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Moving around this site has been made easier with the Navigation Bar at the top of each page (shown in the graphic above). The six links from this graphic are as follows:
To view an internet page, you have to know an internet address. Using a web browser (most internet service providers will give you with a browser to use), you can enter this address on the internet address area. For America Online users, click on Keyword, then enter the address. For Compuserve users, click on Go (from the Menu), then enter the address. In Netscape, there is an internet address line at the top of your window.
The internet address is commonly known as an URL (Uniform Resource Locator). For most pages or documents on the internet, the URL will appear in format with the following elements:
A hypertext link serves as a quick method for a user to move around a document, move to a different document, or connect to a different URL. The link is activated once the cursor has been positioned over the hypertext region and selected (by clicking on the region). In addition, hypertext links can be used to execute applications, initiate email messages, run sound or movie files, etc.
Hypertext links can be either icons (pictures), graphics, buttons or highlighted text. Usually text will appear in a different colour (different from the body of text) or underlined or both. Non-text links often have a coloured line surrounding them, and in some cases, the cursor will change shape (from a pointer to a hand) when it passes over mapped hypertext links.
Often, hypertext links which have been visited usually change colour to indicate that the link has been executed.
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Where can I write for more information?If you would like more information on the Cullinan & Cullinane Family Genealogy Project, you can write to the Editor at the following address:
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Why don't these pages print with the graphics?If you are using a black and white printer, dot matrix or monochrome (single colour) printer, your printer will not be capable of printing these colour graphics. Instead, you may find that while the text prints without difficulty, the graphics are either too dark or do not show at all. Only printers capable of greyscale printing will be able to print photographs and other graphics found in these web pages.
Most colour printers are not able to distinguish the detail, saturation and intensity of the graphics. To overcome this problem (if you wanted to print out a colour graphic), you can download the graphic to your computer and then print it using a MS Paint brush, MS Powerpoint, Corel Presentations, Corel Wordperfect, or another productivity software programs. The downloading process is described under the topic "How do I download a picture from the site?"
Your Internet browser usually comes equipped with a feature that will allow you to save the text file and formatting code to your computer. These programs may vary one to the next, but usually follow predictable steps. Instructions:
How Can America Online Users Get a Copy of Netscape Navigator?America Online has an agreement with Netscape which enables its users to obtain a free copy of the Netscape browser. The following instructions will help you obtain a copy of this browser:
Not all internet browsers will allow you to download graphics. To download a graphic file, try the following steps:
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Graphic images are generally larger in size than the internet pages (text) on which they appear. Many of these pages contain large graphics files which may take a few seconds for the graphics to load to your browser, depending on:
The following topic discusses ways to speed up the transfer.
In most cases, there is little that can be done to speed up document transfer rate. Here are a few suggestions which may be useful in increasing the speed.
There are many internet authoring products available in the market today. These pages have been created in Corel Presentations and Corel Wordperfect, products which I would recommend for this purpose if they provided more internet tools and formatting options. Netscape Navigator has recently come out with some excellent software, fully capable of handling forms, tables and graphics which other products do not support. Caution: Be sure that the software is capable of creating files which can be accessed by the greatest number of browsers.
Larger internet service providers supply users with software which can create web pages. Call your internet service provider for details (or connect to the Help Desk if the ISP offers on-line technical support). Generally speaking, the software should be free of charge.
I would suggest that users examine the numerous products available through the internet at Jumbo, a site which serves as a repository for 'freebie' software and limited trial time products. Try http://www.jumbo.com for trial versions of internet page authoring software such as HOTDOG or Netscape.
Your first few months in cyberspace can add up quickly so I have added this topic to help users decrease internet cost. Most new users are exposed to the internet through either educational institutions (where access is free), through their employers (where access may be monitored or charged to the user) or through heavily marketed internet brokers such as Compuserve, Prodigy or American Online (which can wind up costing an arm and a leg). So to keep costs down--and therefore increase your enjoyment of your internet experience, here are a few ideas:
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