Getting Started

The contents of this Web site are best viewed with Netscape Navigator version 4.0 or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher.

If you are new to Adobe Acrobat and Portable Document Format (PDF) file technology, the installation instructions on this page should help.

If you need to know how to get around TaxPoint or how the site works, be sure to spend a few minutes reading "Getting Around."


Installation Instructions



Installation instructions Netscape 4.x:

  1. From Windows Explorer, double click on the icons of the drive and directory that you saved the downloaded file to.
  2. Double click on the .exe file for the version of Netscape you downloaded (n32e408.exe).
  3. Follow the installation instructions that appear on your screen.

Installation instructions for Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.01:

Some files require Adobe Acrobat technology. To install the Adobe Reader 3.01 to access the files in PDF format (e.g. some tax forms):
  1. From Windows Explorer,double click on the icons of the drive and directory that you saved the downloaded file to.
  2. Double click on ar32e301.exe.
  3. Follow the installation instructions that appear on your screen.

Installation and start up instructions for the OnPoint System:

Installation Instructions for OnPoint Student Version CD-ROM:

  1. Insert the disc into your CD-ROM drive.
  2. From Windows Explorer, double click on the icon for your CD-ROM drive.
  3. Double click on setup.exe
  4. Follow the installation instructions on your screen.

Start Up Instructions for OnPoint Student Version CD-ROM:

  1. From the Start menu, click on Programs, then on OnPoint System for Windows, then on the OnPoint System icon.

When using the Student Version of the OnPoint System you will need to insert the OnPoint disc in your CD-ROM drive. See Module 1 for a tutorial on how to navigate the OnPoint System.


Getting Around


Getting Around:

  • Introduction
  • Inserts
  • Icons
  • Assignment Material
  • Other Features

    Introduction

    The navigation piece at the top of the page will help you move seamlessly through this product. You can select a module number from the "Contents" button or from the drop down box. When moving from one section of a module to another, click on the "Next Section" and "Previous Section" buttons. When using the glossary, footnotes, or links to pages, you'll need to use the "Back" button on your browser to return to the previous page.

    Inserts
    Author Commentary, Historical Notes, TaxPlanning tips, and RIA extracts are called out using a second color. These are not part of the main flow of the core content and can be read as supplementary.

    Icons

    Icon   Link type and function
      PDF icon. Launches the Adobe Acrobat Reader application to display detailed documents.
      Graphics icon. Displays an enlarged graphic image.
      RIA icon. Displays a text file with information from the RIA OnPoint System application.
      Spreadsheet icon. Launches the spreadsheet program you have associated with .xls files.
      Audio icon. Plays an audio file.
      Video icon. Plays a video or animation.
      Text icon. Displays scrolling text
      Forms icon. Launches the Adobe Acrobat Reader application to display detailed forms.
    Linked text   Footnotes and key terms are hotlinked to a general listing and glossary, respectively, when you click on the text.

    Assignment Material
    At the end of the last section in each module you will find a variety of questions and problems to work before moving on to the next module.

    Other Features
    Here a few of the many features that make TaxPoint interactive:

    Search capability
    You can search the TaxPoint site using the HT Dig search engine.

    Quiz
    End-of-module quizzes provide instantaneous feedback each time you answer a question. We have included the quiz icon in the body of the text material. If you would like to access individual quiz questions while you are working through the content, simply open the quiz for that module and toggle between the module content and the quiz questions. Be sure to leave the quiz open as you progress through the module.

    Tax forms
    Download the most recent tax forms from the US Treasury web site.

    TaxPoint Support Site
    You can easily access updates or go directly to the TaxPoint support site in Web Resources in the navigation bar at the top.


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