New Espacenet unusable due to large results pane

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PatentAttorney
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New Espacenet unusable due to large results pane

Post by PatentAttorney » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:24 pm

The inability to minimize the results bar on the left severely restricts the size of the document reading pane and the title pane. I have the text font reasonably large on my computer for accessibility reasons. The new Espacenet is now unusable for me on a laptop screen, and very difficult to use on a normal sized screen.

This issue could be easily resolved by permitting the results pane/title pane to be minimized or reduced in size.

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Patent Information Marketing
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Re: New Espacenet unusable due to large results pane

Post by Patent Information Marketing » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:35 pm

Dear Patent Attorney,
With the release 1.6.3. we have now introduced the feature of hiding the result list in case only one document is found. If you have a longer result list, you may now open the document in a new window or tab by right clicking on the publication number in the bibliographic view in order to maximise the view of the document content.

Hopefully this change is improving the situation for you.
Kind regards

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Re: New Espacenet unusable due to large results pane

Post by javiervarisco » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Hi, my name is Javier, and I'm having trouble with the panel view. The screen is divided in 3 panels, the search panel, the result list panel and the detail document view.
I have a 13-inch laptop screen, so it is very difficult to read and to navigate. I can't minimize any of these panes. I tried to open the document in a new window and it is not easy (you have to find the patent family to do it), but the screen it is divided in 2 panels (one of them shows the images) and it is impossible to close or minimize any of them. The lecture panel is very small so it is uncomfortable for reading large documents.
Is the any way for personalize the page view?


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Re: New Espacenet unusable due to large results pane

Post by Patent Information Marketing » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:27 pm

Dear Javier,
Unfortunately the requested customisation of the screen is currently not available. Hopefully you find the following tips helpful to deal with the situation until further improvements of Espacenet:
1. Based on users' feedback we have recently introduced a view without the result list, which is active when only only one document is found. If you are scrolling through a larger result list you may still open the current document in a new window or tab by right clicking the non-bold publication number in the bibliographic data tab. The new screen will show the document only.
2. Instead of changing the zoom factor in the browser you might find it easier using a magnifier app (e.g. in Windows), which increases the font sizes but still leaves the whole page accessible.

Unfortunately there is not much more to offer for now but we are following up the issue of the effective use of the screen and hopefully you will get a better solution soon.
Kind regards

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javiervarisco
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Re: New Espacenet unusable due to large results pane

Post by javiervarisco » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:23 pm

I appreciate the fast answer. I hope the improvements about this issue come quickly.
Best regards
Javier


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