Amaya User Manual
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Amaya User Manual
Irène Vatton, Vincent Quint, José Kahan, Kim Cramer, Kim Nylander, Kathy Rosen, Michael
Spinella, and Lori Caldwell LeDoux
Charles McCathieNevile, John Russell, Marja-Riitta Koivunen, Laurent Carcone, Bartolomé Sintes
This manual presents the Amaya user interface for Linux and Windows platforms. Your user interface
could be a little different depending on your system and unique configuration. It is not a complete user
manual. Its purpose is only to help users to discover the main features of the software. This document is
organized as a book and you can use the XHTML > Make Book command to build and print the whole
Many commands in Amaya are the same as those provided by common word processors and editors.
They are not presented here. Only Amaya specific aspects are described.
To start Amaya on a Linux platform, type:
amaya [-display host] [document]
The parameter -display host is optional. It allows one to define the remote X-Window host screen where
Amaya should display Web pages provided this feature is available.
The parameter [document] is optional. It is the file name or the URI of the first document Amaya should
display when starting. If you omit this parameter, a Amaya displays a default document. The default
document could be your home page (see how to configure your Home Page) or the Amaya Welcome
Browsing with Amaya
Amaya is mainly an editor with browsing capabilities. It allows you to edit and browse Web documents
simultaneously. Browsing with Amaya is similar to browsing with other Web browsers except for activating
a Link and using forms.
Amaya allows you to to display and edit HTML documents as well as some XML document types: XHTML,
MathML (mathematical expressions) and SVG (gaphics). It also allows you to access other XML document
types and to display their content according to attached CSS style sheets. For these XML documents