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General FAQ

TEITOK is customizable in so many different ways, that it is hard to keep track of what can be changed, and where. This section attempts to give answers to some typical questions

How do I create a new XML document in my project?

You can create new XML files from the admin functions, selecting the Create new XML file option. This will provide you with a number of different ways to create new XML files. To start from a PDF file with facsimile image, you can also use the Manuscript transcription tool. Or you can (if your project settings allow it) upload an existing TEI/XML file directly in the upload section.

How do I customize the design of TEITOK to my university/research group?

For the design, TEITOK uses a Smarty template. Given that these templates are used to show the TEITOK interface, they cannot be modified from within TEITOK. You need to ask someone with access to the server itself to modify the main.tpl file in the templates folder. Make sure to start from the existing template, since there is a number of elements that should remain: the {$maintext} produces the actual interface, {$menu} produces the menu, {$title} produces the title of the project. And the xmlstyles.css file in the resources takes care of the styling of the TEI/XML files themselves.

How do I create a new TEITOK corpus?

If you have not yet done so, first install TEITOK. But if you already have a working corpus, a TEITOK project consists of little more than a folder, which contains everything you need. Each project folder is an independent TEITOK unit, which needs to be set-up by itself; login to one project does not give you access to another. Therefore, you can never create a new corpus within TEITOK, but always have to ask someone with access to the server to create the project folder. Generally speaking, the easiest way to do so is to either copy the myproject folder from the TEITOK source files, or copy an existing project folder and empty out all the folders except those that contain the definitions, which are: templates, Resources, and if you have made any local functions also Sources and Scripts.


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