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2000–2004 Riverdeep Interactive Learning Limited, and its licensors. TheProximity/Merriam-Webster Database, 1994 Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1994–2004 Proximity Technology, Inc. Portions of images 2000 OttoRogge Photography. Includes Microsoft Agent Technology, 2000–2004 Microsoft Corporation. This product contains Macromedia Flash Player softwareby Macromedia, Inc., 1995–2004 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved bythe respective parties.DirectX is a proprietary tool of Microsoft Corporation and its suppliers andmay only be used in conjunction with Microsoft operating system products.All intellectual property rights in the DirectX are owned by Microsoft Corporation and its suppliers and are protected by United States copyright laws andinternational treaty provisions. 2001–2004 Microsoft Corporation. Allrights reserved.The Learning Company and Kid Pix are registered trademarks of RiverdeepInteractive Learning Limited. Macintosh and Mac are registered trademarks ofApple Computer, Inc. Macromedia and Flash are trademarks of Macromedia,Inc. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks ofMicrosoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks used under license. The QuickTime logo is registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarksare the property of their respective owners.Real Time Frequency Analyzer and Fast Fourier Transform algorithm licensedfrom Reliable Software of Seattle, Washington. www.relisoft.com.In the interest of product improvement, information and specifications represented here are subject to change without notice.Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTSWhat’s New? .3Options for Educators.4Manage Library Preferences .4Publish to Idea Machine.5Add/Edit Kid Note.5Setting Up Multiple Users .6Activating Small Kids Mode .7Bilingual (Spanish) Mode.7Controlling Sound.7About Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools.8Getting Started on Windows .8Getting Started on Macintosh .8The Kid Pix Paint Zone .9The Kid Pix SlideShow.9Getting Help .10Using the Art Tools .10Using Drawing Tools .11Drawing Tips .11Using Painting Tools .12Paintbrushes.12Sound Art .12Spray Cans.13Painting Tips .13Using Fill Buckets .13Fill Tips .14Using Mixers .14Mixer Tips .15Using Rubber Stamps .15Editing Rubber Stamps.15Using Paper Texture .16Using the Color Picker and Eye Dropper.17Using Erasers.17Using the Undo Guy .18All About Text .19Adding Text .19Drawing Text Boxes.19Text in Small Kids Mode .19ABC Text Tool .20Working with Text Boxes .20Text Box Tips.21Changing the Way the Letters Look.21Checking Spelling .22Reading Text Out Loud .22Changing the Voice .23Teaching Kid Pix to Pronounce.23Moving, Copying, Cutting, and Pasting .23The Grab Tool .24The Scissors Tool.241Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTSUsing Libraries.25Using Library Tools .25Library Trays .26Backgrounds.26Importing Backgrounds.26Stickers .27Animations .28Playing Animations .28Animation Tips.29Sounds.29Adding Stuff to Your Picture.30Adding Pictures from Other Programs or from a Digital Camera .30Picture Tips .31Adding Quicktime Movies .31Playing Movies .32Movie Tips.32Playing and Printing.32Playing Your Picture .33Printing Your Picture.33Working With Pictures .34Starting a New Picture.34Saving a Picture .34Opening a Picture.35Exporting a Picture .35Using SlideShow.35Creating and Opening SlideShows .36Going to SlideShow .36Starting a SlideShow.36Loading Pictures.37Editing Pictures .37Moving Pictures Around .37Seeing All the Pictures.38Getting Rid of Blanks .38Customizing Your SlideShow .38Slide Advance Options .38Transition Effects.39Audio Options.40Background Color .41Playing Your SlideShow.41Switching to Manual Advance.42Printing Your SlideShow .42Saving Your SlideShow .43Exporting Your SlideShow.43Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools Pull Down Menus.44Frequently Asked Questions.48Getting Technical Support.49Index .502Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

