Installation

To install eDocument, open the ZIP file that you downloaded (see Downloads), extract it, and then launch setup.exe. Follow the installation process to install eDocument.

Getting Started

We know what it's like to get used to a new piece of computer software, especially when you have to use it all the time. That's why we've created a very comprehensive but easy-to-follow guide for learning the fundamentals of eDocument.

You've probably opened eDocument from:

  • the Start menu entry
  • a desktop icon
  • a quick launch icon (taskbar)

You can use whatever the quickest method is for you. If you're not using a desktop or quick launch icon, it would beuseful to remove it to remove confusion and clutter.

As soon as you start up eDocument, an appealing interface will appear with a toolbars and a text area. You can starttyping in that text area as soon as you want.

Font Options

If you want to change the font settings (e.g. font family, size etc.), simply click on Font (in the menu bar up the top), and then click on Font again. A dialog box will appear, with settings for the Font Family, Font Size and Font Style. There is a preview down the bottom for added convenience. To change other settings including Text Colour, Bullets and Text Highlighting, click on their entry under the Font menu.

Alignment and Indentation

You can change alignment and indentation in the Paragraph menu. You can align a group of text and images to the left or right or centre. To do this, simply go to the Paragraph menu (in the menu bar up the top of the window), hover over the Align item, and click on your desired alignment. You can also change the indentation at the start of a line. To do this, simply open the Paragraph menu, hover of Indent and click on your selected indentation. If the indentation that you want is not displayed in the menu, it is not available.

Images

You can also insert an image amongst a block of text. To do this, simply go to Insert (in the menu bar) > Image. A file chooser dialog will appear, where you can select anysort of image file. To insert an image file from the web, right-click on the picture in your web browser and click Copy Image Address (or something that sounds like that, just not Copy Image). Then switch back to eDocument, and click on the text box (downthe bottom) in the Select Image dialog. Right-click in the text box and click paste. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+V on your keyboard. Click OK and your image will be inserted. Instead of using the Insert Image dialog to insert an image, you can also copy and paste images. Right click on the desired image (in a web browser or file browser), and click Copy. You can also press Ctrl+C on your keyboard. Switchback to eDocument, and go to Edit and click Paste (or press Ctrl+V). Your image will be inserted. You can resize and move images, simply by grabbing the handles on the corners or sides of the image and moving the handle in or out, and you can resize images by dragging them across the page. Unfortunately there is no tool for changing the text wrap options.

Edit Menu

The edit menu contains options for the clipboard and simple text changes. You can copy (Ctrl+V), paste (Ctrl+V) or cut (Ctrl+X). These all perform commands related to your clipboard. The other two options in the edit menu are the Find and Find & Replace options. Find lets you search for a particular word or sentence in a document, and Find & Replace lets you replace a word or sentence with another one.

Printing

To print a document, simply go to File > Print. You can choose your printer, the number of copies, and many other options.
To preview what a document will look like when it is printed, go to File > Print Preview. This will display a window where you can zoom in or out on parts of a document, and preview what it will look like when it is printed.
To change page layout options, go to File > Page Setup. You can change margins, orientation, and many other settings.

File Menu

Under the File menu, there are many options to do with the document that is currently open. You can save a document, save a copy, print (see Printing), open a file, create a new file or exit the program.

Last edited Dec 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM by etechsoftware, version 1

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