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An example Index page after it has been created with completed fields.

Indexing source files

Once the file has been uploaded to the correct place, an Index page needs to be created on Wiktenauer. Index: pages, managed by the Proofread Page extension, are a powerful way to allow side-by-side proofreading of transcriptions in Wiktenauer. This document describes the fastest way to set them up on Wiktenauer.

Index pages are the main page for each transcription project on Wiktenauer. Each one will have links to all the individual pages in the book, manuscript, or other text being transcribed. The page will also show the progress of the transcription and a quick summary of the text's details (such as title, author(s), etc.). These details can link to other pages such as the treatise and master pages in the mainspace.

Creating an Index: page on Wiktenauer

Index pages need to have the same name as the file you just uploaded. For example, the file Book.pdf will appear on either Commons or Wiktenauer as File:Book.pdf and the index page must be called Index:Book.pdf.

  1. Determine the name of the Index page:
    • For PDFs, replace the "File" with "Index" in the URL and go to this page. For example, if the file is called File:Title (Author).pdf, enter the page title Index:Title (Author).pdf.
    • For image galleries, just affix "Index:" to the beginning of the treatise page name. For example, if the page is called Manuscript name (Shelf mark), enter the page title Index:Manuscript name (Shelf mark).
  2. Wiktenauer will indicate that "Wiktenauer does not have a page with this exact name". Click the "Create" link at the top (or the "add Index:file name to Wiktenauer") to create this document.
  3. Fill in any information you know (refer to the table below), leaving any unknown or inapplicable information blank.
  4. Click the "Show Preview" button near the bottom of the page. An Index: namespace page with an image of the book you just selected should appear (for PDFs). If the image does not appear, make certain that the name of the page is identical to the name of the file you uploaded. Once you see the page and make any corrections which become apparent in the preview, click "Save page".

Notes: The fields on the Index page should also be completed but this can be done at any time. The index page will automatically generate a page list and display the first page of the file (usually the cover). Both of these can be changed as described below.

Any known problems or defects with the source file should be noted as they are discovered either in the remarks (table of contents) section of the Index: page or on the Index's talk page.

Citing sources

Once your index page is created, open the Discussion and License Info tab and use the {{Sourcebox}} template to document the source of the scans. A line should be created both for the source of the scans and for any existing transcription that has been authorized for Match and Split (see the transcription tutorial). Here is an example from Index talk:Goliath Fechtbuch (MS Germ.Quart.2020):

Work Author(s) Source License
Images Biblioteka Jagiellońska Biblioteka Jagiellońska
Transcription Monika Maziarz, Bartłomiej Walczak, Grzegorz Żabiński Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Dawnych Europejskich Sztuk Walki

What about works without scans?

Ideally all works on Wiktenauer will eventually include scans, replacing the works already present that do not. However, it is still okay to add proofread texts from other sources. Create the index page as normal, and paste the transcription into the Pages field. It can then be matched and split whenever scans become available. Make sure you add the {{second-hand}} template to the Index's discussion page for tracking purposes.

Continue the tutorial with transcribing