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After installing WinFlash Basic, Scholar or Educator you'll want to experiment a bit to see what it can do for you.

For a quick try-out, start up WinFlash by double-clicking on its desktop icon or by accessing it through the Start button.  Click the Run Program button on the Welcome or Order Reminder dialog and then click the Run Program button on the Tip of the Day dialog. This will bring you to the WinFlash main window shown below:

WinFlash's main window is designed to remain in this 'toolbar'-like configuration.  Its only purpose is to provide access to the menus and buttons displayed above.  No other information is displayed by this window that would require it to be any larger. You can reposition it wherever you wish on the screen to keep it out of the way while working with the program's other windows.

Click on the Demos item on the main menu bar.  Start with the Quick Tour and click your way through the file (it's designed to point out some of WinFlash's features as you step through the questions and answers).  As time permits, try out the other example files on the Demo menu and take the Capitals test to see how WinFlash operates in the test mode.

If you're running WinFlash Educator open the Educator menu after completing the Capitals test and click on View Test Result (.FLR) File to see how you did!

You're on your way!  To begin creating your OWN study files see Quickly create a text-based study file. If you'd like more hands-on instruction, select the Tutorial... entry in the Help menu on the main menu bar or click on Step-by-step Tutorial and try out the five projects described there.

We really recommend the tutorial! Completing the first segment, Your First WinFlash Study File, is a matter of only a few minutes - but it will teach you all of the steps you need to know to create useful text-based study files.

If you're working with Educator, continue with the five additional lessons that show how to use its powerful features.  After that,  experiment with the various menu and option settings using the tutorial file as a starting point.




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