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But this laborious, sometimes very laborious, search for and selection of the homoeopathic remedy most suitable in every respect to each morbid state, is an operation which, not withstanding all the admirable books for facilitating it, still demands the study of the original sources themselves, and at the same time a great amount of circumspection and serious deliberation, which have their best reward in the consciousness of having faithfully discharged our duty.

Samuel Hahnemann Organon of Medicine 6 th Edition Footnote 108

It is important to remember that the repertory is an index and not a materia medica. Its role is to guide the homoeopath towards possibilities in prescribing and must always be followed by referral to the source material.

Jeremy Sherr Dynamics of Provings

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SOFTWARE REGISTRATION

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INTRODUCTION & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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CHAPTER 1 INSTALLING CARA PROFESSIONAL

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Checking your Cara Professional package

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Registration Form

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Installing Cara Professional

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Activating Cara

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Upgrading Cara

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Contacting Miccant

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Removing Cara

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TRANSFERRING CARA'S PROTECTION TO ANOTHER COMPUTER.

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CHAPTER 2 GETTING HELP

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Read this manual

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Online help within Cara Professional

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Email

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Knowledge base on the internet

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By telephone

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CHAPTER 3 CUSTOMISING CARA

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Screen Resolution

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Cara's Properties and Settings

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Repertory Search Results

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Browsing Repertories

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Repertorisation results

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Remedy Relationships

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Sounds

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CHAPTER 4 QUICK REPERTORISATION

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CHAPTER 5 TUTORIAL

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Lesson 1

Finding your way around Cara Professional

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Lesson 2

Reviewing the Case

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Lesson 3

Searching for rubrics

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Lesson 4 Browsing

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Lesson 5 Practising the Chapter Search

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Lesson 6

Saving your Case

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Lesson 7

Manipulating your case rubrics

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Lesson 8

Reviewing your Repertorisation Strategies

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Lesson 9 Repertorisation

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Lesson 10

Using the Strategies

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Lesson 11

Cara Professional’s Expert System (C.E.S.)

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Lesson 12 More advanced repertorisation techniques

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Lesson 13

Getting information on remedies

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Lesson 14

Viewing Materia Medica

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Lesson 15

Comparing Remedies

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Lesson 16

Saving your Case (Part 2)

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Tutorial Summary

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CHAPTER 6 REPERTORIES AND RUBRICS

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Searching

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Working with Themes

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Information

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Seeing the remedies for a rubric

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Annotations

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Copying rubrics to the Windows clipboard

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CHAPTER 7 RUBRICLISTS

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Rubriclists and the Coolbar

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Assigning rubrics to rubriclists

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Viewing the contents of a rubriclist

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Assigning rubrics to other rubriclists

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Giving values to rubrics on a rubriclist

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Combining rubrics

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Un-Combining a rubric

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Editing rubrics

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Creating a brand new rubric

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Export to user defined

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CHAPTER 8 REPERTORISATION

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Choosing a rubriclist

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Setting your strategies

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Analysing the results

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Applying Filters

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CHAPTER 9 PATIENTS AND VISITS

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Create a new patient record

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Amend a patient’s existing record

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Delete a patient from the database

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Type in visit notes for the current patient

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Recall a patient’s visit for review

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CHAPTER 10 REMEDIES

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Moving around the remedies

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Applying a filter

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Information

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Multimedia Information

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Viewing Materia Medica

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CHAPTER 11 COMPARING REMEDIES

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Invoking compare

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Choosing the remedies to compare

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Choosing the rubrics

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Using keywords

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Setting the filters

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Working with the results of a compare

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CHAPTER 12 MATERIA MEDICAS

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Browsing

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About Materia Medica Searching

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How to Search

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CHAPTER 13 MAKING ADDITIONS INTO CARA PROFESSIONAL’S DATABASE

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Creating a new rubric

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Amending a rubric you previously created in the User area

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Deleting a rubric you previously created in the User area

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Amending an existing rubric in the supplied repertories

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Searching entries in the User area

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Backing up your additions

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CHAPTER 14 PRINTING

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Printing Items

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Printing Repertorisation Charts

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CHAPTER 15 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

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I cannot see the Coolbar metioned in the tutorial. Why?

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I cannot see a list of remedies in Similia after browsing a materia medica or performing a search.

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Why?

When I try to open or save a case it puts me in the MyDocuments folder instead of Cara's Cases

folder. Why?

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I

cannot save visit notes against a patient. Why?

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How do I change or switch off the music that plays every time I start Cara Professional?

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Cara Professional seems to take an age to repertorise and display the chart. Why?

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How do I repertorise using a different rubriclist?

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How do I remove a rubric from one rubriclist and not all?

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My rubriclists have disappeared and I can only see pictures of books in the Coolbar. How do I

get them back?

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How can I get information out of Cara into other Windows applications?

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How do I increase the volume of the audio remedies?

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How can I improve the sound quality of the audio remedies?

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I click on the Search toolbar icon but nothing happens?

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The remedy photographs are fuzzy and low quality

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Why are there empty rubrics in the Complete Repertory and Murphy's Repertory?

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How can I search for text in just one remedy in the materia medicas?

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APPENDIX A THE REPERTORIES

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Remedy Abbreviations

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Combined Repertory

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Murphy’s Repertory

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Boericke's Pocket Repertory

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Phatak's Repertory

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Boger-Boenninghausen's Repertory

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Complete Repertory

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APPENDIX B THE MATERIA MEDICAS

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APPENDIX C REMEDY MULTIMEDIA

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Introduction & acknowledgements

Welcome to Cara Professional! This program will completely change the way you practice homoeopathy. No more working out your cases by hand making lots of mistakes. From today you have more time to spend with your patients confident in the knowledge that Cara Professional is on hand to help you find the remedy your patient needs fast.

Many people contributed to the development of Cara Professional. Some helped by direct contribution others simply by their support and encouragement.

John Stevenson deserves the most thanks as he personally designed and programmed much of Cara Professional. Until you try and develop software such as Cara Professional you simply cannot appreciate or comprehend the complexities John has had to wrestle with. John shares his time between software development, aerobics fitness (he is a trained and qualified instructor) and looking after cats. He is very weird, thinks too much for his own good sometimes, is very generous and is the best programmer I have ever met after working for 25 years in the software development industry (I wouldn’t be able to comment about his aerobics fitness training capabilities!).

Jeremy Sherr is a constant source of advice, ideas and encouragement. Jeremy was also a major driving force behind many of the improvements in this system. He was responsible for making us concentrate on streamlining the use of the program to help those users who progress from the beginner stage of using Cara Professional to full-blown experts. He also gave us even more ideas that did not make the final ‘cut’ of Cara Professional but will eventually reach the light of day.

When planning Cara Professional with John I had an idea. Many students of homoeopathy around the world buy the Cara Professional system to help them get started. Although they will have read books by famous homoeopathic authors most will never have seen or heard them in person.

So I decided to invite 20-30 homoeopaths around the world and several of Cara Professional’s friends to make recordings of themselves speaking about a few remedies of their choice. I offered them no financial reward and simply asked if they would contribute freely. In return I promised not to make any charge for their contributions but simply to include them in Cara Professional.

I was very pleased and a little surprised when many of them agreed. Of course it was then another matter actually getting them to do it! I learned a valuable lesson from this process. I find it very difficult to ‘ask’ people for things and find it even harder to chase people and remind and nag at them to do things. In order to bring all this to fruition I had to do all of these things and I learned firsthand the truthfulness of these sayings:-

 If you don’t ask you don’t get  If at first you don’t succeed try, try again

Contained in Cara Professional are the equivalent of 7 hours of homoeopathic lectures by some of the world’s leading homoeopaths on a variety of remedies all given freely. Several of them confided to me that doing this had proved to be one

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of the hardest things they had ever done. Usually when speaking about remedies you get the feedback and energy from talking to a group of interested people. Talking into a microphone is much different.

None of these recordings were professionally recorded onto DAT tape or anything as extravagant as that. They were simply recorded by each homoeopath at their home using whatever tape recording mechanism was at their disposal. The quality of the results vary as you might expect. Those who used high quality recording equipment will be heard best of all. Those who only had a simple home cassette recorder were not able to provide as good quality.

So if you hear the crackle of the microphone or rustling of papers or tape hiss or distortion or just or have to strain a little to hear at times please nod sympathetically and knowingly at your computer. Remember each contributor gave freely for your benefit!

I believe the information contained in these contributions is unique and valuable

and is now captured electronically for all time. Will homoeopaths 100 years from now be listening to Jeremy Sherr explain the old proving of Neon? Or Jan Scholten taking the first steps with Yttrium? Would you have liked to listen to Kent talking about remedies? Without trying to sound too grand I am sure homoeopaths in the future will listen to these recordings with interest. Unlike books these recordings can be preserved for all time in their original format.

I would like to honour and thank those contributors personally:-

Eileen Nauman : Generous in spirit. A truly dynamic person! When Eileen does something, she does it!! And quick!

Jeremy Sherr : For being able to improvise. Of course improvisation only occurs when you know your subject matter inside and out and are a true expert. For making good soup.

Misha Norland : For having a dramatic speaking style that makes listening easy. For such a wonderful beginning to Aurum as ‘since time immemorial’!

Ernest Roberts : For choosing remedies no-one else wanted!

Anthony Bickley : Ditto Ernest. Who else would (or could) have chosen the Bowel Nosodes? (Maybe Murray Feldman but no matter). Actually these remedies are very seldom understood and used and so Anthony’s contribution is most welcome.

Jan Scholten : for helping with remedies few have used. For inspiring me personally to think more deeply about homoeopathy. For inspiring the use of the Periodic Table within Cara Professional.

David Mundy : For asking if he could help with more remedies! And then doing some more at the last moment when asked. For having Castle hi-fi loudspeakers and playing the guitar brilliantly.

Murray Feldman : Always friendly, always helpful. Great description of Camphor! Almost the ‘last in the world’ Murray!

Ian Townsend : For playing the sax, drinking whiskey and taking photographs all things I hate! For being one of the few homoeopaths I have learned from who will tell a group of raw students that he doesn’t know the answer to a question.

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He also has the knack of planting pictures in your head to help you remember a remedy.

Kathy Parker : For taking the time to speak about remedies while she was moving house to Edinburgh!

Miranda Castro : For having a smile and a laugh in her voice as she speaks about the remedies. For doing a lovely impression of a Pulsatilla little girl!

Bob Fordham : For being creative in his remedy presentation of Crot h! I had expected a few more musical inclusions from the contributors but Bob was the only one who actually did it!

Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith : For taking time out from their wedding to make these recordings for you! What more could you ask?

Rajan Sankaran : For his sense of humour. When Rajan makes a joke he is so dry he is arid! You have to listen to him very carefully over the phone to tell when he is joking or being serious. However, listening carefully to Rajan at all times is recommended especially when he is talking about remedies!

Robin Murphy : For making homoeopathy come alive for me. For freeing me from my homoeopathic fears and constraints and letting me see different ways to practice.

Tricia Griffin : When you need to know about a new remedy like Iridium listen to the Proving Mistress herself!

Nuala Eising : For proving some valuable remedies! The latest remedies, Amber and Fire are very vivid and Nuala’s contribution is invaluable.

With the release of Cara Professional we are taking the first tentative steps into the world of homoeopathic computer multimedia. If the information included in Cara Professional is well received there will be even more remedies included. If you can help in any way by contributing remedy photographs or clinical rubric photographs please get in touch! And as to the future? Next step contributors Videos!!

The following people have helped considerably in the growth and development of Cara Professional and I would like to record my thanks:-

Roger van Zandvoort : for being a man of principle when it would have been easier to back down and walk away.

Robin Murphy : for inspiration and teaching. For not being afraid to challenge the old ‘rules’ when everyone else said nothing. And then being proved right.

Jose Mirilli : for remarkable insight and for providing the tools to improve our homoeopathic practice.

I am always amazed how generous the friends that surround Cara Professional are. They have supported us from the outset by contributing encouragement, ideas and hard work. There are far too many to list individually although I would like to mention just a few. These are Ian Townsend, Bob Fordham, Margaret Biggs, Karin Mont, Bob Micklem, Phyl Eyre, Rebecca Preston, Jenni Tree, Vicky Hill and David Mundy.

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These people may not realise it but individually and collectively they have helped far more than they might imagine. Help comes in many forms. Whether helping us improve the program, being enthusiastic, volunteering to help when needed, drinking with us at Conference or simply being friends I would like to sincerely thank them.

Our Cara Professional agents also deserve thanks. Without their efforts there would have been no Cara Professional. They also helped with new ideas and for demonstrating a positive enthusiasm to show people a system that is the very best. I am happy to mention each of them here, in no particular order :-

John Jezewski, Dianne Goodwin, Camilla Glantz, Tony Pinkus, Paul Redmond, Torleiv Holst, Jan Dingemans, Gunnar Sjogren, Soren Sorensen, Simone Fluckiger, Basil Ziv, Michael Dong, David Levy, Myron Schultz, Pravin Jain, Zaffar Iqbal, Roman Buchimensky, Paul Alexander, Lubov Lourie.

