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Sambhota 4 Installation

  1. Double-click on the software program, Sambhota4.exe. It will guide you through the installation procedure.
  2. Sambhota4.exe will automatically install the software in the folder C:\Sambhota4 on your hard drive. You can place this folder on another drive such as D:\ or E:\ but the folder must be called Sambhota4 and must not be placed inside another folder.

Right before Sambhota4.exe completes it will present the following instructions for installing the fonts and turning on the Sambhota keyboard.

Final Installation Steps:

Before Sambhota 4.0 is ready for use, you need to complete the steps detailed below. These steps can be completed while this window is on the screen. Note that this information is separately available in the file, Install.rtf located in C:\Sambhota4 if you need to refer to it again.

Installing the Fonts:

The Sambhota 4.0 software includes the Dedris, Ededris and Narthang Uchen fonts as well as the cursive fonts called Drutsa, Khamdris and Ume fonts.

To install the fonts select Start/Help and search for Fonts, then for Adding Fonts. The help information will guide you through how to add fonts to your system. You will want to add all the fonts that are located in subdirectories of C:\Sambhota4.

Using Word 2007 and Vista:

This section applies only to users who are installing the Sambhota software and want to use Word 2007 under Vista. If you are using Windows XP or an earlier version of Word under Vista please skip this section.

  1. Go to the Office Button in Word (circular button in upper left corner of Word window)
  2. Click Word Options (in the task bar at the bottom of the window)
  3. Click Trust Center (menu on the left), then click Trust Center Settings (in the main window)
    Be sure the following are checked:
    Enable all macros
    Trust access to VBA
  4. Now close this window and you will be back in the Word Options window. Then looking at the menu on the left in the Word Options window, select Add-ins and make sure that Sambhota4.wll or Wylie4.wll are listed (they may be listed as inactive and that is OK).
  5. At the bottom of the page there is the word Manage:. Next to this word is a drop down menu and from this menu select Word Add-ins then hit Go. Now select your keyboard by putting a check mark in the box next to Sambhota4.wll or Wylie4.wll but not both (you only want to select one keyboard at a time). For example, in the Sambhota keyboard typing k produces ka, typing K produces kha and so forth. In the Wylie keyboard you simply type in wylie transliteration and then when you hit the space bar the word transforms to Tibetan script.

To read further about the Sambhota keyboard read SambhotaDocumentation.doc in your Sambhota4 folder. To read more about the Wylie keybaord go to both Wylie Readme.doc and WylieDocumentation.doc in your Sambhota4 folder.

For Vista/Word 2007 your installation is now finished and you can safely ignore the remainder of this document.

Setting the Macro Security Level in Microsoft Word:

In order to use the Sambhota Add-in in Microsoft Word, you need to set the Macro security level to Medium or Low.

Using the top menu in Word, go to Tools/Macro/Security. Set the security level to medium or low.

(This step is not necessary if you place the Sambhota Add-in in your Microsoft Word Startup folder. If you place the Sambhota Add-in in your Microsoft Word Startup folder, then it will automatically start every time you open Word. This may not be desirable if you frequently use Word for languages other than Tibetan. For more information on how to use your Word Startup folder in conjunction with Add-ins, go to help in Microsoft Word and look up: Loading and unloading templates and add-in programs.)

Starting Sambhota4 in Microsoft Word:

Now in Microsoft Word go to Tools/Templates and Add-ins and make sure that no Add-ins are checked. If there are some that are checked, make sure to uncheck them. Then in the Add-ins dialog box, click Add and open the file Sambhota4.wll in C:\Sambhota4 (or Wylie4.wll for the Wylie keyboard). Make sure to select Word Add-ins (*.wll) in the Files of type pulldown menu at the bottom of the dialog box. This will guarantee that the Tibetan Add-ins are listed. Before pressing OK to start the Add-in, again make sure that you have selected only one Add-in, either Sambhota4.wll or Wylie4.wll (not both). Press OK. For example, in the Sambhota keyboard typing k produces ka, typing K produces kha and so forth. In the Wylie keyboard you simply type in wylie transliteration and then when you hit the space bar the word transforms to Tibetan script.

After a little time has elapsed, a task bar should appear on your screen either at the top or to the right. You can now press the Tibetan button to begin typing Tibetan. (For more help on loading add-ins go to Microsoft Word and look up: Loading and unloading templates and add-in programs.)

For More Information:

The file SambhotaDocumentation.doc in the folder C:\Sambhota4 contains more information on how to use the Sambhota keyboard. For more information on the Wylie keyboard, look at Wylie Readme.doc and WylieDocumentation.doc.

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