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Moving through the Handbook

A Quick Step-by-Step Tutorial

The Handbook operates similarly to most World Wide Web sites you may have viewed.All hypertext is underlined and colored for quick recognition.You can recognize a link by moving the cursor over the word or picture; if it's a link, your cursorwill change from an arrow to a pointing finger. Click on the link and the appropriate page will bedisplayed.
  1. Open your browser and go to the Handbook using Open Handbook via one of the following:
  2. Windows Users
    Mayfield Toolbar
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H
    Customized icon button

    Macintosh Users
    Command + Option + H
    Handbook alias

  3. Place the cursor over the Table of Contents graphical tab at the top of the title page. Notice that your cursor changes as it moves over the link.
  4. Click on the Table of Contents tab. Now you will be viewing the Table of Contents page. Notice the chapter numbers at the top of the page. You can click on any number, and you will jump to the outline for that chapter, with hypertext links to specific topics.
  5. Return to the title page using one of the following steps:
  6. Go to the browser's toolbar and click the Back button until you have returned to thetitle page.
    Click on the Home link at the bottom of any Handbook page.
  7. Place the cursor over the Writing Timeline graphical tab. Notice that your cursor changes as it moves over the link. Click on the link. Now you will be viewing a guide to planning and organizing a writing project.
  8. Place the cursor over the Index graphical tab and click the link. You can click on any letter at the top of the Index page and the corresponding portion of the index will be displayed. You will stay within the index until you click on a different graphical tab or until you click on a specific topic such as "background."
  9. Click on a few of the hypertext links and find a variety of information.
  10. Return to the title page as in Step 4. Remember, every page has a Home link at the bottom of the page which will take you back to the Handbook's title page.
Notice that each page within the Handbook has a hypertext footer that includes linksidentical to those in the graphical tabs at the top of the page.Table of Contents
Writing Timeline
Index
Help
Credits
The footer also includes

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