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In order to use this electronic textbook, you will need to configure your browser to handle the display and execution of several media types. From the main "table of contents" page you can use three different types of materials:
The IS-supported version of Netscape should be configured by default to display PDF files.
IS supports Acrobat on campus. Detailed information on installation, configuration and other issues is online at:
Adobe maintains Acrobat reader information in its Support Knowledgebase for various platform/browser combinations:
Internet Explorer and AOL on Windows: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/98fe.htm
Netscape on Windows: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/78c6.htm
Internet Explorer on Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/93f2.htm
Netscape on Mac OS: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/8d56.htm
Follow the link from the button at right to download the free PDF reader:
To check whether JAVA is enabled on Netscape on Athena, choose the menu item Edit, and then Preferences. On the "Preferences" window, select the heading "Advanced" (not the + box next to it) and then click the "Enable Java" checkbox in the dialog area that appears.
Depending on the way you downloaded and configured your browser, you may or may not have JAVA already installed on your computer. Most newer versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape will notice when you attempt to use a JAVA applet, and ask if you want to install it. Once installed, you may also have to edit your preferences to enable JAVA to run.
In Netscape: choose the menu item Edit, and then Preferences. On the "Preferences" window, select the heading "Advanced" (not the + box next to it) and then click the "Enable Java" checkbox in the dialog area that appears.
In Internet Explorer: select the menu item Tools, then Internet Options. Select the Security tab. In the "Security" display, select "Internet" for the "web content zone" and then select the "Custom Level..." button. In the "Security Settings" popup box that appears, scroll down until you see the heading "Microsoft VM" and "Java Settings" headings. Select the radio button next to "High Safety." Then click OK until all the dialog boxes go away.
Copyright 2002, Louis L. Bucciarelli Jr.
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