John Steinbeck: Of Mice And Men And Selected Stories
Note: Currently, this program cannot be installed on any of the computers in the Electronic Text Center.
I. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STRUCTURE AND CONTENT:
Of Mice and Men and Selected Stories is a set of Voyager Expanded Books that includes Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, The Red Pony, The Pearl, and a volume of biographical material entitled About John Steinbeck. The books allow you to add margin comments and end notes, locate any word or phrase in the text and in your notes, and highlight text and mark pages in several different ways.
II. STARTING UP THE PROGRAM:
You do not need the CD-ROM to access these texts. Click on the Start menu button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, select Programs, then select Voyager from the pull-out menu. Select the icon of the volume you wish to see from the submenu. The program should launch automatically. If you do not see these icons, please ask a staff member for assistance.
Once the program is running, you should see a bright green page with a red truck. Clicking on this page will automatically bring you to the copyright page.
Clicking on the book icon at the bottom of the copyright page will deposit you at the last place visited by a user.
To access the other stories in the Steinbeck collection, quit the first volume (see section IV for instructions) and select the other volume you want to see from the Voyager pull-out menu.
III. USING THE PROGRAM:
Expanded Books have many special features, as illustrated in the diagram below. In order to see the full diagram with directions, click on the image:
This text should be navigated with the Tools Palette that is displayed in the grey area on the right side of the screen. If you do not see the Tools Palette, click the grey area on the right side of the screen, choose Tools Palette from the Book pull-down menu at the top of the screen (if you do not see the menu bar, move the mouse to the top of the screen), or press [Ctrl-T].
Summary of Tools Palette items:
- Page: the Page button at the top of the tool panel
allows you to "turn" pages by clicking on the left and right arrows.
To get to a distant page immediately, click on the Page button
and type the number of the page you wish to see in the window.
- Chapter: the Chapter button allows you to skip forward or
backward by larger increments. To move between chapters, click on the
left or right arrows. To see a clickable list of chapters, click on the
middle Chapter button. To move directly to the chapter of
your choice, select it with the mouse.
- Find: the Find button allows you to search the entire
CD-ROM for specific words. After a search is initiated, a window will
appear listing the page numbers where the word occurs in the text.
The left and right arrows will take you back and forth in the list of
- Mark: the Mark button allows you to view previously marked
pages (see below for details on marking pages). Click on Mark to
view a list of marked pages. Use the arrows to move back and forth
through the list of marked pages.
- Retrace: the Retrace button allows you to review your
preceding steps and return to any spot you've visited in the CD-ROM
by direct link. To review or to retrace your steps, click on
Retrace, which will unfold a list of your steps. To
visit any of these directly, click on the desired page.
- P, HL, and U: allow you to highlight or underline text. To highlight or underline text, block the section out with the cursor and click on HL to highlight or U to underline. To remove the marks, select the text and click on P (for plain).
- Paperclip: allows you mark a page with a paperclip that is
visible from any point in the text. To use this function, press
[Ctrl-K] or make sure Paperclip is selected from the
Book menu. Click and hold on the paperclip at the bottom of the
screen and drag it to the place in the text you want to mark. To remove
the paperclip, drag it off the page to the lower right-hand side of the
- Mark: allows you to "fold" down a corner of a page for future access. To mark a page, press [Ctrl-M] or click the mouse at the upper right corner of the page. Do the same to unmark a page.
Getting More Help:
- To read the on-line help file, press F1 or select "Contents" from the Help menu.
IV. EXITING THE PROGRAM AND REMOVING THE CD-ROM:
After you have enjoyed exploring Of Mice And Men and Selected Stories, you can exit by moving your mouse to the upper portion of your screen, clicking once on the File pull-down menu, and choosing Quit. You can also type [Ctrl-Q] to quit.