Over the past several months we’ve rolled out many new and improved features for our Kindex archive owners and Kindexers. Here’s a summary of what’s new.

1. Not Indexed  View

Now it’s easier for you and your indexers to find records that need to be indexed. Click on the Not Indexed button to see only records that have either 1) not been started, or 2) are in progress and not complete.

2. Searchable Record Info

 We expanded our searchable record info to include the Keyword and Provenance fields. The Title, Description, and Transcription fields were already included in search results.

Record Info


3. Increased Record Size Limit

In order to accommodate larger record sizes, we increased our file size limit from 15 MB to 25 MB.

Note: Uploading batches of records that include a high number of large files is not recommended. 

4. Expanded Archive Stats

In the Manage Archive tool, Overview tab, we’ve added a more detailed set of archive information that tells you how many records have been added and indexed in your billing period. You can also see your Reward Status to find out how close you are to earning a $5 indexing credit.

Archive Stats

5. Expanded accepted file types to accept MP3 Audio files


6. Expanded Text Editor Buttons

Text editor butons

Text editor button functions


    Record Info View and edit the record’s Title, Record  Type, Category, Person, Description, Keywords, Provenance, and Date
undo Undo Undo your last action
Redo Redo your last action
strikethru Strikethrough Format transcription to match strikethrough text in original. Highlight word or phrase and click the Strikethrough button.
underline Underline Format transcription to match underlined text in original. Highlight word or phrase and click the Strikethrough button.
inline note Inline note Use when record has text inserted within a line. Highlight the text above the line and click the inline note tool.
marginal note Marginal Note Use for notes written in the margin or otherwise not part of the flow of the document. Marginal notes appear as footnotes within the record. Highlight the text above the line and click the inline note tool.
image Image For records that contain images, or for records such as photos, use the image tool to add a description of the image within the transcription. Images are numbered in the case of multiple images on a page (as found in scrapbooks). You may also delete an image description box.
lllegible text Use when you are unable to transcribe a word or phrase. To mark an area that has illegible text, place your cursor where the text should be and click the illegible text button.
Table Add a table to organize your transcription data
Page Break To add a page break, click this button.
Bold New! Bold text.
Italic New! Italicize text.
Indent New! Indent paragraph.
outdent Outdent New! Outdent paragraph.
Align New! Change paragraph alignment.
bullet Bullet New! Make a bulleted list.
numbering Numbering New! Make a numbered list.
Help Click the Help button to get indexing helps and guidelines.


Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed bug that prevented admins from deleting files.
  2. Improved transcription field capacity to accommodate large transcription content.
  3. Fixed bug that prevented admins from deleting Collaborators.
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