System Requirements

Below you will find information that you need to configure your computer to enable you to use VirtualEvals. Depending on how your computer is currently configured, you may not have to make any changes to use VirtualEvals as either a sender or a receiver.

Display (Monitor) Settings

In order to view the full information for an applicant on one screen, VirtualEvals is designed to fill the screen area of your monitor. To do that, you may need to change the screen resolution setting for your monitor to 1024 X 768 pixels.

Platforms

VirtualEvals works on both Mac and PC platforms. On a Mac, you can use Mac OS 10.x (including 10.4 Tiger). On a PC, you can use either Windows XP or Windows 2000 or you can use Linux.

Browsers

VE is quite flexible with regard to the browsers you use to access the Internet; however, we recommend that for best performance you choose the most recent version of one of the preferred browsers.

For PC: Mozilla/Firefox and Internet Explorer are preferred. You may also use Netscape or Opera. If you are using the Linux operating system, we recommend Mozilla/Firefox.

For Mac: Safari or Mozilla/Firefox are preferred. You may also use Opera, Camino, or Netscape. Internet Explorer for the Mac is not supported due to the fact that Microsoft decided several years ago that they would no longer support IE for Mac.
(see: http://news.com.com/2100-1045_3-1017126.html).

PopUps and Downloading: VirtualEvals uses pop up windows to present information to users. Thus you need to make sure that your browser is configured to allow pop ups from the VirtualEvals site.

Cookies: You should also take care to set your browser to enable cookies.

Macromedia Flash Player

VirtualEvals uses Macromedia Flash. You will need to have the most recent version of Flash Player which is available free from http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashplayer/

Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional Many of you will use a scanner to create PDF’s. Some scanners have built in software. For some you will have to purchase software separately, such as Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional. Adobe Acrobat Standard can often be purchased with an educational discount for ~$100. This is not be be confused with the Adobe Reader which is a free download from the Adobe web site (see below).

PDF Reader

There are several readers for PDF’s but most people will use the free reader from Adobe Acrobat. If you use Adobe Acrobat Reader for downloading PDF’s, you should download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is currently 8.0. See http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Need Help?

If you ever need any help with using VirtualEvals use our contact form or send us an e-mail at help@virtualevals.org.