What’s New?Interface improvementsThe Menu bar is always visible, providing instantaccess to all features. “Rollover” tool descriptionsare an aid to learning, and support emergent andbeginning readers.Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools is a major update ofthe best-selling education and creativity program. Itwas designed with extensive input from teachersand students to be the best personal productivityand creativity tool for every K–8 classroom.Help MoviesHelp movies minimize time spent teaching the program, speed classroom integration, and let kidsadvance at their own pace.In this version, teachers can control which graphiclibraries are active for a project. This is ideal fortheme-based teaching or special needs students.Teachers can add instructions to project templates,which students can listen to with the bilingual textto-speech function.Improved Spanish Language SupportSpanish language mode includes Help, foreign language character support, and menus.Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools keeps many of thegreat features from the previous version: editabletext, Rubber Stamps, Stickers, and Animations,expanded sound library, import and export JPEGand GIF images, access to all fonts on your system,Text-to-Speech functionality, more graphics andBackgrounds, SlideShow controls, Sound Art, printcomic book style.More Work SpaceKid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools has been redesigned togive you 17% more work space than Kid Pix version3, and 31% more than Kid Pix Studio Deluxe.Flexible Text FormattingFont styles and sizes can be mixed in a single textbox for productivity, and to build word processingskills. Font names appear in actual fonts to encourage productivity.Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools also has many exciting new features.Enhanced Print OptionsPrint options now include select target printer, printmode preview, reverse print, print black and white,and multiple copies. This facilitates lab use andsharing of projects.Teacher ToolsTeachers can control which graphic libraries areactive for a given project. With Kid Pix Deluxe 4 forSchools, it’s easy to create custom templates, andadd notes and instructions to projects. Theenhanced Idea Machine templates are organized bycurriculum area.Export SlideShows to QuickTimeSlideShows can now be exported as QuickTimemovies with all transition effects. This provides better support for compiling electronic portfolios.3Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

Options for EducatorsThe tools offered in Teacher Mode are designed to enable teachers to customize Kid Pix for students. You canpublish your own templates to the Idea Machine, control graphic libraries, and even add instructions. In thischapter, you’ll learn about: Manage Library PreferencesPublish to Idea MachineAdd/Edit Kid NoteSetting Up Multiple UsersActivating Small Kids ModeBilingual (Spanish) ModeControlling SoundManage Library PreferencesKid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools comes loaded with Backgrounds, Animations, Stickers, Sounds, and Stampslibraries. Because these libraries are so extensive, you may wish to customize their contents to suit your current classroom projects. For example, if your students are working with a Halloween-themed template, youmay want to remove all the Background libraries for that file except Fantasy and Scary Things. You can restorethe removed libraries at any time, and the changes you make affect only the currently opened file.To remove a library:1. Enable the Teacher menu by pressing CTRL T.2. Select Manage Library Preferences. The Library Preferences dialog appears.3. Select the type of art (Backgrounds, Animations, and so on) from the list at left.4. From the Shown list at right, select the library you want to remove.5. Click Move. The library moves to the Not Shown list at left. You can remove all the libraries by clickingMove All.6. When you are finished, click OK.4Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

To restore a library:1. Enable the Teacher menu by pressing CTRL T.2. Select Manage Library Preferences. The Library Preferences dialog appears.3. Select the type of art (Backgrounds, Animations, and so on) from the list at left.4. From the Not Shown list at left, select the library you want to restore.5. Click Move. The library moves to the Shown list at right. You can restore all the libraries by clickingMove All.6. When you are finished, click OK.Publish to Idea MachineYou can create your own templates for use in the Idea Machine. You can further customize these templates bymanaging their library preferences and creating Kid Notes. Students can be directed to the Idea Machine foryour customized templates and other projects organized by curriculum area.1. Open a new Kid Pix file and create your design.2. Enable the Teacher menu by pressing CTRL T.3. If you want to manage the library preferences for the template, do so now. See “Manage Library Preferences” for more information.4. If you want to include a Kid Note for the template, create one now. See “Add/Edit Kid Note” for moreinformation.5. From the File menu, select Save As.6. Give your file a name, and select a destination folder. My Pictures is the default folder.7. Click Save.8. From the File menu, select Publish to Idea Machine.9. Select a destination folder in the Idea Machine directory, or create your own.10. Click Save.Add/Edit Kid NoteYou can create, edit, or delete a note for a particular Kid Pix file. When a student opens the file, the noteappears and is read aloud.To add a note for students:1. Open the Kid Pix file to which you want to add a note.2. Enable the Teacher menu by pressing CTRL T.3. Select Add Kid Note. The Leave a Note window appears.4. Type your message in the space provided.5. If you’d like the note to be read aloud in Spanish, click the checkbox next to “Read this note in Spanish.”Note: If you select this option, you must type the note in Spanish.6. When you are finished, click OK.5Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