Thank you all!

Finally I would like to thank you for choosing Cara Professional. If you ever have any comments to make please call and let me know personally.

But…

manual did you? So get that CD whirring and start helping your patients even

more!

what

are you waiting for? You didn’t buy Cara Professional just to read the

David Witko

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Chapter 1 Installing Cara Professional

Checking your Cara Professional package

Before attempting to install and use Cara Professional please take time out to check you have received everything necessary.

Your Cara Professional package should contain the following:-

 Manual (the manual you are reading)

 A CD-Rom

If you did not receive any of the preceding contact your supplier immediately so that they can rectify the situation.

Registration Form

Please take time to complete the supplied registration form contained with the manual especially if you have purchased your Cara Professional from an agent and not through Miccant Ltd, the authors.

We would particularly encourage purchasers of Cara Professional who reside outside of the United Kingdom to register with us here in England. It may be a lot of trouble to post it off - but it will ensure you receive notification of new upgrades and support in the use of the program. If you do not register with us you will not be entitled to receive support in your use of Cara Professional and we will be unable to notify you of upgrades.

Installing Cara Professional

Cara Professional works with all personal computers that can run Microsoft Windows '95 or 98.

Cara Professional’s minimum requirements in order to process correctly are:-

80 megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space

A video card and monitor capable of displaying a minimum of 256 colours and preferably 16 million colours

To install the Cara Professional program onto your system:

Start Windows as usual.

Insert the Cara Professional CD into the drive and close the drive door.

Click the START button

Click RUN.

Type "d:setup" in the box that is titled 'Open' (if your CD drive is referred to as E: or F: then replace the D: as appropriate.)

Click OK or press ENTER to begin installation.

If you do not know what the drive letter is for your CD-Rom drive you can find it

as follows:-

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Cancel out of the current screen. On the main Windows screen (which is called the Desktop) find the picture of My Computer (usually situated towards the top left corner of the screen) and double-click the mouse on this button. You will then see a display of al the drives on your computer. Look for one that has a little symbol before it that has a picture of a CD on it - this is your CD-Rom drive. Note the drive letter associated with it (usually D:) and re-start installation of Cara Professional.

What will happen during installation

Step One Once installation has commenced you will be asked to enter the name by which you wish Cara to be refered to on your computer. The default suggested is Cara Professional v1.4. You may change this if desired.

Step Two You will then be asked whereabouts on your computer you wish Cara to be installed to. The default suggested is c:\carapro.

If you wish to change the location to which Cara will be installed simply click the

Browse button and choose another location.

Step Three

A list of installable components will be displayed. These comprise the optional

facilities that you can choose to install or not to install onto your computer's hard

disk for use with Cara.

By default all components are selected for installation. The default copies everything from the CD to your computer's hard disk and will occupy approximately 750Mb of hard disk space. All components will be copied even though you may not have purchased some of them.

We strongly recommend you leave all componenets selected if you have sufficient hard disk space available.

If you do not have sufficient hard disk space available or you simply wish to

conserve space by not copying over certain components you may de-select any

component displayed.

On the left side of the screen are the component 'headings'. By de-selecting any of these components you completely de-select all the books associated with each component.

On the right side the individual books are displayed that are associated with a component. To change to a different component simply click on the name on the left side of the screen. There may be more individual books displayed on the right side of the screen than can be displayed at one time. In this case use the mouse to scroll down the list of books.

You may de-select an individual book by de-selecting the check box associated with it.

Note that any components you do not install to your computer's hard disk will be ignored by Cara. Please ensure that any optional books you have purchased for use with Cara are definitely installed.

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Cara cannot work with books on both the hard disk and the CD. Only those components installed to hard disk will ever be used. If you discover that you need a book installing simply re-run the installation process over again making sure that the desired books are installed.

Step Four Cara will copy over all selected components to the location you previously specified. This operation will take several minutes.

Opportunities for conserving disk space

De-selecting the multimedia component can conserve 250Mb of disk space. However you will not be able to view remedy photographs or listen to the audio lectures if this is not installed.

If you have not purchased any of the modern materia medicas then you can safely de-select this component. Should you purchase any optional book in the future simply re-run Setup to install.

Similarly if you have only purchased 1 or 2 modern books you can safely de- select all those books you are not able to work with.

If you have not purchased the Complete Repertory or do not wish to use any of the Classical Repertories then you can safely de-select any or all of these works.

If you know for sure that you do not wish to work with certain volumes of materia medica then you can de-select those books from installation.

As you de-select components you will observe that the disk space requirement reduces with each you de-select.

Installation Failure

During installation if you see the message "XCOPYFILE Failed" this means that Cara was unable to successfully copy over some required files. Installation will be aborted and any files previously copied removed from your hard disk.

This error usually occurs for one of the following reasons:-

Windows could not read the CD at that point

There is a problem with your hard disk

Your computer has run out of disk space.

Your computer has a problem of some sort

The very first thing you should do is simply try again. After trying again and if you continue to get this error then you should double-check your available hard disk space. Make sure that by installing Cara Professional you are not reducing your free hard disk space to almost nothing. You should always leave hard disk space free after installing Cara Professional so that Windows itself has room to work in (refer following section for advice on how to free up some hard disk space)

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If you are sure you have enough sufficient hard disk space (and please check carefully as this is one of the most common items for confusion) then you should apply for a replacement CD as this is then the next most likely cause of difficulty.

What if I don't have enough hard disk space?

During installation you may be advised that you do not have enough free hard disk space to perform even a minimum installation.

If you do not have an additional hard disk attached to your system that you can use then you must free up some disk space

Freeing up disk space

If you have Windows 98 let it try and free up some space for you. Click START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, DISK CLEANUP. Here you will find an incredibly useful little utility that you can use regularly.

If you have Windows 95 then click START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL. Then locate the icon titled Add/Remove Programs and double-click it. You will then be presented with a list of all the programs installed on your computer. Browse the list, decide which items you can delete and do so.

Activating Cara

Cara is protected against illegal copying and distribution by means of a sophisticated software protection system. Until Cara is 'activated' it will not operate at all. You must already have purchased your Cara Pro system directly from Miccant or one of Miccant's authorised agents.

Activating Cara requires that you install Cara and then acquire a license by contacting Miccant Ltd, the authors of Cara. You must quote the unique Reference (Serial) Number displayed when you start Cara and you will then be assigned a unique Activation Code.

Once activated Cara provides unlimited access to the following books:

Combined Repertory (i.e. Cara's electronic repertory) Robin Murphy's Homeopathic Medical Repertory (2 nd edition) Materia Medica Starter Pack Classical Materia Medicas volume 1 Classical Repertories

and allows you to purchase additional upgrades and books.

Important Note :

You must not interfere with or try to modify Cara's software protection. If you do it will undoubtedly prevent Cara from running.

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Be aware that the activation code you have been given is totally unique to you and the specific hard disk you have installed Cara onto. This code will not activate Cara on another machine or even hard disk.

If you need to re-install Cara onto a new computer or new hard disk please read the section of this chapter headed 'Cara's Protection' for details. If you use the services of a computer technician to do this for you please ensure they are supplied with this information.

If your Cara activation is lost through deletion of Cara you will have to obtain an additional activation code from Miccant and there may be a charge.

Upgrading Cara

Cara is an expandable system. Additional books can be added to enhance the system. We encourage you to visit our web site for full details or to request a brochure from your local Cara agent.

Famous contemporary works can also be added from renowned authors such as Rajan Sankaran, Jeremy Sherr, Robin Murphy, Frans Vermeulen and Jan Scholten.

For full details of all the optional books available for use with Cara check our web

site at:

http://www.miccant.co.uk

Contacting Miccant

When contacting Miccant to register your Cara system please have the following information available:

Your Name Your Address Your Phone Number The unique Reference Number displayed on the activation screen Confirmation of your payment

For registration you may contact us by telephone, fax or email. We particularly recommend fax if you wish to activate your system of 9am - 5pm GMT as this will guarantee fastest response. When faxing or sending email please do not forget to include all of the information required to activate your Cara.

By Telephone

Within the UK:

0115 945 5289

From the Rest of the world:

Dial the international access code Dial 44 (the code for the United Kingdom) Dial 115 945 5289

By Fax Within the UK:

0115 914 9232

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From the rest of the world:

Dial the international access code Dial 44 (the code for the United Kingdom) Dial 115 914 9232

By Email Send an email to register@miccant.co.uk

Removing Cara

Go to the Control Panel and use Add/Remove programs. Do this by clicking START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL and then double-clicking on the picture titled Add/Remove Programs.

Click the entry for Cara Professional to highlight it and then click the Add/Remove button to start. During removal of Cara , Windows may ask if you wish to remove certain 'shared' files. We recommend you always answer 'No' whenever asked.

When removing Cara Windows will not delete any cases you have created. You should always take a backup and secure these cases to floppy disk or elsewhere prior to any re-installation (just in case!).

Removing Cara Professional in this way will not delete or lose your activation code - this is always preserved. If you subsequently re-install Cara over the 'top' of an existing version you will receive an advisory message at the end of installation informing you that a prior activation code was already present.

If for whatever reason you delete the Cara folder using Windows Explorer you will lose your activation and will need to apply to Miccant for replacement.

Please remember - if you wish to install Cara onto another machine or new hard disk do not remove Cara until you have safely moved the protection. Refer next section for advise on how to do this

Transferring Cara's Protection to another computer.

Cara is protected by a sophisticated protection system. When you purchased your copy of Cara you will have been assigned a unique Reference (Serial) number and received from Miccant an Activation Code. This Activation Code is totally unique to you and your computer's hard disk.

If your Cara installation is deleted the activation code will also be deleted. You will not be able to use the activation code on a different computer or hard disk.

Transferring Cara's Protection

To prevent the loss of your activation code we have provided a special utility program which allows you to transfer your activation. Please do the following :-

1. Without removing your current Cara installation, re-install Cara using the original CD onto your new computer or hard disk.

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2. Run the newly installed Cara once and obtain a new Reference Number.

3. Click START, then RUN and type in the command to start the special utility program.

c:\carapro\ccchange.exe

4. In the field Path to Protection type in c:\carapro

5. Click 'on' the check box field labeled Move Unlock-It installed protection

6. In the field New serial number type in the Reference number that you previously obtained from the newly installed version of Cara. Please use the number up to the / only. Do not type in the / or the number after it.

7. At this stage the screen should look something like this:-

At this stage the screen should look something like this:- 8. Now click on the large

8. Now click on the large Update Now button.

9. A new Activation Code will be displayed for you after a short while. Write this down and make a note of it.

10. Start up your new installation of Cara .

11. Type in the new Activation Code .

Your new Cara will now run. You can delete the previous version of Cara by using Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Using Cara on a 2 nd computer

If you wish to obtain a second activation code for use of Cara on a second computer please contact Miccant to obtain a license.

Please note : the activation code originally given to you will not work on a different computer. You must obtain a second copy from Miccant.

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If you lose your Cara protection you will need to contact Miccant Ltd and there may be a charge for replacement.

If Cara is deleted from your computer the protection will have been irrevocably lost. Your previous activation code will not work once you have re-installed Cara.

We will make every effort to provide replacement activation codes free of charge for cases of genuine accident. However should you make continual requests for replacement codes indicating some kind of technical problem then a charge will be made for replacement.

So please take great care not to delete Cara after activation.

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Chapter 2 Getting Help

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There are 5 ways you can get help using Cara Professional:-

 Read this manual  Online help within Cara Professional  Email a question to Miccant  Check our knowledge base on the internet  Telephone Miccant

Read this manual

Please take time to read this manual and especially the tutorial section before doing anything else.

Online help within Cara Professional

Help is also available on screen from within Cara Professional itself. So if you ever get stuck or just need help and don’t have this manual to hand press the F1 key. Cara Professional will pop-up some context sensitive help for you to read.

Email

An alternative that you may like to consider is to send us your queries electronically!

Our email addresses are :

sales@miccant.co.uk

support@miccant.co.uk

Sending email, especially if you are using Cara Professional out of our normal office hours, will usually guarantee you a next day response.

Knowledge base on the internet

We also have a WWW site which contains all the latest news on Cara Professional and also contains the latest downloads and fixes. The web site also allows you to join our Cara Professional electronic mailing list in which you can talk directly to the program authors and to other Cara Professional users around the world.

Most importantly our internet site contains the expanded version of the Cara Professional knowledge base. This contains answers to commonly asked questions, along with tips and techniques for getting the best out of your Cara Professional system.

Our internet address is :-

http://www.miccant.co.uk

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If you working in the evening or at the weekend and you need help it is always a good idea to check our internet knowledge base it may contain the answer you are looking for!

By telephone

If you require assistance installing your Cara Professional program or if you experience difficulty when using it you can call our Cara Professional phone line.

Our technical support line number if you are calling within the United Kingdom is

:-

0115 945 5289

If you are calling from outside the United Kingdom use:-

44 115 945 5289

This line is available to you 1pm to 5pm GMT Monday through Friday.

You may call for assistance in installing your program. Technical support of Cara Professional after installation is only available to registered users of the system. Please make sure your have returned your Registration Form before calling!

