Anfy 2

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Quick Start Guide
0. Installation.

Before starting the program, you first have to unpack the downloaded archive and install the program. To do this, you are only required to click the Setup.exe in the anfy2 folder. By default, the installation wizard lets you install the program into "c:\Program Files\Anfy Team\Anfy" folder. Change the destination folder if necessary, and finish the installation. Now you have added the shortcut to Start menu and are ready to use the program!

If you are a Macintosh user, you only need to copy the anfy folder.

1. Basic procedure: How to use the wizard.

When you first run the Anfy.exe (by clicking the shortcut from Start menu), a category menu pops up. The wizard presents a series of menus for each image effect (strictly speaking, for each applet) and you can go forward and back between menus by clicking "Next" or "Previous" button. In every menu, you can always preview the working object in your choice of browser by clicking the "Preview" button at the bottom.

The basic procedure which shall be presented shortly follows every menu, unless you skip some of them and ask you to set several parameters so as to determine the exact effect you would like to create.
Although some image effects require more and other may less, the essential procedure exists in all effects.
Step 1.
Choose one from six different categories: Banner/Slideshow, Fractal/A-Life, Image effects, 3D applets, Navigational menus, Others. This brings a pull-down menu of effects.
Step 2.
The pull-down menu shows you how many applets are available within the particular category.
Users can always preview the effect appeared in the small pull-down window by clicking "Applet preview" button below it. Now select an image effect (applet) and click "Next".
Step 3.
Now you see a parameter menu for the effect. Configure every parameter accordingly, while you can refer to pop-up messages for help in understanding the role of each parameter.

If you need a detailed instruction of each parameter, just click "Help" in the title bar and select "Applet info."

Experiment various values for every parameter until you meet a sound effect. You can enable textscroll function in this menu. Then, click "Next".

Step 4.

If you have enabled textscroll, the next stop is textscroll menu. If you have disabled it, this menu will be skipped automatically. Define every value for available textscroll parameters and click "Next".

Remember you can type UNICODE based characters in the text field, however, non-English characters are only supported under version 4 browsers or above.

So, if you expect visitors to your web site who may use old browsers, you are advised to stick to English characters.

Step 5.

Now the expert menu appears in front of you. If you do not know what you are doing, just skip this menu. You can also type in statusbar messages for browser and set an overlay image which is layered over the applet image. Click "Next" to proceed.

Remember you are always able to preview the current state of the object in your favourite browser.
Step 6.
The next regcode (registration code) menu has nothing to do with unregistered users, since they do not know what to type in! If you have already registered your domain names, you are certainly provided with regcodes.

Type them in now, or select a domain, if you have already entered regcodes before.

Registered users can also select a target frame in which the linked page will be displayed when the applet is clicked. Unregistered users cannot use this feature. Click "Next" to proceed.

Step 7.

This is the final HTML code menu. Here, you should do nothing but produce the code. Click "Copy all files to" button to copy all the necessary files into a selected folder. In doing so, you will be asked to specify a html file name to which the applet parameter is output.

Or you can simply copy the resultant HTML code and use it in your preferred HTML editor. In this case, you have to copy necessary .class files to wherever you would like manually.
Step 8.
Now you have got the HTML document with a stunning image effect! Although the procedure per se is rather simple, you need to do many experiments in order to produce a good effect.
We regard this program as mere a tool of art and the result of the program is always up to you, like other tools of arts demand you good amount of skills!
For more information, please consult the documents for each applet.
2. Purchase information.
This application is a shareware and freely distributable and no trial period is specified. However, if you would like to take full advantage of it, you need to register your domain names in order to unlock the applets. For the registration information, please read the purchase and license agreement.
3. Technical support.
Before contacting us, please consult the FAQ page. If you do not find the solution there, you can go to CONTACT page and email us.