Helpful Tips for Visiting the MDE Web Site
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To delete these unnecessary temporary items:
For IE: In your browser go to Tools - Internet Options – under Temporary Internet Files, delete the cookies and delete temp files, click Apply, close and reopen the Browser.
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This web site has been designed to be viewed by the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. To download a newer version of your browser, click one of the links below:
You can save files to your computer instead of opening them in your Web browser by following these general directions:
"Right mouse click" on the download link. You'll see a menu like the one to the right. In Internet Explorer, choose "Save Target As..." and download the file to your desktop (in Netscape, you choose "Save Link As...").
Hold down the mouse button or (option-click) on the download link. You'll see a menu similar to the Windows menu to the right. In Internet Explorer, choose "Save Target As..." and download the file to your desktop (in Netscape, you choose "Save Link As...").
Many of our publications and forms are in PDF format. Download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy of Adobe Access for screen readers.
Microsoft Office documents found on the website are in Microsoft Office 2010 file format. If you are using an earlier version of Microsoft Office, please do the following:
Yes, the standard for Excel spreadsheets is .xlsx (2010). If an end user is using an earlier version of Microsoft Office, they can download and install the compatibility pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint file formats, which will allow them to open and use updated versions of Microsoft Office. Or, if they prefer, they can download and instal the Excel Viewer which will allow them to open the Excel file in their browser window.
There are three options for viewing training videos:
Web Browser View:
Select the “Play” button in the browser window. To use this option you must be connected to the internet. This option does not save the video to your computer. Selecting this option will stream the video, to avoid pauses in the presentation allow the video to completely load prior to viewing. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, the streaming (load) process may take several minutes. Wait for the progress bar to fill prior to viewing the video.
Select the (note – link color can be different on individual systems and color can’t be used alone for instruction) “MP4” download option beneath the video window. Once the video is downloaded you do not need an internet connection to view the video. This option will allow you to save the video to your computer for later viewing.
Select the (note – link color can be different on individual systems and color can’t be used alone for instruction) “WebM” download option beneath the video window. Selecting WebM will allow the user to download the file and use with a HTML5 video player.
Note: iPad Users
If you experience any issues playing the videos on a webpage select the “MP4 format” link below the video to view on the iPad.
How to turn on captions in your media player
Windows Media Player version 9 and higher (Windows)
Windows Media Player does not currently support descriptive video. It does support closed captions. However, there are several requirements for closed captions to be displayed.
Windows Media Player must be in Full Mode (Control+F1), rather than Skins Mode. Windows Media Player has a variety of visual skins available, but few support the display of closed captions.
Turn on captions by performing the following steps:
In version 10 and higher, an additional step required in some circumstances because Windows Media Player's security settings block the display of captions by default. To assure that the display of captions is permitted, perform the following steps:
QuickTime Player 7.2 and higher (Windows or Mac)
In QuickTime Player, all captions are open captions (if available, captions are always visible on the screen). The same is true for audio description.
Viewers may watch the on-demand presentations through a Web browser at any time. Following are the system requirements:
Following is a list of the minimum software requirements for viewing published presentations:
When printing a webpage, the banner image and navigation areas will be dropped from the page so that you only see the body area information.
Our website uses caching to improve speed. If you are experiencing difficulties, please go through the following:
To change* your screen resolution to 1024 by 768 pixels for optimal viewing of the MDE Web site:
Your screen will flicker and perhaps go black for a second or two - don't worry. When it is done, your resolution - and your view - will be changed.
Your screen might flicker and perhaps go black for a second or two - don't worry. When it is done, your resolution - and your view - will be changed.
*These instructions will work for most workstations. However, your operating system may require a slightly different process.
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