Tutorial Introduction

This tutorial is designed to introduce you to some of Strater's basic features. After you have completed the tutorial, you should be able to begin to use Strater with your own data, creating your own boreholes, maps, and cross sections. We strongly encourage completion of the tutorial before proceeding with Strater. The lessons should be completed in order; however, they do not need to be completed in one session. The tutorial should take approximately one hour to complete.


The following is an overview of lessons included in the tutorial.


Advanced Tutorial Lessons

The advanced tutorial lessons are optional, but give additional information about working with legends, design mode, and LAS files.


A Note about the Documentation

Various font styles are used throughout the Strater quick start guide and online help. Bold text indicates menu commands, dialog names, and page names. Italic text indicates items within a dialog such as group box names, options, and field names. For example, the Save As dialog contains a Save as type drop-down list. Bold and italic text may occasionally be used for emphasis.


In addition, menu commands appear as Home | Undo | Undo. This means, "click on the Edit menu at the top of the Strater window, then click Undo within the Edit menu list." The first word is always the menu name, followed by the commands within the menu list.


Topic Links

Each topic contains several links to other topics. Click the link for an in-depth discussion on the subject. Use the button in the help file to return to the tutorial topic.


Using the Tutorial with the Demo Version

If you are using the demo version of Strater, you will not be able to complete some of the steps due to disabled save, export, print, and copy features. The demo version is a fully functional read-only version of the program. When this is a factor it is noted in the text and you are directed to proceed to the next step that can be accomplished with the demo.


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