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Dont understand something o the site? Need help saving, printing or downloading or have a Rugrats realted question? Well this is the place for you. Use the categories and questions below to help you. If you still still don't see what you're looking for, then get in touch and I'll do my best to help you out.

Rugrats related questions...


Who is Lipshitz?
How come Angelica and Susie can talk to the grown ups and the babies?
Who is Goober?
How do you tell Phil and Lil apart?
Can I get Rugrats on Video or DVD?
What happens in the opening titles?
How old are the characters?
Where can I buy Rugrats merchandise?
Are there any new Rugrat episodes?
Why did Chuckie's voice change?
What was the poem Chuckie's mom wrote for him?
Where s Chuckie's mom?
Where is Timmy Mcnulty in Preschool Daze?
What is Preschool Daze about?
What is All Grown Up about?
Who did the the theme song to All Grown up?
Who did the theme music to Rugats?
How can I get in touch with the creators?
Where can I watch Preschool Daze?
Where can I watch Rugrats/All Grown Up?
What was the first episode of Rugrats?
What is the Rugrats font called?
When was Rugrats first shown?
Who makes Rugrats?
Why are they called Rugrats?


General site questions...
I submitted something ages ago, why isn't it on your site yet?
Can I help you with the site?
Why dont you have episodes to download/video clips etc?
Will you put up transcripts of the episodes/movies/tales from the crib/preschool daze?
Do you run advertisements?
Will you link to my website?
Why doesnít a feature work?
Why doesnít a link work?
Why is the site just a long list?
How did you make the Picture Gallery? How can I use it on my own website/myspace page etc.
How do you make the site?
Why are some of the words spelt wrong?
Why havenít you replied to my email?
Can you send me Rugrats stuff?
Can I send you pictures I have drawn?
Can I send you pictures/sounds/info?
Can I send you suggestions for things to add?
Can I use your crafts on my own site?
How do you make the Rugrats pictures?
Why are your pictures tagged?
Can I write to the Rugrats characters or actors from your site?
Are you one of the Rugrats characters or actors?
Can I use the pictures from your site?
Can you send me Rugrats pictures?


Help with the site..
How do I use the t-shirt transfers?
How do I use the digi-rats?
How do I use the desktop icons?
How do I use the desktop wallpapers?
How do I install a screensaver?
How do I save the PDF files?
How do I print off the PDF files?
How do I use the PDF files?
How do I use Zip files?
How do I listen to sound files?
How do I print things off?
How do I bookmark this site?
How do I save files?
How do I save images?


Rugrats related questions...

Who is Lipshitz?
Lipshitz is a child psychologist who writes books about child development. The Rugrats parents all love to refer to Lipshitz when he kids do something unexpected, Didi and Chaz especially.

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How come Angelica and Susie can talk to the grown ups and the babies?
Angelica and Susie are three years old, so they are between being a baby and a bigger kid, meaning they can talk to both.

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Who is Goober?
Goober is character created by the Lipshitz foundation, who were worried that Reptar was a bad influence on kids. Goober is a gofer, who is happy and smiley. His catchphrase is "Can I have a hug?". Dil loves Goober.

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How do you tell Phil and Lil apart?
There are a few ways to tell the twins apart. Lil wears a pink bow in her hair. Phil has blue shorts and blue shoes. Lil wears a diaper and pink shoes.

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Can I get Rugrats on Video or DVD?
Yes. Nickelodeon released a lot of the episodes on VHS and have only just started releasing episodes on DVD. Most of the episodes available on DVD are in compilation with episodes from other seasons (for example a Christmas themed DVD with all the Xmas episodes on) or other Nick shows.

