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Healthy Roads Media - Help Information Center

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Read information while on-line on the website.

Written information on websites can be presented in several ways. On this website the information is presented using Adobe Acrobat files. Most computers that are able to access the Internet have the special program that allows Adobe Acrobat files to be read. If it is not installed in your computer you can install it on your computer for free.

If you have Adobe Acrobat installed then all you need to do to read one of the documents is to put the point of the mouse on the document you want and double-click (click the mouse button on the left side of the mouse twice quickly). A new window will open up and the document you selected will appear.

If you are not sure whether or not you have Adobe Acrobat then to find out you can proceed as if you had it. So put the point of the mouse on the document you want and double-click (click the mouse button on the left side of the mouse twice quickly). If Adobe Acrobat is installed then a new window will open up and the document you selected will appear. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat then a little box will appear that will ask you if you want to down;oad Adobe Acrobat. Return to Top

Print written information from the website.

Written information on websites can be presented in several ways. On this website the information is presented using Adobe Acrobat files. Most computers that are able to access the Internet have the special program that allows Adobe Acrobat files to be read and printed. If it is not installed in your computer you can install it on your computer for free.

If you have Adobe Acrobat installed then all you need to do to print one of the documents is to put the point of the mouse on the document you want and double-click (click the mouse button on the left side of the mouse twice quickly). A new window will open up and the document you selected will appear. To print the document either click on the little printer icon (picture) or go to the File menu and select the Print option.

If you are not sure whether or not you have Adobe Acrobat then to find out you can proceed as if you had it. So put the point of the mouse on the document you want and double-click (click the mouse button on the left side of the mouse twice quickly). If Adobe Acrobat is installed then a new window will open up and the document you selected will appear. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat then a little box will appear that will ask you if you want to download Adobr Acrobat. Return to Top

Transfer written information to my computer so I can read or print it even when I am not on-line.

Written information on websites can be presented in several ways. On this website the information is presented using Adobe Acrobat files. Most computers that are able to access the Internet have the special program that allows Adobe Acrobat files to be read and printed and transferred (downloaded) to your own hard drive. If it is not installed in your computer you can install it for free.

If you have Adobe Acrobat installed then all you need to do to download one of the documents is to put the point of the mouse on the document you want and click and hold down the right sided button on your mouse. You will see a list of things to choose from that looks something like this.

Choose the Save target as . option. A new box will open that looks something like this.

This box will give you the option to save the document in the place you want on your hard drive. Then, whenever you want to read or print the document, go the folder on your hard drive where you put the document, put the point of the mouse on the document and double-click (click the mouse button on the left side of the mouse twice quickly) to open up the document. Then you can read and print the document.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you will still be able to transfer a document to your hard drive but you will not be able to read it or print it unless you install the Adobe Acrobat program.

If you are not sure whether or not you have Adobe Acrobat then to find out you can proceed as if you had it. So put the point of the mouse on the document you want and double-click (click the mouse button on the left side of the mouse twice quickly). If Adobe Acrobat is installed then a new window will open up and the document you selected will appear. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat then a little box will appear that will ask you if you want to download Adobe Acrobat. Return to Top

Transfer written information to my computer's hard drive so I can then put it on a CD-ROM.

Follow the directions for downloading written documents to your computer so that they are available to you whether or not you are on-line. Then go to the folder where the downloaded files are stored. You can select a file, copy it (choose Copy from the Edit list in the Menu Bar). Then go to the floppy disk and paste it.
Copying files to a CD-ROM's varies slightly depending on the CD burner you are using. Follow the instructions provided for your equipment. The files you downloaded and installed on your computer are just like any other files and can be copied, pasted, attached as e-mail documents etc. Return to Top

Listen to information while on-line on the website.

The way sound (audio) files are put on a website can affect how you use them. The sound files on this website are in something called an MP3 format. This is a format that allows sounds to be compressed so that they are very small. This format can be used by many sound programs that are commonly available on most computers. The most commone programs are Quicktime, Real Audio and Windows Media Player.

