Note: MathWeb will only run on Netscape Navigator.
Macintosh: LC III or higher with 12 MB of RAM, running a Java capable version of Netscape Navigator.
Windows 95: 486dx or higher with 16 MB of RAM, running a Java capable version of Netscape Navigator.
Adobe Acrobat Reader/pdfViewer Plug-In
Adobe Acrobat Reader and the pdfViewer plug-in are required to view any pdf files, such as the blackline masters. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader it can be installed for free from the Adobe site.
The pdfViewer plug-in is included in the Adobe Acrobat folder in a separate folder titled "Plug Ins." Drag the pdfViewer file to the Plug-Ins folder located inside the application folder that contains your Netscape browser.
Set your monitor resolution to 800 X 600 for optimal viewing. MathWEB will also work with a resolution of 1024 X 768, although student work samples may be difficult to read. A resolution of 640 x 480 will not allow you to use all of the features of MathNET, including checking your scores on each scoring paper.
The MathWEB screen is divided into at least three separate areas. To select the portion of the page you would like to print, move the cursor to that section and click the mouse once. Then select print.
If the scroll bars disappear: After viewing any MathWEB pdf file, such as the blackline masters or MathNET scoring guides, you may find that the scroll bars are missing. If this happens, use the resizing box in the lower right corner of your browser to change the size of your screen. This will refresh the screen image and return the scroll bars to their regular position.
If the MathNET navigation tabs disappear: In MathNET, you may find that the four navigation tabs at the top of the screen (Set Selection, Anchor Papers, Scoring Papers, and Summary) disappear. If this happens, single click on the MathNET tab. This will bring the tabs back to your screen, where you can single click on the tab of your choice.
Changing Your Netscape Preferences: If the disappearing scroll bars and navigation tabs continue to be problematic, you may want to reconfigure your Netscape preferences for working with pdf files. Rather than using the pdfViewer plugin to view pdf files within Netscape, you can choose to open pdf files directly into the Acrobat Reader application. This means that when you single click on a pdf file within Netscape, Acrobat Reader will be launched and its window will open in front of the Netscape window. Once you have viewed the pdf file, you can either quit out of the Adobe Acrobat Reader application or use your application menu to select Netscape and return it to the front of your screen. To work with pdf files in this way, follow the directions below.
First, within Netscape (version 4.x), select Preferences from the Edit menu. Once the Preferences screen appears, select Applications from the Navigator submenu. Scroll to locate Portable Document Format (note that the applications list is not in alphabetical order), and single click to highlight it. Click the Edit button. Single click the radio button next to Application and then click the Choose button. Navigate to the Adobe Acrobat folder on your local hard drive, and double click to open it. Then single click on the Acrobat Reader application icon and click the Open button. Click OK to exit the Preferences screen.