Q:  Which iOS versions will the app run on?
A:  You now must have iOS 11.0 or higher.

Q:  What apps should I use to comment on the actual scripts?
A:  If the script is in Word format (.doc or .docx), then you will have automatic access to
Word for iPad by virtue of your OU licence. If you don't want to use Word, Pages.app is worth considering, and there are a number of others. If it's a PDF file, then PDF Expert by Readdle, or Goodreader will work well, among others.

Q: Can I download and upload TMAs directly using the Handler.?
A: Sadly, not any more!! Recent security tightening has meant that the routines I wrote are no longer reliable (at best). The latest version uses Safari on the iPad to do the downloading and uploading, which is why iOS 11.0 at least is required..

Q: I've transferred the scripts from my word processor, then I realised I needed to change a comment. Can I do that?
A: Yes, simply edit it in the word processor, then "Open in..." the Handler, then transfer from the Scripts folder. The amended script will replace the previous one, but the PT3 marks and comments wont be affected. You can (and should!)  preview the -MARKED script to make sure that it's the corrected one. You can repeat this process as often as necessary.

Q: Can I print the instructions?
A: Yes, you can download them
here!

Q:  How do I insert a handout?
A:  Once your handout is produced, use "Open in..." in the application you've produced or opened it in, and choose "etmaHandlerP" from the list of applications offered. The handout will move briefly to your "Temp" folder, then should automatically transfer to the "Handouts" folder. Select the handout in that folder, then the appropriate TMA below and insert the handout. You can't move the handout
directly from "Temp" to the TMA.

Q:  Will I lose data if I update the app?
A:  You shouldn't do, but it's probably safer to backup your files using the button on the ETMAs tab, just to be safe! In any case, always keep
plenty of backups - there is nothing worse than losing lots of marked and unreturned scripts.

Q: Is the app free?
A: There's no charge, but a donation to a charity would be appreciated. We support
World Vision, but feel free to choose your own. Thanks! Mike.

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