Please select a link below for GoodFather support information:

- How do I install the GoodFather CD-ROM on my computer?

- How do I use the toolbar in the GoodFather's office?

- How do I use the GoodFather's Laptop?

- How do I use the Baby Name Book?

- How do I use the Baby Card Maker?

- How do I uninstall the GoodFather from my computer?

- Does Dr.MOZ provide GoodFather support by email?

 

 

 

 

How Do I install the GoodFather CD-ROM on my computer?

Windows® Systems


1) Insert the GoodFather CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM Drive. The CD will automatically run. Note: If the CD doesn't automatically run, launch the installation by double-clicking on your computer's CD-ROM/DVD Drive icon to launch the installation.

2) Follow the on-screen installation instructions to install the GoodFather.

3) Simply double-click the GoodFather icon on your desktop (or in your GoodFather program folder) to begin.

4) If you are still unable to install your copy of the GoodFather, please send us an email with "Windows Installation Support Needed" in the email subject title.

 

Mac® Systems


1) Insert the GoodFather CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM Drive.

2) If the CD doesn't automatically run, double-click the CD icon and then double-click the "Install_GoodFather" file.

3) Follow the on-screen installation instructions to install the GoodFather.

4) If you are still unable to install your copy of the GoodFather, please send us an email with "Mac Installation Support Needed" in the email subject title.

 

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How do I use the toolbar in the GoodFather's office?

Exit Button: Selecting the Exit Button on the toolbar exits the program and initiates the GoodFather's credits list. Click on the "Skip" button to bypass the credit list. The GoodFather frowns on skipping the credits, but go ahead and to it at your own risk.

Help Button: Clicking the "Help" button on the toolbar launches the help panel and introduces hotlinked help topics. Select the small round button (identified by green arrow) on the top of the help panel to lower the panel and return to the GoodFather's office.

Volume Control: Scroll the volume button to the left for less volume, and to the right to increase the volume. If you are unable to control your volume with the volume slider, check your system's volume control and make sure the system's speakers are in "on".

 

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How do I use the GoodFather's Laptop?

The GoodFather's Laptop consists of hundreds of interactive baby lessons and entertaining baby-related definitions to teach new dads baby-skills. Learn more about how to access the lessons and navigate through it's special features by reading the laptop's subsection help tips.

Menu/Exit Buttons: The menu button (identified by round button with green "M") found on the top left hand corner of the laptop will send you to the GoodFather's laptop menu screen. The menu screen provides instruction for navigation and tips for accessing the special laptop features.The exit button (identified by square button with red "E") found at the top right corner of the laptop will back to the GoodFather's office.

Searching Lessons: Much like searching from an ordinary web browser, the GoodFather's baby lessons and baby-related definitions can be accessed by typing your topic of interest into the white text box found at the top of the laptop screen. Once you begin typing into the text box, the GoodFather's laptop automatically begins searching for matching lessons. Once a potential match has been identified, the lesson slider drops down and presents matching lessons.
1) Go to the selected lesson ("selected lesson" identified by yellow highlight) by clicking on the "Go To Lesson" button.
2) If you would prefer to access another lesson, simply select it from the list of lessons or type in a new search in the white text box above.

Keyword Searches: When the keyword search button is selected, you are able to type in your baby-related search and immediately see the closest possible topic listed in a scrolling list organized alphabetically.

Index Searches: The index search format allows you to search through baby lessons and baby-related definitions organized by logical topic. This search feature is particularly useful when you are unsure how to spell a word, or if you are unsure about what the term actually is.

Viewing Baby Lessons: Lessons appear once the topics have been selected from the keyword lesson list or index search lesson list. GoodFather baby lessons/definitions come in a variety of formats depending on the lesson content. Click on the blue rectangular sub-section buttons to view sub-section topics of interest.

Printable Lessons: Some GoodFather lessons (identified by printer icon on bottom left corner) feature printable content. All you need to do to create printed version is turn on your printer and click on the printer icon at the corner of the screen.

GoodFather Audio Tips: From time to time, the GoodFather will have additional information to share with you..."father to father" you might say. Keep your eyes peeled because these not so subtle audio tips arrive without warning! Click on the "T" to hear the GoodFather's audio tip.

 

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How do I use the Baby Name Book?

Search through approximately 15,000 baby names in the GoodFather's Baby Name Book. Save potential names in the "Favorites" section where you can test them against the GoodFather's hilarious baby name tips.

Menu/Exit Buttons: The menu button (identified by round button with green "M") found on the top left hand corner of the book will send you to the Baby Name Book's menu screen. The menu screen provides instruction for navigation and tips for accessing the special Baby Name Book features. The exit button (identified by square button with red "E") found at the top right corner of the Baby Name Book will back to the GoodFather's office.

A-Z Name Buttons: Selecting a blue letter will send you to a boy name beginning with that letter, while choosing a pink letter will send you to a girl's name. There are approximately 15,000 names total, and the GoodFather has made it easy by allow you to save your favorites in the "Favorites" section (identified by bookmark).

Prevoius/Next Links: The "Previous" and "Next" links help you navigate through the name lists. If you so desire, you can move through the entire boy/girl name list (one letter at a time) by starting on "A" and moving through the pages by repeatedly selecting the "Next" link.
- Click on the "Previous" link to navigate towards the beginning of each letter's name list.
- Click on the "Next" link to navigate towards the end of each letter's name list.

