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Chapter 3: General Usage

3.1 Chatting

To contact an individual, do the following:

  1. Double click on the user you wish to contact.

    OR

  2. The chat window will now appear. To start the chat session just type in the lower window.

  3. To close the chat window, press the button on the right top corner of the chat window.

    OR

3.2 Logging Chats

Akeni offers an archiving feature that logs your conversations.

How to log:

  1. To log select the log options on the right top corner or your chat window.

    OR

Log Indicators

At the commencement of a chat session, the log status of each individual is shown beside the date and time stamp of the session. Also for chat sessions an additional indicator is located at the bottom right corner.

How to view logs:

  1. Right click on the user whose logs you wish to see.

  2. Select “View log -> ” and one of the following options:

    OR

  3. This will pop up a list of html transcript of your conversations to view.

3.3 Tabbed Window View

Instead of having numerous chat windows open you can consolidate them into a single workspace.

To set up your chats in a single workspace:

  1. Select “View -> Tabbed Chat” to set up your chats in a workspace.

  2. Now any new chat sessions will open in a single workspace. The name of the contact you are chatting with will be displayed in the tabs running along the bottom of the workspace.

  3. To close the chat session, press the button beside your log indicator.

    OR

  4. To close your workspace, press the button.

    .: Side Note :.

    This only closes your workspace but not your chat sessions.

  5. To restore your workspace, double click on the Akeni icon on your system tray.

    OR

.: Side Note :.

This only closes your workspace but not your chat sessions.

  • To restore your workspace, double click on the Akeni icon on your system tray.

    OR

    3.4 Customizing Status Messages

    Akeni offers a variety of status messages that you can display when you are online but unable to chat or when you do not wish to be disturbed.

    To select a message:

    1. Select “File -> Set Status -> ” and select one of the options.

    2. This will pop up the “Set Online Status” box.

    3. You can edit the message to be displayed when someone tries to contact you.

    4. Press the “Set” button to set the message.

    5. To turn off your away/not available message click the “I am back” button.

    3.5 Exiting Akeni and Setting Up Away Messages

    When you log off Akeni, you can set an away message that will be made available to your online contacts when they try to contact you.

    You can choose to sign off so that the Akeni login screen remains available and ready for you to sign in again. Or you can choose to completely close the Akeni application and exit.

    To Sign Off

    1. Select “File -> Sign-Off & On… -> ” and one of the options.

    2. This will pop up the “Logout With Offline Status” window. Select your option and press the “Sign Off” button.

    3. This will sign you out and take you back to your sign on screen.

    To Exit

    1. Select “File -> Exit…”.

    2. This will pop up the “Exit” window. Select an option and press the “OK” button.

    3. This will sign you off and close the Akeni application.

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