System requirements

Before you enter the toolbox, please check that your computer has the following:

Hardware

  • 600 MHz or Pentium III or equivalent running windows 2000/ME/XP, or
  • Macintosh PowerPC 500 MHz or above running OS9 or OSX
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 800 x 600 display (1024 x 768 or higher recommended) with a minimum 16 bit colour
  • CD ROM drive
  • Sound card and speakers or headphones
  • Internet Access 28.8 Kbps or above (to follow links)

 

Software

Operating system:

with browser:

For PC users:

Microsoft® Windows® 98 or higher

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  or
Netscape® Navigator 6.2 or higher

For Mac Users:

Mac OS® 9 or higher

Netscape® Navigator 6.2 or higher

 

Users also need:

  • Microsoft® Word (or an equivalent program), to open and use downloadable documents and worksheets
  • Microsoft® Excel (or an equivalent program), to open and use downloadable spreadsheets
  • A valid email address
  • CSS support enabled (this is not essential, but is recommended for enhanced display)
  • JavaScript enabled (this is not essential but is recommended for enhanced functionality).

 

Please note: If you are viewing the toolbox at a resolution of 800 x 600, we strongly recommend that you turn off both the Standard buttons toolbar and the Address bar at the top of your screen, so you can view the pages with less scrolling. You will not need these toolbars anyway, as the toolbox has it's own navigation.
To turn them off:

Plug-ins

You will require the following plug-ins to run the multimedia interactions in this Toolbox:

Get Macromedia® Flash Player®

Macromedia® Flash Player®
If you haven't got this plug-in, you can download the latest free version from the Macromedia® web site.
(http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer)

Get Adobe® Reader®

Adobe® Reader®
If you haven't got this plug-in, you can download the latest free version from the Adobe® web site.
(http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html)