Usually one of these sound programs is designated as the default program to automatically play sounds from a website When you click on a sound file on the Healthy Roads Media site a new window will open up and one of these programs that let you play sounds will be presented. There may be something on the window that looks like one of the above images or it may look a little different. All of them have similar ways to play sounds, however. The play, pause, stop and volume controls are all very similar to traditional CD players and work the same way. The sound may start to play automatically or you may need to click on the play button and adjust the volume to play the sound.
Note: Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so that the sound can be played. Return to Top

Transfer audio (sound) information to my computer so I can listen to it even when I am not on-line.

Downloading or transferring files is a similar process whether it is sound files, written documents, spreadsheets, multimedia or another type. If you followed the previous instructions for downloading written files then you should easily be able to do the same thing with sound files. Put the point of the mouse on the sound file you want and click and hold down the right sided button on your mouse and then release it. A box with a list of things to choose from that looks something like this (it may have a few more choices or the wording may be slightly different) will appear.


Choose the Save Target As . option by clicking on it. A new box will open that looks something like this.

Typically when you first download a file from the internet, your computer has been set up to save it in a folder called My Documents (see above). Often you would rather have the file in a different location to make it more convenient. By clicking on the little black arrow to the right of the "Save in: My Documents" you can choose a different location on your computer to download the file. Also, you can rename the file if you would like. In the image above, the file that is being downloaded is called "EngDomV". You can rename the file to something that you would find more descriptive (for example "EnglishDomV"). Simply click on the file name to highlight it then type in the new name you want to call it. Notice that the "Save as type:" indicates that this is an MPEG Layer-3 Audio document. This means that you have selected a sound file to download. Once you have selected the location where you want the file to go on your computer and the name you want it to have, click on the "Save" button to begin downloading the file. A new box will appear that looks something like this.


If you want to open the file so that you listen to it then click on the "Open" button. If you just want to close the box and use the downloaded file later then click "Close" to make the box disappear. Now, whether you are on-line or not you can go to the location on your computer where you put the downloaded file, double-click (click the mouse button on the left side of the mouse twice quickly) to open it up, and listen to it. Return to Top

Transfer audio (sound) information to my computer so I can put it on a CD-ROM and use it on a different computer.

Downloading or transferring files is a similar process whether it is sound files, written documents, spreadsheets, multimedia or another type. If you followed the previous instructions for downloading written files then you should easily be able to do the same thing with sound files. Put the point of the mouse on the sound file you want and click and hold down the right sided button on your mouse and then release it. A box with a list of things to choose from that looks something like this (it may have a few more choices or the wording may be slightly different) will appear.


Choose the Save Target As . option by clicking on it. A new box will open that looks something like this.


Typically when you first download a file from the internet, your computer has been set up to save it in a folder called My Documents (see above). Often you would rather have the file in a different location to make it more convenient. By clicking on the little black arrow to the right of the "Save in: My Documents" you can choose a different location on your computer to download the file. Also, you can rename the file if you would like. In the image above, the file that is being downloaded is called "EngDomV". You can rename the file to something that you would find more descriptive (for example "EnglishDomV"). Simply click on the file name to highlight it then type in the new name you want to call it. Notice that the "Save as type:" indicates that this is an MPEG Layer-3 Audio document. This means that you have selected a sound file to download. Once you have selected the location where you want the file to go on your computer and the name you want it to have, click on the "Save" button to begin downloading the file. A new box will appear that looks something like this.

If you want to copy the file so that you listen to it on another computer, there is something you should be aware of.
Hardly any of these audio and none of the multimedia files will fit on a floppy disk. While some of the audio files are in the 5-750K range, many are larger. The PDF files will most certainly fit on a floppy. Floppy disks are 1.4 megabytes and ARE NOT made to play audio, video or multimedia files. Access rates to the information on floppies is extremely slow compared to on-line or CD-ROMs. It is ok to access PDF files from floppies because once the file is loaded onto the computer's RAM it does need to read the floppy again unless the file is closed.

To copy files to a CD refer to: How do I burn a CD to play on another computer.

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Transfer audio (sound) information to my computer's hard drive so I can put it on an MP3 player and listen to it.

First, download MP3's as decribed above and store them on your computer. Then transfer the MP3's to your portable player. Portable MP3 players generally use a USB port on your computer to transfer the files. Many portable players even come with software that takes you through the process.

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