- Please open the HTML file either on Firefox or Internet Explorer. The html might not work as desired on Safari, Opera , Chrome and other browsers.
- Open the webpage on the Firefox browser.
- You might encounter the following message while saving the webpage. Check the box ‘Remember this decision’ and press ‘Allow’. How to save the file is explained later, for now just be aware of this dialog box.
- Open the folder where you have placed the html file. Do not open the file, but Right click on the html file and select ‘Properties’. At the bottom, under ‘Security:’ click on the button ‘Unblock’. Click ‘Ok’ to close the dialog box. Now open the html file in IE.
- You may see the following page on the internet explorer browser instead of the report file. You may need to click on the yellow bar above and select 'Allow Blocked Content'. You must then click 'Yes' on the following security warning. Now you will be able to view the report.
- The save changes option works best on IE and Firefox. You would need the TiddlySaver Java applet (http://www.tiddlywiki.com/TiddlySaver.jar) which allows TiddlyWiki to save changes in a local version (from a file:// URL) of Safari, Opera , Chrome and other browsers.
- For more information: http://www.tiddlywiki.com/#TiddlySaver
Open the webpage on the browser
- If see the above webpage on your browser, then you are ready to start typing your lab report!
- Before you start you need to perform few steps to enable auto-saving so that the report is auto saved as and when you edit
- At the right side of the webpage you will find a tab named ‘options >>’. To expand, click on it.
- Uncheck all the checkboxes.
- Check only the ‘AutoSave’ option which enables automatic saving of your webpage.
- To be on the safe side, you may want to save the page frequently by clicking on the ‘save changes’ option.
- Checking the ‘SaveBackups’ option would result in creation on multiple html files in the working folder – You may not want this.
- The webpage consists of panes where notes can be written.
- The first default pane/note is ‘Getting Started’.
- Fill in the unity ID of all members in your team!
- Close this note by clicking the ‘close’ button on the top-right corner of the pane/note.
- You would find a column/list to the left of the webpage. All the lab questions appear in the form of hyperlinks here. They are categorized in the same format as they appear in the textbook.
- To answer the question asked in Part 3 -> Exercise 3, click on the link 3. 1.
- A new note will open.
- Double click on the line which says “Double click on this line and Paste contents of the files etcfile_1, etcfile_2 and etcfile_3.”. Now you can edit this note. Click ‘done’ when you are finished editing.
- Post editing: do not worry if some parts of your text have line across or below them. Also do not worry about loss of indentation. Just make sure the text is reasonably readable.
- Closing and opening the webpage would take you back to the ‘Getting Started’ pane. You would not find the panes you had kept open while closing the webpage. You need to click on the links to open the panes again – You would not lose your edited text.