To edit a note:1. Open the Kid Pix file whose note you want to edit.2. Enable the Teacher menu by pressing CTRL T.3. Select Edit Kid Note. The Leave a Note window appears.4. Edit your message in the space provided.5. When you are finished, click OK.To delete a note:1. Open the Kid Pix file whose note you want to delete.2. Enable the Teacher menu by pressing CTRL T.3. Select Edit Kid Note. The Leave a Note window appears.4. Select the entire message in the space provided.5. Press the Delete key.6. Click OK.When a student opens the file, the note appears and is read aloud. The student can click Replay to hear thenote again, or he or she can dismiss the note by clicking “Don’t show me this dialog again.” To view the noteagain, the student must select View Teacher’s Note from the Controls menu.Setting Up Multiple UsersYou can add or delete users for classroom use, or if many students use the same computer.To change settings for multiple users:1. Do one of the following: At the Login screen, type KidPixAdmin and then click Go. Enable the Teacher menu by pressing CTRL T, then select Manager User Names.2. Type the names of the new users and click Add after each one.3. To delete a user, select the name to remove and click Delete. Warning: When you delete a user, all of hisor her saved work is also deleted.4. Click Done when you’re finished.5. Select your name, then click Go.6Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

Activating Small Kids ModeKid Pix has two modes: Normal Mode and Small Kids Mode. In Normal Mode, all the Kid Pix tools and features are active. In Small Kids Mode, complex features (like menu options, SlideShow, and printing) are hidden. This lets younger children create freely, without confusion.In Small Kids Mode, children can: Use all the art tools. Add text to a picture using rubber stamps, instead of the keyboard. When a child clicks a letter in thetray, Kid Pix says the letter’s name out loud.To use Small Kids Mode:1. On the Controls menu, click Turn Small Kids Mode On.2. To return to Normal Mode, click Turn Small Kids Mode Off.Bilingual (Spanish) ModeYou can translate the menus, tool tips, and Help screens into Spanish.1. Click the Controls menu.2. Select Switch to Spanish.To return to English mode:1. Click the Controles menu.2. Select Cambiar a inglés.Controlling SoundYou can turn Tool Sounds, Attached Sounds, and Text-to-Speech on or off for each user.1. To set sound settings:2. Click the Controls menu.Set each of the following: Turn Tool Sounds On/Offdetermines whether you hear sound effects when you use the tools and trays in Kid Pix. Turn Attached Sound On/Off determines whether the attached sound plays when you play the picture. Turn Text-To-Speech On/Off determines whether you hear text boxes read aloud when you play thepicture.When you turn a setting off, the command reads “Turn.On” and when you turn a setting on, the commandreads “Turn.Off.”7Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

About Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for SchoolsIn this chapter, you’ll learn about: Getting Started with Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools Introducing the Paint Zone Introducing the SlideShow Getting HelpGetting Started on Windows Once you’ve installed Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools on a computer using Windows 98, 2000, Me, or XP, here’show to start.To start Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools:1. Put the Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools CD in the CD-ROM drive.2. Do one of the following: If you see the startup window, click Start Kid Pix. If you don’t see the start-up window, double-click the Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools desktop shortcut,or choose Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools from the Start menu.3. If this is your first time using Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools, type your name in the box that says Enteryour name here.4. From now on, your name will be in the list and you can click it or type it again to start.5. Click Go to start Kid Pix.Getting Started on Macintosh Once you’ve installed Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools on a Macintosh computer (OS 8.6–9.2.2, OS X.2.x andlater), here’s how to start.To start Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools:1. Put the Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools CD in the CD-ROM drive.2. Do one of the following: Double-click the Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools desktop shortcut. Double-click the Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools folder, then double-click the Kid Pix Deluxe 4 forSchools icon.3. If this is your first time using Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools, type your name in the box that says Enteryour name here.From now on, your name will be in the list and you can click it or type it again to start.4. Click Go to start Kid Pix.8 Kid Pix Deluxe 44 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools has two parts: The Paint Zone lets you create pictures with drawing and painting tools. SlideShow lets you put pictures into a presentation with visual transitions and sounds.The Kid Pix Paint ZoneWhen you start Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools, you see the Paint Zone:The Kid Pix SlideShowYou can make a SlideShow with your pictures. Read “Using SlideShow” to learn more about this great feature.9 Kid Pix Deluxe 44 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

