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Norstar Desktop Assistant


Desktop Assistant For Mics is a Windows application used to create customized button labels for Norstar phones.

The PC must meet the following minimum requirements:

O/S:Windows 95/98Windows NT 4.0 *Windows 2000
CPU:Pentium 133Pentium 166Pentium 200
RAM:48 Mb RAM64 Mb RAM128 Mb RAM
HD Space:10 Mb Free10 Mb Free10 Mb Free

* Service Pack 4 or greater is required for Windows NT 4.0.

The minimum display setting is 640 X 480 with 16 bit high color or 65,536 colors.

Installation and Operation:

Double click the installer, and follow the prompts. By default, the application is installed at:

Start Progams Nortel Networks Desktop Assistant

To make custom button labels, you must select a telephone model (T7100, T7208, or T7316).
When presented with an image of the telephone you can:

Saved files are stored with an ".ntl" extension. Labels can be printed on a monochromatic or color printer.

Known Issues:

On Windows NT 4.0 the icon association with ".ntl" files is sometimes incorrect. To correct this:

  1. Start Microsoft Explorer
  2. Select a ".ntl" file which you have previously saved
  3. Select the Explorer menu item "View -> Options"
  4. Select the File Type tab
  5. Press the "Edit ..." button
  6. Press the "Change Icon ..." button
  7. Select the Nortel Networks icon ...
    \Program Files\Nortel Networks\Desktop Assistant\da.exe
  8. Press OK
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