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Re: Can't get started-no matter how hard I try

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Can't get started-no matter how hard I try
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 15:35:28 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 08:57:11AM -0500, Tim McNamara wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2009, at 1:17 AM, David Bobroff wrote:
>> Ami Magori Cohen wrote:
>>> After having read about this wonderful software,I have downloaded it 
>>> and tried to get started,but i'm stuck!When I open the software,I see 
>>> a blank page with the title 'Lily Pad'-typing the basic commands 
>>> didn't produced any notation

She either doesn't realize that she needs to compile stuff, or has
a typo somewhere (probably missing {}) and doesn't know where to
find the error log.

Compiling is in one of the menu bars, I think.

>> Have you read the tutorial or crash course?  Those are good places to 
>> start.
> Ami noted that she has read the tutorials.

First lesson of helping people is that they haven't read what they
thought they read.  ;)
(in this case, I mean that she missed one or two vital details.
She doesn't realize that she missed them, of course, but we do)

> Is there a Windows-specific tutorial which she should read?

She *should* be able to read
and follow the screenshots.

Of course, since nobody's contributed screenshots along with a
nice step-by-step description, she *can't* follow those steps.

Amusingly, the "command-line" tutorial has the most clear
instructions.  :)

- Graham

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