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What happens in the opening titles?
There are two versions of the opening credits. The original pre-2001 opening shows Tommy playing with a mechanical cat which Phil and Lil run around. Angelica is playing dress up with the adults clothes while Chuckie is riding the vaccum cleaner. All the while, Grandpa is asleep, not noticing what is going on. When Stu and Didi get home, Didi picks up Tommy and he squirts his milk towards the screen to form the Rugrats logo. In the episodes after 2001, Tommy and Dil are playing with a remote controlled plane, which is being flown by Cynthia. Grandpa is again, alseep and doesn't notice any of this going on. Chuckie is in the bathroom, playing with the toilet paper, he slips on a ball and falls over. Angelica meanwhile is chasing the plane with Cynthia in it and she ends up outside where we see Phil and Lil playing with bugs, Kimi in the sandbox and Susie jumping a rope. Didi comes out with cookies which the kids all run to, as this is happening Spike gets hold of the controls for the plane which crashes into the Angelica, who sends the cookies flying into the air. These spill over the screen and reveal the Rugrats logo.

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How old are the characters?
Dil is the youngest character, he's about 3 months old in the series and a few weeks old in the Rugrats Movie. Tommy is one year old. Phil, Lil and Kimi are all around 15 months old. Chuckie is 2 years old and Angelica and Susie are both 3 years old. The ages of the adults are never given.

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Where can I buy Rugrats merchandise?
Rugrats merchandise (various) is available from the Klasky Csupo store http://www.store.yahoo.com/cooltoons/ Rugrats merchandise (various) is available the Nick.com shop http://shop.nickjr.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=1029096 Rugrats books, cds, dvds and video and computer and video games are all available from Amazon.The US site has links with toys r us which also sells some Rugrats toys, dolls, puzzles etc. http://www.amazon.com (US site) http://www.amazon.co.uk (UK site) Rugrats books are available from Barnes and Noble http://www.bn.com (America only) Rugrats posters can be bought from Art.com http://www.art.com Ebay has a lot of new and used, rare and widely available Rugrats items. http://www.ebay.com (US site) http://www.ebay.co.uk (UK site) Please get permission for adults before buying anything online. It is important you do not give out personal information, so please get an adult to order for you.

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Are there any new Rugrat episodes?
No, Rugrats was cancelled by Nickeloden so there are no new episodes after 'Fountain of Youth/Kimi takes the cake'. However Klasky-Csupo are working on several special movie length episodes featuring the gang as babies. These will be based on popular fairy takes, such as Snow White and will be direct to video and DVD. It is possible that Nick may show these on TV at some point in the future.

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Why did Chuckie's voice change?
Chuckie was voiced by Christine Cavanaugh until she retired from voice acting in 2001. She also voiced 'Babe' the pig from the movie of the same name. Since the episodes that aired in 2002 Chuckie has been voiced by Nancy Cartwright, who is better known as the voice of Bart Simspson.

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What was the poem Chuckie's mom wrote for him?
My Sweet Little Chuckie Though I must leave you behind me, This poem will tell you where you always can find me. When a gentle wind blows, that's my hand on your face. And when the tree gives you shade, that's my sheltering embrace. When the sun gives you freckles, that's me tickling my boy. When the rain wets your hair, those are my tears of joy. When the long grass enfolds you, that's me holding you tight. When the Whippoorwill sings, that's me whispering, 'Night night.

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Where s Chuckie's mom?
Chuckie's mom and Chaz's first wife was called Melinda. In the mother's day episode we learnt that Chuckie's mother died when he was a small baby. Chaz kept her things which he shares with Chuckie, in this episode and in Rugrats in Paris. Melinda made Chuckie's bear Waa Waa for him.

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Where is Timmy Mcnulty in Preschool Daze?
Timmy Mcnulty as we know him doesn't appear in Preschool Daze, despite being the same age as Angelica and Susie. However the character of Jake is voiced by Tara Strong, who voices Timmy in the main Rugrats series and it was revealed in "Preschool Daze" (the episode of Rugrats we first see Angelica and Susie at school) that Jake is Timmy's middle name.

