Friday, October 27, 2006

SORA Redux

I recently expressed my increasing level of frustration at trying to use SORA—The Searchable Ornithological Archive to download literature, mostly in vain. I serendipitously discovered, thanks to a tip provided on a seabird conservation plan developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a way around the downloading problem. Just follow these four simple instructions:
  • Right-click on the document of interest
  • Left-click on "Save target as ..."
  • Left-click the Save button to download
  • Left-click the Open button to view the document on your desktop
  • I have used this procedure successfully to download and view documents as large as 42.8 MB. SORA administrators could relieve their users of much agony and frustration if they would just post these simple instructions prominently at the top of their home page.



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