INB User Documentation
Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0
Pop up blockers will prevent various displays within INB from appearing. Most pop-up blockers allow you to specify sites where pop-ups are allowed. If you have pop-up blockers turned on, you must turn them off while working in INB.
Since there are so many different kinds of pop-up blockers available, it is impossible to detail how to do this for every piece of software. Consult the user documentation with the pop-up blocker or FAQ’s at the software manufacturer’s website.
Internet Native Banner is best viewed at a resolution of 1024x768 or higher. The minimum resolution you should use is 800x600.
To change your monitor resolution, right click on your windows desktop. For Windows 7, select Screen Resolution. For Windows XP, select Properties and click the Settings tab. There will a sliding bar labeled Resolution. Move this bar to the desired setting.
At 800x600 screen resolution, you may want to hide your Windows task bar. This is done by right-clicking on the task bar, clicking Properties and checking the Auto Hide the Task Bar option.
Windows Font Size
The Font Size setting on your computer may also affect your ability to view Banner forms. A font size of Smaller (Windows 7) or Normal (Windows XP) is recommended. Both settings display fonts at 96 dpi. A font size of Larger will make it difficult to view the entire screen.
To check your font size setting on Windows 7, click on the Start Menu and select Control Panel. Click on Display. On Windows XP, right click on your windows desktop and select Properties. Click the Settings tab and then the Advanced button. Your font size will be displayed. If it needs to be changed, click on one of the options listed. You may be required to reboot your computer after changing the font size.
Installing the Java Plug-In
The first time you log on to INB, you will need to install a program called a Java Plug-In. This is a java program that handles the user interface between your web browser and Banner.
- You will first get a Security Warning window asking if you want to install the software. Click Yes.
- The next window displayed is the Choose Destination Location window. Unless you have a reason to install the software in a different location, click Next.
- The software will then be installed. It may take a few seconds or a few minutes depending on the speed of your computer.
- When the installation is complete, Click the OK button.
- The Banner logon screen will be displayed after a few seconds.
The only time you will need to re-install the Java Initiator is if we upgrade the software on the web servers. If a new version is required, the next time you log into INB, you will get a pop-up window asking if you want to install the software.
When you click on the link to logon to INB, the browser will display a blank window. A separate window will pop up with the Banner logon screen.
IMPORTANT -- The blank window must not be closed or used to navigate to other websites.
If you use this window to access another web site, you will lose your connection to Banner. You should ALWAYS open up a new browser window if you need to visit other websites.
EKU Custom Reports (Banner objects whose third letter is J)
When you run an EKU Custom Report developed by the EKU Information Services staff, the parameter box will pop-up in a new browser window. (If you don’t see one, you probably did not allow pop-ups for the sites listed at the beginning of this document).
After you make your parameter selections, click the Submit Query button at the top of the page. The report will run and the output (Excel or PDF) will open in the browser window. If you wish, you can save the generated report anywhere on your computer.
When the report has completed, you can click the Back button of your browser, change the parameters and re-run the report if needed. When you are done (printed the report, saved the Excel/Word output, etc.), you should close the report browser window.
For those long running reports that take several minutes to run, you can minimize the report window, and continue working in the Banner application while the report runs. If you close the report window, the report will terminate.
In some cases, an EKU Custom Report is used to generate a delimited text file for some purpose. In this case, the output is displayed in your browser. To save it on your hard-drive, you must click “File/Save As” on your Menu bar.