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What is Preschool Daze about?
Preschool Daze follows Susie and Angelica at Preschool and introduces us to their teacher Miss Weemer and all of their classmates, some of whom appear in the All Grown Up series.

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What is All Grown Up about?
All Grown Up is based on the 10th anniversary special of Rugrats where the babies grew up with the help of a 'time machine'. This was then adapted into a spin-off series which follows the teenage Rugrats through their lives ten years on, we follow them and some of their new and old friends at school and on various other adventures.

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Who did the the theme song to All Grown up?
The theme song to All Grown up was written by Mark & Bob Mothersbaugh and sung by Cree Summer. Cree Summer voices Susie on Rugrats and All Grown up. The lyrcics can be found in our All Grown up section. (See Info > All Grown Up)

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Who did the theme music to Rugats?
The theme music was created by Mark Mothersbaugh. Mark also did the music for the first 65 episodes (until 1996) after which he was joined on the credits by Bob Mothersbaugh & Rusty Andrews.

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How can I get in touch with the creators?
You can go to the Klasky Csupo website at www.cooltoons.com where they have an email address to get in touch with them.

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Where can I watch Preschool Daze?
Preschool Daze was originally intended to be a series based on Angelica and Susie's time at preschool. It was screened in the summer of 2005 on Nicktoons TV in the UK and Ireland. The four episodes are available on the Rugrats Tales from the Crib DVDs. Two are included on the Snow White release and the other two are included on the Three Jacks and a Beanstalk release.

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Where can I watch Rugrats/All Grown Up?
Rugrats and All Grown Up play on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons TV in many countries, including the USA, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. Check the official websites for schedules as they often change. They also show on YTV in Canada, BBC and ITV in England, RTE in Ireland and France 3 in France.

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What was the first episode of Rugrats?
The first episode of Rugrats was called 'Tommy Pickles and the great white thing' - but this was the pilot episode and so was never shown on TV. The first televised episode was called 'Tommy's First Birthday' and was a double length, 30 minute episode. You can find out more about the episodes by looking at our episode guide (Info>Episode Guide)

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What is the Rugrats font called?
The Rugrats font is called 'Rugrats'. The show also uses another font which is called 'Woody'.

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When was Rugrats first shown?
Nickelodeon first aired Rugrats in the US on August 11, 1991.

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Who makes Rugrats?
It was created by Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo. Their company Klasky Csupo also animated The Simpsons, and in 1990 after the success of this show, they made the pilot episode of Rugrats.

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Why are they called Rugrats?
Rugrats is an old word used to describe kids who are so little that they still crawl around on the floor.

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General site questions...

I submitted something ages ago, why isn't it on your site yet?
The website is only updated in my spare time, therefore anything that has been submitted since the last update is saved up and added once I have time. Some things may take longer for me to add. For example if you send in a story, it will take me time to read it through to make sure the language etc is suitable for the site. If you submitted an idea for a site feature, it will have been put on a 'to do' list for the site and will be added in time.

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Can I help you with the site?
If and when I need staff to help out with sections of the site I will advertise on the site, so please see the homepage for announcements and how to apply.

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Why dont you have episodes to download/video clips etc?
Providing video clips and/or episodes for you to watch or download is a tricky thing because of copyright issues. Videos also require a lot of server space and I don't have the space to store them.

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Will you put up transcripts of the episodes/movies/tales from the crib/preschool daze?
Transcripts are on the 'to do' list for the site. Especially for Preschool Daze and Tales from the Crib which are epsidoes many fans may not have seen. If you have an episode transcript that you have typed out, or you'd like to help with transcribing episodes for the site, please get in touch. (You'll get a transcribers credit on the site)

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Do you run advertisements?
Nope! No ads here! I try to keep the site as family friendly as possible, so if you ever do see adverts they'll be ones to sites that are safe for kids.

