How to Use This Help File

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If you are going to read the help file in its entirety, you can move through the topics by clicking the forward and back arrows at the top of each page.

How the Help File is Organized

We have divided this help file into the following sections:

  • Welcome to ROCK MAKER Help

  • What’s New in This Release

  • The ROCK MAKER Software

  • Experiment Design

  • Dispensing

  • Viewing Images

  • Search and Filter

  • Reports

  • Administration

  • Best Practices

  • FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Most topics are further broken down into Concepts and Tutorials. At the very least, we recommend that you read about each concept.


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