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Biography Assistant Help

When you are finished reading this page, click the Back button on your Web browser to return to your current location in Biography Assistant.

Using Biography Assistant with a Word Processor, or Other Program

You will probably be writing your biographies in a word processor or another similar program. While you use this other program, you can keep Biography Assistant's Writing Ideas handy by running your Web browser at the same time and pressing ALT+TAB to move back and forth between the two programs.

However, to reduce the amount of time that you spend online, you may want to print the Writing Ideas. To print a page of Writing Ideas from your Web browser, simply turn on your printer and then select Print from your browser's File menu. You may want to use printed lists to jot down a few notes, and you will find that they make excellent scripts for interviewing relatives on video or audio tape.

You can also copy and paste Writing Ideas from your Web browser into your word processor or other program. You might want to do this if you were writing your biography in a question-and-answer format, or if you were writing a letter or e-mail message to a relative and wanted to include a few questions. To copy and paste Writing Ideas, first make sure that your Web browser and the other program are both running. Then, highlight the Biography Assistant Writing Ideas that you want to copy by clicking and dragging over them. Next, from your browser's Edit menu, select Copy. Finally, switch to the other program by pressing ALT+TAB, and use that program's Paste command to paste the Writing Ideas.

Marking Your Place in Biography Assistant

If you need to pause in your work with Biography Assistant, you may want to mark your place so you can pick up later where you left off. You can mark the page you are on with the "Bookmarks" or "Favorites" feature of your Web browser. This will allow you to return directly to that page when you are ready to start writing again.

Navigating Through Biography Assistant's Writing Ideas

There are two links at the bottom of each page of Writing Ideas. Clicking Next Topic/List of Topics will take you back to the next topic in the list of approximately 80 Topics that Biography Assistant covers. Clicking Continue with This Topic will take you back to the main page of the Topic you are currently in, so you can look at the next question in this topic.

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