Notes on Using the On-line Russian Grammar

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Self-Generating Words. The moving examples in this site may be controlled by placing your cursor on the scroll bar to the right and holding down the right button of your mouse if your are using an IBM platform and Netscape Navigator as we recommend. The animated gif file will halt when it reaches the end of the animation. When you release the mouse button, the animation will go through another cycle and, if you press the button again, halt when it reaches the end.

Fonts. If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, or Apple OS 10 or beyond you don't need to do anything to read Cyrillic. You will need to set up a Russian keyboard in order to type Cyrillic.

Keyboards. To change keyboards in Windows, go to 'Control Panel' and double click 'Keyboards'. Choose the 'Change Keyboards' tab and then 'Keyboards and Languages'. Next under 'General' click the 'Add' button. From the next window, select 'Russian' and choose a hot key to toggle between English and Russian, e.g. 'Ctrl+Shift' will toggle the keyboards when you hold down 'Control' and hit 'Shift'. Click 'OK'.

When this operation is completed, you should have a small icon 'EN' at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen (left end of the tray). You may toggle between English and Russian by pressing your toggle keys, e.g. ctrl + shift. However, if you click it a toggle window with 'Russian' and 'English' will pop up. This allows you to toggle between the English and Russian keyboard.

Printing. Before printing these pages, check to make sure that the box beside 'Black Text' in your print window is checked—unless you want color. When you print these pages, the self-generating words will appear as underlying stem+ending rather than the fully derived word. That is, after all, why electronic format is preferable.

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