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Effective August 30, 2012
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Table of Contents
The best way to jump to any section within a Gann Interactive E-Book is through the "Book Table of Contents," a special feature prepared by Gann. Unlike the general table of contents created by most e-reader software, the "Book Table of Contents" provides a broad overview of the Interactive E-Book's subject matter in condensed form, while allowing you to view an expanded outline of each chapter with a simple tap. The "Book Table of Contents" may be accessed in just two taps - first tapping on the e-reader's general table of contents, then tapping on the "Book Table of Contents."
Moving Through a Gann Interactive E-Book
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Internal links include cross-references to other sections of the Gann Interactive E-Book you are viewing or its appendices, as well as most cases discussed in the treatise commentary.
External links are provided for updates to the treatise commentary, certain primary law, and references to other Gann treatises. Tapping on an external link will take you to your Gann Online account, which will require an Internet connection. From there, you must enter your Gann Online user name and password, which will allow you to access the rich resources that Gann Online provides. By clicking on "Save User Name & Password" the first time you log in, you can skip the login process when accessing external links in the future. Additional assistance regarding Gann Online is available here. To return to the text of your Interactive E-Book after accessing an external link, you must exit your browser and return to your e-reader software.
Accessing Specific Content
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Functions Specific to Particular E-Reader Software
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