(Throughout the text for the Visit, click on the
phrases in this colour to see the relative FIGURES)
N O T E :
of the "on line" guide of
"DANTE 2000", but without many of the operative details which would
only be superfluous in this context.
The "Guided Tour of the System
can be called up from the Home page of "DANTE 2000". Any new Users should
consult it immediately and carefully
. It proposes a series
of examples of some of the possible routes
which already at this stage will be useful in giving an idea of the
power available. New Users can experiment these itineraries and learn
the specific operating instructions, helped by the frequent vocal messages
here and there along the way. We believe that this is the best way to
get to know the System; the spontaneity of the messages in their appropriate
context will be of invaluable help.
The vocal messages (which are only active in "DANTE 2000") come under
the form of "Vocal Notes
found on every video-page and which can be activated by clicking on
the appropriate button. They also appear as "Explanations
this time available by clicking any "hot" phrases on the page; these
"hot" phrases are written in violet.
The System will also give a Vocal Message
automatically if the User performs an incorrect operation; this type
of message, i.e. "vocal diagnosis
appears to be a unique feature of "DANTE 2000".
Because of these features, it goes without saying that a Sound
necessary system requirements
Figure 1 shows the System's Home page. Access to "DANTE 2000", once
installed in the Windows 95 or higher
environment, is by clicking on "Enter
" and "DANTE
" in that order (the CD must be in the correct unit ).
See Figure 1 - "DANTE 2000"
In the 800x600 Screen Resolution version of "DANTE
2000" the "For Screen RESOLUTION
1024x768 (more enjoyable)" command will appear at the top
of the page; if it is clicked, up comes a list of obvious explanatory
instructions. The User will know if he/she can use this option if the
video-page only takes up part of the screen.
The text notes ( "Requisites". "Main
functions", "Suggestions", "Products
available", "TODAY" ) at the top
of the page can be activated and disactivated by a click.
Clicking on the "Picture Search" command
activates this function and displays several necessary "objects" . Thanks
to the appropriate command it is possible to select
any pictures, you wish; these can be seen one at a time or
in groups, using the "GALLERY" command.
Clicking on the generic Picture in the Gallery will display any links
The "REFERENCES for DANTE 2000" command
gives a list of the reference publications,
sources for DANTE 2000 data and information on the Critical
Editions chosen for the Works of Dante. To make consulting the
program easier, this function is reproposed in other operative areas
wherever it does not over-load the structure.
The "SOUND RECORDINGS" command lets the
User record his or her own personal notes within the system and in the
extremely useful "VOCAL PLANNER"
( this feature will be illustrated shortly).
The System starts with the "Messages ON/OFF"
command ON, which guarantees the "automatic
transmission of Vocal Messages at the correct times". However,
when listening to readings of the Text, we recommend turning off message
transmission by clicking on the above command.
To activate or disactive the "Alarm" click
on the top right alarm button.