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Organizing and Finding Bookmarks



Novice Netscape

Novice IE





An Overview:

The goal of this tutorial is to help you organize some of the online resources (Bookmarks/Favorites) you have gathered.  As you run across great websites, you may want to return and peruse them at your leisure.  How will you ever find them again?  In this tutorial you will create the same kind of document that I created for the Resources in Course Documents. 

The directions assume you are using either the Internet Explorer or Netscape browser.  You only need to follow the directions for the browser you are using.  The directions assume you are using either Microsoft Word or Microsoft Frontpage.  If you are using another word processing package, make sure you can save your work as a HTML or web page document.

The tutorial is divided into three levels. 

Novice: In this module you will learn how to use the basic Bookmark/Favorites function of the Netscape or Internet Explorer (IE) browser. This will be a review of the IE tutorial.

Intermediate: Now that you have organized your bookmarks, what's the best way to access them.  Both Netscape and IE restrict us to a list of folders.  I can't always remember which folder contains which website.  One option is to export the list to either a word processing document or web page.  In either of these formats, you see a list of all your bookmarks.  Here is an example of what you will learn in this Module. 

Advanced: If you are anything like me, you have probably collected hundreds of bookmarks.  Scrolling through this list is not very efficient.  This module walks you through the steps for creating a table to list your bookmark folders and bookmarks.  With this approach, you can choose to scroll through the long list, or use the table as a directory.  Here is an example of what you will learn to do in this Module.

Advanced Plus: There is now software available that will help you organize your bookmarks.  The most exciting feature of this software is that it allows you to search your bookmarks using key words.  Here are a few examples.

Bookmark Sync 
Alert Bookmarks

The Process:  

Step 1

Decide which Module you want to start with and whether you will follow the Internet Explorer or Netscape track.  The only assignment that is to be turned in is the table with a few Bookmark/Favorites.

Step 2

To get started, select the appropriate link in the left margin.


Don't be concerned if some of the graphics are slightly different than your browser.  The version you are using may be different than I was using when I developed this tutorial.

Don't be concerned if the links don't work in the samples.  Internet addresses change and I have not revised these resources since they are merely for illustration.
Updated 1/12/06