Through the application introductory screen you can view narratives created by you and other users (Read), create a new narrative (Create) or access additional information about the EuropeanaSpace project and this user guide (Meet the app).
The Settings button is available on all application screens at the lower left corner (three dots icon at the lower right corner on mobile).
Use the On/Off switches on the Settings screen to enable or disable the various content sources available to search when creating a new narrative. Click (Tap) on the Save button to retain your changes.
A Back arrow is always available on the upper left corner to navigate away from the current screen.
To create a new narrative, click (tap) on the Create button from the application introductory screen or the upper left corner of the published narratives screen (bottom centre on mobile).
Creation always starts with a search in all enabled content sources by entering a query in the search field and clicking (tapping) on the Search icon.
Search results from all enabled content sources are displayed in a list, with EuropeanaSpace content uploaded in WITH promoted to the top.
Select the content you would like to use in your narrative by clicking (tapping) on the respective + buttons. For each item of content selected, the + button is replaced by a checkmark button. clicking (tapping) on a checkmark button deselects the respective content item.
You can perform successive searches and select results from each one of these searches by entering a different query in the search field of the search results screen, clicking (tapping) on the Search icon, selecting one or more results and then repeating these steps with another query.
The total count of selected content items for all searches is displayed as a button on the upper left corner (bottom centre on mobile). clicking (tapping) on this button leads you to the editing screen for your narrative.
The editing screen displays a list of all content items selected from your successive searches. These items can be re-ordered using drag and drop by clicking (tapping) on the double arrows icon of an item to select it and move it up or down the list. Any item can be removed from the list by swiping left to display a Delete button.
The narrative title can be entered using the text area at the top of the list. Additional text content items (think of them as text paragraphs containing your original text) can be added by clicking (tapping) on the + Add text button and entering your text. These items can also be re-ordered after saving using drag and drop.
Before publishing your narrative, specific text paragraphs should be selected from every text content item in your selection. These items can be expanded by clicking (tapping) on the four arrow button. A text paragraph within a text content item can then be selected by clicking (tapping) on the corresponding text (selected text paragraph is highlighted in red) and then clicking (tapping) on the + button to confirm the selection (confirmed selection is highlighted in green and a checkmark is displayed).
This process should be repeated for all text content items in your selection. When you have finished re-ordering and clearing your selection, adding new text items, selecting text paragraphs from text content items and have entered a title for your narrative, you can publish it by clicking (tapping) on the Publish button at the upper left corner (bottom centre on mobile).
Your narrative is now published and available on the application narratives screen for reading, adding to your and other users' favourites and discussing. To read a narrative, click (tap) anywhere on the narrative featured image or title. To add a narrative to your favourites, click (tap) on the Heart icon (this adds the narrative to the Favorites tab of the narratives screen). To edit one of your narratives again, click (tap) on the Pencil icon (this icon is only displayed on narratives that you have published). The Circle icon on each narrative displays the count of comments from the Discussion screen of that narrative. narratives with the highest count of comments are displayed in the Popular tab of the narratives screen.
After reading a narrative, join the discussion by clicking (tapping) on the Discuss button at the upper left corner (bottom centre on mobile).