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Will you link to my website?
If you have a fansite about the Rugrats then of course I will! If you have another kind of website then I will only add it if it is 100% family friendly. That means it cannot contain anything that would be unsuitable for children, including any bad language. If you have a kid friendly site then I'd be happy to add your link to our kids links page. Just use the contact form to get in touch and I'll add the link the next time I update. Please select the 'Link' option from the drop down box.

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Why doesnít a feature work?
Some of the features (games etc.) use Flash, if you cannot see them you might need to download Flash Player which you can get for free from macromedia.com. Also some of the games use Java applets or script, so you need to make sure these are enabled on your browser in order to play. Most browsers have them turned on automatically. If you are unsure, ask an adult. If a feature is not working and it has no label indicating that it is currently offline then please email me and let me know.

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Why doesnít a link work?
It is very unusual that a link wouldn't work on the site. It could be that I am updating the page you are trying to look at. Try it again in a few minutes. If it still doesn't work, use the email form to let me know - please try to give as much detail as possible, such as the page the link was on. If the entire site does not work, this could be because the server is having problems, or because I have run out of bandwidth for the month. This isn't likely, but is possible.

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Why is the site just a long list?
My site uses CSS (Cascading Style sheets) to tell your web browser what colours to show, where to display the content, what size font to use etc etc. If your browser doesnt support CSS it might show as a long list. This is easy to fix, just update your browser to the newest version. If you don't know how, ask an adult to do it for you.

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How did you make the Picture Gallery? How can I use it on my own website/myspace page etc.
Our picture gallery runs off a script which is made by a company called 4images. It uses a database to store the pictures which makes it easier to manage and update. Because of this you need your own webspace that has a MySQL database installed on it if you want to put it on your own site. This means you can't put it on a myspace layout.

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How do you make the site?
I make the website using a programming language called HTML, which is what websites are written in. Some of the pages also use PHP, which is a different kind of programming language that tells the site to get things from a database. It might sound complicated but it actually makes the site easier to manage and update!

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Why are some of the words spelt wrong?
I live in England and we say and spell a lot of words differently than they do in other countries, like the US. For example in England we say 'colour' whereas it is 'color' in America - these words are pronounced the same in both countries, just spelled differently!

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Why havenít you replied to my email?
I get a lot of email every day. I try to respond as quickly as I can but sometimes I just have too much to do. Sometimes its because I don't know the answer to your question and I'm trying to find out for you. If I haven't replied in a couple of weeks, try sending another email.

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Can you send me Rugrats stuff?
This is an UNOFFICIAL website. As such, I don't have any connection with Klasky Csupo, Viacom or Nickelodeon. I am not one of the characters, I do not work on the show. The short answer is no! I can't and won't be sending out merchandise, unless we have been running a competition. On a related note, please do NOT send me your personal addresses through email.

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Can I send you pictures I have drawn?
If you've drawn a Rugrat picture you'd like to show in the Fan Drawings gallery, I'd be happy to put it up. Just email it to me. Just go to the Contact section (on the menu) and use the email form to let me know you have a picture you'd like to send in. Please select the 'Fan Drawing' option from thje drop down list. I'll email you back so you can send your drawing.

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Can I send you pictures/sounds/info?
When sending me Rugrats images and sounds please make sure we don't already have them on the site. If you got them from another website please say so when you send them. When using things from other sites I like to get permission first. If it is something you got yourself which you would like me to put up, I'd be happy to and will credit you in full, either on the relevant page or in the 'Credits' section. Please email me about the file you are sending before you send it - I have a strict spam filter set up on all of my email accounts, including the ones for this site and so need to be expecting a file attachment from you. You can send me info on the Rugrats series or All Grown Up any time you like. It is always welcome!

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Can I send you suggestions for things to add?
Of course you can. I always love getting new ideas from people! If your idea does not appear on the site straight away, dont worry, I'm probably working on it! If I have used something you've sent me on the site, look out for your name in the credits section (or possibly on the feature itself)

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Can I use your crafts on my own site?
I would rather you didn't. Almost all of the crafts I have here are exclusive to this site and it takes me a lot of time to create them and the PDF files for you to download. If you really want to use one of the crafts, please email me and let me know where and how you will be using it. Please remember all crafts are provided FREE of charge and should not be used for profit in any way.

