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When you open a book's table of contents page you are offered a number of alternatives for viewing the text. The example we use here is Carl von Clausewitz's book On War, vol. 1.

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  • If you select "HTML" you will open a new page which displays the entire book in HTML format.
  • If you select "HTML by Chapter" you will be taken to the table of contents for this title lower down the page.
  • If you select "Facsimile PDF" you will open in a new page a facsimile PDF version of the book from which the HTML version was created.

The following tips explain how you can best use the "HTML by Chapter" option for viewing or printing this title.

If you select "HTML by Chapter" you will be taken to the table of contents for this title lower down the page. The tables of contents are organized in a hierarchical fashion as the following illustration from Clausewitz's book On War indicates:

 

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For example, if you click on "Introduction" you will open a new page which contains only the text from the Introduction to Clausewitz's book. The full table of contents of the book will still appear at the top of the page but the word "Introduction" will appear in bold (to indicate that this is the page you are currently viewing). The rest of the table of contents will still appear in blue (indicating that they are live links which could take you to the other parts of the book). See the illustration below.

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When there is indented text, such as the various chapters which are part of Book I, you have a couple of options for viewing or printing the text. If you click on "Book I: On the Nature of War" you will open a new page which contains only the text of Book I, including all the chapters which are part of Book I. If, however, you want to only view Chapter III of Book I then you can click on "Chapter III: The Genius for War". This will open a new page which contains only the text of Chapter III of Book I.

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Thus the viewer can use this hierarchical structure of the Table of Contents to select how much or how little of the text they wish to view or print.

Last modified April 13, 2016