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Getting Started with Smart Characters
in Japanese

Japanese Tutorials

These are the Japanese introductory tutorials. If you are interested in Chinese rather than Japanese, by all means begin with Getting Started with Smart Characters in Chinese in Chapter 2C, which closely mirrors these tutorials.

Step by Step Instructions

This chapter is devoted to walking you through many of the major functions offered by Smart Characters. The level of instructional detail is quite high for the first two lessons, with essentially every keystroke explicitly stated. Later tutorials allow more freedom, with the user expected to be able to perform more and more complex functions following a functional description alone. The topics range from beginning to intermediate with certain advanced topics suggested for further study at the end of the chapter.

Lesson Format

These lessons contain keys to press, things to note and observe, and suggestions of alternate ways to accomplish the same task. Please read one sentence or paragraph ahead so that you know what to expect as you press the indicated keys.

The lesson format follows a tutorial. Tasks are named by a topic heading followed by a brief overview of what you are trying to accomplish. The necessary steps are then described in general terms followed by specific step by step instructions that divide the task into individual keystrokes. When it is not obvious, you are directed to note some element on the screen to verify that you have correctly completed a step. Finally, additional commentary or alternate procedures are described when appropriate.

If You Make a Mistake

Because these lessons are interactive, they are not totally foolproof. From time to time, you will be asked to make a choice, or you may press the wrong key. If your choice turns out to be not what you wanted, or you want to try again, try pressing BackSpace or Esc to recover. Extreme situations may require selecting Cancel or Quit. In a menu or dialog, select Help or press F1 for help. Try not to panic, and resist the urge to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete! When you do recover, you may have to go back a topic or more to get into synchronization with the lesson.

Use the Cross References

Take advantage of the hypertext(D- - 4) links in the help system and the printed manual. If you are interested in further exploration of a topic, turn to the page number indicated by the tiny numbers following a topic reference, and satisfy your curiosity.

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