Download Instructions

Print out these instructions for easy reference.
All Zip files are self-extracting archives. The following five simple steps will walk you through the process of download and installation.

  1. Find the file of your choice:

    • Use the Browse by Discipline or QuickSearch to find all supplements for your title.

  2. Download the self-extracting compressed file to your hard drive:

    • Begin by creating a directory on your drive named "download" that will contain the compressed file. Place this directory under the root directory of drive C: (i.e., c:\download).

    • Click the link for the resource you wish to download. If this is a password protected resources, you will be prompted for your account information. (Visit our Registration Information page, to learn more about registering to gain access.)

    • Your Web browser (Most students and customers use Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) will ask how you would like to handle the compressed file.

    • Choose to save the file to disk. Depending on your browser, wording may vary (e.g., "Save to Disk," "Save File," or "Save it to disk" are typical choices.).

    • Choose the "download" directory as the location on your computer for your file.

    • The filename of the compressed file appears in the Save As dialog box (e.g., 0538928913sd.exe, 0538928913td.exe).

    • Click either OK or Save, whichever choice your browser gives you.

  3. Extract the self-extracting compressed file onto your hard drive.

    • Click Start on the Windows 95 taskbar or File on the Program Manager menu bar (Windows 3.1), then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.

    • Type c:\download\0538???.exe -d c:\0538??? in the text box and then press Enter.

      • "C:\Download\" is the location

      • "0538???.exe" is the name of the file you want to extract

      • "c:\0538???" is the temporary directory to which files will be extracted

    • You will see the prompt "Do you want to extract these files now (y/n)?" Type Y, wait for all the files to be extracted, then close the dialog box.

  4. You have now extracted the resource to your hard drive. If you are making Template or Solution diskettes, continue to Step 5.

  5. Copy the files onto one or more disks.

    • Insert a 3.5", high-density diskette in your drive (usually A:)

    • Copy the contents of each temporary directory (e.g., c:\0538???) onto individual 3.5-inch, high-density disks at the root level. You now have disks that are identical to the setup disks included in the textbook package. Go ahead and distribute them to your students!


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