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How do you make the Rugrats pictures?
I scan most of the Rugrats pictures on my site. The captures from the shows and movies were obtained using a TV device that lets you watch TV on your computer. None of these images belong to me, they are all copyrighted to Klasky-Csupo, Nickelodeon and Viacom. To make the specialised site graphics, I use Adobe Photoshop CS, Paint shop Pro and Adobe Illustrator CS using graphics I have scanned. Some of the non character based graphics I draw myself using the computer.

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Why are your pictures tagged?
All pictures on my site that I obtained myself are tagged with my site name (Sarah's Rugrats), initials (SRR) or site address (www.sarahs-rugrats.co.uk or www.sarahs-rugrats.com) Some of the Dil images may be tagged Bananas about Baby Dil, BABD or the site address. This site also belongs me. I tag the images Iobtain myself because Ispend a lot of time scanning images, colour correcting them, editing out background colours and patterns, resizing and optimising them for the Internet. They are tagged to acknowledge the time I spend doing this. If you use them on your own site please DO NOT edit out the tags. If you do feel it necessary to do this please credit my site for the images you use. Any pictures on the site not tagged in this way were either donated by visitors (and so their origins are not known) or used from Nick.com or the Cooltoons (Klasky Csupo) website. These images are usually tagged to say so.

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Can I write to the Rugrats characters or actors from your site?
Sorry, this is an unofficial site. I'm just a fan of the show. I made this site when I was younger to share my love of the show with othe fans. To get in touch with someone who works with the show try emailing someone from Nickelodeon or Klasky Csupo (via their websites)

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Are you one of the Rugrats characters or actors?
No, I'm not, I'm just a fan of the show. I have nothing to do with the Rugrats, the actors who do the voices of the characters, or any of the companies who produce it.

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Can I use the pictures from your site?
You can but please do not remove the tags. If you are going to remove the tags then please credit this site. Please save images to your own computer and upload them to your own webspace. My webspace is NOT FREE - I pay for it, so direct-linking to my images costs me money. Direct linking means you do not save the image, but use the address it is stored at on my server to show it on your own site. My server logs all traffic in and out of my site, if Icatch you direct linking to anything on my site I will ban you from viewing it.

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Can you send me Rugrats pictures?
I can send you Rugrats pictures. BUT i get a lot of requests for pictures through email and it is much easier if you use the Gallery to get them yourself. We have one of the largest Rugrats picture galleries on the web so you should be able to find lots to choose from. If you have a special picture request, or need images larger for special projects or school work, then please email me and I'll see if I can help you.

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Help with the site..

How do I use the t-shirt transfers?
T-shirt transfers are provided in PDF format. See 'How do i use PDF files?' Load your printer with the T-shirt transfer paper. Print the PDF file but when the print box comes up. Print only the last page (by typing the page number into the box) The transfer picture appears to be back to front but will appear the right way around on the t-shirt. You MUST print onto the transfer paper. The T-shirt MUST be blank and if possible white because this gives better results. Place the Transfer onto the side of the shirt you want it to appear on. Get a grown up to iron over the transfer for a few minutes.

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How do I use the digi-rats?
The digi-rats were originally provided by nick.com as part of their promotion for Rugrats in Paris. I decided to provide them here in case they were ever taken down from the Nick site. Download the file as you normally would. See 'How do i save files?' The file will be an .exe file. All you need to do to use it is double click it and the Rugrat will be loaded and will start walking around your screen.

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How do I use the desktop icons?
con sets are provided in zip files. See 'How do I use Zip files?' Once you have extacted the images you can change the icons on your desktop. To change the icon of a particular folder or file, right click the current icon and select 'Properties' from the pop up menu. You will see a button that says 'Change Icon...' press this and it will show you default icons. Use the 'Browse...' button to search for the icon files you downloaded. Select the one you want and click 'OK'. You may need help from an adult when doing this. Please get permission from the computer owner before changing icons.

