Creating Orderly Owl Files

Before you start
There are two steps to follow before you create an Orderly Owl file.

Firstly, you need to load a text editor to save the HTML files which will be created.

Secondly, you must create a folder in which to store your files.
This folder, which can have any name you like, must be inside the "owl" folder.

There is already a "files" folder in the owl folder. Your folder will be beside it.
If you are creating a large number of files you may want to create several folders to hold your files.

Creating a file
1. Enter a title at the top of the form on the left. (Don't make it too long.)

2. Enter an introductory message such as, "Drag the words into alphabetical order."

3. Enter a message which will be displayed when all the items have been placed in the right order.

4. Type in the items which are to be ordered. Put each item on a new line (by pressing Enter).

5. When you have finished, press the  button. A short HTML file will be displayed.

6. Select all the text in the HTML file (by pressing Ctrl+A or by dragging the mouse over the text, or by using the Edit menu).

7. Copy the text to the clipboard (Ctrl+C or Copy option on the menu).

8. Paste the text into your text editor (Ctrl+V or Paste option on the menu).

9. Save the file from your text editor into the folder where you are storing the files. The filename must have an htm extension e.g. plants.htm to ensure that it will run in your browser.

Checking the file
Load the file into your browser to check that it works properly. If no images are displayed on the page, you have not saved the file in the correct folder.