Before you call please make sure you have the following information to hand:-

 Your Cara Professional licence number (written on your dongle)  Your computer's specification.

And. most importantly, try to call when your are sitting in front of your machine (so that our technician can talk you through a solution)

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Chapter 3 Customising Cara

There are many ways to customise the appearance and behaviour of your Cara system. However while you are learning to use Cara we recommend you leave things just as they were when you purchased the system. The defaults supplied are geared towards first-time computer users and should not be changed until you feel comfortable using the system.

However even if you do not intend customising Cara at this time it might be helpful to read the information following to give you an idea of the potential changes you might make. Of course if you are already comfortable with using Windows software you can jump right in and adjust things to your preference.

However please bear in mind that the Tutorial section of this manual assumes that the settings are as supplied. Therefore if you change things before running through the Tutorial you may cause yourself lots of unnecessary problems.

Screen Resolution

Cara can operate in all screen resolutions. The higher the screen resolution the more information is displayed on the screen. For example choosing a higher resolution will mean Cara can display longer rubric lines on the screen and fit more icons on the Toolbar.

We have found that the optimum screen resolution for use with Cara is 800 x 600. This leaves the text big enough to read comfortably and allows Cara to fit most of what you need on the screen. If you decide to increase your screen resolution further then you should also check that Cara's settings are as you want them.

Different computers and monitors allow you to run in different resolutions. To check the resolution you are currently running do the following:-

1. From the Windows desktop click the right mouse button on an empty area of the screen.

2. Left click the Properties option that is displayed at the bottom of the little menu

3. Left click the tab named Settings.

4. Locate the section of the screen headed Desktop area. Underneath the little slider bar Windows tells you which resolution you are running at currently.

5. To change the resolution drag the slider bar to the right to increase the resolution and to the left to decrease it. Once you have done this click the OK button and Windows will apply the new screen resolution.

If you do not like the new screen resolution you can easily change it back by repeating the above procedure.

Should you not be able to move the slider bar at all to increase the screen resolution this means that your current combination of video card and screen does not support increased resolutions. If this is the case the only way to increase screen resolution is to buy a new video card.

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Cara's Properties and Settings

Clicking the File menu and choosing option Property and Settings will allow the amendment of any of Cara's default settings.

Preferences

There are 2 distinct areas addressed by the settings on this tab. The top half relate to how Cara starts up and displays various items. The bottom half relates to the use of the Coolbar

Start up

Cara’s welcome screen showing photographs of the contributors can be switched off as can the Tip of the Day facility. Disabling these will speed up access to Cara.

Switching off the Welcome screen does not disable the introductory music that plays when Cara starts. This can be disabled using the Windows sound schemes (i.e. click START, SETTING, CONTROL PANEL and then double-click on Sounds).

Cara can be instructed to switch between a display of small or large Toolbar buttons. Large is preferable on all but the lowest screen resolutions. By default Cara is configured to always display itself maximised and to occupy the full screen. If desired this can be amended such that Cara can be automatically minimised on start up or to take a normal size that does not occupy the full screen.

Coolbar

Various options can be set for the Coolbar. These cover :-

Order of repertories

Display options

Font used

Order Here you can change the order in which Cara displays the list of repertories that have entries that match your search criteria. You may change this order to suit.

Display options If Show button text is enabled then a short description of the meaning of each button displayed on the Coolbar will be provided (the actual text to be displayed underneath the rubriclist buttons can be set elsewhere)

If Letters on rubriclist buttons is enabled then letters A through E will be displayed within the pictures of the rubriclists on the Coolbar

If Show only List A is enabled then only the first rubriclist button is displayed on the Coolbar. Should more advanced repertorisation become desirable then this item should be disabled thereby allowing all 5 rubriclists to become available.

Font used If text is to be displayed underneath each rubriclist button then this feature allows an appropriate text size and style to be set.

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File Locations

This dialog allows the manual specification of all of Cara's file locations.

Changing an entry here automatically updates the Windows registry settings for Cara .

Experienced users can use this facility to set up default folders for their cases, temporary work files, and so on. Should the location of Cara's folders or files also be changed manually using MS Explorer then this screen provides a handy area to update the registry with this information.

If you do not understand the meaning of the Windows registry please do not use this screen at all.

Dialogs and Menus

This screen allows several options to be set regarding Cara's appearance.

Whenever the mouse is held over a button for a few seconds a little box of information will appear to explain the meaning of the button. These are called ‘fly-bys’. Disabling this option will suppress such fly-bys.

Using stippled chapter buttons refers to the display of buttons in the Repertory search dialog to represent the chapters of a repertory. A stippled appearance can be selected if desired.

Cara's menus contain small bitmap pictures as a memory-aid besides many menu options. These can be disabled if desired.

Where Cara uses information boxes much like the example shown on the preferences dialog the appearance will be exactly as displayed. The appearance, font and colour used for the box can all be customised.

Rubriclists

Each rubriclist can have its own unique ‘label’ associated with it. Each can be varied. The text appears underneath each rubriclist button if displayed in the Coolbar.

Whenever rubrics are assigned to rubriclists Cara always adds to rubriclist A. However Cara can be instructed to automatically add to any or all of the other 4 lists.

Cara can be instructed to prompt for confirmation each time a rubric is added to a rubriclist or to simply perform the assignment using the specified defaults.

Repertory Search Results

The appearance of the list of rubrics displayed following a repertory search or a remedy comparison can be amended to suit requirements. To adjust settings the right mouse menu, option Rubric display preferences should be used.

Each rubric can have from 1 to 3 lines of information displayed. The 3 types of lines that can be displayed are:-

Information line

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First rubric details line

Second rubric line

In regular use more than 1 line will prove impractical. However there are specific circumstances when it may be desirable to use more than 1.

Information Line

The Information line is only useful if you have purchased the Pro Pack for use with Cara.

First rubric line

This is where the main detail of a rubric is displayed. Usually it will be desirable to display the book and chapter a rubric is taken from. However this may be suppressed in the interests of minimising screen space taken to allow longer rubric descriptions to be displayed across the screen. Also should only 1 repertory be used or Chapter searches prove to be the regular search method then either or both of these may safely be suppressed.

In similar vein the number of remedies contained in each rubric may also be suppressed.

Should chapter names be required then this can be set to either Bold, Normal, Italic or Small size as desired.

There are also options to Embolden parent rubrics and to Indent sub-rubrics. These options will only be of use in a very specific circumstance. This is following a Chapter search with no keywords (when Browse mode is not required). These options allow control of display appearance.

Second rubric line

Setting ‘on’ the Double line rubrics option instructs Cara to always display 2 lines of text on the screen for each rubric. As each rubric in Cara can be up to 100 characters in length sometimes this will not fit into the available screen width. This option forces Cara to always display all of a rubrics description by using the second.

This has the advantage that on screens with low resolution and limited screen width the full rubric text will always be displayed thereby ensuring nothing is ever dropped ‘off’ the right side of the screen.

It has the disadvantage that by using doubling the number of lines a rubric takes to display fewer rubrics can be viewed on the screen at one time. (however refer next section on Fonts)

Font

The font of text appearing on the list of rubrics can be adjusted to suit. The option Font on the right mouse menu allows the user to choose any Font, Style and Size available. This allows for precise tuning.

Those who have difficulty reading small text can increase the font size. Those with higher screen resolutions can choose a font that is readable and ensure that the maximum rubric length can still fit onto 1 line for the vast majority of rubrics.

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Browsing Repertories

Various options can be set to alter the display by clicking the right mouse button and selecting Browse view options.

Header This block of information is always displayed at the top of each screen while in Browse mode. Its purpose is to show at all times exactly whereabouts in the repertory the rubrics are positioned. This is of use because individual rubric descriptions are usually truncated making it difficult at times to determine location.

This header block can be switched off entirely or various of its components (i.e. current book and chapter) can be individually suppressed within it.

Rubrics

The number of remedies, thematic association and presence of annotations for rubrics can all be switched off or on.

The display of sub-rubrics can be disabled by choosing the Truncate child rubrics option. If this is disabled then the text of rubrics is always fully displayed.

Remedies

The colour and source (i.e. author number) can be disabled from the Browse display.

All the remedies can be suppressed from the browse display if required. This may be useful if a an ‘easy to read’ list of all rubrics in a chapter are required

The colour to be used for the remedy highlight function can also be set here.

The font of text appearing can be adjusted to suit. The option Font on the right mouse menu allows the user to choose any Font, Style and Size available. This allows for precise tuning to suit display requirements and user preference.

Repertorisation results

The appearance of the results screen can be adjusted to suit all requirements. To make any changes click the right mouse button, option Change chart viewing options.

On the General dialog the appearance of the blocks used to display remedy grades can be set. The sample block on the right side of the screen can also be used to adjust the actual size of the blocks displayed. The adjustment is made by using the mouse to drag the horizontal and vertical bars until the desired size is reached. The size will need to be adjusted whenever the font or text size is changed. The block size should always be set to display 3 numeric characters at all times.

The content of the blocks can also be adjusted. (i.e. grade numbers or ungraded)

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Which scores (Weighted, Rubrics covered or Rubric grades) are displayed can also be set.

The Colour dialog allows compete control over the display of score totals, individual grade scores and colours used for the Bar chart presentation method. The various pull-down lists should be used to set both the foreground and background colours to be used as required.

The 2 Group chart presentation methods can also be customised.

Font

The font of text appearing on the list of rubrics can be adjusted to suit. The option Font on the right mouse menu allows the user to choose any Font, Style and Size available. This allows for precise tuning.

Those who have difficulty reading small text can increase the font size. Those with higher screen resolutions can choose a font that is readable and ensure that the maximum rubric length can still fit onto 1 line for the vast majority of rubrics.

Remedy Relationships

All that can customised when viewing remedy relationship information is the appearance of the text. Clicking menu View, option Font allows the user to choose any Font, Style and Size available.

Sounds

Cara plays various sounds whenever the following occurs:-

Cara starts

A successful rubric search

A search fails

A successful drag and drop to a rubriclist

An error

A warning

Sound files are supplied with the Cara system and are set up automatically for you. These can be changed by running the Sounds application from the Windows Control Panel. Scroll down the list named Events until the heading Cara is found. Then make any required sound substitutions required.

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Chapter 4 Quick Repertorisation

You purchased Cara Professional because it was supposed to be easy to use. So in this chapter we are going to show you just how quick and easy it really is to get started.

Find Cara Professional through the start menu :

Start Programs Cara Professional Cara Professional

So to start up your Cara Professional system click the Start button at the bottom left hand corner of your screen. Then move your mouse over the Programs option (no need to click) and when the menu of programs appears find the entry for Cara Professional and move the mouse over that. Move the mouse onto the Cara Professional entry and click the mouse.

Cara Professional will now startup. If you have a sound card installed and associated speakers you will hear Cara Professional’s startup music. Then you will see the Cara Professional welcome screen which contains a photograph of one of our contributors (a different contributor appears each time you start Cara Professional).

Once Cara Professional has finished loading you should be looking at an empty screen ready for you to use.

Locate the Toolbar situated towards the top of Cara Professional’s screen - the line of pictures. Find the fifth one along, the one with the image of a blue question mark on top of a magnifying glass and a piece of paper that looks like

this:-

magnifying glass and a piece of paper that looks like this:- This is the Repertory Search

This is the Repertory Search button. Click it once with the left button of your mouse. Cara Professional will display for you the Repertory Search Dialog. Here you tell Cara Professional what rubrics you need to find in your case. A 'dialog' is Windows-speak for a little screen that comes on top of the main screen you are working on.

First of all you need to know what we plan to do in this quick guide. You are going to search for 2 rubrics and tell Cara Professional to repertorise them. These rubrics are Aggravation during rain and Fear of being alone.

So take a look at the Repertory Search dialog. Notice how by default it is set to 'All Books'. This means that Cara Professional will automatically search all of the repertories you have in your system using whatever word or words you type in.

Now locate the part of the screen that is headed Keywords. You can see that there are 3 slots for you to type in words. The mouse 'cursor' is already positioned and flashing away in the first keyword slot waiting for you to type something. So type in the word RAIN now.

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Look across to the right side of the dialog and find the button titled SEARCH. Click

it once with the mouse to tell Cara Professional to search all repertories for the

word RAIN.

In next to no time Cara Professional has searched every repertory, every chapter and every rubric looking for the word RAIN and shows you what it found as

follows:-

for the word RAIN and shows you what it found as follows:- Take a moment to

Take a moment to look at this screen. To the left side you will see a blue area - this is called the Coolbar (it is headed "Books"). On the Coolbar you can see a list of the repertories you have in your system. Next to each repertory is a number. This number is the number of rubrics Cara Professional found in that repertory that contain the word RAIN. (If you can't quite see the number because the grey bar is obscuring it you need to move the grey bar a little more to the centre of the screen. You do this by positioning your mouse cursor over the grey bar. You are in the correct position when the cursor changes appearance. Then click the mouse on the grey bar, holding the left mouse button down and dragging the bar

a little to the right, releasing the mouse when you're happy with the position. If

you have trouble with this refer to the following chapter entitled Customising your Cara Professional).

