Roche Genetics Education Program v4.0.0 Readme

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Installing the Flash 6 player

3. Running the program from the CD

4. Installing the program to your hard drive

5. Troubleshooting

6. Contact Roche


Introduction

Welcome to the Roche Genetics Education Program.

This document is designed to help you get the most out the program, guiding you through the essentials such as installing the Macromedia Flash 6 player, how to run the program directly from the CD and how to install the program on your hard drive for improved performance.

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Installing the Flash 6 player

Installation of the Flash 6 player will normally begin the first time the program is started, if the program detects that the Flash 6 player is not installed. In this case, simply follow the on-screen instructions to install the player.

In some cases, the detection process may fail to detect the presence of the Flash player correctly and this may cause the program to halt, displaying a black window. In this case, the Flash 6 player should be installed using the installers supplied on the CD as follows:

Installing the Flash 6 Player on a PC

To install Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Internet Explorer or AOL (ActiveX Control) on Windows:

This file installs Flash Player 6 for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP within Microsoft Internet Explorer and AOL. This player is also known as the ActiveX control.

1. Click this link "Install Flash Player 6 AX.exe" to begin installation.

2. Select either "Run"or "Open" - depending on the message displayed on your PC and follow the on screen instructions.

To install Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Netscape, CompuServe, or Opera on Windows:

This file installs Flash Player 6 for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP within Netscape Navigator, CompuServe, and Opera. This player is also known as the plug-in.

1. Click this link "Install Flash Player 6.exe" to begin installation and follow the on screen instructions.


Installing the Flash 6 Player on a MacIntosh

To install Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Netscape, Internet Explorer for Macintosh, or Opera on Macintosh:

1. Quit your browser before installing the new plug-in.

2.

Click this link "Flash Player 6 Installer" to install Flash Player 6 for Macintosh Power PC (OS 8.6 or later) within Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer for Macintosh, and Opera. This player is also known as the plug-in.

Click this link "Flash Player 6 Installer OSX" to install Flash Player 6 for Macintosh OS X (OS 10.1 or later) within Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer for Macintosh, and Opera. This player is also known as the plug-in.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

4. Flash Player 6 should be installed and working.  To verify on Netscape, choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser's menu.

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Running the program from the CD

The CD is designed to run automatically when inserted into the CD drive of both PCs and MacIntosh, providing that the 'Autorun' feature is enabled on the machine.
In the event that the progam does not start, follow the instructions below to start the program manually.

Starting the program on a PC, manually

1. Start Windows Explorer and double-click on the file "PCstart.html" located in the root of the CD.

Starting the program on a MacIntosh, manually

1. Locate the Genetics CD icon on the desktop, and double-click it to display its contents.

2. Double-click on the file "MACstart.html".

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Installing the program to your hard drive

Improved performance may be gained by installing the program to your hard drive.  You may wish to do this if you have a slow CD drive which is affecting the smoothness of the audio and animations or you are experiencing delays when you click the mouse.  The following instructions guide you through the process for both PC and MacIntosh.

Installing the program on a PC

1. Insert the CD in the drive.  If 'Autorun' is enabled, the program will start.

2. Quit the program.

3. Start Windows Explorer and double-click on the file "Install.exe" located in the root of the CD.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

5. To start the program, click the "Start" button on the desktop.

6. Open the "Programs" folder

7. Open the "Genetics Education Program Browser" folder.

8. Select the "Run" item.

Installing the program on a MacIntosh

1. Insert the CD in the drive.  If 'Autorun' is enabled, the program will start.

2. Quit the program.

3. Create a new folder on the desktop.

4. Locate the Genetics CD icon on the desktop, and double-click it to display its contents.

5. Drag the folders "English" and "Common" to the new folder on the desktop.

6. Drag the file "english.html" to the new folder on the desktop.

7. To start the program, double-click the file "english.html" in the new folder on the desktop.

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Troubleshooting

General

If you experience problems using the program try closing down all open applications then restart the Roche Genetics Education Program.

Troubleshooting the Flash 6 Player

This program requires that Macromedia Flash 6 Player or above be installed and active in your browser.

Click the link below, to check the specific version of the Macromedia Flash Player currently installed and active in your browser.

http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/ts/documents/test_version.htm you should be using Version 6.

If the Macromedia Flash Player installers supplied with this CD fail to install the player of your choice, click the link below to download the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player: http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer


Troubleshooting the Program Installer on a PC

"The program cannot be installed because files cannot be copied to your hard drive."
This message is displayed if the installer cannot copy the program files to your hard drive. This may happen if you are trying to install the program onto a workstation where you do not have the authority to do so. In this case, ask your System Administrator for advice.

"This CD is an older version than the one currently installed on your hard drive."
This message is displayed if the installer detects a newer version of the program is already installed on your hard drive.

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Contact Roche

www.rochegenetics.com

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