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OBTAINING THE OMNIFORM INTERNET FILLER


Please follow the instructions below for getting the program and application form.  If you have any problems, you can write me at a link I provided at the bottom of the page.

To make it easier, you may want to print these pages before you begin.

 

WINDOWS USERS

Please select below, the Windows version of the OmniForm Internet Filler you require:

Download OmniForm Internet Filler Plug-in for Windows 95/98/NT (379K, 32-bit).  It should(?) also work for Windows Me (Millennium) and Windows 2000.  Whether it does or does not, let me know.


Internet Explorer Users -- After making your selection from above, a FILE DOWNLOAD screen will appear.  Be sure to choose SAVE THIS PROGRAM TO DISK.  This choice should already be selected for you.  Say OK to begin.  Next a SAVE AS box will appear.  Choose where you want to save this file and click on the SAVE button.  The download will begin.  This should not take very long.  IF you are using IE 5 or higher, click on the OPEN button that will appear when the download is complete to run the setup.  If you have 4.0 or lower, close or minimize your browser, go to Windows Explorer and go to the folder you saved the program in and select it to begin the setup.

Netscape Users -- After making your selection from above, you will get the SAVE AS dialog box.  Choose where you want to save the file and click on the SAVE button.  The download will begin.  When it is finished, close or minimize your browser, go to Windows Explorer and locate the folder you saved the program in and select it to begin the setup.

For all browsers -- Accept the licensing agreement, then hit NEXT until you come to a screen with 4 check boxes.  Each of these boxes are for a browser or browsers you may have installed on your computer.  The first one is Netscape Navigator, then Netscape Communicator, then Microsoft Internet Explorer (doesn't matter which version), then the last box is for using the program as a Helper Application.  Place a check in each box for each browser you have.  You can't have both Navigator and Communicator on the computer at the same time.  If you don't know which one you have (with the Netscape browser open), go to HELP on your Menu bar, then select ABOUT NETSCAPE.  This will tell you whether you have Navigator or Communicator.  After selecting the browsers you have, be sure to place a check in the box for the Helper Application.  It is the last box at the bottom of the screen.  This one is the most important.  I have not found the program to work correctly without checking this box.  At the very least, you will have a check in 2 of the 4 boxes, 3 at most; and one of those boxes must be the Helper Application.

Once you made all your selections, continue with the installation by selecting NEXT until you reach the button marked FINISH.  Hit this button and the installation is complete.  

Netscape Users -- When you are done installing, you will need to shut down your browser and restart it again in order for the installation to take effect.  You do not need to restart your computer.

MACINTOSH USERS

Mac users, please download this version of the OmniForm Internet Filler Plug-In for your operating system: 

Download OmniForm Internet Filler Plug-in for Macintosh
(294K)


Unfortunately, I cannot find any installation instructions for the Mac users.  If you have difficulty, please write or call ScanSoft.  Go to their website at http://www.scansoft.comBecause I have no way of testing the Macintosh version of the application form, I am especially interested in your feedback on whether or not it is working as I hope.  Please write to me below.