Look at the right side of the screen and you will see lots of rubrics that all contain the word RAIN. By default Cara Professional initially displays rubrics from the Combined Repertory. Look down the list of rubrics and find WEATHER, RAIN < DURING. This is the first rubric we are going to choose.

To choose this rubric firstly highlight it by clicking the mouse on it once. Then look at the Toolbar running across the top of the screen and find the Add rubric icon that looks like this:-

Toolbar running across the top of the screen and find the Add rubric icon that looks

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To tell Cara Professional to remember this rubric simply click on the Add button once.

Now you're ready to find the second rubric, Fear of being alone. So tell Cara Professional you want to perform another search by clicking on the Repertory Search button on the Toolbar.

Notice this time that Cara Professional remembers what you typed in previously? This time you are going to be a little bit more adventurous!

This time we are going to tell Cara Professional which book and chapter to look in. So towards the top left of the dialog change the setting 'All books' to the Combined Repertory by clicking on the Combined radio button (click anywhere on

the button or the text, it doesn't matter).

Professional will display all of the chapters available in this repertory on the right side of the screen. Click on the very first button which represents the Mind chapter.

Once you've done this Cara

Now you need to remove the word RAIN that you typed in earlier. The easiest way is to click on the CLEAR button provided towards the right side of the screen. So do this now. Cara Professional will remove that word and position the mouse cursor ready for you to type in a new keyword. Type in the word ALONE.

Perform the search by clicking the SEARCH button. You will see this :-

search by clicking the SEARCH button. You will see this :- Find the rubric FEAR, ALONE

Find the rubric FEAR, ALONE OF, BEING. This is the rubric you are going to use. Tell Cara Professional to remember this rubric by selecting it with the mouse and then clicking Add rubric button on the Toolbar (just as you did before).

Now you are ready to repertorise!

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To repertorise look at the Toolbar towards the right side and find the button that looks like this:-

the right side and find the button that looks like this:- This is the Analyse button.

This is the Analyse button. Click it once to perform the analysis. After a short while Cara Professional will display for you the most indicated remedies for the 2 rubrics selected as follows:-

indicated remedies for the 2 rubrics selected as follows:- What could be easier than that? You

What could be easier than that? You can see from the analysis results that the remedies Elaps, Lac can, Merc and Ran-b are the top 4 remedies that cover both rubrics. Just reflect on what you have just done. You:-

1. Searched all books for the word RAIN

2. Searched a specific book and chapter for the word ALONE

3. Told Cara Professional to work with 2 rubrics

4. Repertorised

Although we only used 2 rubrics in this Quick guide the process you have just used is the basis of Cara Professional. Searching for rubrics, choosing the ones you want and repertorising is the essence of the system.

Now that you can see just how easy it is to use Cara Professional you can play with the system and discover all of additional features that lie in wait for you. We suggest however that it will prove invaluable to take the time to build on your newly acquired skills and practice the basics of repertorisation with Cara Professional by working through the Tutorial section that follows.

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Chapter 5 Tutorial

In order to demonstrate how to use Cara Professional effectively, this chapter contains lessons that will be in the form of a tutorial that takes you through the repertorisation of a real case.

Do not be concerned if the remedy grades shown on your computer are slightly different from those printed in this manual. It could be that you are working with an improved version of the database that is not reflected in the manual.

We suggest you go through all of the lessons contained in this tutorial in front of your computer and work the case presented as you go. This tutorial assumes that your are using a mouse and guides through the use of Cara Professional with a mouse.

Lesson 1 Finding your way around Cara Professional

Starting Cara Professional

Start up Windows in the usual way. Open up Cara Professional by clicking on the Start button on your Windows desktop. Then hold the mouse cursor over Program and then Cara Professional, finally clicking the mouse on the Cara Professional icon

The main Cara Professional screen will start up. Observe the nice introductory box you see in the middle of the screen. This helps to confirm that your system is set to display images correctly.

The images that appear on the introductory screen are of those homoeopaths who contributed audio files for Cara Professional’s multimedia presentation - we are happy to thank them for their homoeopathic wisdom and generosity of spirit in contributing.

Now before continuing consider exactly what you are trying to do when you repertorise a case with Cara Professional.

 You need to know which rubrics you are going to use for repertorisation. So you must have taken the case, analysed it and decided upon the key rubrics to use.

 Using Cara Professional’s search facilities you will find each of these rubrics in turn and tell Cara Professional to remember each for repertorisation.

 When you have identified each rubric in the case you can then repertorise using the traditional and expert system approaches.

 At that point you will have a pretty good idea of 2 or 3 remedies that seem most indicated in the case. You will then use Cara Professional to compare these remedies side by side on the screen to show their differences.

 Then when you think you know which remedy to prescribe you can view features of that remedy from materia medica or listen to audio presentations to confirm your prescription.

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 Finally you can type in some case notes and save this case for future reference.

Sounds easy? Let's get started then!

Lesson 2 Reviewing the Case

Consider the presenting case:-

This is a patient who suffers from intermittent paralysis of the arms and legs which is painless. She has facial twitching and twitching in her hands and feet. She suffers from profuse perspiration all over her body with foot perspiration being especially offensive. The patient always sleeps on her left side and has a strong desire to eat fish. She says she is claustrophobic and is afraid of heights.

The 9 rubrics we can identify from this case are:-

FOOD - FISH, DESIRE FEAR - HIGH PLACE, OF FEAR - NARROW PLACE (i.e. CLAUSTROPHOBIA) TWITCHING FACE TWITCHING EXTREMITIES PROFUSE - PERSPIRATION PARALYSIS - PAINLESS IN EXTREMITIES PERSPIRATION - FOOT, OFFENSIVE POSITION - SIDE, LEFT, ON, SLEEP

We will now work through the case finding each rubric in turn telling Cara Professional to remember each one for repertorisation purposes.

This Tutorial will guide you through the use of all of the main features of the program. No doubt you will find your own preferred method of searching for rubrics once you are familiar with the program.

Lesson 3 Searching for rubrics

Cara Professional provides 3 different ways to search the database for rubrics.

These are called :-

All books search Chapter search Thematic search

We will only use the first 2 in this tutorial. You will need to refer to Thematic searching elsewhere in this manual for information on how to use this advanced searching technique.

There is also another technique for finding rubrics called Browsing. This will be covered later in this tutorial.

As the use of the Chapter and All Books searches are very important to your use of Cara Professional we suggest you set aside lots of time to follow through this lesson in front of your computer.

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So now let's find the first rubric in our case, DESIRE for FISH.

Now let's start as you mean to go on. Before you perform any search think about the rubric you are looking for. In this case desire for fish. Think of what might be the quickest way to find the rubric. Think about whether you want to go straight to that rubric or whether you want Cara Professional to suggest alternatives for you. Taking a little time to think this through will help you become expert in searching for rubrics.

All Books Search

To start with we will use the All Books search approach. This is the easiest to use!

Look for the button that represents Searching on the row of shortcut buttons on the Toolbar. The Toolbar is the row of buttons across the screen near the top. The Searching button is the one with the question mark on top of the magnifying glass and piece of paper. The button looks like this:-

glass and piece of paper. The button looks like this:- Memorise this button because you use

Memorise this button because you use this every time you want to search for rubrics. If you are ever unsure about the meaning of a button simply position and hold the mouse over the button and after a couple of seconds Cara Professional will display a prompt explaining its meaning.

Once you have clicked the Searching button you will see the following dialog:-

the Searching button you will see the following dialog:- Tell Cara Professional you want to perform

Tell Cara Professional you want to perform an All Books search by clicking on the radio button towards the top left corner of the dialog (if this is the very first time you have used Cara Professional it should already be set on)

Now look down the dialog and find the section headed Keywords. This is where you type words in that you want Cara Professional to search for. Don't worry about the question marks after each word slot. These will be explained later. The cursor is positioned ready for you to type in a search word. So oblige Cara Professional by typing one in! Type in the word FISH. Don't worry about typing in capital or lower case letters - it doesn't matter. Cara Professional will accept whatever you type in. When you have typed in the word ‘fish’ click the mouse on

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the SEARCH button which is located towards the right side of the dialog or just press the ENTER key.

At this point Cara Professional will search every book and chapter and rubric in the database looking for every occurrence of the word FISH. And in next to no time Cara Professional has found all references to FISH and will have displayed the following screen:-

to FISH and will have displayed the following screen:- Pretty amazing? Note that Cara Professional has

Pretty amazing? Note that Cara Professional has searched every book for you in a just a few seconds! Notice also that Cara Professional finds references to the word no matter where it occurs in a rubric (i.e. the word doesn't have to be at the beginning of the line).

Important Note

Throughout this Tutorial it is assumed you are using the standard version of Cara Professional and you do not have the Complete Repertory. The screenshots contained in this manual will show both of these repertories and also the other classical repertories but the tutorial will make no reference to them.

Search Results

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Notice how the very first rubric is highlighted and ready for action? You will come

to the reason for this in a moment.

symbols immediately preceding the book icon - these will be explained later.

At this stage do not worry about the

If you look to the left side of the screen you will see a column of book names in a separate area of the screen (divided by a grey bar) and headed Books. This separate area of the screen is displayed at all times and is referred to as the Coolbar. (not to be confused with the Toolbar which is the row of buttons across the screen)

After an All Books search the Coolbar always shows a list of all of the repertories that have some rubrics that match your search criteria. Also note that after each repertory name is a number. This is the number of rubrics the book has that contain your search criteria.

If you cannot read the book names and number properly because the grey bar is on top of part of them then you need to move the grey bar over a little to the right. You do this using a Windows technique called 'dragging and dropping'. The idea is that you position the mouse cursor over the grey bar and the cursor shape will change. Then you click and hold down the left mouse button and drag the grey bar over a little to the right letting go of the mouse button when desired. Do not drag it over too far otherwise you will not be able to see all of the rubric information on the right side of the screen!

Once you can see everything properly take a look back at the Coolbar.

see everything properly take a look back at the Coolbar . The Combined Repertory book tab

The Combined Repertory book tab is the first in the list - and this is the 'active book' - the book you are currently looking at. The rubrics displayed on the right side of the screen are all taken from Cara Professional’s Combined Repertory. You should be able to see book icons before each rubric and the chapter in the repertory each rubric is found in.

and the chapter in the repertory each rubric is found in. Book icons that begin with

Book icons that begin with a C this means that these entries are all taken from Cara Professional’s Combined Repertory. The second letter e.g. S indicates the origin of the rubric, K for Kent, S for Synthetic, V for Vithoulkas and so on. Whether you use the All Books search or Chapter search (and also the Thematic search) the rubrics found are always displayed on this screen. So its a good idea at this point for you to become familiar with moving around the list of matching rubrics.

There are 2 main ways you can move around the list of rubrics on the right side of the screen. You can use the scroll bar at the right hand side of the windows with the mouse or you can use the keyboard. On this particular screen we think you'll find it easier to use the keyboard so we will explain what you can do with it.

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The Vithoulkas additions are those marked with a CV in yellow. If you do not see these this may be because your screen is set to display at a different resolution than this tutorial assumes.

Look on your keyboard and find the keys marked PgDn, PgUp, Home and End. Press the PgDn (Page Down) key once and see how Cara Professional immediately jumps down a screenfull at a time (on some notebook computers you need to press the Fn key at the same time as the Page Down key for it to work.

Now look for the key marked End and press this. Cara Professional will immediately jump to the very end of the list of rubrics. You will be looking at a blank screen. Now move up the list by pressing the UpArrow key and you will see last rubric that has the word FISH or a synonym of FISH in it. This is ERUCTATIONS, SARDINES, AFTER. Now press the PgUp (Page Up) key once.

At the bottom of the screen there are some rubrics that have words from the same family of word as FISH e.g. FISHY, SARDINES, SALMON. Cara Professional will find these for you but always displays them after those rubrics that exactly match the search word(s) you type in.

Notice also that there are now rubric entries from the Dynamis school on this screen. These have the icon CD before them.

Press the HOME key. This takes you back to the top of the list of rubrics.

Changing Books

Once again look at the books listed in the Coolbar. You should see Boericke, Phatak, Murphy and Boenninghausen's repertories displayed.

If you have purchased the Complete Repertory this will be available to you at this point. Switching books is as easy as clicking the mouse on one of book names in the Coolbar.

Try this now by clicking on the Phatak tab. This is what you will see:-

by clicking on the Phatak tab. This is what you will see:- Try switching books once

Try switching books once again by clicking on Boericke. It's easy isn't it?

Switch books back to the Combined Repertory and move on.

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By now you will have got used to seeing a number before each rubric displayed. This is the number of remedies in each rubric. If you want to see the remedy entries for a rubric there are a couple of ways you can do this.

One easy way is to select a rubric you want to see the remedies for is by clicking on it with the mouse. Then locate and click the picture of the remedy bottle in the Toolbar that looks like this:-

of the remedy bottle in the Toolbar that looks like this:- Another easy way is to

Another easy way is to highlight the rubric in question by clicking the RIGHT mouse (yes the right) button. As you do this Cara Professional will display a small menu of available options as follows:-

will display a small menu of available options as follows:- The very first is View Remedies.

