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General Questions

FAQ: There are already lots of wildland fire glossaries, do we really need another? [answer]


Yes, read this to learn why.


FAQ: How do I suggest a term to include in FireWords? [answer]


Send a note to Joe.Scott@montana.com.


FAQ: When will FireWords be updated? [answer]


FireWords will be updated periodically as need indicates and funding allows. Updating this electronic document is simple, so frequent updates are possible. Check the About topic to see which version you are using, then update from the website if your version is not current.


FAQ: Can I use FireWords to create a glossary for my own document? [answer]


Yes. We expect FireWords definitions to be included in other documents, with the proper citation. Click here to see how to cite FireWords and its terms.


FAQ: What FireWords formats are available? [answer]


There are three formats available, each with the same content.


The primary target is a compiled Windows Helpfile -- a single file containing HTML code and related images. It's like a whole website compressed into one file. This file, along with a few supporting files, is downloaded to and executed from the end-users Windows computer.


The second target is a WebHelp "document". With this format the content is not compressed for Windows but instead is read by your web browser. The entire content is still downloaded to the end-user's compter, though, ensuring fast operation. Some browsers may not display all FireWords features correctly.


Finally, the WebHelp format is also available as a web site at www.firewords.org. From any computer with Internet access on any platform you can browse and search FireWords.



Using FireWords

FAQ: Why are the links different colors? [answer]


Answer to the FAQ goes here.


FAQ: Why does a link within the Discussion section not take me immediately to that entry? [answer]


We made the links in the discussion section display a popup with the short definition of that term so that you can concentrate on reading the current entry. Linking to the full entry of related words was too distracting. You can get to the full entry of related terms by following the link in the See Also section.