Help using this course

Course navigation

Use the following controls to navigate linearly through the course.

Graphic showing the course navigation buttons that are described in the table below

Callout Description Keyboard shortcut
1 Back — Previous page visited Internet Explorer — Alt+Z, Enter
Firefox — Alt+Z
2 Previous Section — First page of previous lesson Internet Explorer — Alt+X, Enter
Firefox — Alt+X
3 Previous Topic — Previous page in course Internet Explorer — Alt+C, Enter
Firefox — Alt+C
4 Page — Current page  
5 Total — Number of pages in course  
6 Next Topic — Next page in course Internet Explorer — Alt+Z, Enter
Firefox — Alt+Z
7 Next Section — First page of next lesson Internet Explorer — Alt+Z, Enter
Firefox — Alt+Z

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Contents menu

Use the Contents menu to navigate the course.

Graphic showing the Contents menu filled with sections and topic pages

Callout

Description

1

Click folders and topic pages to jump directly to the topics of interest. The content page currently being displayed is highlighted.

2

A blue check mark indicates the pages you have viewed. After you have viewed all the pages in a folder, a blue check mark displays on the folder. If you have cookies enabled on your computer, the check marks are stored in a cookie to allow you to view your progress after closing and reopening the course at a later time.

3

To expand the Contents menu to view longer topic titles, click and drag the right, black border to the right. You can also view a longer topic title by placing your cursor over the title.

4

To hide the Contents menu to show more content area, click Hide Contents Menu. To show the contents menu again, click Show Contents Menu.

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Course features

Use the following controls to access course features. Note: All features might not be implemented in this course.

Graphic showing the Course features buttons that are described in the table below

Callout Description Keyboard shortcut
1 Home — Jump to home page Internet Explorer — Alt+Q, Enter
Firefox — Alt+Q
2 Hide Contents menu — Hide/show Contents menu Internet Explorer — Alt+W, Enter
Firefox — Alt+W
3 Bookmarks — Show Bookmarks window
Note: Cookies must be enabled to use this feature. See Bookmarks for more help.
Internet Explorer — Alt+E, Enter
Firefox — Alt+E
4 Options — Options: View this course using a different profile (profiled courses only), Log in as a different user (log-in courses only), and Clear check marks (all courses) (The Options button may not appear in some versions of this course) Internet Explorer — Alt+R, Enter
Firefox — Alt+R
5 Print — Print section of course Internet Explorer — Alt+T, Enter
Firefox — Alt+T
6 Download — Download course Internet Explorer — Alt+Y, Enter
Firefox — Alt+Y
7 Glossary — Glossary of terms used in course Internet Explorer — Alt+U, Enter
Firefox — Alt+U
8 Search — Search course Internet Explorer — Alt+I, Enter
Firefox — Alt+I
9 Contact Us — Email comments, suggestions, and technical questions Internet Explorer — Alt+O, Enter
Firefox — Alt+O
10 Help — Help page Internet Explorer — Alt+P, Enter
Firefox — Alt+P
11 Exit — Exit course (The Exit button may not appear in some versions of this course) Internet Explorer — Alt+L, Enter
Firefox — Alt+L
12 Course title — Course title  
13 You are here: — Indicates your current location in a course  

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Bookmarks

1. Click the Bookmarks button to open the Bookmarks window.

Graphic showing the Bookmarks button

2. Click Create bookmark to indicate a topic you would like to view later. Bookmarks display in the Bookmarks window in the order you create them. You can create an unlimited number of bookmarks in a course. Because the bookmarks you create are stored in a cookie, you must have cookies enabled on your computer to use this feature. Additionally, some browser utility toolbars might prevent the bookmark feature from working. In this example, no bookmarks have been created.

Bookmarks window showing no bookmarks

3. In this example, three bookmarks have been created in the course.

Bookmarks window showing three bookmarks

4. Click a bookmark to jump directly to the bookmarked page. In this example, a bookmark has been created for the lists topic.

Bookmarks window showing a highlighted bookmark, signifying the current page

5. After a bookmark has been created, the Create bookmark link toggles to Delete bookmark. Click Delete bookmark to remove the bookmark from the course.

Bookmarks window showing the "Delete bookmark" link

6. Bookmarks are shown when you reenter the course, enabling you to enter the course from any bookmarked page.

Graphic showing the re-entry page with bookmarks

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Changing the system font setting


Operating system Steps
Microsoft Windows 9x or Microsoft Windows NT
  1. Click Start SettingsControl Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Display and click Settings.
  3. Set Font size to Small Fonts.
Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows Me
  1. Click StartSettingsControl Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Display and click Settings Advanced.
  3. Set Font Size to Small Fonts.
Microsoft Windows XP
  1. Click StartControl Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Appearance and Themes and click Display.
  3. In Display Properties, click Appearance.
  4. Set Font size to Normal.

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Changing the color and screen area (resolution)


Operating system Steps
Microsoft Windows 9x or Microsoft Windows NT
  1. Click StartSettingsControl Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Display and click Settings.
  3. Set Color palette to High Color or True Color.
  4. Set Display area to 800 600 or higher.
Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows Me
  1. Click StartSettingsControl Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Display and click Settings.
  3. Set Colors to High Color or True Color.
  4. Set Screen area to 800 600 or higher.
Microsoft Windows XP
  1. Click StartControl Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Display and click Settings.
  3. Set Color quality to Medium or Highest.
  4. Set Screen resolution to 800 600 or higher.

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Accessibility features

You can use the keyboard to explore this course. Press Tab and Shift+Tab to move forward and backward among course elements. As you reach an element, a thin border displays around it. When you reach an element such as a button, press Enter to select it.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate and access additional features of the course. Navigate to Course navigation and Course features for a list of keyboard shortcuts.

Using the Tab key, you can:

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Exiting the course

Exit the course by closing the browser window or clicking the Exit button (The Exit button may not appear in some versions of this course).

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Known issues

When Adobe Flash content is trying to communicate with the Internet, an alert dialog box could appear. If this happens, see How do I let local Flash content communicate with the Internet?

Internet Explorer running under Windows Vista or Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above will display an Information Bar if the active content is blocked. To view the course content, choose one of the following options:

For more information, see Description of the Internet Explorer Information Bar in Windows XP SP2.

Search may not work properly if you have Java SE 6 Update 13 and above installed with Internet Explorer. To re-enable search functionality, install a version of Java prior to Java SE 6 Update 13. Get Java SE 6 Update 12

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