FOR FOREST MANAGERS
Ministry of Forests
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The image on the right is a "screen-shot" of a browser window, displaying an HTML "page" from this web-based course.
The red numbers in circles indicate features that are explained in more detail below.
Each "page" is one HTML file. An HTML file consists of code that tells a browser how to display text and where to place images.
A "browser" is a program that is used to view HTML files over the World Wide Web.
The most commonly used browsers
are Internet Explorer and Netscape. Although browsers share most features,
they all behave in a slightly different manner.
Screenshot of Internet Explorer web browser
— red numbers show areas with more explanation below
use in this course
This web-based course consists of many pages, linked in a linear order with "previous" and "next" hyperlinks at the top and bottom of each page. Exceptions are some of the larger figures and cross-referenced material which have hyperlinks to them embedded in the text stream on the main course pages. You can also randomly access course pages by using hyperlinks in the tables of contents and index page.
Clicking on a hyperlink opens the figures and cross-referenced material in the browser window, replacing the page from which you linked.
To return to the page from
which you linked, you can click on the browser's "Back"
button (see below).
When you move your
mouse cursor over a piece of text that is blue and underlined, the cursor
will change to a hand. When this happens, you can click and be taken
the related page. If you see a hyperlink or "link", that is
purple, it means you have previously linked to the page. The purple link
is still useable if you want to re-visit a page.
Screenshot 1: Hyperlinked Table of Contents
and "Next" hyperlinks
can move linearly through the pages of this course using the "Previous"
and "Next" links at the top and bottom of main pages.
Screenshot 2: "Previous" and "Next" hyperlinks
Alternative (non-linear) navigation
You may also
randomly access pages via links embedded in the text, in tables of
contents or from the index page
accessible through links at the top
and bottom of each page.
(returning to previously viewed pages)
Once you have clicked on one or more links, you can use the browser's "back" button to return to pages previously viewed in the same browser session.
button is often marked with a left-pointing arrow symbol.
Screenshot 3: Internet Explorer "Back" button
the browser window and exiting the course
To close the browser window and exit the course, click on the "close window" button in the upper right corner.
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