US, Iowa–1905 State Census [Part B]


Project Instructions



Please Read the Instructions

  • Please read these project instructions carefully before indexing any batches.
  • Review this page and the field helps frequently for updates to these instructions.
  • Click here for a summary of project updates.

Rotate Images

  • There are images in this project that are upside down.
  • You can rotate an image 90 degrees to the left or right.
  • To rotate an image 180 degrees, click the Rotate image right (or left) by 90 degrees icon twice.
  • To rotate the image 90 degrees counterclockwise, click the Rotate image left by 90 degrees icon. Note: you can also click the View menu, and click Rotate Left.
  • To rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise, click the Rotate image right by 90 degrees icon. Note: you can also click the View menu, and click Rotate Right.

Brightness and Contrast

  • To change the brightness of an image, click the View menu, and click Brightness and Contrast slider.
  • To darken the image, move the Brightness slider to the left of zero; to brighten the image, move the slider to the right of zero.
  • To change the contrast, click and drag the Contrast slider to the right.
  • To sharpen the image, click the View menu, and click on Sharpen to adjust the slider.

Number of Records per Image

  • The data entry area is set at one record per image. If you have images with more than one record you will need to add entry lines to match the number of records on the image. To add entry lines:
    1. In the menu bar, click Tools.
    2. Click Records per Image
    3. Click in the Number of Records box, and type the number of records on the image.
    4. Click OK.

Highlights

  • Highlights are available for this project.
  • If highlights do not appear on the image and you want to use them:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Show Highlights. If Show Highlights is turned on, that option will have a check mark next to it.
  • The highlights may not line up with the image. To adjust the highlights to fit the image:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Adjust Highlights.
    3. Move the cursor over the image, and all highlights will appear.
    4. To adjust the highlights, click on and drag a corner of the red outline to the proper location or click on and drag an indexing field to the proper location.
  • Adjusting highlights may be tricky. A key to successfully aligning the highlights with the fields is first to adjust the red outline to encompass the area where the fields are located and then to move the indexing fields to the proper locations.
  • On multi-image batches, adjusted highlights apply only to the image on which the adjustments are made. Subsequent images might require new adjustments. Should this be a problem, readjust or turn off highlights. To turn the highlights off, in the menu bar, click View, and then click Show highlights.

Handwriting Help

  • Most of these records are handwritten. The handwriting resource on the data entry screen may help you decipher difficult handwriting.
  • To access this resource, click on the Handwriting Help icon (an inkwell with an orange feather quill).

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