We've been working hard to bring you a new version of the PERRLA Online Paper Editor to make writing papers more intuitive!
A new perspective for your Paper
Paper View is a new way to see and write your papers in PERRLA Online. Paper View lets you view your paper as a paper. All of your paper sections and items are directly visible within the paper itself - not just after you export it.
The new Write Tab now shows your entire paper from start to finish: Title Page, Abstracts, Table of Contents, Body, and References.
A new menubar for easy access
Instead of creating even more icons to fill the screen, we've added a menu bar across the top of the Editor. The menubar has all of the basic functionality you'd expect to find plus space for a number of the less common Editor actions.
There are two that really stand out: Word Count & Annotations.
We've redesigned the Word Count feature to be more streamlined and robust. You can show the Word Count for your paper by going to View in the menu bar, then clicking Show Word Count.
You can now add Annotations directly to your Reference Section with the menu bar as well.
Go to References, then click Add Annotations. That's it! We'll show the Annotations for each Reference in the References section.
If you want to edit the Reference's Annotation, just double-click it in the References section and update it in the pop-up's References tab.
Sections, Page Breaks, & Page Numbering
Adding Abstracts & Tables of Content
Paper View's ability to add entire paper sections (like Abstract and Table of Contents) is one of its best features.
To add an Abstract or Table of Contents to your Papers, just scroll to where they should go (after the Title Page and before the Body) and click to add the appropriate section. You can also use the new Paper Sections option in the menu bar.
The menubar also lets you remove a section after it's been added. But, if you delete a section, the content will be lost.
Paper now shows you the page breaks that occur between each of the sections of your papers (if they're appropriate for the paper's format). That means the Title Page may be separate from the body, or the body may be separate from the References.
However, we aren't able to show page breaks that happen naturally within a section. This means that the body of the paper may be three pages long when exported, in Paper View it is still one long section. Don't worry - when you export your Paper the page breaks will be where they naturally occur.
Since we can't show page breaks inside of specific sections, we also wait to add the page numbers for your paper during the export process. While you're editing your paper, we replace any of the page numbers that may change with a generic "#" sign.
We'll replace the # with the real number when you export your paper.
Questions or bugs?
If you have any questions about Paper View or encounter anything acting funny, let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what's happening.