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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the system requirements for the HM Lesson Planner CD-ROM?
  2. How do I know what version of the Lesson Planner I have?
  3. Is the Lesson Planner OS X compatible?
  4. How do I set up a lesson plan?
  5. What is the best way to print my lesson plan? How can I save paper while printing my lesson plan?
  6. Are there any sources of help on my CD-ROM?
  1. What are the system requirements for the HM Lesson Planner CD-ROM?

    The system requirements for the latest engine (4.3.1) are listed below. If you have an engine version other than 4.3.1, please consult the Read Me file on your Lesson Planner CD-ROM or the User Guide for system requirements.

    For Windows®:

    • Pentium® II/266MHz or higher
    • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
    • 64MB RAM (128MB for XP)
    • 80MB free hard disk space (for Program Files)
    • 800 X 600 High Color display
    • 4X CD-ROM drive or higher
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, or Netscape 7
    • Adobe® Reader® 6

    For Macintosh®:

    • PowerMacintosh® 200MHz or higher
    • Mac OS 9.2 or Mac OS X (versions 10.2 and 10.3)
    • 64MB RAM (128MB for OS X)
    • 80MB free hard disk space (for Program Files)
    • 800 X 600 thousands of colors monitor
    • 4X CD-ROM drive or higher
    • For OS 9: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Netscape 7.0 and Acrobat Reader 5
    • For OS X: IE 5.2.X, Netscape 7.1, or Safari 1.X; and Adobe Reader 6.0
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  2. How do I know what version of the Lesson Planner I have?

    Macintosh®:

    If the Lesson Planner is not currently running, in the Finder, select the Lesson Planner application icon. On your keyboard press, Apple + I and look at the version information.

    If the Lesson Planner is running, choose the Apple on the menu bar: About the HM Lesson Planner CD-ROM, and read the version information.

    Windows®:

    Right click on the application icon and select Properties. Select the version tab and read the version information.
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  3. Is the Lesson Planner Mac OS X compatible?

    Yes, the most recent version of the Lesson Planner, version 3.1, runs natively in OS X.

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  4. How do I set up a lesson plan?

    To set up a lesson plan, you must install the Lesson Planner onto your computer. After installing, download your state standards correlations (if available for your state.)

    Installation

    1. Install your Lesson Planner CD-ROM.
    2. Download standards correlations if available for your state. (Go to www.eduplace.com/lessonplanner/ to see if there are correlations available for your state.)
    3. Install your state correlations by following the installation instructions included in the download.
    4. Obtain a copy of your school calendar for reference.
    5. Start the Lesson Planner and follow the registration instructions. Make sure you enter your registration information correctly.
    6. Continue to follow the step-by-step instructions. When you come to the setup screen, click the Create a New Lesson Plan button. This will walk you through the remaining steps.

    If you would like more detailed information on the set-up process, there are two other forms of help available in the Lesson Planner:

    • On the setup screens, click on the ? button for contextual help.
    • After setup, select Help: Lesson Planner User Guide from the drop-down menu.

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  5. What is the best way to print my lesson plan? How can I save paper while printing my lesson plan?

    Select File : Page SetUp from the drop-down menu and choose Landscape mode at 70% (if your printer has a scaling feature). Any changes you make to this setting will affect all documents, including standards reports, until you change the setting or quit the program. When you exit the Lesson Planner, the print settings will return to the default, 100%, portrait mode.

    You can also collapse or hide rows or select only the view that you need to make printing more efficient. You will find row options under Row in the drop-down menu.

    You may find standards report print better with the default settings (portrait mode, 100%).

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  6. Are there any sources of help on my CD-ROM?

    The Lesson Planner CD-ROM has these additional sources of help:

    • The Lesson Planner Tutorial, accessible during set-up or from the Help drop-down menu
    • The Lesson Planner Help PDFs, accessible during set-up
    • The Lesson Planner User Guide, accessible during set up via the Quick-Start Tutorial button or while in a lesson plan by going to Lesson Planner Tutorial in the Help dropdown menu

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