Planning online document viewer guide

You will need to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to access the planning application search measuring tool. We are working on an upgrade to support other browsers and this should be available soon.

You'll need to have Java and Adobe Acrobat to read and view documents on our search.

Measuring tool

Select the document you wish to view from the list of documents on the left hand side. Select the measure button and the document will open again with a new set of tools across the top of the image. The measure button will only appear on items which can be measured.

The measure icon as appears on the application viewer

Place the mouse over the image where the line is to be measured, hold down the right mouse button and drag the mouse to the end of the measure point and let go of the right mouse button.

Scale

How to change the scale view on the application viewer

If a measure line does not appear, please check that a scale has been selected in the scale box. Some plans have more than one scale so you may need to select a different scale.

Additional functions

Additional functions on the application viewer

Move

Select the “move” button, place the mouse over image and hold down the left mouse button down, drag the mouse to move the image, then let go of the mouse button when finished.

Select and zoom

Select the “select and zoom” button, place the mouse over the image then hold down the left mouse button down, drag the mouse over the area to zoom in on and then let go of mouse button.

Magnify

Select the “magnify” button, place the mouse over the image, hold down the left mouse button and move the magnifier box around. Let go of the left mouse button to finish.