The very first is View Remedies. Left clicking on this will show you the remedies in the selected rubric.

Let's practice this by looking at the remedies contained in the rubric that we are looking for in our case, namely FOOD - FISH DESIRE. Click the mouse once on this rubric which is near the middle of the display and the big highlight bar will be positioned on it. Now click on the button in the Toolbar to see the remedies. Select this button :-

in the Toolbar to see the remedies. Select this button :- and Cara Professional will display

and Cara Professional will display the rubric's remedies. When you have finished looking at the remedy entries click the CLOSE button.

Now you've become a little familiar with how to move around the results of a search let's return and do another All Books search.

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As before just click on the Searching shortcut button. Forgotten which button this is? It is the button with the blue question mark on it in the Tolbar across the top of the screen.

Searching All Books with 2 Words

You should always try to use only 1 word in the All Books search in normal use. It will always be quicker when you search using 1 word than if you type in 2. Sometimes however you will want to use more than one word. So this time let's try to find the rubric we want, namely Desire for Fish using more than 1 word.

Notice how the word FISH is still displayed in the first keyword slot? This is because the setting Remember words is set 'on' as the default (this is situated towards the bottom of the dialog). Find this setting in the dialog to confirm it is indeed set on. If you do not want Cara Professional to remember the settings of a previous search simply switch this setting 'off'.

Now click the mouse onto the slot for the second word (or press the TAB key twice) and type in the word DESIRE. Start the search.

This time notice how you have restricted the search results to just 5 rubrics that exactly fit the rubric you are looking for. You may have noticed however that Cara Professional took quite some time longer to find these rubrics than it did when you used only 1 word. Searching is always much slower with 2 words than with 1. Although speed of searching depends primarily on the speed of computer you are using this principle is the same irrespective of computer speed.

A point worth noting is that you cannot search using the chapter a rubric is in as

a search word. Thus if you were looking for a Nasal Discharge you should not use

the words NOSE and DISCHARGE as search words. The chapter is not part of the rubric description and therefore nothing would be found.

Telling Cara Professional to remember a rubric

Now at this point you're going to learn how to tell Cara Professional to add the rubric FOOD-FISH DESIRE into our case for subsequent repertorisation.

First of all you need to highlight the rubric you want. Can you remember how to do this? You need to click the mouse once on the rubric in question. Take a good look at the screen before you try to do this however.

You don't actually need to highlight the rubric as the rubric we want Cara Professional to remember is the first on the screen and is already highlighted. Now you want to click on the shortcut button that means Add. The Add button is the one with picture of a clipboard with a tick in it that looks like this:-

of a clipboard with a tick in it that looks like this:- When you click on

When you click on this button Cara Professional displays a little window asking you how it should proceed. If you look at the contents of the window you will see Cara Professional has already got some defaults prepared. If you were to click

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the Add button (don't do this yet!) Cara Professional will remember this rubric by adding the rubric onto a work area known as a Rubric List.

Cara Professional provides 5 Rubric lists onto which you can add rubrics. By default Cara Professional will always add a rubric to Rubriclist A. When you add a rubric in this way you can also assign a Weighting or Underlining factor to the current rubric. To the right of the little window you can see that Cara Professional defaults this 'Grade' to 1 (which is neutral).

The Desire for fish is very marked in our case and was quite freely expressed by the patient. What you need to do now is to change Cara Professional’s default grade from 1 to 3 by clicking on the grade 3 'radio button'. Try this now. You do not have to click on the circle of a radio button to select it. Clicking anywhere within the text of the line in question will cause it to become selected.

For the time being ignore the other settings in the little window (namely Eliminative and Causative) and just click on the Add button. Cara Professional will now remember this rubric by adding it to Rubriclist A.

Having found and remembered our first case rubric we need to move on and process the rest of the case. The next 2 rubrics are both Fears found in the Mentals section of the database. We will show you how to use the Chapter search to quickly locate and remember these 2 rubrics.

The Chapter search method is most useful when you know which book and chapter you want to look in and more or less which rubric(s) you're after. You will know that our next 2 case rubrics, Fear of Heights and Fear of Narrow Places are contained in the Mentals chapter so you can with confidence proceed.

So select the Search Dialog once again - by now you should remember which button this is!

Once it is displayed change the All books setting to a specific repertory by clicking on the Combined Repertory. (At the risk of boring you with overkill - you will only see buttons for Murphy's Repertory or the Complete Repertory if you have purchased them)

Once you have clicked on the Combined Repertory Cara Professional will display a pictorial list of all of the chapters within the Combined Repertory on the right side of the Dialog. Like them? If you do not or you find them a little confusing to start with you can instruct Cara Professional to overlay each with a brief textual description of each chapter. Do this by clicking on the check box entitled 'Show button text' situated towards the bottom of the dialog. This check box acts as a switch or toggle that you can turn on or off by repeatedly clicking.

Each time you choose a specific book to work with you also have to select a chapter of that book to search. As you want to use Mentals click the mouse on the very first chapter icon. Observe that the chapter name under the heading Chapter Name changes to Mentals. If it doesn't you clicked the wrong icon! Keep trying until Mentals is displayed.

Now you need to type in the words to search the Mentals chapter of the Combined Repertory. Cara Professional is still displaying the words you used previously. To remove these quickly click on the Clear button. Type in the word Fear.

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Next click the Search button and Cara Professional will perform a search for all of the rubrics concerned with Fear in the Mentals and after a second or two will display them for you as follows:-

after a second or two will display them for you as follows:- Notice how the very

Notice how the very first rubric Cara Professional displays for you is AILMENTS FROM FEAR? It found this rubric because it has the word fear somewhere within it. Also note that the Coolbar area is different to how it looked after you performed an All Books search. This is because you are working with a specific book and chapter and so Cara Professional does not need to offer you a choice of books.

The Chapter search can perform a very fast search and you should always use it if you know the location of the rubric you are looking for. Now at this stage you need to consider exactly how Chapter search finds the rubrics. Basically Chapter

search looks in 1 chapter looking for all rubrics that contain the word(s) you type

in (in this case Fear).

the screen you will start to see rubrics that begin with FEAR (you may need to scroll down the screen a little depending on your screen resolution)

Look down the list of rubrics and towards the bottom of

As all of the Fears are displayed on the screen you now need to find the 2 case rubrics you are interested in. Let's look for Fear, High Places. Of. Cara

Professional contains a further valuable facility we haven't shown you yet. From the matching rubrics you are looking at click the Find button on the Toolbar that

has the magnifying glass over the piece of paper

the one that looks like this:-

glass over the piece of paper the one that looks like this:- Now type the word

Now type the word HIGH. Don't select anything else. Now click the OK button. See what happens? The display now jumps to the first rubric Cara Professional finds that has the word you just typed in contained somewhere within it. Cara

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Professional has searched through the list of rubrics you are currently viewing. This is different to the All Books or Chapter searches as this Find facility only searches the list of rubrics you are already looking at.

If you type in a word that doesn't exist in the list of matched rubrics nothing will happen. At present we are looking at the rubric Fear, Fall upon him, High Walls and Buildings. As this is not the rubric we require you need to tell Cara Professional to repeat the last search. You can repeat a search of the matching rubrics by pressing the SHIFT and F3 keys together. Do this now.

See how Cara Professional jumps to the next rubric that has the word HIGH in it and displays it at the top of the screen? Now you should be looking at the rubric we are interested in, Fear, High Places, Of. You need to tell Cara Professional to remember this rubric. The question is, can you remember how to tell Cara Professional to remember the rubric?

Hint : Click on the short cut button that has a tick on a clipboard.

We are now ready to locate the next rubric, Fear Narrow Place, In Claustrophobia. Use exactly the same method as you just used to find the previous rubric i.e. use the Find button.

Type in as few letters as you need to identify what you are looking for. In this instance NARR will suffice. Doing this will reduce the number of typing mistakes you make.

Once you have done this the rubric you are interested in is right at the top of the screen - tell Cara Professional to remember this rubric now (take Cara Professional’s defaults for the time being). Now press the HOME key. Note that this takes you right to the beginning of the list of fears so that you can peruse or even select other rubrics.

Congratulations! You now have 3 of your case rubrics remembered. Unsure of whether you've done it correctly? Then click once on the rubriclist button marked A in the Coolbar (i.e. the left side of the screen) and you will see all 3 of your case rubrics displayed.

You could of course have chosen to perform an All Books search for the word CLAUSTROPHOBIA to find the 3rd rubric in the case. Alternatively you could also have typed this word into the Chapter search. However you will find that if you can group rubrics together in this way you will be able to find them very quickly.

Another point to note is that if you perform a Chapter search without typing in any key words then Cara Professional will display the contents of the entire chapter in Browse mode for you! Browse mode is a special display that shows you the appearance of the printed book on the screen. You may prefer to work in this familiar way - but in actual use it will prove slower to search for rubrics in Browse mode. Browse will be explained in the next lesson of this tutorial.

Finally please note that the Chapter search also allows you to exclude certain words from a search. This is not covered in this tutorial. Please refer to other sections of this manual for more information. Now let's move on to the rest of the case!

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Browsing allows you to look at the repertory on screen as it appears in the printed book. You may prefer to work in this format. Browse mode can also be used to search for rubrics while you are browsing a chapter. There is one major restriction if you decide to use Browse to search you can only ever search using one word within Browse.

Usually you will choose Browse when you have several rubrics to use in a chapter and you are familiar with the layout of the repertory you are using. So in our tutorial case lets learn to use Browse to find 3 rubrics in our case. To choose Browse call up the Search Dialog as usual. Browse mode is automatically performed by Cara Professional if the following criteria are met:-

 You have identified a book and chapter to work with  You have the setting Automatic Browse Mode clicked on in this Dialog  You do not type in any keywords

The next rubric you are going to find is Twitching of the face. So first of all you need to select the Face chapter of the Combined Repertory. Practice finding the picture that represents the face by clicking the mouse onto an icon. If you are still having trouble deciding which icon represents which chapter then do not forget that you can always switch on the button text if you prefer. So let us continue.

Make sure the ‘Automatic browse mode’ switch is set ‘on’ i.e. it has a little x inside of the check box before it. (if it doesn’t for some reason click it to set it on). You should always leave this switch set on in normal use. Now clear out any words being displayed (click the CLEAR button for speed) and click the SEARCH button to continue. Cara Professional will now initiate browse mode of the Face chapter of the Combined Repertory. You should see the following:-

of the Combined Repertory. You should see the following:- Like it? Before finding the case rubric

Like it? Before finding the case rubric we are looking for take a little time to familiarise you with Browse.

To move around the chapter you can scroll down or up a screenfull (pagefull) at a time. You cannot scroll up or down individual rubrics. Try pressing the key PageDown (or PgDn) on your keyboard. Notice towards the top of the rubrics Cara Professional displays a heading block for you. This contains the chapter

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identifier and also the rubric which is displayed at the very top of the screen. This is useful so you know exactly where you are. Often the indentation of rubrics in the repertory might mean you would be unsure of exactly where you were with this header block you know exactly where you are at the top of each page.

Notice how the remedies are displayed as they appear in the printed book except Cara Professional adds colour to the grades to make them stand out. You can customise the display of the Browse mode extensively. One of the most common changes you will make is to adjust the font of text used on the screen. Please refer to the Customising section of the manual for information on how to do this.

Practice moving down the chapter a few more times. Try using the mouse to do this. You can click on the mouse scroll bar on the extreme right of the screen. This differs from the usual mouse scroll bar you have seen before in that it only has the top and bottom of the scroll bar and not the middle. This is to indicate to you that you can only move up or down a screen-full at a time. To move down with the mouse click on the downwards triangle/arrow on the mouse scroll bar. Practice this a few times and then go up as well using the opposite scroll bar (or use the key PageUp whichever you prefer).

Once you have practised this please go right back to the very beginning of the chapter. Cara Professional provides a special mouse button for this. It is positioned over the up triangle on the mouse scroll bar. Click this key (called the HOME key) and Cara Professional will return you to the top of the chapter.

Now you are ready to find Twitching and we can use a really neat feature of Cara Professional to help you do this. Whenever you are in Browse mode and want to search for something simply type in a few letters on the keyboard and Cara Professional will automatically sense you want to search.

So now type in the letter T. See what happens? You didn’t have to press anything else for Cara Professional to realise that you want to move around the chapter. Notice that Cara Professional more correctly refers to this facility as ‘Jump to rubric’ – this is because whatever you type here will cause Cara Professional to jump to the first word in the chapter that begins with what you type in. This facility does not perform a search of every rubric of the chapter looking for a word it only jumps to the first word it finds that begins with what you type in – hence it is referred to as a ‘jump’ facility (you can perform a full chapter search by clicking on the Find button in the Toolbar exactly as previously described for the Chapter search).

So now type in a few more letters to identify the rubric we are looking for. Type in WIT also to make the jump word TWIT. Then click the OK button and after a few moments Cara Professional will jump to that position in the chapter. Easy?

