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The exe file version of the short course includes some additional features and content not found in the pdf or word versions. Additionally, if you are seeking Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, you must take the exe file version since you need to pass an exam to receive credit. The exe file version of the course includes an interactive exam (automatically graded) along with a certificate of completion (requires 70% to pass).
The exe file is a self-contained program; i.e. it includes several files, which collectively allow you to take the short course. For example, the exe file includes “wav” files for audio and a “dtx” file for base content.
E Book Reader
The E Book Reader is the program used to view and use an exe file version of a short course. Here are the steps for installing the E Book Reader:
Step 1: Download E Book Reader by pointing your mouse over the blue hyperlink and left click your mouse. A dialog box should pop up, allowing you to download the Install.exe file from my web site to your computer.
Step 2: Once you have downloaded the Install.exe file onto your computer, point your mouse over the file and left click your mouse TWICE to install E Book Reader onto your computer. A dialog box should pop up for installing the Self-Extracting EXE file. Click Yes to install E-Book Reader. A dialog box will now indicate that files are being extracted. Once extracted, your entire screen should go to Setup – E Book Reader. The Welcome dialog box will appear in the center of the screen asking you if you want to continue. Click Next to continue.
Step 3: The Choose Destination Location dialog box will appear for installing the E Book Reader. The default location is C:/READER. Click Next to continue.
Step 4: The Select Program Folder dialog box will now pop up. The default Program Folder is E-Book Reader. Click Next to continue.
Step 5: The Start Copying Files dialog box will now appear, showing you your current settings for the installation. Click Next to start copying files onto your computer.
Step 6: The screen will now clear and installation is complete. The Setup Complete dialog box will appear, allowing you to launch the program. Do not launch the program at this time since we still need to download and install the course. Click the finish button to continue. Your screen will now clear and return you to where you started. To confirm installation, point your mouse to the Start button, left click your mouse and select Programs. You should see E Book Reader as one of your choices now.
Installing the Short Course (exe file)
Now that you have installed the E Book Reader, you can start downloading and installing the exe file versions of any short course. Here are the steps for installing a short course (exe file):
Step 1: First, download the exe file (posted on the Training Center Home Page) version of the short course you want to take. Point and click your mouse over the exe file hyperlink. A dialog box should pop up, allowing you to download the course.exe file onto your computer.
Step 2: Once downloaded, point your mouse over the file and left-click your mouse TWICE. The entire screen should clear and in the center of your screen, you should see the E-Book Setup dialog box. Click the Continue button.
Step 3: A second and smaller Program Directory dialog box should pop up, indicating the location of where the course will be installed. The default location is C:\BOOKS. Click OK to continue.
Step 4: The Program Group Name dialog box will now appear in the center of your screen. The default name is Digital Trainer Professional. Click OK to continue.
Step 5: The Confirm Group Name and Directory dialog box will now appear, showing you the Group Name – Digital Trainer Professional and the Directory – C:\BOOKS. Click OK to continue.
Step 6: The E Book Setup dialog box will now appear, extracting the various files contained within the exe file. The Training Book icon should now pop up in a small window on your computer. You can close this window.
Step 7: A small Setup dialog box should appear, indicating that the installation is complete. Click OK. This returns you to your original starting point. To confirm installation of the course, point / click the Start button and select Programs. You should see Digital Trainer Professional as one of your choices. Now that you have installed both the E Book Reader and the course (Training Book), you may want to restart your computer to make sure all files are properly extracted and installed.
Loading the Short Course
You can now take the inter-active version of a short course. Here are the steps:
Step 1: From your home window, point / click your Start button, select Programs, select E-Book Reader -> E-Book Reader. You should see a large dialog box fill the center of your screen for Digital Trainer. In the lower left corner of this box, point and click on the Library icon. This is where all short courses are stored.
Step 2: The Open dialog box should appear for loading the course. Notice that the directory is set to C:\READER, but we stored our course in C:\BOOKS. Therefore, we need to change the directory of where E Book Reader will look to find the course. Click on the Directory icon, located in the center lower part of the Open dialog box.
Step 3: The Change Directory dialog box will pop up, allowing you to change the directory to C:\BOOKS. Point your mouse over the open folder icon besides C:\. This appears in the open white area under the directories section. Left click your mouse TWICE to show all folders under C:\. Move down to the folder icon denoted as “books”.
Step 4: Notice that the directory listed is now C:\BOOKS and the dtx file is the target file. Point your mouse over the dtx file and left-click your mouse to highlight the file. Notice that the lower section of the dialog box fills up with information: Title of course, Author, and other information. Click OK to continue.
Step 5: The Enter Your Name dialog box will now appear in the center of your screen. Enter your first name in the first name box and enter your last name in the last name box. Leave the Department and Identification # boxes blank. Click OK to continue.
Step 6: A large Book Title dialog box should pop up. This box confirms the course you are about to take. Click OK to continue.
Step 7: The course should load. The first page of the short course will fill the E Book Reader box. Use the scroll bar on the right side of the box to page up and down. Click on the Next icon in the lower, right corner of the box to move to the next page.
Take the Final Exam
If you would like to have a Certificate of Completion for taking a short course, you will need to take the Final Exam. It's fairly easy:
The Exam is located at the end of the short course. A hyperlink should appear on the first page of the short course, taking you directly to the first page of the exam. The exam is the same identical exam that appears in the pdf and word versions of the short course. However, the answers are now in the form of buttons. Point and click the button (answer) that you believe is correct. Move to the next question by clicking on the Next icon. Continue this process until you have answered all ten questions.
That's it! And congratulations for completing a short course.