Instructions for the Virtual Microscope Explorer by ericaburns

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									                              Instructions for the Virtual Microscope Explorer

In addition to the description below, detailed instructions for use of the microscope program are also in a Quick
Time movie included on the CD. Have Fun!

The Virtual Microscope Explorer runs on Shockwave Media Player. The instructional video requires
QuickTime movie player. If the program does not run on your computer Shockwave can be installed from
files on the CD or down-loaded from the internet using the link supplied. There is also a link for free
download of QuickTime on the in the opening window for the program.

                                               Explorer. The program was designed to run on
The Virtual Microscope Explorer also requires Microsoft
Microsoft Explorer but in some cases other browsers can be used. If your computer tries to run The
Virtual Microscope Explorer through non-compatible browsers, you can open the program using Microsoft Explorer by
right clicking on Start Microscope.htm file and choosing “Open With” from the drop down menu, and then choosing
Microsoft Explorer. On a Mac, drag the Start Microscope.htm file icon into the Microscope Explorer icon. We
recommend that you copy the main folder (Virtual Microscope Explorer) from the CD onto your hard drive and
run the program from the hard drive. The program can also be run directly from the CD but will run better from the
hard drive.

Minimum system requirements are listed below:

Windows                                             Macintosh
Windows 98, NT4, 2000, ME, XP                       Mac OS 8.1 or later, 10.1.2 or later for OS X
Intel Pentium or equivalent                         Power Macintosh Power PC
  (Pentium II or higher recommended)                  (G3 or higher recommended)
32 MB of installed RAM                              32 MB of installed RAM
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later            Netscape 4.0 or later
Netscape 4.0 or later                               Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 or later


In addition to the above requirements, the program was designed to be run on a monitor with
a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768. The full program interface cannot be accessed at 800 x
600 screen resolution.
     The Start Microscope.htm file and Media Folder on the CD must remain in a single folder on your computer
     for the program to work. Below (next page) are the files that you will see in the Virtual Microscope Explorer
     folder. The appearance of the file icons will vary depending on the type of computer you have and on your
     operating system. To start the program, open the Virtual Microscope Explorer folder and click on the Start
     Microscope.htm file. As noted above, the program seems to work best with Microsoft Explorer.



Step 1. You will see the following folders on the CD. Open the Virtual Microscope Explorer folder

                                                                                               Click Here
Step 2. Within the Virtual Microscope Explorer folder are the files below. Click on Start Microscope.htm to get
to the opening screen of the program.

                                                                                             Click Here to get
                                                                                             to the opening
                                                                                             window of the
                                                                                             program



                                                       The Icon associated
                                                       with this file will vary




Step 3. The Opening Window for the program is show below. Click on “Click here to start the simulation” to run
the program.




See the Quick Start Guide below for basic functions of the Virtual Microscope Explorer.




                                                                                  Detailed instructions for
                                                                                  use of the microscope
                                                                                  program are in a Quick
                                                                                  Time movie included on
                                                                                  the CD. Have Fun!




                                            Just hold the mouse button
                                            down when the arrows appear.
                                            The out-of focus indicator will
                                            disappear when in best focus.

								
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