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Chapter 4: Start Here for the Tutorials!

This chapter introduces the tutorials, which comprise the remainder of this book.

4.1 Overview

These tutorials assume you're familiar with the programming languages associated with the sample projects and extensions but that you've never seen Revolve or any other Micro Focus software before. They also assume you have only a basic knowledge of using Windows 95 or Windows NT V4.0, which are almost identical to use.

4.2 Terminology and Conventions

Version numbers Any version numbers in the text on menu items are omitted in the examples.
Mouse buttons We assume your main mouse button is the left-hand one. If you've configured your mouse to reverse the buttons, please swap the words "left" and "right", as applied to mouse buttons, throughout.
Clicking The word "click" means a single click of your main (left-hand) mouse button. If you are to double-click or right-click, the instructions say so.
Case In general in these sample sessions you need not worry about using exactly the combination shown of upper and lower case. Windows 95 and Windows NT are not case sensitive. The few places where case is important are indicated.
Directory and folder In Windows 95 and Windows NT, the terms directory and folder are used interchangeably. You enter a directory, and a directory has subdirectories. Equivalently, you open a folder, and a folder contains other folders. In the Revolve documentation, both types of terminology are used. In this book we mostly use the term "folder".
Drive In PC documentation, the name of a top-level ("root") folder is often preceded by a backslash and the letter of the drive - for example, c:\mfuser. However, as we don't know which drive you've installed Revolve on, we will usually omit the drive letter and just write \mfuser.
Path The name of a folder, preceded by the name of the folder containing it, and the folder containing that, and so on up to the root, is called its path. For example if sample.prj is within sample, which is within redb, which is in revolve, its path is \revolve\redb\sample\sample.prj. If necessary the drive letter can be included, for example c:\revolve\redb\sample\sample.prj.

4.3 Tips

Using this book Your screen may get crowded during these sessions - you'll often have several windows open. If you're displaying this book online in your Web browser, it may frequently be covered by other windows. You may prefer to work from the printed book. However, the online version has many links to help you move quickly through the book. A good compromise is to print out each chapter from your browser, and keep the browser open in a small or minimized window, enlarging it when you need to use the links.
Returning after a link If you've clicked a link to another chapter, and you want to get back to where you came from, click your browser's Back button twice to get back both the text and the Table of Contents.

Carry on to the next chapter to begin the first tutorial session.

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