FAQ: Users' Questions and Answers
Below are several important questions and answers from previous customers,
that we think may be of some relevance to yourselves. Please do not hesitate
to contact us using the email address below to ask us a question relating to
The following FAQ's refer to Autograph Version
2. Version 3 information will be coming soon.
The Autograph Font
have reported that the Autograph true-type font
does not register properly.
Autograph needs 3 fonts
to operate: - Autograph Bit-map font (used
by the programme itself) - Autograph true-type
font (used by the program text box, status
box and Help file) this is also available for
general used in Word, etc - Autograph true-type
symbol font (used by Word in its "insert
To check the Autograph TTF, open up Word and
see if Autograph (as well as AutographS) is in
the font list. If it is not, proceed as follows:
Start => Settings => Control Panel => double-click
on "Fonts" When the Fonts fold opens up, you
will see the Autograph font pop in. All should
be OK thereafter (don't ask why!!).
The 30 day trial
Do I have
to UNINSTALL the Autorgaph 30-Day Trial when
installing v 2.10?
What you should NOT do is uninstall the 30-day trial AFTER you
have installed the new 2.10 version.
This CAN take the Autograph fonts off
(it is not supposed to, of course!).
If this does happen, simply install v
You can unistall the 30-day Trail before installing 2.10, using
the standard Uninstall routine in Start
=> Programs => Control Panel.
You can also uninstall the 30-day trial manually as follows: 1. Start => Programs => right-click
over Autorgaph 30-day Trial => Delete
2. My computer => Drive C => Program Files => Autograph 30-day trial
How to draw a tangent
I know how
to draw the gradient function of curve, but can
I draw a tangent at a particular point and
computer tell me gradient?
create the situation first: ie draw the curve,
add a point on the curve (use the "cursor mode" and
wait for the arrow to change as you hover over
the curve, then click - this will create a cursor
ON the curve). Don't forget to return to the
select more ( )
before going on. With the cursor ON the curve
selected, right-click options include "tangent" and "normal".
In the status line at the bottom of the screen
it gives the equation of the tangent (in the
form y=mx+c, where 'm' is the gradient). Another
approach is to select put two nearby cursors
on a curve and use the right-click option "gradient".
This gives delta-x and delta-y as well.
of the our department had difficulty in showing
the Poisson approximation because she had to set
up the axes each time
on the statistics toolbar does the job automatically
- it scales both the horizontal and vertical
scales so that the mean ± 6 SD (or the
full range of the binomial) is visible on screen.
You need to press "Re-set p-r" ()
also to set the lables up correctly. You can
do all this manually in "Edit Axes" ().
applies to the current probability distribution.
So if you have plotted say B(25, 0.1) then
(right-click) "Fit dependent Poisson", you
need to select the Binomial in the list to
be able to vary its 'n' and 'p'.
it can be more conventient to use the ARROW
keys with the probability animation (as with
the constant controller on the graphing side):
lef/right adjusts the step (important when
animating probability), and up/down adjusts
often get left in 'cursor mode' and end up with
too many cursors
'cursor' is the name in Autograph for the object
that represents a coordinate point (free-moving
or attached to another object, eg an equation
or an intersection). Several cursors can form
a 'group' or a bivariate data set. To
enter a cursor you
need to be in 'cursor mode'
ch (like the zooms) stays in
you return to 'select mode' ()
If you have created too many cursors, press
DELETE - this deletes cursors one at a time
in reverse order
just one cursor, you can hold down ALT, click
the mouse and let go ALT - try it!
correct, with apologies, an error in the early
version of the 45 Exercises, page 9 "Entering
a single cursor" which refers to TAB instead
I have a group
such as a Flag can I
reflect it in line y = x ?
is consistent: select
the required objects, then use the appropriate
In this case, first create the flag ( Add
Group) and draw the line y = x (or any
other line). Select the flag and (hold
down shift) also select the line. Right-click
option "Reflection". Any line will do,
eg y = mx + c, then you can vary m and
c and watch the reflection change. Or put
on two cursors (use the Cursor
Mode button), select them and create a
straight line through them. Select the
line and the object - this way you can
vary the line by dragging one of the points.