Scalar 2 User's GuideMain MenuGetting StartedExplains account and book creation, and some interface basics.QuickStartsA path of all QuickStart content in this user's guide.Working with MediaHow to get the most out of your use of media in Scalar.Working with ContentCreating and editing content in Scalar.Working with WidgetsWorking with StructureHow to use Scalar's many options for structuring publications.Editorial WorkflowHow to use features for performing editorial review of content.VisualizationsExploring the contents of a book visually.LensesAn introduction to lenses, a tool for searching and visualizing Scalar content.Advanced TopicsDescribing Scalar's more advanced features.Third Party Plugins and Platforms
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12021-05-12T12:02:14-07:00Lenses10An introduction to lenses, a tool for searching and visualizing Scalar content.plain2021-09-15T12:12:39-07:00Lenses allow you to search and visualize the content of a Scalar project. A lens can map all pages that are geo-tagged to within 100 miles of Tokyo, diagram all of the media items tagged “post-structuralism”, or draw a word cloud of the contents of every page the reader visited in the last week. Lenses exist as standalone items in a book, and can be embedded in a page using the Lens widget.
Lenses can be created by Authors as analytical tools included with their projects. They begin as private resources which can later be made public. Readers can create their own lenses too (up to five total), as long as they are logged in — these will remain private, but a reader can submit a lens to authors to be considered for publication.