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Reading Skills for Today's Adults - Helpful Hints

Screen Resolution
The Reading Skills pages are optimized for 800 x 600.  Some pages may not contain the entire story without having to scroll.  If you use a larger screen resolution like 1026 x 768, you can click on the Maximize button to enlarge the window and then scrolling will not  be necessary.  Here is a keyboard shortcut to maximize a window:  Press Alt+Space Bar - then press the X key.  The window will maximize.

Text Size
In Internet Explorer, you can adjust the text size in a webpage.  If you click on the View Menu and select Text Size, you will see 5 choices of text size.  The Reading Skills stories have been optimized for Medium text size.  Be sure you set your preference to Medium (View Menu, Text Size, Medium).  If you use a larger text size (larger or largest) the word numbering along the left column will get skewed and not give you the correct number or words read.

Scrolling
If you need to scroll, you can use the down and up arrows.  You can also use the Space Bar to scroll downward.  If you have a wheel on your mouse, you may turn the wheel to scroll  up and down.   

Moving Backward
You can press the Backspace key to go to previous windows.   You can use the Alt+Left Arrow to move to previous windows and Alt+Right Arrow to move forward to windows you have already viewed.

Printing
You can print any page by selecting Print from the File Menu or by pressing Ctrl-P. 

Closing a Window
You can close a window by clicking on the Close Box (the Red X in the upper right hand corner) or by pressing Ctrl+W.

Connection Speed
Depending on the speed of your internet connection, the reading sound files will begin playing in 1 - 2 seconds to several seconds.  If you have dial-up, it may take 30 to 60 seconds for the sound file to begin.

 

 

 

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