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How to View and Print This Manual


VIEWING THIS MANUAL

Use the jewel icon at the right -- pull it down to scroll down the list. Click on the underlined blue link which leads to the chapter you want to read. Chapters that contain numerous pictures may take a moment to load. For a short time your cursor is temporarily immobile, but don't panic. When the file and images are loaded, cursor control resumes. At any time, you can click the Cancel button and return to the game. Or push the jewel icon back up to the top, and click the Contents button to return to the manual's Main Index page.

HOW TO PRINT ANY PART OF THIS MANUAL (INCLUDING THE SPECIAL HANDS FOR CHINESE, JAPANESE, AND WESTERN MAH-JONGG)

It's very easy to print any chapter from the manual. The game manual is included with the game in HTML format (the language of the World Wide Web). Open the manual files with your Internet browser program and print them on your printer! Here's how.

Windows users:
- Click Start.
- Click Programs.
- Click Shanghai 2nd Dynasty.
- Click Player's Manual.
- Your browser program should open and you are looking at the table of contents of the manual. Navigate to the chapter you want to print.
- Use your browser's Print command.
- If you plan to return later to print other chapters, you might want to create a shortcut to the manual.htm file on your desktop. Right-click the manual.htm file and drag it to the desktop. In the mini-menu that appears, select "Create Shortcut(s) Here."

Macintosh users:
The file "manual.htm" is on your hard drive and also on your CD. Find the file and double-click it. Here's where to find the file on the CD:
- Double-click the CD drive icon (the CD must be in the drive, of course).
- Double-click the Setup folder.
- Double-click the Data folder.
- Double-click the "manual.htm" icon. (If double-clicking the icon does not open your browser, you can drag and drop the icon onto your browser icon on the desktop to open it.)
- Your browser program should open and you are looking at the table of contents of the manual. Navigate to the chapter you want to print.
- Use your browser's Print command.
- If you plan to return later to print other chapters, you might want to create an Alias to the manual.htm file on your desktop. Highlight the manual.htm file and hit Command-M (Apple-M) to Make an alias. Then drag the alias to your desktop.

HOW TO PRINT A CUSTOM MAH-JONGG CARD FOR AMERICAN MAH-JONGG

The card can be saved in HTML format (the language of the World Wide Web). Then open the card file with your Internet browser program and print it on your printer. Here's how.
- Start a game of American Mah-Jongg.
- From the File menu, select Custom Card Editor...
- From the File menu, select Open Card.
- In the dialog box, select your custom card file.
- From the File menu, select Save As HTML.
- In the dialog box, if you type a name for the file, Windows users must remember to make sure the file name ends with ".HTM". The program suggests the name MYCARD.HTM, so that's the name used in the steps below.
- You are done with the game now, and can close it (or leave it open, if you want to play while the file is printing).

Now you need to open the file by navigating to the location of the file on your hard drive. In the description below, we assume that you did not change the install location -- we assume that you used the default install location.


Windows users
- Double-click My Computer.
- Double-click the hard drive icon where Shanghai is installed. Usually this is C:.

- Double-click the Program Files folder.
- Double-click the Activision folder.
- Double-click the Shanghai Second Dynasty folder.
- Double-click the Cards folder.
- Locate and double-click the MYCARD.HTM file that you saved from the game.
- Your browser program should open and you are looking at the card file.
- Use your browser's Print command.


Macintosh users:
The MYCARD.HTM file is on your hard drive.
- Double-click the icon for your hard drive.
- Double-click the folder where the game is installed (it is usually named "Shanghai Second Dynasty").
- Double-click the Cards folder.
- Double-click the card MYCARD.HTM file icon.
- Your browser program should open and you are looking at the card file.
- Use your browser's Print command.


Click on the underlined blue link below to proceed to the next chapter. At any time, you can click the Cancel button and return to the game. Or push the jewel icon back up to the top, and click the Contents button to return to the manual's Main Index page.

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