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Dialog Alert/Dialog Discovery User Guide

Creating a new account (Alert only)

Each user of Dialog Alert has their own account, which is used to remember personal attributes such as full name and e-mail address, queries and options. This account is accessed by a unique username and password. In order for you to use Dialog Alert, you must first create a new account for yourself, which you can use on a regular basis.

The first time you use the system you must create a new account for yourself. The first screen you see (if your system administrator has set up the system for you to use agents) is the log in screen:

In the log in screen, click on the register button.
This opens the register screen, for you to enter your details:

Fill in the following text boxes:

user name - Type in a nickname or short name for yourself; this will be used to identify you in the system. It is possible that the name you choose will already be taken by a different person - in which case you should pick a new name and try again. This is not case sensitive.

full name - Type in your full name (forename and surname).

email address - Type in your e-mail address, which will be used to send you alerts when new items arrive.

choice of password - Type in a password, which you will need to remember for future logins. This will not be displayed as you type it. Instead, an asterisk ( * ) will be printed for each character.

the password again - Type in exactly the same password again, to confirm its spelling.

Note: - Passwords are case sensitive. You must always type the password in the same case, or the system will not recognize you. For example, 'Eddie' is not the same as 'eddie' or 'EDDIE'.

Other text boxes may also be present for you to fill in, depending on your organization's installation.

You must fill in the user name, full name and both password boxes. If you do not fill in the e-mail address box, you will not be able to receive alerts (messages telling you about new items relevant to you) from the system.

All the text boxes, except for the user name box, can be changed by you at a later date.

When you have finished entering your details, click on the enter button to enter the system. This will take you to the search screen (if you wish to go to the agent hq screen, you can click on the alert button).