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Unformatted text preview: ct the check box", it means that the check box should be marked with a tick (as opposed to "clear the check box" when the check box should be cleared, without a mark). ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial vi Before You Begin For More Information… To see the latest in ACD/Labs software and services, please visit our Web site at http://www.acdlabs.com/ Our Web site is being accessed at the rate of tens of thousands of “hits” per day. There’s a reason for this: much is offered through our Web site. We offer free ChemSketch, an ACD/LogP Freeware Add-on for ChemSketch, a free ISIS 3D Add-in, free ChemDraw extensions, and a free 2-week demo key for “Interactive Laboratory” sessions where you can run test calculations using Java applets without purchasing software. There are TechSmith Camtasia-based movies which show the operation of many of our software packages (especially ChemSketch) available for download. We are constantly updating the information on our Web site. The Web site will tell you at which scientific conferences you can visit the ACD/Labs booth. You can browse the Frequently Asked Questions page or drop in and “chat” on our newsgroup, which can also be reached via our web page. If you would like to stay informed of the latest developments in chemical software at ACD/Labs, please be sure to sign up for e-mail broadcasts at our Web site page: http://www.acdlabs.com/feedback/mailing.html If you would like to participate in the ACD/Labs forums, please access: http://forum.acdlabs.com How to Contact Us We are accessible through our Web site, phone, fax, and regular mail, but by far the most popular way to contact us is via electronic mail. Questions on pricing, sales, availability, and general issues should be directed to: [email protected] Technical and scientific support issues should be addressed by visiting: http://support.acdlabs.com Please tell us the name of the software purchaser; the product name, version number, build number, and license ID of the product you are contacting us about (from the Help menu, choose About to find this information); as well as a description of the problem you are having. If applicable, please tell us the name of the distributor from whom you purchased the software. Online Updates All PC-based ACD/Labs software contains the capability to have software updates delivered online. You will need the registration numbers of the software and an Internet connection from the same computer on which the software is installed. The updates are small fixes, for example, bringing the actual version number of a program from N.00 to N.01. For more information on this, please refer to the document located in the ACD/Labs documentation folder, \\DOCS\UP_CLNT.PDF, or contact our technical support department. ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial vii 1. Basics of ACD/ChemSketch 1.1 Objectives This chapter will familiarize you with • How to start the program; • How to set and change file associations; • How to set default directories; and • How to quit ChemSketch. 1.2 Starting ACD/ChemSketch Once ACD/ChemSketch has been installed on your computer, follow these basic steps to start it: 1. Start Microsoft Windows. 2. Double-click the ChemSketch icon. –OR– From the Start menu, point to ACD/Labs and then choose the ChemSketch icon. –OR– Double-click the program file CHEMSK.EXE in the folder where you have installed all ACD/Labs software. –OR– If you have other ACD/Labs programs running, from the ACD/Labs menu, choose ChemSketch. 3. You should see an opening splash screen. If this is the freeware version, you will see the ACD/Labs Products screen. Click OK to close it. If you wish to suppress this dialog box for the subsequent startups, from the Help menu, choose ACD/Labs Products and clear the Show this Screen at Startup check box. ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 1 Basics of ACD/ChemSketch 1.3 Setting File Associations If you run ACD/ChemSketch for the first time, the File Associations dialog box appears: It contains a selectable list of file extensions and file types, e.g. CS ChemDraw (*.CDX), REACCS Rxnfiles (*.RXN), ISIS/Sketch (*.SKC) which you may want to open automatically with ACD/Labs software from now on. If so, click the check boxes of the file formats you want to add, and then click Yes. If you do not want ACD/ChemSketch to open files with the listed extension automatically, or are not sure, leave the check boxes blank and click No. Then you will see a Tip of the Day box, which you can close after reading. 1.3.1 Changing File Associations If you have not selected all formats, the default file association can be viewed or changed at any time; from the File menu, choose File Associations. Note If you choose File Associations under Windows NT while you are not entitled to change file associations in the system, a warning message appears. Contact your system administrator to resolve the matter. If all formats are selected, you receive a message, “all supported file types are already associa...
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