Getting Started (New User)
The following information is included in the information window which you will see during installation of Soft Notebook. You should be able to print this page, if you desire, by selecting Print from the File menu of your web browser. This information tells you how to start Soft Notebook and how to access the DEMO notebook which is included in your installation. The DEMO notebook contains a considerable amount of introductory material to introduce you to the capabilities of Soft Notebook. It will also direct you to the appropriate Help files (further information below). Most users should begin by opening the DEMO notebook and reading through the material contained in it, starting with the Introduction page.
Instructions for Starting Soft Notebook and Opening the DEMO notebook:
After installation, you will find Soft Notebook listed on your Programs menu. The cactus logo will be displayed beside the listing. Click on this logo to start Soft Notebook. This will bring up your limited trial status window. Click the "Continue" button to run Soft Notebook.
A "Splash" screen will appear with your name on it. Click the OK button to continue loading Soft Notebook. When Soft Notebook is loaded, a window will appear advising you to "Begin by Creating or Opening a Notebook". Click the OK button.
To learn more about Soft Notebook, click on "Notebook" at the left end of the menu bar. On the sub-menu which will appear, click Open and then click Notebook. A window will appear asking you to select a notebook to open.
Click on the down arrow to see the list of notebooks. Select the "DEMO" notebook (click on it) and then click the OK button. The Demo notebook will be opened to an "Introduction" page.
Read the introduction pages and follow directions for learning more about using Soft Notebook. Lots of help can be found in the Help Files (right end of the menu bar in Soft Notebook), as well. Look at the "Overview" and "Getting Started" Help files first.
Enjoy using your new Soft Notebook!