SleepMultiMedia users can use these pages to find answers to questions regarding SleepMultiMedia. Choose an item at left and click on it to take you to the support information.
If your question is not answered here, please call Sleep Multimedia Inc. at 914-722-9291 or fax your question to 914-722-4490.
Sleep Multimedia Inc.
P.O. Box 329-H
Scarsdale, New York, 10583
1. The first pages of SleepMultiMedia scroll automatically; wait until the table of contents appears then make your selection by clicking on the desired option. You must have the SleepMultiMedia disc in the computer to advance further.
2. All commands in SleepMultiMedia can be controlled by clicking the left mouse button. The right mouse button magnifies the screen centered upon the position of the mouse cursor; another click of the right mouse button returns the screen to normal size.
3. When showing a video, reclick the video button or click on the video window to stop the video from playing. Similarly, to navigate more quickly past a page, click anywhere on the main window to stop most audio clips or animations once you have heard or seen them the first time, such as the car crash animation.
4. The Back button in the menu Page of the menubar can be very helpful to return to a page of the same, or of another, chapter. You will want to use this command often.
5. To find a video quickly, use the Video clips command in the Video menu.
6. For the CME or Lecture instructions read the About... in each sections menu list.
7. If the Old English typeface does not appear in the History of Sleep chapter, follow the instructions contained in the Help section to install the font.
8. Always close any secondary window, such as the glossary, when finished viewing it or else it will hide behind the main window and may slow the performance of SleepMultiMedia.
9. For the best presentation of SleepMultiMedia set your video resolution in the Windows Settings to 800 x 600 (SVGA), or to fill the screen, and use 65,000 colors or 16M (24 bit) colors, and Large Fonts options.
Enjoy, and please send in any suggestions for future additions to SleepMultiMedia.
Sleep Multimedia Inc., P.O. Box 329 - H, Scarsdale, NY 10583, U.S.A.
Tel: 914 722-9291 Fax: 914 722-4490
You can use SleepMultiMedia to create slides in Microsoft PowerPoint by the following steps.
First, open PowerPoint to the page where you want to insert the SleepMultiMedia content.
Open SleepMultiMedia to the page you want to copy. Set your screen resolution to 800x600 so SleepMultiMedia fills the whole page. Move the mouse pointer off screen so it does not appear in your slide. Copy the SleepMultiMedia page to the clipboard by pressing PrintScrn (PrintScrn is usually beside Key F12).
Then, by using the Paste menu item in PowerPoint, paste the contents into the PowerPoint page. Drag on the bottom right hand corner to enlarge the content to full size if it does not fill the PowerPoint page.
You can then add new text or graphics as desired by using the tools in PowerPoint. For example, cover the text with a new Text Box, or cover the buttons with a rectangle box filled with any color.
To use a Picture or Graphic in PowerPoint from SleepMultiMedia:
Copy the whole page from SleepMultiMedia as described above.
Open, a publishing program, such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft's Paint program. (Paint is located in Windows XP under Start/Accessories/Paint). Use the tools to cut out the picture or text you need then Paste it into PowerPoint.
To run SleepMultiMedia on a Macintosh computer it is first necessary to download VMware Fusion software ( VMware Fusion VMware). VMware Fusion is an independent program available online for a nominal price. This program will allow your Mac to effectively run two operating systems on your machine simultaneously. Next you must install on your computer a version of Windows. After installing Windows on your Mac, you can run it like any other program using the VMware Fusion software.
Now, on Windows you can install and run your copy of SleepMultiMedia following the regular downloading and installation procedure which came with your program. Remember to follow the instructions for codec's available online at sleepmultimedia.com.
Helpful Hints for using your SleepMultiMedia Software effectively on your Mac:
When using VMware Fusion to run SleepMultiMedia you may be inclined to switch back to your Mac desktop to perform other functions, or even to use screen shots from SleepMultiMedia in another format. To do this you must press Command + Control + Return. Using this key stroke will minimize your Windows operating system, and will reduce its size to merely a window on you Mac home screen. This will allow you to toggle through other applications on your Mac while still running SleepMultiMedia.
Depending on the size of your Mac and its desktop/laptop setting it may be necessary to adjust your screen size to get the best view of SleepMultiMedia. To make the necessary changes it is recommended that you adjust your screen resolution from the Mac System Preferences not the preferences on Windows. Remember this size is determined by the actual size of your screen, and therefore settings for these are dependent upon your own computer and cannot be generalized. Make sure you suspend activity of your VMware Fusion software and restart windows after making a change to the screen resolution.
On the Mac computer, screen shots are accomplished through a simple key stroke command. By pressing Command + Shift + 3 your Mac will take a picture of the entire screen you are working on, even when running Windows. These screen shots will then be saved on your Mac as previews with time stamps printed on them for easy accessibility. From these previews you can open, save, and edit any compatible programs you have running on your Mac.
For more advanced Mac users it may be helpful to take partial screen shots. This allows you to choose the part of the screen you wish to capture at any given time. Partial screen shots are made using the key stroke command, Command + Shift + 4. Using this command key will initiate cross hairs on your screen. Manipulate the crosshairs to take a localized picture of your screen choosing exactly which parts of a page you wish to save as a screen shot.
Presentation and PowerPoint:
SleepMultiMedia is built with its own presentation maker. This works while running the program on the Mac the same way that it does using any windows operating system. If you wish for your presentation to be more mobile your can turn SleepMultiMedia slides into a PowerPoint presentation. To do this use the screen shot key command as listed above to take screen shots of the slides you wish to have in your PowerPoint presentation. Now by switching back into your Mac you can use these pictures in your slides and create a presentation.