Indicators 1998

Features, Navigation and Help

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Configuring Your Browser top

Several file formats are used on this site for presenting text, tables, and charts. Most are automatically resolved by your browser, but a few require separate, commonly-available software applications called viewers. You can either configure your browser to recognize and display these files, or save the files to disk and view them later.

set-up helper screen shotYou can configure Netscape or Internet Explorer to use the readers/viewers as a helper application (helper applications automatically launch when you choose a link to an external file, such as a link to a PDF file). To configure your browser to use helper applications, choose "General Preferences" under the "Options" list. Find the "Helpers" tab and locate file type "application/pdf". Choose "launch the application" and browse to find the path of your Acrobat Reader (where you installed the Acrobat reader - acroread.exe). Click OK.

For additional, detailed information on how to view Excel spreadsheets, see our section on configuring your browser:

version of browser graphicQ: How do I know what version my browser is?

A: To find out what version you are currently using, just go to the "Help" options above and click on "About Netscape" or "About Microsoft Explorer". You will see a screen displaying the version you have, i.e., "Netscape 3.0".


Q: What screen resolution is best to view the site?

A: The Advanced Version of the site is designed for a minimum screen size of 800x600 pixels and 256 colors.


enable javascript graphic Q. How do I enable images and/or JavaScript?

A. In Netscape Communicator's menu bar, choose Edit > Preferences, then select Advanced. Make sure there is a check mark next to Automatically load images and Enable JavaScript.




print frame graphic Q: When I print the document, I get only the buttons on the top of the page. How do I print out the text?

A: Frames-capable browsers allow you to print a frame by choosing the Print Frame command under File; however, this will print the frame that is active - the last frame you clicked in. If you've just clicked on one of the navigation buttons to go to the text you want, when you Print Frame, you'll get the navigation buttons - unless you've actually clicked on the text. To make sure you're printing what you want, just click once within that frame before you use Print Frame.


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