Getting HelpIn the Paint Zone or the SlideShow, you can find out about anything on the screen. A Help window appearsand a voice reads the information.You can view or print the guide you’re reading now (the Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools User Guide).To get on-the-spot help:1. Click the question mark.2. Then, click the item you want help with.3. Read and listen to the help message.4. To hear the message again, click Replay.5. To close the help window, click OK. Some items have movies that show you how to use a tool. To view the movie, click the Movie button.To view or print the User Guide:1. From the Help menu, choose View User Guide.2. In Acrobat Reader, read or print information. If you need Acrobat Reader, go to www.adobe.com.To view the Getting Started movie:1. From the Help menu, choose Getting Started Movie.2. Click Play to start the movie. There is one movie for the Paint Zone and one movie for SlideShow.3. Click Done when you have finished.Using the Art ToolsIn this chapter, you’ll learn about: Using Drawing Tools Using Painting Tools Using Fill Buckets Using Mixers Using Rubber Stamps Using Paper Texture Using the Color Picker and Eye Dropper Using Erasers Using the Undo Guy10 Kid Pix Deluxe 44 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

Using Drawing ToolsUse Kid Pix Drawing Tools to draw different kinds of lines. There are four drawing tools: Pencil, Chalk,Crayon, and Marker. You can draw freehand, straight, or curved lines, rectangles, ovals, or polygons.To draw:1. Click the Draw ncil Crayon(solid) (hard/fuzzy)2.3.4.5.ShapesPick a tool from the left side of the tray.Choose a size for your line.Choose a shape.Click in the drawing area and hold down the mouse button. Move the mouse around to draw.Rectangle OvalFreehandCurve Straight FilledshapesLinePolygonEmptyshapesFor rectangles, ovals, and polygons, you can draw either a filled or an empty shape. Empty shapes let thebackground show through. To draw a curve, click the Curve shape and hold down the mouse button while you draw a line. Releasethe mouse button, then bend the line to the curve you want. To draw a polygon, click the Polygon shape. Draw the sides, clicking after each one. Finish by clickingthe starting point.Drawing TipsIf you change the Paper Texture and then draw with the Crayon, Chalk, or Marker, a pattern shows throughunder your drawing. For more on Paper Texture, see “Using Paper Texture.”11 Kid Pix Deluxe 44 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

Using Painting ToolsUse Kid Pix Painting Tools for a dazzling array of realistic and out-of-this-world painting effects. Choose fromPaintbrushes, Sound Art, and Spray Cans. Each tool has two modes.To paint:1. Click the Paint button.2. Click the Paintbrush, Sound Art, or Spray Can tool.Look on the next few pages for more information about each kind of tool.3. Choose a size (not all tools have sizes).4. Choose a painting mode.When you pick a mode, the options change.5. Choose a painting option.6. Click in the drawing area and hold down the mouse button. Move the mouse around to paint.PaintbrushesClick the Paintbrush and choose a brush size and painting mode. Realistic mode paints like a real brush.PaintbrushSizesRealisticPaint ModePaint OptionsWacky mode creates magical effects.WackyPaint ModePaint OptionsSound ArtTo use Sound Art, talk, sing, or play music into a microphone attached to your computer. Mouse-move letsyou direct the painting with your mouse. You must speak into the microphone at the same time you depressthe mouse button. Release the button to move the microphone icon (pointer) to another part of the page.Repeat.Sound ArtSize Mouse-move12 Kid Pix Deluxe 44 for SchoolsUser’s Guide

Hands-free lets the sound do the painting.Hands-freeSound ArtSpray Cans3D Shapes mode sprays three-dimensional balloons, candy, shapes, or bugs.Moving Paint mode sprays balloons, bubbles, and creatures that dance, fly, hop, or wiggle.Spray Can3D ShapesMoving PaintPainting Tips Experiment with the Painting Tools, modes, and options. Try lots of different combinations. For information on adding text in Wacky Paint Mode, see “ABC Text Tool.” Some of the realistic Paintbrushes let the Paper Texture show through. For more about Paper Texture,see “Using Paper Texture.”Using Fill BucketsFill buckets let you fill up an area of your picture. There are three Fill Buckets. Solid fills an area with onesolid color or a single-color pattern. Blend fills an area with a blend of colors. Pattern fills an area with amulti-color pattern.To fill an area:1. Click the Fill Bucket button to see the Fill Buckets tray. You can then select Solid, Blend, orPattern fills from the tool choices. Click on the library choice to see the var

box for productivity, and to build word processing skills. Font names appear in actual fonts to encour-age productivity. Enhanced Print Options Print options now include select target printer, print mode preview, reverse print, print black and white, and multiple copies. This facilitates lab use and sharing of projects. Export SlideShows to .