Saving Names: As the GoodFather will tell you when you first enter the Baby Name Book, save a name by clicking on it in the name list. View your favorite names by selecting the "Favorites Bookmark".

Favorites Bookmark: Click on the "Favorites Bookmark" to go to the Favorites section where you will find your list of saved names and the GoodFather's naming tips.

Favorite Name List: Clicking on a name in the Baby Name Book saves it in the favorite name list on the left page in the "Favorites Section".
- The "Delete Name" button can be used to delete a selected ("selected" identified by yellow bar) name from the name list. Change a selection by clicking on a different name found in your list.
- The "New Tip" button changes the current name tip.

 

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How do I use the Baby Card Maker?

Create your own double fold or certificate style baby cards and announcements in 6 easy steps using the GoodFather's Baby Card Maker. Learn how to use the GoodFather's art, or import your own photos from your computer by reading the Baby Card Maker's subsection help tips.

Menu/Exit Buttons: The menu button (identified by round button with green "M") found on the top left hand corner of the card will send you to the Baby Card Maker's menu screen. The menu screen provides instruction for navigation and tips for accessing the special Baby Card Maker features.T he exit button (identified by square button with red "E") found at the top right corner of the Baby Card Maker will send you back to the GoodFather's office.

Step 1: Choose from one of the GoodFather's five card-types by clicking inside the yellow "check box" on the left side of the card. A red checkmark highlights your selection and initiates the next step's button (Step 2) at the top of the right side of the card. Your choice will also be shown inside the "Preview" area on the right side of the card. Click on the "Step 2" button.

Step 2: Choose your desired card style by clicking inside the yellow "check box" on the left side of the card. A red checkmark highlights your selection and initiates the next step's button (Step 3) at the top of the right side of the card. Although your card will still be blank, your choice will be shown in the "Preview" area on the right side of the card. Click on the "Step 3" button.

Step 3: Choose the source of your card's illustration by clicking inside a yellow "check box" on the left side of the card. A red checkmark highlights your selection and initiates a pop-up window to help you complete your illustration choice.

GoodFather's Image: When you choose the "GoodFather's Image", a pop-up window presents you with art options. Make your selection by clicking in the "check box" and your selection will be shown in the "Preview" area on the right side of the card. You can change your art by re-selecting one of the two boxes ("GoodFather's Image" or "My Image"). Click on the "Step 4" button.

"My Image": When you choose the "My Image", a pop-up window presents you with your computer's drives, folders, and files. Make your selection by clicking inside the drive, folder, and then file that you would like on your card. You can use any file type you would like, as long as it is a JPG. See the "geek note" below.

GEEK NOTE: (aka: JPEG, pronounced "jaypeg") While many popular file types like GIFs are great for when your image has a limited amount of colors (under 256), photographs are made up of thousands (and millions) of colors. This particular feature has been designed for those GoodFather's who would like to import their own photos for use in their custom baby cards. Because photos saved (read "compressed") as JPGs will look much smoother saved in this format, Dr.MOZ only supports this file type in the Baby Card Maker "My Image" import feature.

SCALING and POSITIONING: Your imported image will be presented in a pop-up window to allow for scaling, positioning and/or cropping.
- Shrink the image by choosing the "-" button.
- Stretch the image by choosing the "+" button.
- Position the image by choosing the grab tool (identified by the hand).
- When satisfied with your selection, click on the "Done" button.

Your selection will be shown in the "Preview" area on the right side of the card. You can change your art by re-selecting one of the two boxes ("GoodFather's Image" or "My Image"). Click on the "Step 4" button.

Step 4: Click inside the text boxes to fill in the card content, or leave it blank if you would like to write it out by hand. The "Step 5" button is activated to allow you to skip this step if you would to do so. Your text (or lack of text) will be shown in the "Preview" area on the right side of the card. Click on the "Step 5" button to continue.

Step 5: Choose your font color by clicking inside a yellow "check box" on the left side of the card. A red checkmark highlights your selection and initiates a pop-up window to help you complete your illustration choice. You'll notice that the text inside the "Preview" area changes color as you make your selection. Click on the "Step 6" button to continue.

Step 6: Preview your completed card in the "Preview" area located on the left side of the card. Preview controls include:
- Increase the viewable size of the card by selecting the "zoom-in" (identified by magnifying glass with "+").
- Pan away from the preview by selecting the "zoom-out" button (identified by magnifying glass with "-").
- Move a card around within the preview area by selecting the "grab" tool (identified by hand).

 

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How do I uninstall the GoodFather from my computer?

Windows® Systems
1) Find the GoodFather on your computer's program folder.

2) Click Uninstall to start the uninstallation.

Mac® Systems
1) Find the GoodFather folder inside your Applications folder.

2) Pull the GoodFather folder into the trash can to remove the program from your machine.

 

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Does Dr.MOZ provide GoodFather support by email?

If the GoodFather's help section (found on gold toolbar) and the online support topics don't help solve your issues, please email a detailed description of your problem(s) along with your operating system information (Winows® 98, ME, 2000, XP, Mac® OS 9.2 or higher) to the Dr.MOZ support

 

 

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