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Technical information for Turning the Pages online

We have created different versions of our Turning the Pages volumes to cater for the differing connection speeds of users accessing the Internet via a modem or via broadband.

To view either version, you need the free Adobe Shockwave plug-in which can take 10 minutes or more to load if you are using a modem. For Mac OS X users there is an alternative download.

Where we can detect system settings such as your connection speed, we provide you with a link to the most suitable version for your particular configuration. If you are a broadband user and have your screen set at 800x600 resolution we will offer you the modem version as a first choice as this suits your viewing option.

If we are unable to detect your system settings you need to choose the version of Turning the Pages that best suits your computer.

The broadband/high resolution version is for users with a broadband internet connection (512k cable or DSL) and a screen set to at least 1024x768 screen resolution. You should also set your screen to use 16-bit colour (thousands). You need at least 128mb RAM.

The 56k modem/low resolution version is for users accessing the internet via a modem (ideally 56k) or who prefer to view content at 800x600 screen resolution. Your screen should be set to at least 16-bit colour (thousands). You need at least 64mb RAM.

Important information on bookmarking Turning the Pages or linking to it from your website

If you want to bookmark Turning the Pages or link to it from your website you should ensure that you link to http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/digitisation.html rather than the page you have just been viewing. Where we can detect users' system settings we automatically provide the version that suits their connection speed and screen resolution. For this to happen the user needs to access http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/digitisation.html. They will then be redirected to a page tailored to their needs. So linking to http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/digitisation.html will ensure that you and your users get the best experience of Turning the Pages.

Minimum equipment specification

Intel Pentium II or Apple Mac G3
Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or AOL 4.0

Keyboard shortcuts

A - turns audio commentary on and off
+ - turns the magnifying glass on and off
T - turns the dynamic text panel on and off
Return - back to the beginning
Left and right arrows - page forward and page back

How to change screen resolution settings

Windows users (98, 2000, and NT users)

Start > Settings > Control panel > Display > Settings > Desktop area (move slider)

Windows XP users

Start > Control panel > Display > Settings > Screen resolution (move slider)

Mac OS X users

1. Open the System Preferences (either from the Dock or from the Apple menu).
2. Open the Displays Panel and choose the Display tab.
3. Select one of the Resolutions from the list on the left of the Displays tab.
4. Quit or close the System Preferences when done.

Mac OS 9 users

1. From the Apple menu select Control Panels > Monitors.
2. On the Monitors dialog box, click the Monitor button.
3. Select one of the options in the Resolution list, which can be found on the right of the Monitor panel.
4. Close the Monitor/Display Control Panel.

How to maximise browser windows

Windows users

For Internet Explorer users, press F11 once the new browser window has opened. Netscape, Mozilla and Opera will automatically maximise a new browser window.

Mac users

For Internet Explorer users, click on the maximise button at the top left hand corner of the browser window denoted by the round button with plus sign and green background. Netscape, Mozilla and Opera will automatically maximise a new browser window.


 
   
 
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