IM-74 05/05/00 DSS INTRANET: FAMIS USER GUIDE
|DSS INTRANET: FAMIS USER GUIDE|
|As a means of creating and distributing
information, our division has introduced a new tool. With the help
of the Division of Data Processing, an Intranet project has begun.
This effort will present a new forum that is more usable and more easily
understandable. The ease of Intranet publication will improve access
As the division becomes more experienced in design and presentation, the Intranet will expand and play a larger role in how staff accesses information.
As an introduction to the DSS Intranet,
this memorandum will discuss access and navigation in the FAMIS User Guide.
The FAMIS User Guide is designed for use as you work within FAMIS.
It includes general data about the system, descriptions of common procedures,
and step-by-step instructions for the processes. This should be considered
the most up-to-
Navigation within the User Guide is carried out by moving the mouse pointer over a link (a word or phrase emphasized in a hypertext document that acts as a pointer to related information). Links in a Web browser are usually underlined and are a different color than the rest of the text. There are also "Back" and "Forward" buttons on the Netscape Communicator toolbar.
In the User Guide, the main index page has links to section index pages (there are currently seven sections). Each section index page has links to content pages, the main index page, and other section index pages. The content pages contain detailed information about, and step-by-step instructions for, the FAMIS system. At the bottom of each content page are links to section index pages.
The basic skills described below will help individual users of the Intranet increase their ability to locate and use information in the Intranet.
I. What is the Intranet?
II. How do I access the Intranet?
When you start Netscape Navigator, your browser, the page that appears automatically is the Department of Social Services "home page." If this is not the case, check with your remote site coordinator or the FAMIS Help Desk.
III. How do I navigate within the Intranet?
From the Family Services page, you can access the FAMIS User Guide by clicking the link under the Manuals section.
To retrace your steps, use the "Back" button on the navigation toolbar.
On our Intranet pages, designers incorporated helpful navigation links. These links may appear as text or images/pictures. The links will help you find major navigation points within the Intranet.
Clicking the "Home" button on the navigation toolbar will bring you back to the Department home page.
IV. How do I search for specific
1. From the Edit menu, choose Find in Page. If the page you are viewing contains frames, you may need to click within a frame first.
2. Type the text you want to find.
3. Select the "Match case" checkbox if capital letters should be matched.
4. On Windows, select Up or Down to search from the beginning or end of the page. If there is a current selection, the search begins at the selection and stops at a match or at the top or bottom of the page. It does not wrap around to the other end of the page.
5. Click Find Next to begin the search.
To find the same word or phrase again: Click Find Next again or open the Edit menu and choose Find Again.
V. How do I print a page?
To print a page, from the File menu, select Print.
Important: Navigator formats content according to the size of the printed page, not the size of the onscreen window. Text is word-wrapped and graphics are repositioned to accommodate paper size.
VI. What other information is
available in our Intranet?
Users will find the "What's New" link a helpful place to locate recently updated and added pages.
VII. Where else can I find helpful information
about the Netscape