Perceptive Experience: Searching and Viewing Documents

Perceptive Experience is the HTML5 web app for the Imaging Service at the University of Minnesota. This document details how to use Perceptive Experience to find and view documents.


  1. Log into Perceptive Experience
  2. Choose "Documents" from the home page
    perceptive experience "documents" link circled
  3. Click the view or filter that you'd like to open
    • A list of views available to you will display on the left-hand side of the page
    • If you don't see a list on the left, click on the icon with three horizontal lines to toggle the menu on and off
      perceptive experience document views sidebar circled
  4. Searching for documents
    1. Click Search in [view name] to construct a search within the documents for the selected view
    2. The Add Constraint: section will appear:
      Perceptive experience add constraint circled
    3. Use the drop down menus to select the parameters for the search
    4. Click Add
      perceptive experience add button circled

    5. To add an additional constraint, click Add in the search bar
      perceptive experience additional constraint add button circled
    6. Click Search when finished setting search parameters. A list of results will display:
      perceptive experience search bar
  5. Click on a document in the list to open it
    perceptive experience document open
  6. Use the toolbars at the top and bottom of the page to manipulate the document
    • e.g., annotate, zoom in/out, export to file/PDF, etc.
    • If you do not have permission to use a button, you will see it but will not be able to use it
    • Mouse over a button to view its function
      perceptive experience annotate page popup


Additional Information 

Perceptive Experience: Overview

Perceptive Experience: Processing Documents in Workflow