at a time and the page image is set within a division that can be scrolled. Note: This tool uses session variables that require your browser to accept "cookies."
Our experience in editing to date indicates that reducing the distance between the two records being compared significantly reduces eye fatigue while significantly increasing the rate at which a record can be reviewed. Both the page image and the name record can be adjusted to optimize the positioning between the two records. A horizontal rule can also be overlaid atop the page image to help isolate the pertinent record.
The best method for reviewing the record is to manually scroll the page record to the top of the division just under the digital record. Adjust the digital record to the right until it aligns as closely as possible. It is then relatively easy on the eye to review the fidelity between the two records.
When the next record is loaded the application automatically* scrolls to the next record and the left/right adjustment of the digital record is retained.