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Chat Rooms Help

Welcome to the Chat Rooms Help Page. When you are finished, you may return to the Chat Rooms at anytime.



Getting Started


Establish Your Identity, and Start the Chat Window

    On the Main Chat Window there are two boxes, Your Name and Your Profile. Enter your name in the first box and an optional profile in the second box. Your profile can include links to Web pages in the form http://www.address.com and links to e-mail addresses in the form mailto:name@address.com. When you click on the "Chat" button, a new window will open that you can re-size to your preferences.


Start Chatting

    Type your chat messages in the space at the bottom of the chat room window and press the Enter key to send your message.


Launch a Private Chat

    Once you're in a chat room, double click a name to launch a private chat session with any visitor in the room.


Menu items in the Chat Room Window

    Room: Select this menu item to close the chat room window and exit the chat.

    Options:

      Font Name: Select this menu item to choose a font for the chat rooms.

      Font Style: Select this menu item to choose Regular, Italic, Bold or Bold Italic font styles in the chat rooms.

      Increase Font: Select this menu item to increase the size of the chat room fonts.

      Decrease Font: Select this menu item to decrease the size of the chat room fonts.

      Entrance Alerts: Select this menu item to display the name and profile of each person who enters a chat room. Select it again to turn off the feature.

      Audio Alerts: Select this menu item to allow other people in the chat room to Ring you with an Audio Alert. Select it again to turn off the feature. Select both this menu item and the Entrance Alerts menu item to hear a sound each time a new person enters the chatroom.


    People:

      Ring name: To signal someone with a sound, click once on the name of the visitor you want to Ring, then select this menu item. The sound will be played only if the person you select has Audio Alerts enabled.

      Ignore name: To Ignore someone, click once on the name of the visitor you want to Ignore, then select this menu item. All chat messages and private chat requests from that person will be ignored.

      Unignore name: To Unignore someone you're ignoring, click once on the name of the visitor you want to Unignore, then select this menu item.


Help

    Help Contents: Select this menu item to display a Web page similar to this one. Opens in a new browser window.

    About VolanoChat: Select this menu item to display product information about the VolanoChat applet.


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