Now you need to tell Cara Professional to remember the rubric Twitching. Remember you need to select the rubric by highlighting it and then clicking the ‘Add rubric to case’ button on the Toolbar. So bearing in mind that the browse screen looks different to the previous search results screen how do you think you should select the rubric Twitching? Yes, it is exactly the same process, so click on the rubric name to highlight it. Make sure you click on the rubric name, not on a remedy name.

If you have done it correctly it should look like this:-

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Cara Professional with the hand and finger indicating which rubric is selected. You have to have

with the hand and finger indicating which rubric is selected. You have to have the mouse held over the rubric name to select it. Make sure you choose the right rubric before proceeding. When you have selected the rubric Twitching add it into the current case.

Time to move onto the next case rubric, Twitching of the hands and feet, in the Extremities chapter!

Call up the Search Dialog once again and this time only change the chapter from Face to Extremities and then click the SEARCH button. Type in exactly the same jump word as before (i.e. TWIT) and Cara Professional will take you directly to that rubric also. Add it into our case. That was easy wasn’t it? Now you need to learn a few more things about Browsing.

There is a restriction in Browse that once you have jumped to a rubric you cannot page back beyond that point using the PgUp and mouse scroll bar. Try moving back before Twitching now. It will not work. Please remember this rule when using Browse.

If you need to move backward through a chapter then you either need to go back

to the beginning (use the mouse HOME key for easy return) or you can type in a letter or two to jump to a new position in the chapter.

Try this now. Pretend that you wanted to jump backwards in the chapter to the start of the rubrics that being with the letter I, then simply type the letter I and jump there. See that you can type in just one letter and jump there? Its that easy. You can jump around the chapter by typing in single letters as many times as you want. Only bear in mind that you cannot page back using the key or scroll bar.

At this point you should be looking at the rubric Incoordination at the top of the screen. Now you are going to learn another nice feature of Browse. Move the mouse around the screen without clicking a button. Notice that as you pass over

a remedy name the mouse cursor changes to the picture of a hand and finger?

This indicates that if you click on the remedy Cara Professional will display

information that remedy for you.

So position the mouse over the remedy IRID in the very first rubric, Incoordination. Note that this remedy has the number 22 as a superscript after it? This is an author number. It indicates which author made or suggested this remedy as an addition to the rubric. Still holding the mouse over the remedy IRID

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click the left mouse button. Cara Professional displays for you a little box as

below:-

Cara Professional displays for you a little box as below:- Here you can see the full

Here you can see the full Latin name of the remedy and also the Common name (if stored in Cara Professional’s database of remedies). This is really useful when you come across a remedy abbreviation you are not familiar with during repertorisation.

It also confirms the name of the author who made this addition to the repertory. In this case the remedy Iridium is credited to author number 222 Jeremy Sherr as it was first published in his book Dynamic Provings Volume 1. The use of author numbers is widespread throughout the Complete Repertory (if you have purchased this book) and to a lesser extent in the Combined Repertory.

There are additional buttons you can select to get further information. Do not press any of these now! As a taster for you this is what each does:-

View

Displays materia medica information about the current remedy

Authors

Displays the names of authors who have made additions to the repertory

Remedies

Gives you further information about the current remedy (including any multimedia information)

Relationships

Displays the relationships for the current remedy.

You will use some of these facilities later on in this tutorial. Although the temptation for you to explore and play will be strong at this point, reluctantly, you should now click the CLOSE button.

Now you need to find and add the rubric Profuse perspiration into our tutorial case. Try to find this on your own using the Browse facility (Hint - the process is identical to the one you used to find the previous rubric i.e. change only the chapter to Perspiration, and jump using a couple of letters for instance PR).

Time for a recap!

At this stage of this tutorial you have found 6 of the 9 rubrics in the case and learned the basic 3 techniques for finding rubrics in Cara Professional’s database.

Lets review when you would use each:-

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All Books Search

Use this when you want Cara Professional to word search all books at the same time to find all references to a word (or words). This is the easiest to use by far but may also be the slowest in computer response terms (however still quicker than you could find manually of course!)

When using All Books make sure you choose your keywords carefully and never ever use words like PAIN or TIME or HEAT or COLD.

Chapter Search

When you are pretty sure which book and chapter your rubric is in but you want to browse through a few rubrics use Chapter Search.

Browse

If you want to select several rubrics from one chapter (often the Mentals) and

know the structure of the repertory you are using. Remember that when searching within Browse mode you can only search using single words.

There is a fourth search method, Thematic searching, available please refer elsewhere in this manual for details.

Now you are ready to find the last 3 rubrics in the case!

Lesson 5 Practising the Chapter Search

You are now going to practise the Chapter search some more. Before you do anything else however we want you to learn an important principle.

Take a look at the Coolbar for a moment. Notice that Cara Professional has added

a new icon that looks like this:-

Professional has added a new icon that looks like this:- This is the Browse icon. The

This is the Browse icon. The Coolbar is also displaying an icon representing Search that looks like this-

displaying an icon representing Search that looks like this- Here is the important principle that you

Here is the important principle that you should commit to memory:-

Whenever the Coolbar displays an icon it is remembering what you last did in that section.

So the Coolbar is still remembering your last search even though you have been using Browse for the last 3 rubrics. Test this out for yourself. Click on the Search icon in the Coolbar now. See? Now click on the Browse icon.

This is an incredibly useful facility. It means you can be browsing a chapter and go off to perform a search on the entire repertory and still come back to where you were browsing without losing your place.

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In fact it is even better than that! Cara Professional will also remember your last repertorisation and your last remedy relationships view as well as the 2 search modes! More on these later as we will return to this topic.

What you need to remember at this stage is that the Coolbar allows you to return to a previous action. The Toolbar (across the top of the screen) initiates new actions. Try to remember this distinction and you will reduce confusion to a minimum.

Now you need to initiate a new search. The question is can you remember how to get back to Chapter Search? If you can't, here's a new way to invoke it - press the F2 key! That was easy wasn't it?

The next rubric you are going to find is painless paralysis of the extremities. And this time we want you to use two keywords to find it. So make sure the Extremities chapter is selected for use. You can clear out any previous values or words quickly by clicking on the CLEAR button.

All you need do now is type in the letters/words Paral and Painl into two separate boxes in the the list of key words boxes down the left side. You should know how to do this by now. Remember you do not have to type in full words - just enough letters for Cara Professional to work out what you are trying to find. To move between keyword slots you can either click the mouse into the second slot or you can press the TAB key twice. Start the Chapter search by clicking the SEARCH button.

This time you have used 2 words in the Chapter search. When you do this Cara Professional finds all rubrics that have both keywords somewhere in the rubric.

Now let's introduce you to a different way of remembering rubrics. Position the mouse over the desired rubric i.e. the second one you are currently looking at, and click the right (yes right) mouse button. Cara Professional will display a little menu for you as follows:-

Professional will display a little menu for you as follows:- As you can see this menu

As you can see this menu contains a list of the options you will use most frequently when working with rubrics. The second option is Take rubric and clicking (left mouse button as usual this time) this option will also add this rubric into the current case.

Try and remember the use of this right mouse button. It works throughout Cara Professional and the options presented will be in

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context of what you are currently viewing. Using the right mouse button will be familiar to you if you are already using other Windows ‘95 programs. If you ever get stuck for ideas on a screen try the right mouse button it might just help you.

Now take a moment to use the Coolbar to check the progress of our tutorial case. Look at the Coolbar. You will see it always has an icon (that looks like a clipboard with letter A displayed on it) representing the current case as a 'Clipboards' or 'Rubriclists'. There are actually 5 of these rubriclists that you can use when you get a little more confident in your use of Cara Professional.

In the Coolbar simply click the Rubriclist button once on clipboard A to review the case so far and you will see the following:-

A to review the case so far and you will see the following:- This should confirm

This should confirm to you all of the rubrics you have selected for inclusion in the current case. Do not concern yourself with the meaning of all the new symbols that have appeared on the right side of the screen. You will learn how to use this a little later on when repertorising the case.

Now switch back to the previous search results you were just viewing. Forgotten

how to do this? Think……

Coolbar……think….Search

button.

Time to move on and find the last 2 rubrics in the case!

Let’s find the rubric Offensive perspiration of the foot. Return to the Search dialog. The last search you performed was in the extremities section so you do not need to select a book and chapter. Click the CLEAR button to quickly remove the previous keywords. This time you are going to use 3 words to find this rubric.

Type in :-

Per

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as the 3 keywords. Note you only have to type in a few letters not an entire word for Cara Professional to work with. Minimising the amount you type in will minimise the number of mistakes you will make.

Click the SEARCH button to perform the search and Cara Professional will really narrow the results down again for you. The rubric we want is the very first one displayed so add it into our case.

Now for the very last rubric! Without any prompting this time search and find the rubric Position, Side, Left, on in the Sleep chapter. We recommend you use a Chapter Search using 2 keywords to find this rubric but feel free to find it anyway you prefer. When you've found it - remember it by adding it into the current case.

Having found all of the rubrics in the case you are now ready to move on and find the simillimum. That is why you really bought Cara Professional isn't it?

Lesson 6 Saving your Case

Now you are going to learn something very, very important. You are going to learn how to save your cases on your computer's hard disk for use in the future.

Just suppose the doorbell rings while you are trying to repertorise. Also suppose (although this is quite unlikely!) you might even be getting a little tired of running through this tutorial right now!

The question is how do you save the case you are currently working on and come back to it later?

Its easy! To save the tutorial case you are working on click the Save Case shortcut button in the Toolbar. It looks like this:-

Case shortcut button in the Toolbar. It looks like this:- Click this button and you will

Click this button and you will see the following screen:-

Click this button and you will see the following screen:- The first thing you should do

The first thing you should do is tell Cara Professional which directory on your computer's hard disk you want to store your cases in. A good idea would be to create a directory to store your cases. As supplied as default with Cara Professional a directory called CASES has been automatically created for you on

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your computer’s hard disk and this is what our screen displays show in this manual.

However you can save cases to any hard disk and folder that Windows knows about.

For now double click the mouse onto the folder named CASES to open it up ready for you to save the current case. To save this tutorial case for future recall type in the name you want to remember the case by. You do this by typing a name for the case in the File Name slot. The name you use can be of any length you desire and we strongly recommend the case name should always have a 3 letter suffix of WCC (which is why Cara Professional displays this by default).

Now type in the case name you want, for this tutorial we suggest you use Tutorial.WCC. Do this now and click on SAVE when you are happy.

Saving in this way does not actually remove the current case from Cara Professional’s working memory it saves it permanently to your hard disk - the current case is still in Cara Professional’s memory.

To show you how to retrieve the case you have just saved on your computer's hard disk let's first of all clear it out of Cara Professional’s memory. Click the New Case shortcut button that looks like this:-

Click the New Case shortcut button that looks like this:- Click this once to clear out

Click this once to clear out the tutorial case and prove to yourself that the case really has been cleared from Cara Professional’s memory by clicking onto the Rubriclist icon in the Coolbar. No rubrics will be displayed.

Now to recall the case you just stored click on the Open Case shortcut button that looks like this:-

on the Open Case shortcut button that looks like this:- You should see your case Tutorial.WCC

You should see your case Tutorial.WCC displayed in the list of cases. To re-load this case click the mouse onto this case and then click the OPEN button and you will be returned directly to Cara Professional’s main screen. Click on the Rubriclist button in the Coolbar and you will see the tutorial case just as it was when you saved it.

Now you know how to save your cases and re-open them let's continue with the rest of the tutorial.

You should be aware that Cara Professional allows you to record patient records and associate consultations with each patient. This will be explained later in this tutorial.

Lesson 7 Manipulating your case rubrics

Apart from the very first rubric in the case you were not asked to change the grade or underline of any rubric you remembered. Therefore apart from the rubric DESIRES FISH all the other rubrics should have 1 underline or weighting.

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Let's check this and then prepare the case for repertorisation by assigning any other remaining underlines. To view all of the rubrics you remembered click on the Rubriclist button in the Coolbar and this screen will be displayed:-

button in the Coolbar and this screen will be displayed:- Observe to the right of each

Observe to the right of each rubric’s information under the column Attributes is the grade of each rubric is listed. Note that the terms weight, underline and grade are synonymous. Only DESIRE FISH should have 3 underlines marked so far.

Although we have not previously told you this, the only other rubric in this case that needs underlining 3 times is PERSPIRATION PROFUSE. You can change the grade or weight of any rubric quite easily. Click the mouse anywhere along the rubric's Source column on the screen. You will see that Cara Professional highlights it for you.

Then click the little picture to the right of the screen that looks like a weight and is labelled 3. Clicking this changes the grade of a rubric to 3. Simple isn't it?

Now let's do the 2 underline rubrics. In this case ALL of the other rubrics in this case need underlining 2 times with the exception of POSITION, SIDE LEFT ON which is underlined once.

So avoiding that rubric and of course the ones you have already set to 3 quickly go down the list clicking on each rubric in turn to highlight it and then clicking the weight 2 picture.

