Thursday, September 08, 2016

A Newly Customized VMR

Last week Troy Griffitts was in town and he showed me how to make a custom VMR. In the meantime he’s helped me do some extra editing as well and the result is that I’ve put together my own public version of the VMR. You can use it at

The basic functionality is the same. But I’ve changed the layout a bit and tried to clean up the interface. Specifically, I’ve kept the Liste from popping in and out from the left side and made the image viewer much wider. I also tried to clean up the Full Search quite a bit. I find it much easier to use now. By the way, did you know you can search for things like MS features by page? I did not. It’s handy.

The new interface. Hopefully a bit easier on the eyes.

Full search before (left) and after (right)
A few issues I’m aware of:
  • My version does not list Elliott’s bibliography. For that you need to use INTF’s Liste.
  • Some transcriptions look bad because of the narrower column.
  • Not all the blue buttons in the MS viewer are what they should be.
Otherwise, I’d be grateful for any feedback from people. Troy is quite happy to let me play around with things which has been great. Ultimately, I’d like to make the three columns re-sizable and maybe simplify the functionality of the Liste Catalog if possible.

P.S. A massive thanks to Troy and others for all their work on the VMR over the years. It’s hard to imagine doing NTTC these days without it.


  1. Changes look great! I also noticed that in the last few days Minuscule GA 2933 was added to INTF’s Liste. Apparently the recent discoveries by the CSNTM at the National Library in Athens are beginning to be cataloged.

  2. Thanks for this post. When I tried using the Full Search just now, I was unable to scroll down to the bottom of the search window to click on the Search button.

  3. Further to my comment above regarding my attempt to use your VMR, I then tried doing a Full Search using the generic Manuscript Workspace and also was not able to scroll down to the bottom of the search window to click on the Search button. Am I missing something?


  4. Thanks, Julie. You should now be able to scroll on my version.