Computer Settings Guide

Use this guide to ensure that your computer has the needed software, plug-ins, and correct settings prior to beginning the "Emergency Risk Communication CDCynergy."

Step 1:
Browser Test

Your browser must be Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5 or higher, or Netscape Navigator Version 4 or higher.

 
Step 2:
Real™ Player Test

You must have Real™ Player to view the course videos. Click on the link below to test your computer.

Click here to test Real™ Player

If you can see and hear the video, your player is configured correctly; continue to Step 3.

If you cannot see and hear the video, click on one of the links below to install the player.

NOTE: If you are using Microsoft Windows 95, you will need to download and install RealPlayer 8 from the Real Web site (or install it from this CD-ROM). The new RealOne Player will not run under Windows 95.

 

Option 1:

 

 

Install from this CD-ROM.

 

Option 2:

RealPlayer NOTE: If you choose this option, pay careful attention at the Real™ site to choose the free player as there are several other "for fee" players. The free Real™ Player is not always placed on the web page in a way that will catch your attention. Generally, the link you should look for is a plain text link and is not at the top of the page. It is not necessary to download the "FREE TRIAL" version or the RealOne™ pay-per-month player.
 
Step 3:
Adobe Acrobat Reader® Test

You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader® to open the course references. Click on the link below to test your computer. If you are prompted to download a file named "adobe_acrobat_test.pdf" then you do not have the reader installed. Press "cancel" and proceed to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader®.

Click here to test Adobe Acrobat Reader®

Click on one of the links below to install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader®.

Option 1:

Click on the button below to install the reader from this CD-ROM.

Acrobat Reader Install from CD

Option 2:

Click on the button below to install the reader from the Adobe Web site.

Acrobat Reader Install from Web

If the message "Could not find ColorSpace named CS0" displays, you may have an older version of Adobe Acrobat Reader®. Please install a newer copy by clicking the button above.

 
Step 4 :
Macromedia Flash Player Test

You must have Macromedia™ Flash Player to view the course opening and navigation instructions. Click on the link below to test your computer.

Click here to test Macromedia™ Flash Player

Click on one of the links below to install the free Macromedia™ Flash Player.

Option 1:

Click on the button below to install the player from this CD-ROM.

Get Macromedia Flash Player

Option 2:

Click on the button below to install the reader from the Macromedia™ Web site.

Get Macromedia Flash Player

 

 

Step 5:
Font Setting
Test

This setting on your computer may cause some graphics and text to misalign making it hard to read. Your computer should be set to display small/regular size fonts. If the text below is completely inside the red box, your computer font setting is okay.

Font

You can adjust your font setting on Windows-based computers by accessing the "Display" window in the "Control Panel."

 
Step 6:
Screen Resolution Test

This setting on your computer may cause the graphics and text to misalign making it hard to read. Your screen resolution must be at least 800 x 600.

 
Finished!

If your computer passes the tests above you are ready to begin the "Emergency Risk Communication CDCynergy."