Technical Help how to download, print, and other technical matters!

Downloading images
Use the largest version of the image - you can make it smaller later if you need to, but if you download a small image and enlarge it, you will lose image quality.

Internet ExplorerMouse click + Ctrl then "copy image"Right mouse click then "save picture as"
Mozilla/NetscapeMouse click + Ctrl then "save image as"Right mouse click then "save image as"
OperaMouse click + Ctrl then "save image"Right mouse click then "save image"
SafariMouse click + Ctrl then "save image to the desktop"N/A

You can then choose where you want to save the image, and what you want to call it. You then have a copy of the image stored, which you can re-use as you wish (within copyright).

Printing images
Use the largest version of the image. This way you will get the best quality for your printed image. In Internet Explorer you can Mouse click + Ctrl (MACs) or Right mouse click (PCs) on the image and choose "print picture". For other browsers save the image first (see above), then print.

To get the best result with printing:
Sometimes printing directly from the image will result in a printed picture which is not the right size for your purposes, or which does not include all of the image. The best way to get a good printed version of the image is to download it (as above) then open it with an image programme (such as Photoshop, Draw or Paintshop Pro), where you can resize it as you wish. You can also import the downloaded image into programmes such as Word or PowerPoint, which will enable you not only to resize the image but also to include text, and then print out.

RTFs and PDFs
Worksheets in the topic packs can be downloaded as RTFs and PDFs. This enables them to be printed off and used as traditional worksheets in the classroom.
Download as a PDF if you want to print the activity and open it and use it as it is. You will need a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader).
Download as an RTF if you want to be able to alter the worksheet to adapt it to your own needs. A downloaded RTF file can be opened and edited with any word processing program (e.g. Word, Writer, WordPad etc).
Note that PDFs and RTFs can be large files, which may take some time to download.

Our Topic Packs are available as stand-alone webpages. This enables teachers and students to use the packs while disconnected from the web. The packs are compressed into zip files.
To get the webpages onto your computer you need to download the zip file (mouse click on the link), then use a zip utility such as WinZip or PKZip to unzip the files. Once you have downloaded the zip file onto your computer, right mouse click, choose your zip utility and choose "unzip to here". This will open the contents of the zip file. The Topic Pack zips contain folders, files and images.
Zipping utilities are available at (search for "zip utility"). Further instructions for using zip utilities can be found at

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