Once you have done this you should see this:-

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Cara Professional To avoid confusion with the Windows Clipboard Cara Professional uses the term Rubriclist to

To avoid confusion with the Windows Clipboard Cara Professional uses the term Rubriclist to refer to its 5 internal 'clipboards'. Remember that although you are using only 1 rubriclist at present Cara Professional provides 5 Rubriclists (you can switch these all on once you are confident in your use of the system.

Whenever you click on the first Rubriclist button (marked as A) in the Coolbar you will always be shown all of the case rubrics - this initial list is also referred to as the Master Rubric List and is called Rubriclist A. You will see this is always set for each rubric to the right of the rubric's weight. (the little clipboard icons). There are quite a few other things you can do from this master rubric list - in fact you have probably been staring greedily at all of the buttons you can select! However for now we will not be using those.

You are now ready to repertorise the case! Any ideas which remedy is indicated? You are about to find out.

Lesson 8 Reviewing your Repertorisation Strategies

You could at this point repertorise by clicking the Repertorise button in the Toolbar. As this is a tutorial however we want you to be introduced to all the important features of the program so that you gain an understanding of their purpose and also learn how to use them if you need to.

So now click on the Strategies short cut button. Its the one that looks like a Chessboard.

short cut button. Its the one that looks like a Chessboard. This screen is where you

This screen is where you tell Cara Professional which remedies you want to repertorise with, which repertorisation strategies you want to apply and what order you want the remedies to be displayed in.

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As you can see, by default, Cara Professional assumes you want to perform a Totality repertorisation, applying no weighting criteria, presenting the results in the style of a repertorisation chart, ranking the remedies by the number of Rubrics Covered in each.

Looking at the Criteria at the bottom left of this screen you will observe that each can be set off or on independently of each other. This is so that each can be used in conjunction with any of the other strategies. You could therefore switch on both Rubric Underlining and Stress Small Remedies when repertorising and Cara Professional will take care of this for you. Impressed? You will be when you start to use them!

If you think about these default settings they are designed to give you a 'neutral'

classical repertorisation that uses everything in your case. It is always a good idea to repertorise in this way in every case before you start experimenting with

all of the options you can use.

A very important point to remember is that by default Cara Professional will

repertorise all of the rubrics on the master Rubriclist A. As this is what we want the first time you repertorise there is nothing further to do at present. So that's what you should do now. Without changing any of the settings click OK to close this screen down

You use the Strategies button whenever you want to vary the type of repertorisation to be performed. Whenever you make a change Cara Professional will remember the new settings until you return to this screen and change them once again.

Time to move on and repertorise!

Lesson 9 Repertorisation

Click on the Repertorise button - the one that looks like an Exclamation Mark as

follows:-

Repertorise button - the one that looks like an Exclamation Mark as follows:- and you will

and you will see the following:-

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Cara Professional You asked Cara Professional to repertorise using the defaults. The Totality method is the

You asked Cara Professional to repertorise using the defaults. The Totality method is the default. This means that Cara Professional will add up all of the remedy grades in each of the case rubrics and arrive at a score that reflects the case overall i.e. the Totality. We will come back to the other methods subsequently. Totality will be displayed at the bottom of the screen to confirm this is so.

Take a little time to absorb the contents of this screen. Get familiar with it. You are going to use this a lot!

The case rubrics are listed down the left and the most indicated remedies are strung across the top to the right. You have 'spreadsheet-like' cells in the middle and at the intersection of a remedy and a rubric you can see the grade the remedy occurred in.

Look at the bottom of the screen. Displayed here is confirmation of exactly which settings you are repertorising with. Currently Totality is displayed along with the Sigma symbol which denotes remedies are ranked by rubrics covered.

Underneath each remedy are 3 lines of scores, namely Weighted, Rubrics covered and Rubric grades. The last 2 are self explanatory.

The Weighted score is displayed here so that if you performed an analysis using any of the strategies (or the expert system) the effect of this would be displayed in this score. As you are not using any strategies at the moment the Weighted Score is the same as the Grades Score.

By default Cara Professional displays the remedies in order of how many rubrics in the case each covers. See how Sulphur is at the top of the display? Looking down the rubrics it only misses on DESIRE FISH. It covers 8 out of the 9 case

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rubrics in total check this by looking at the line labelled Rubrics covered. Sulphur is in fact the only remedy that covers 8. The next 3 remedies, Nat-m, Phos and Puls have all covered 7 of the rubrics.

Is this significant in this case? Or do you think this is another example of how Sulphur always seems to come to the top of the every case you repertorise with? You have to decide. Quickly browse the other remedies in the list to see if anything catches your eye.

To show you how ranking remedies can affect the display significantly you are now going to tell Cara Professional to change things a little. Click on the Strategies button in the Toolbar (i.e. the one that looks like a chessboard). In the Ranking method area click on the button labelled Rubric grades. This tells Cara Professional that when you repertorise you want the remedies to be ranked not by the number of rubrics they are in but by how high each remedy’s grades are. Click OK to make your settings. Then repertorise once again by clicking on the Exclamation Mark button in the Toolbar.

You can see that Lycopodium has jumped to the top of the list of remedies with Pulsatilla close behind. Sulphur is relegated to third position with Nat Mur and Silica not too far behind.

The Weighted score is now being shown on the screen for you - Lycopodium's 'score' of grades in this case is 15 while Pulsatilla's is 13. You can see Lycopodium only covered 5 of the case rubrics. Pulsatilla covered 7 rubrics, 2 more than Lycopodium and looking down the list a little further Sulphur covered 8 of the case rubrics.

However, you can see that Lycopodium occurs in 5 of the rubrics in the top grade and this is why it is at the top. You can see exactly which rubrics it occurs in and those it misses. Pulsatilla occurs in more rubrics but in lower grades.

Now ask yourself - which is more important? The score a remedy has or the number of rubrics it covers? There is no right or wrong answer to this question. You have to use your experience to evaluate the case and decide for yourself. What you should also notice is that there are very few 'small' remedies that seem indicated. That is often the case when you initially repertorise.

Whatever you set as the Ranking method will be used every time you subsequently repertorise.

Now look at the right and bottom of the remedy scores. There are 2 scroll bars available to you. These allow you to scroll the screen display around as there is more information available to you than can fit on 1 screen. If you use the bottom scroll bar and click the mouse to the right the remedies will scroll one at a time and more remedies will appear. You can see every remedy that occurs somewhere in the case in this way.

Actually you may find it quicker and easier to use the keyboard's right arrow key to do this - its less 'fiddly' and works a little quicker.

If you have more rubrics in a case than can fit on 1 screen then you could also use the right scroll button. This has the effect of scrolling the rubrics down and up whilst leaving the remedies as they are.

Just before finishing this lesson reflect on the case.

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You have performed a Totality repertorisation and Sulphur has come through strongly covering the most rubrics. However there are other seemingly well indicated remedies vying for your attention, namely Pulsatilla and Natrum Mur not forgetting Lycopodium which occurs in less rubrics but with higher intensity. Disappointingly no smaller remedies seem to be well indicated.

Lesson 10 Using the Strategies

What you are now going to do is learn how to use Cara Professional’s strategies to provide you with more ideas about which remedies are really indicated in the case.

So display the Strategies screen by selecting the Chessboard shortcut button.

Now switch ‘on’ the Rubric underlining strategy by clicking on its check box. Also change the Analysis option to Weighted. Notice that Cara Professional has automatically changed the Ranking method to Weighted as this is the only sensible ranking to apply. It tells Cara Professional to order the remedies according to how well they fit the criteria.

As you have finished with the Strategies screen for the time being close it down by clicking on the OK button. Display the Repertorise screen by clicking on the Repertorise shortcut button in the Toolbar (i.e. the Exclamation mark ! ).

What do you see? Lycopodium's still at the top - the other remedies are still roughly the same - so unfortunately this criteria has not really helped us a great deal.

Reactivate the Strategies screen. Click off Rubric underlining and click on Emphasise S,R&P (Strange, Rare and Peculiar). Click OK and go back and Repertorise (you should be able to remember how to do this by now). This type of weighting will stress those remedies occurring in any SRP rubrics in our case. See the results this time:-

in any SRP rubrics in our case. See the results this time:- Note that the remedy

Note that the remedy Succ-ac (Succinum acidum) has shot to the top of the list of remedies because it occurs in one of our small SRP rubrics and it is also a weekly represented remedy in the repertory. See also how the remedy Fire is in

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second position for the same reason (Fire is a newly proven remedy from Nuala Eising that is included in the Combined Repertory). Lycopodium is no longer at the top (as its occurrences were in the larger rubrics).

Our friends Sulphur and Pulsatilla are near the top but notice how Argent Nit has jumped into fifth position. Succ-ac, Fire and Arg Nit? Well that's something else for you to think about.

Now go back to the Strategies screen once again. Switch off Emphasise SRP and switch on Stress Small Remedies. Close this screen and Repertorise.

Look at the results of emphasising small remedies. Hyoscyamus and Opium have come to the top in our case - something else to consider. Do they have any relation to this case? None of the other remedies do not seem to have a great deal of similarity to this case so maybe this hasn't been too helpful to you. You may be thinking…Hyoscyamus and Opium aren’t exactly small remedies, why are they here? It will be useful for you to know that this criteria does not omit any remedies from the repertorisation (note that Arg nit appears in third position) it simply boosts up remedies according to their frequency of occurrence in the repertory. Polycrests are therefore proportionally downrated.

Looking at the rubrics displayed it may interest you to note that Arg Nit is still present even though Cara Professional was emphasising smaller remedies. This is again worth stressing. When you choose this option it doesn't only display small remedies. It boosts them up but still repertorises using all of the remedies. Usually it has the effect of showing you which of the smaller have some degree of indication in the case.

So take a little time for reflection. The remedies that should be whirring through your mind are Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur, Argent Nit, Sulphur and possibly Succ ac, Fire, Hyoscyamis and Opium. How do you decide between them? Traditionally this is as far as some computer programs have gone - at this point having given you some excellent remedies to consider they hand over to you.

Cara Professional goes a couple of stages further than this however. Read on!

Lesson 11 Cara Professional’s Expert System (C.E.S.)

The main benefit of using the repertorisation strategies is that they provide you with new ideas for indicated remedies. If you only had access to the traditional repertory analysis you would now only be thinking of Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur and Sulphur.

However one of the main difficulties with all of these strategies is deciding which one is right to use. Of course you may be thinking how happy you are just to have some ideas for different remedies to consider! Cara Professional now offers you the Expert System approach. This aims to re-consider your case applying all of the different strategies at once in careful balance and harmony. You can use this in each and every case you repertorise. So let's try using it with the current case.

You invoke the expert system by calling up the Strategies Dialog (use the Toolbar button or press the F5 short cut key)

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Simply change the analysis option to Expert leaving the Ranking method set to Weighted and switching off any selected criteria. At this point previously you have been told to click the OK button and then click the repertorise button. However you may have noticed that there is a button marked ANALYSIS on this Dialog. This also performs a repertorisation for you so click it now to rework the case using the expert system mode.

See the following results?

using the expert system mode. See the following results? As you can see the Expert System

As you can see the Expert System is quite clear that Arg Nit is the indicated remedy. It also displays Succ ac and Sulphur prominently behind Arg Nit. Sulphur is placed in third position and Arg nit first even though Arg Nit does not occur in any of the case rubrics in the highest grade and despite the fact that it only occurs in 5 of the case rubrics. Notice that it misses on the rubric DESIRE for FISH which was marked with 3 underlines. And the expert system still ranks Arg Nit in first position!

Now you will recall that Arg Nit has figured a couple of times in the different repertorisations we ran. The Expert System has however elevated it into first position after consideration of all of the factors involved. In the traditional 'neutral' or 'flat' repertorisation Arg Nit was nowhere to be found.

Just reflect on the significance of this approach. You can use the Expert System on each and every case you see as a kind of second opinion. Whenever the Expert System suggests a remedy that was not in first position in a normal repertorisation give it very serious consideration.

It will probably come as no surprise to you to find out that Argent Nit was actually the curative remedy in this case. This case was presented by George Vithoulkas at Edipsos in 1988 and the selection of rubrics and underlining come from George himself.

The settings used in the expert system were chosen after careful repertorisation of many cured cases. You can view the various settings by clicking on the tab marked Expert settings from the Strategies Dialog. (refer elsewhere in this manual for further details of these and how you can customise them)

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Lesson 12 More advanced repertorisation techniques

So far you have learned how to use a few of the repertorisation strategies and get good results. There are others not covered in this tutorial, namely Incidence, Eliminating, Families, Classifications and Miasmatic. Once you are familiar with the basics of repertorisation you should read elsewhere in this manual for information in these other methods.

However there are several techniques you should become familiar with which will extend the range of your repertorisation abilities. To see these in action you need to be looking at the results of a repertorisation. Currently you should still be viewing the results of the expert system analysis showing Arg nit as the most indicated remedy.

Once you have repertorised a case Cara Professional provides various techniques for you to apply. To see a list of them click the right mouse button whilst viewing the repertorisation chart. Ignore for a moment the first two options these will be covered in the next tutorial lesson.

