Computer-based support for science education materials developers in Africa: exploring potentials Appendix K-2: Query installation instructions How to install CASCADE-SEA This instruction sheet guides you through the process of installing the CASCADE-SEA program. Please note that this version of CASCADE-SEA operates on Windows 95/98. It has not yet been optimized for Windows NT nor for the Macintosh. 1. If you have a previous version of CASCADE-SEA residing on your computer, you must uninstall it before proceeding. You can you do this in one of two ways: (1) go to: Start Menu/Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs and select Cascade (this is recommended) or (2) locate the folder labeled Cascade-Sea (most likely in your Program Files folder) and delete it. 2. If you haven't already done so, insert the CD-ROM into the appropriate drive on your computer and a special program, the Survey Browser, will run itself. If your automatic play function has been disabled, or the Survey Browser does not open automatically, do the following: • Double-click on the my computer icon • Double-click on your CD-ROM drive • Double-click on the file labeled: Survey Browser.exe. 3. Click the button labeled install cascade to begin the installation. 4. A new program will then open with a welcome screen, click the button labeled next. 5. You then see a screen suggesting that you close any other programs running on the computer. After you have done so, return to this screen and click the button labeled next. 6. You will then see the software license agreement. After you have read the software license agreement, click the button labeled yes. 7. The computer will then ask you to identify yourself and your organization. Type your name and your organization in the fields provided and when you are finished, click the key labeled next. 8. The installer then asks you to decide where to locate the files. If you'd like to choose the default destination directory simply click the button labeled next; if you'd like to put the files in a particular location use the browse function. 9. The installation software will then determine whether sufficient space is available on your hard disk to install the software. In future versions of this program, we hope to provide an option where this software may be run directly from the CD drive. However at this stage the program requires approximately 140 Mb of space (of this, 90Mb is taken up by the database alone). 10. Once the program has determined that you have sufficient disk space available to install CASCADE-SEA, it will then give you the opportunity to change the name of the program folder in which your icons will be placed. If you do not want to change the name, simply click the button labeled next. 11. On the next screen, the setup program summarizes the selections given that so far and Computer-based support for science education materials developers in Africa: exploring potentials 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. offers you the chance to return and make changes if you like. When you are ready to proceed, click on the button labeled next. You will then see a number of icons and Windows on the screen as the installer decompresses the files from the CD-ROM. During the installation, a number of billboards will appear describing to you some of the features of the CASCADE-SEA program. The CASCADE-SEA program makes use of a number of external functions and applications as well as those that are built into the program itself. When the files are finished copying a few new dialog boxes will appear. The first one of these will be entitled Microsoft Agent. Click yes and you will see additional files being copied to your system. Similarly, the CASCADE-SEA program installation next sets up the DAO database engine. When the welcome screen appears, click next. In some cases you will have to restart Windows before the new settings will take effect. In the next window, the installation program asks you to choose whether or not to launch the program file immediately. Placing a check in the box provided will tell the system to launch CASCADE-SEA as soon as it is ready. Otherwise, you can start the program by clicking on: Start Menu/Programs/Cascade-Sea/ Cascade. The following icons will have been added to the Cascade-Sea folder accessible through the Start Menu: • Cascade • Cascade Help • Link to Cascade Website • Mindman • Image Forge • Satori After you have completed the program installation you might like to return to the Survey Browser. The background program provides you with information regarding the ideas behind the CASCADE-SEA line of research. In addition, it might be useful to view and perhaps even print a copy of the user handbook. Alternatively, if you have questions about the program and/or how to use it, the help files provide a combination of background information and user guidelines. Computer-based support for science education materials developers in Africa: exploring potentials Installation notes The following list describes known issues with this version of the software and ways to deal with them. Should you experience any difficulty during installation or while running the program take a look at the list below, otherwise please contact the developer. The words look funny on the screen or are cut off If this is the case, then chances are that the fonts were not installed during set up. This sometimes happens on networked or heavily protected computers where access to certain directories may be denied. To install the fonts manually, do the following: • Go to the fonts control panel (click: start/settings/control panel/fonts). • Click on the File menu and select "Install new font…" The computer then expects you to show it where the new fonts are located. So you have to guide it to the Fonts directory (located on the CASCADE-SEA Survey Software CD-ROM). When the computer sees the fonts, it will list them in the window. • Click the Select All button and then click OK. If you get the following error "access denied" then un-check the "copy fonts to folder" button (bottom of the window) and that should solve your problem. Some of the fonts might already be installed on the computer. If the system tells you that, just click OK and keep on going. • Be sure that the font "Technical" is installed correctly - this one is used throughout the program. Cascade Project files do not open automatically When windows sees a document extension (like ".prc"), such information tells the system that all files ending with that extension should be opened with a particular program. If you would like Windows to open CASCADE-SEA automatically when you click on a project file, you may need to add this association to your computer. • Go to your last saved Cascade Project folder and double-click on the file with a .prc extension (like my_project.prc). The computer will ask you what association you'd like to make. • First, fill in the description: "Cascade Project Files" in the text entry space at top of the window. Then scroll down the list provided and select Cascade. If Cascade does not appear in the list, click on the browse button and, through the file dialog boxes, point to the file. Usually you will have to click through a path like this one => C:\Program Files\Cascade-Sea\Cascade.exe. • Make sure that the "always use this program..." box is checked, and click ok. The files should then open up in Cascade Sea, and the icon should change from a generic windows icon to the CASCADE-SEA icon. Computer-based support for science education materials developers in Africa: exploring potentials External software requires license key: A number of companies have generously agreed to the inclusion of their software in the CASCADE-SEA program package, such as: Knowledge Display, Image Forge, Satori and MindMan. In order to use the MindMan program, you must first enter the license key (until you do so the program will only function in read-only mode). Here’s how: • • The first time you open the program, MindMan will ask you to fill in the username and license key. They are: (user) SUSAN MCKENNEY (key) B93B-20DC-18E7-635A If you have already opened the program and did not enter the license key you will need to find this dialog box by clicking on Help/About Mindman/License. Be careful, the system is casesensitive, so be sure to enter this correctly. Uninstall CASCADE-SEA If you would like to remove CASCADE-SEA from your system, there are two ways to do this: • (this is recommended) Go to: Start Menu/Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs and select Cascade. Windows will ask you if you are sure that you would like to delete this program. After you click yes, the program and all of its components will be uninstalled. If, during uninstallation, the computer asks you whether or not to delete shared files such as fonts, select the no to all option. • (less recommended) Locate the folder labeled Cascade-Sea (most likely in your Program Files folder) and delete it. Funny error messages showing on screen In some environments, we have found error messages such as this one (left) popping up on the screen. While we continue to iron this detail, it does not appear that the functionality has been affected. Simply click OK and continue working in the program.
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