This page gives a short overview of the features in the Manuscript Desk.
Manuscript pages can contain any content, from any author, as long as the image format is either .jpg or .jpeg. Manuscript pages can also be added to a collection. A collection is simply a way for the user to specify that different manuscript pages belong together, because the pages are, for example, part of the same book.
New manuscript pages can be created in Special:NewManuscript.
Once you have uploaded your first manuscript page, you have the ability to edit its content. When you click on the 'Edit' button, you will see the TEI-editor, in which you can add TEI-tags to your page by clicking the corresponding tag buttons. If the tag you want is not available in one of the buttons, you can still use the tag by typing it manually.
In the top-right corner of the editor, you can see 'maximise/minimise' buttons that allow you to transcribe your manuscript page in full-screen mode.
When saving the page, you can choose to view a preview, to show the changes to the current page, and to choose to watch the page. Watching the page is a way in which you can keep track of the changes made to the current page. You can always see the changes made to pages that you are currently watching in your watchlist. For additional documentation on this feature, see the mediawiki documentation.
When moving out of the 'Edit' tab, into the 'Manuscripts tab' (normal viewing mode), you have the ability to 'Edit the collection Metadata