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.

Note: In order to access both Perceptive Content and Perceptive Experience from off campus, you must first connect to the University Virtual Private Network (VPN).  Please visit the VPN webpage to download a supported VPN client and access set up instructions.

  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.
      perceptive experience document views sidebar circled
  4. Searching for documents
    1. Click the + symbol (Add Constraint) to add a search constraint
      Perceptive Experience Add Constraint plus symbol is circled
    2. Use the drop down menus to select the parameters for the search
    3. Click Add
      Perceptive Experience Add Constraint and Add button circled
    4. Click the + symbol (Add Constraint) to add additional search constraints
      Perceptive Experience Add Constraint and Add button circled, plus symbol to add another constraint is circled
    5. Click on the AND operator to change it to an OR operator
      AND operator in Constraint box is circled
    6. Click Search when finished setting search parameters. A list of results will display.
      Perceptive Experience. Search button is circled. Search results are displayed in the box below the search button
  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 toolbar. Annotate Page is highlighted
      Perceptive Experience toolbar for document zooming and orientation controls


Saving Searches as Private Filters

  1. Click the Filter icon in the upper right corner of the search box after you have finished added your search constraints
    Perceptive Experience search constraints. Filter icon is circled.
  2. Enter a Name for the filter
    Perceptive Experience Create Filter window. Name field is circled.

Additional Information 

Perceptive Content: Web vs. Desktop Client

Perceptive Experience: Processing Documents in Workflow