For most visitors to this site this page will be of little consequence. It is, however, written to help people like me (Carol). In 2006 I have had to come to terms with using a computer in my new job, having hardly touched one before. The following information is intended to help me as much as it is to help you!
In creating this website we have tried to keep navigation as simple as possible. On most pages there is an orange navigation bar at the top. Menu items on this bar link to administrative areas of the site (site guide, contact us, help etc). Navigation on the left hand side of a page links to the website's main content (2006, downloads, shop etc). Some links appear in orange, embedded in the text (like the word "downloads" below) and don’t forget, you can also navigate by use of the backwards and forwards buttons on your browser (or even easier, the backwards and forwards buttons on your mouse if you're lucky enough to have them).
The area most likely to present a challenge is use of the downloads page.
Downloading lets you save a copy of your chosen item onto your computer. That item could be any computer file (picture, video, audio etc.). How you download the file will depend on the set up and settings of your computer. Usually, you need to click on the link using the right mouse button. You should then see a list of options including either "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As...". If you select this option (or a similar option containing the word "save") you should be able to save the file to your computer.
A word of caution. Some of the files on the downloads page are big and will take a long time to download when using a dial-up connection. Use the file size information to help you decide what to download.
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If you click on the Download link using the left mouse button, you will generally not get the option to save the file, rather, the file will usually open in the appropriate software. How this happens will once again depend on the set up and settings of your computer. Pictures will open in your default imaging software, while video and audio will open in your default media player and start playing automatically.
In addition to saving material linked to the download page, you can save any picture on the site, by clicking the right mouse button on the picture and choosing "save picture as" or "save image as", which will allow you to save it to your computer.