Pre-requisites

Online Course as designed and presented by “the Digi-Scrapper” (reg no 2010/163820/23)

This course is presented in English, and the spelling,  grammar is according to English used in South Africa.

Any queries not dealt with below may be directed to “the Digi-Scrapper” via e-mail.


 While the notes below may seem a bit intimidating, just read through them slowly and follow the steps.

System Requirements  to Run this Program on your Computer.

  • Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Pentium III 800 MHZ or faster
  • Approximately 6 GB free disk space
  • Recordable or rewritable CD drive required to burn CD photo scrapbooks
  • Monitor with 800 x 600 resolution (minimum)
  • Dual-layer DVD-ROM drive

Instructions on how to check whether or not your computer fulfils these requirements are as follows:

How to find our the version you’re running.

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  1. Click on “start”
  2. Right click on “my computer”
  3. Click on “properties”
  4. Under the “general” tab you will see the system your computer is running.

If it is not one of the following, then you will not be able to run the software required to
complete this course.

How much RAM do I have available.

Random access memory (RAM) is a general indication of performance that is measured either in megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB) _ GB being larger than MB: the larger the number, the faster your program will run.

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  1.  Click on “start”
  2. Right click on “my computer”
  3. Click on “properties”
  4. In the “general” tab,  under computer you will see how much RAM you have.

Remember that 1GB is equivalent to 1000MB, and you only need 512MB.

What speed is my computer running at.

The speed at which a computer runs will directly influence the  performance of the computer.  This in turns is characterized by the amount of useful work accomplished by a computer system compared to the time and resources used

How to find out what the speed of your computer is.

  1.  Click on “Start”
  2. Right click on “My Computer”
  3. Click on “Properties”
  4. Under the “General” Tab _ look under “computer”.

There you will find a value with either MHZ or GHz behind it.

All you will require is 800MHz.

GHz is of course a lot faster than MHZ _ so the higher the value, the faster your machine is, and the better the performance will be.

 How much free space do I have?

To determine the available hard drive space will vary depending upon the operating system that is currently being used. Below is a listing of various operating systems and the methods of determining how much space is available in that operating system:

Windows Vista and 7 users

  1.  Open the Computer Icon.
  2. In Computer you’ll see each drive with a small percentage bar of how much disk space is being used as well as a description of how much is free and the total disk space.
  3. If you’re wanting additional information right_click the drive and click Properties.

Windows XP

  1.  Click on “start”
  2. Click on “my computer”
  3. Right click on “Local Disk (C:)”
  4. Click on “properties”
  5. Under the “general” tab you will find a pie chart showing you how much space has been used and how much is still available.

You will need about 6GB free space.  This is not a permanent problem as you can have your computer upgraded to include more space.

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What is my screen’s resolution.

What is screen resolution?

Imagine lying down in the grass with your nose pressed deep into the thatch. Your field of vision would not be very large, and all you would see are a few big blades of grass, some grains of dirt, and maybe an ant or two. This is a 14_inch 640 x 480 monitor. Now, get up on your hands and knees, and your field of vision will improve considerably: you’ll see a lot more grass. This is a 15_inch 800 x 640 monitor. For a 1280 x 1024 perspective (on a 19_inch monitor), stand up and look at the ground. Some monitors can handle higher resolutions such as 1600 x 1200 or even 1920 x 1440—somewhat akin to a view from up in a tree.

A computer monitor is made of pixels (short for “picture element”). Monitor resolution is measured in pixels, width by height. 640 x 480 resolution means that the screen is 640 pixels wide by 480 tall, an aspect ratio of 4:3. With the exception of one resolution combination (1280 x 1024 uses a ratio of 5:4), all aspect ratios are the same.

How to find out what your screen resolution is.

Windows XP

  1.  Click on “Start”
  2. Click on “Control Panel”
  3. Click on “Display”
  4. Click on “Settings”

Windows vista & 7

  1. Click the “Start” button
  2. Click on “Control Panel”
  3. Under “Appearance and Personalization” select “Display Settings”

Your minimum should be at no less than 600 and your maximum should be at least 800 for this program to run effectively.

Do I have a Duel_layer DVD_ROM driver?

What is a Dual_layer DVD_ROM drive?

Basically it is a DVD writer that allows you to save more information on your DVD at a far faster rate.

In my personal opinion and experience,  while it would be handy and of course save time and quantity of DVD’s _ as long as you have a CD or preferably a DVD writer you wont experience any problems.

This course comprises of a number of items needing purchasing:

A:  SOFTWARE PROGRAM

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The valid reasons for selecting the software program used to develop this course will be discussed in the course.

The software used is “Scrapbook Factory Deluxe V5”.

 This program includes 6500 Designs and custom9isabler projects, 75000 graphics, 6000 photorealistic embellishments, 1500 fonts, built in basic photo editor, and other effects required to create the most beautiful pages yet.

This software program cannot be downloaded off the internet, it has to be bought as a boxed version.

This software can be bought in “the Digi-Scrapper”s online store.

Various postage options will be offered: ~ normal registered, overnight etc…

The software program will only be required from individual course number 15

The student  thus has the option of purchasing the software before or simultaneously with the first course module, OR, just prior to the module containing course number 15

“the Digi-Scrapper” will not be held liable in any form should the sole South African distributor of all Nova Development products be temporarily out of stock.

Should said distributors not supply the product within 6 weeks of purchase then “the Digi-Scrapper” will have the product air-freighted at no additional cost to the student.

No student is forced to purchase the software from “the Digi-Scrapper” however, the correct software program and version is required to complete the course.

Should a student wish to cancel their order BEFORE having received a tracking number (in other words, BEFORE, the product has been posted) then a refund will be given, less R100/$10 for administrative fees.

B: ADDITIONAL DOWN LOADABLE PROGRAMS

Most computers already have these programs pre_installed with delivery.

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  •  Adobe reader
  • Winzip (or another unzipping program)
  • Media player (any video playing software)

Look through your list of programs (start and all programs) or look for the following icons on your screen.

 

If you do not have these programs, then click on the icon above“courses” which will take you directly to the site where you can purchase or download a free trial copy. (A free trial will be sufficient for you to use for the duration of the course)

While the link for the Adobe Media player has been given, you would already have been prompted in the very first module to download a media player of sorts if you did not already have one.

While it was just said that you require these to complete the course,  if you do not already know the value of these programs then you will find out shortly, and will be pleased that you did invest in them.

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