Loading Geometer's Sketchpad Files

If your copy of Netscape or Internet explorer is set up correctly, anytime you click on a link to a Sketchpad sketch, Geometer's Sketchpad will automatically open. (In Microsoft(TM) Internet Explorer, you may be asked if you want to save the sketchpad file or open it. Open it if you just want to see the file. Save it if you want to keep it on your computer for a while.) If this does not happen follow the following directions for setting up your browser on your machine.

Netscape on the Macintosh
The following instructions have been modified from the instructions on the Math Forum.

Geometer's Sketchpad Settings for Geometry Center Sketches
                Mime type       SubType   Extension     File Code

(for sketches)  application     x-gsp     gsp           GSPk
(for scripts)   application     x-gss     gss           GSPc

Internet Explorer on Windows95 and NT
If Geometer's Sketchpad is installed correctly on the computer, the links should respond correctly. The installation program registers the sketchpad and script file types. If the links don't download the file and ask you whether you want to open the file or save it, check with one of the instructors.

For other browsers and computers, or if you do not have Sketchpad and want to download a demo version, see How to Set Up Helper Applications.
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Author: Evelyn Sander Edited by John McDonald
Comments to: webmaster@geom.umn.edu
Created: Jun 24 1996 --- Last modified: Jun 24 1996