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How do I use the desktop wallpapers?
To download a desktop wallpapers click on the preview image to load the larger version. All desktop wallpapers are available for 800x600 screen size, some are available for larger screen sizes. When the large image has loaded right click on it with your mouse and choose the "Set as Wallpaper" option. The picture should now be displayed on your desktop Alternatively you can save the image to your computer first and then set it as wallpaper. To do this use the mouse button to right click on your desktop. In the window that pops up, choose the Background tab and click on the 'Browse' button. Find the file on your computer and click OK. The desktop paper should now show up.

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How do I install a screensaver?
To download a screensavers click on the Download link. Once has saved to your own computer you need to install it. Please be aware that if you do not save it to your own computer then you will not be abe to install it. To Install, double click on the file icon and the screensaver should install itself

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How do I save the PDF files?
If you want to save the file to your computer to use again or to print off later, use the 'Save' option on the toolbar (looks like a little floppy disk) Please remember that the crafts provided on this site are completely FREE of charge and should not be used elsewhere or to make a profit in any way.

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How do I print off the PDF files?
To print the crafts and activites contained in the PDF files, wait until the pages have loaded then use the Print button on the toolbar (looks like a little printer) to print the page(s) off. Alternatively, you can go to the 'File' menu and scroll down to the 'Print' option.

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How do I use the PDF files?
A lot of our crafts etc. are now in PDF files. These are small files which are easily downloaded. Most computers should be able to open them but you may need to update your Adobe Acrobat Reader (www.adobe.com) The file might take a few minutes to show up, depending how fast your internet connection is. It will load Adobe Acrobat Reader for you directly, without you having to save anything and will display the file. Please be aware that all crafts and activities contained in PDF files are provided on this website for FREE. They should not be used elsewhere without permission from me and should not be sold on or distributed for profit in any way.

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How do I use Zip files?
Download the zip file as you would a regular file. See 'How do I download files?' for more information. The zip file will save onto your computer and you will need a program like WinZip to open it. If you do not have WinZip you can download it off the internet (http://www.winzip.com) Once you've opened the zip file you need to extract the files from the zip. Just use the "Extract" button and then choose somewhere on your computer. Click Okay and the files will appear in the location you sent them. They'll also still be in the zip file, just in case you accidentally delete them!

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How do I listen to sound files?
All of the sound files on this site are in mp3 format. This makes them smaller in size so they take less time to download when you are trying to listen to them. Mp3 files should play in most media players, such as Real Player, Windows Media Player, Quicktime and Winamp. Click on the file name and wait for the sound file to load. They may take a few minutes, depending on the size of the file and your Internet connection speed. You CANNOT save the files to your own computer - they will play online only.

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How do I print things off?
To print, go to the 'File' menu of your browser. Then scroll down the list until you come to the 'Print...' option. This will print the page as you see it. For some things you may need to save the file or imge to your computer first and then print from a paint package, or other application.

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How do I bookmark this site?
To bookmark the site, go to the homepage and press the Ctrl and D keys at the same time. This will add the website to your favourites list.

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How do I save files?
To save files, click on the 'Download' link with your right hand mouse button and use the option 'Save Target As...' Alterntively you can click on the 'Download' link with the left hand mouse button and a box should pop up with options to Run, Save or Cancel. Hit the 'Save' button and you can save the file to your own computer. If you use the 'Run' or 'Open this file from its current location' options the file will open but will not be saved to your own computer. Please do not open the files this way as it eats up my bandwidth.

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How do I save images?
To save images, use the right hand mouse button to click on the image. Then pick 'Save Picture As...' from the drop down menu. To save pictures on a mac, hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard as you click with the mouse button. You can then save in the same way.

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