There are 5 ‘filters’ that you can apply to any case, namely:-

 Families

 Classes

 Elements

 Size

 Miasms

But before you use them a word of explanation. In order to support the use of these filters remedies have been categorised according to these filters. Not all remedies have been categorised however some remedies in the repertory are still not well known.

Families

Families represent groups of related remedies for example the Aurums or the Calcareas. Lets see how this works in practice. Click the Families option and you will be presented with a list of all of the remedy families in Cara Professional. Choose the Acidums by clicking on that entry and then click the OK button. Cara Professional reworks the case showing only the acid remedies!

Try this once again by clicking the right mouse button to get the menu back on screen, choose Families and this time choose the Metals and press OK. Easy??

You will use the Families filter whenever you decide that a patient needs a certain type of remedy, maybe a previous Metal prescription has only partially worked, and you want to consider indicated alternatives in the same family.

Classes

Now consider Classes. This is more complicated than Families. Each remedy has been classified in a 3 level hierarchy. An example would be the remedy Abies canadensis. This is classified at the top level as a Plant remedy. It is further sub classified as a Gynosperm and even further sub classified as a Pinaceae. Another example would be the remedy Thuja which is also a Plant and also a Gynosperm. However its lowest classification relates it to the family Cupressaceae.

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Click on the Classes filter on the right mouse menu to see a list of the top level classifications. Observe that they range from Minerals and Elements through to Waters. Where there is a little + symbol this means you can expand the display to see the sub-classification. Click on the + symbol before the Plants class. You can now see the next sub class. Click the + symbol before the Gynosperms to see an expansion of classes at the lowest level.

Now the point of using Classes is that they allow you to rework the case looking only for remedies belonging to certain classes. And they allow you to choose which level of classification to repertorise at. If you chose Plant as the level it would not be of much use to you because there are so many plant remedies. However choosing Gynopserm is a more manageable class to use. To choose which class to use simply click on the textual description of whichever class you wish to use. To see this work click and highlight Gynosperms and then click OK. See how the case is re-presented and only 3 Gynosperm remedies are contained in the current case?

Try this again. Bring up the right mouse menu and click Classes. This time you are going to use Waters (i.e. remedies prepared from mineral waters). Expand the Waters class by clicking on the + symbol. Note how the sub class is again simply Waters. This is because there is no way (yet) to further classify these water remedies. Several of the classes are like this. So when looking for Water remedies it is simplest to choose the very top level of classification. Do this now by highlighting the to level of Waters and clicking OK.

Classes will prove a very useful technique to use when you are looking for similar remedies e.g. you have decided that a Snake remedy is called for in a patient but Lachesis has failed.

Elements

Choosing this filter presents you with a view of the periodic table for you to use. Bring this display up now by clicking on Elements.

All of the elements coloured white have homoeopathic remedies derived from them. Those coloured elements have no known homeopathic remedies derived from them.

This periodic table display allows you to re-present the case using only remedies associated with various elements. This view is heavily derived from Jan Scholten’s work in this area and especially his book Homoeopathy and the Elements.

You can use the periodic table in one of three ways:-

 Choose an individual element  Choose a row of elements (a ‘Series’ as Jan Scholten calls it)  Choose a column of elements (a ‘Stage’ as Jan Scholten calls it)

Time to try out a few!

Lets use the second row or series (actually Jan calls it the Carbon series). To select an entire series click on the button to the extreme left of the first element of the series. When you do this all of the elements in the series will be highlighted. Now click the OK button and Cara Professional will repertorise the current case for you showing only those remedies derived from the elements in that series in order of indication.

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Now try a stage analysis. Return to the right mouse menu, choose Elements and this time choose column or stage 10 (headed by Carbon) -an entire Stage can be selected by clicking the mouse on one of the arrows along the top of the periodic table . So select the entire stage 10 by clicking on the arrow button at the top of the Carbon element (C) . All the elements in the stage will be highlighted. Click the Ok button to see the remedies.

Finally try selecting just one element for repertorisation. Return to the Elements filter and choose the element Nitrogen. To choose an individual element simply click on its button. As you do Cara Professional displays an information line at the bottom of the screen confirming the element name. Rework the case showing only those Nitrogen derived remedies in the current case. If you have done this correctly you will see our indicated remedy Arg nit as the first remedy.

If you practice in a way sympathetic to Jan’s approach you will find this facility invaluable. It is beyond the scope of Cara Professional’s manual to explain the principles behind using the Series and Stages to analyse a case. For this you are referred to Jan’s book Homoeopathy and the Elements (also available as an optional work with Cara Professional)

Size

This simply allows you to Remove Polycrests from the display or to only Show Small Remedies in the current case. Sometimes you just have to get rid of that polycrest smokescreen in a case and get directly at those small remedies waiting to be used.

Miasms

Choosing this filter allows you to work only with remedies that correspond to a miasms you select.

Finally a note of caution. Occasionally you may choose a filter that has no representation in your case. In this circumstance Cara Professional will display no remedies at all. To get back to the full Cara Professional results simply choose Remove all filters form the right mouse menu.

Before moving on to the next lesson remove any filters currently applied and get back to the expert system display of all indicated remedies. (right click the mouse and select Remove all filters)

Lesson 13 Getting information on remedies

Once you have analysed and examined your case according to the way you practice you will have narrowed the choice of remedy down to a few. At that point you will need information on this list of remedies in order to help you make a final decision.

The first thing Cara Professional can provide for you are the remedy relationships for any remedy. In our current case we will now examine these for the remedy Opium which is displayed on the current screen following our expert analysis.

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Position the mouse over the remedy Opium and click the right mouse button. The remedy Opium will be highlighted/.selected and you will see the (by now) familiar display of remedy filters but now the second option Remedy Relationships is available for use. Left click the mouse on Remedy relationships and Cara Professional will display for you information on Opium. This information is compiled from Gibson-Miller and Ghiegas. Not all remedies have relationship information available.

To return to the analysis chart display use the Coolbar and click on the button/icon that represents the Chart. It looks like this:-

button/icon that represents the Chart. It looks like this:- You may have noticed when you clicked

You may have noticed when you clicked onto Opium that the very first option View Remedy was also available. This option is your entry into Cara Professional’s database of remedies including access to materia medica and also multimedia information on selected remedies. So now you are going to learn how to access this store of knowledge!

Right click on Opium once again and left click the View Remedy option and you will see the following:-

the View Remedy option and you will see the following:- The left side of the screen

The left side of the screen is Cara Professional’s alphabetical list of every remedy in the database (approximately 2300 remedies). The list is positioned at Opium as this is the remedy currently selected. To the right side of the screen you can summarised information on Opium. Cara Professional lists the full Latin name of the remedy as well as its abbreviation and, where recorded, the common name of the remedy.

Underneath this are a series of switches that denote which miasms the remedy is associated with. In this case Opium is only associated with the Psoric miasm denoted by the lighter blue shade on the switch.

The Size of the remedy in terms of its frequency of occurrence in the repertory is shown, in this case Opium is classed as a Frequent remedy.

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The remedy’s Classifications are shown underneath this and, where appropriate the Families it belongs to.

At the bottom right portion of this screen are any multimedia entries for the selected remedy. You should be able to see a picture of Opium in a little box (if you can’t your computer display is not set correctly – refer to the Customising section of this manual). Next to the ‘thumbnail’ picture is an icon that looks like a loudspeaker. When ever this is ‘lit’ this means there is either a remedy image available to view or an audio file for the remedy.

Click the mouse on the loudspeaker icon and you will be rewarded with a larger photograph of Opium. The quality of the display can vary enormously from computer to computer, on the screen resolution in use and on the number of colours your graphics card is currently displaying. The remedy images provided in Cara Professional are all scaled down to 256 colours to ensure they work with the widest numbers of computers. Thus they are not the best photographic quality that can be displayed. In future years when screen specifications are improved further and the standard in use is 16million colours then we will be able to show truly photo realistic remedy images until that day arrives we will have to get by with 256 colour images.

When you are finished looking at this click the CLOSE button to return to the main display. Click the CANCEL button to return to the main analysis chart display. This time select remedy Bar-c (you may have to scroll along the page using the mouse) by right clicking on it and then select View remedy.

Notice this time there is no photograph available for this remedy. However the loudspeaker is lit up. This indicates there is an audio clip available for this remedy. Click the loudspeaker icon. On the resulting screen click the ‘play’ button (the very first button that looks like an arrow or triangle) and you will hear one of our contributors, David Mundy, discussing this remedy. If you cannot hear anything and the progress indicator is moving across the screen then your volume is too low or your sound system is not set up correctly. Volume is adjusted using the standard Windows 95 Volume Control application.

Cara Professional contains photographs and audio clips on over 100 remedies. All are accessed through this screen. Once you are looking at this screen you can choose other remedies. To chose another remedy you need to either scroll down the list on the left side of the screen or type in an different abbreviation where it is labelled Find remedy.

Practice doing this by clicking the mouse into the Find remedy slot. Then remove the entry for Bar-c by pressing the backspace key repeatedly. Now type in the letters AD and the display will jump to that position in the database. You should now be looking at the remedy Adamas or Diamond at the top of the list of remedies. This remedy is newly proven by the Dynamis School and you should be able to see a photograph of a diamond to denote this remedy. Click on the loudspeaker button and play the associated audio clip. What better way to learn about a remedy than by listening to the proving author explaining the essence of the remedy (in this case Jeremy Sherr, renowned homoeopath, one of our contributors and generally nice guy)

Try scrolling up and down the list of remedies yourself for as few minutes. See if you can find remedies with photographs and audio clips and play them back. Have fun!

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Now you are going to move on to work with materia medicas!

Lesson 14 Viewing Materia Medica

While viewing remedy information you can see a button labelled VIEW. Whenever you are looking at a remedy clicking this button takes you directly into the materia medica side of Cara Professional. When you have decided which remedy to prescribe you may find it useful to take a quick look at the materia medica of the remedy.

To illustrate how this might work in practice close down the Remedy information screen for a moment and return to the analysis chart display. If you were on the verge of deciding to prescribe Arg nit for the current case you may wish to review materia medica entries for the remedy before making a final decision.

So click on Arg nit to highlight it, then right click the mouse on it and then select View remedy. Then click on the VIEW button. Cara Professional will take a few moments to load the materia medica screen. Depending on how you have installed your Cara Professional system and how many materia medicas you are working with it can take Cara Professional a little while to open up your materia medicas. If you have left the materia medicas on CD it can take a little while to start up the program. Once done however you will be shown a list of all of the materia medicas in your system that have an entry for Arg nit.

Down the left side of the screen there is another area which resembles Cara Professional’s Coolbar. Unlike Cara Professional’s usual Coolbar this always contains a list of each materia medica that has an entry for the current remedy i.e. Arg nit.

The very first book, Boericke, will be automatically opened for you to the selected remedy and the text of the remedy will be displayed on the right side of the screen. Use the mouse scroll bar on the extreme right side of the screen to move up and down the remedy text.

To see what a different book has to say about a remedy you simply double-click the appropriate book icon in the left area (note you have to double click the mouse on the desired materia medica icon) and that book will ‘open up’. Then simply double click again on a remedy name to view the text from that book on the right aside of the screen. (Note – this is different to Cara Professional’s Coolbar. In the materia medicas you have to double-click to do things in Cara you only single-click)

In this tutorial this is as far as we will use materia medicas. However you are strongly urged to read the chapter on materia medicas later in this manual for a full explanation on how to search the materia medicas for words and how to create rubrics from materia medica for repertorisation purposes.

To leave the materia medicas click the Windows 95 X for exit button at the top right of the screen and you will be returned back to the remedy information screen.

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Lesson 15 Comparing Remedies

Even though the C.E.S. and Cara Professional’s other repertorisation methods will give you some good ideas about which remedy is indicated you should not slavishly follow the remedy recommendations.

They can only be as good as the rubrics you choose, the repertory you use and the underlines you assign.

It is always a good idea when you have narrowed the choice of remedy down to compare them. Often you will be looking for the things that will help you differentiate between remedies. Let's now illustrate this by comparing the leading remedies in the current case. If you are still looking at the Remedy information screen close down by clicking the CANCEL button.

Before comparing remedies you need to decide which you want to compare.

So far, Cara Professional has given you ideas about Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur, Argent Nit, Sulphur and possibly Succ ac, Hyos and Opium. The expert system has suggested Argent Nit.

In order to compare remedies you need to tell Cara Professional which ones you want to compare. You can do this by double-clicking the mouse onto each desired remedy name on the screen.

Try this first of all with Arg N. If you have done this successfully you will see a little red flag symbol appear at the top of the remedy name - this indicates that this remedy has been selected for comparison purposes.

Now do the same with Sulph and Op. At this point 3 remedies on the screen should all have a little red symbol above them. Look down the list and try to select Hyos. Finally select Cocc. Cara Professional allows you to select up to 10 remedies in this way. If you have done this successfully the remedies will now look like this:-

this successfully the remedies will now look like this:- To enter the Compare process you need

To enter the Compare process you need to click the Compare icon on the Toolbar. It looks like this:-

click the Compare icon on the Toolbar. It looks like this:- The Compare dialog will now

The Compare dialog will now be displayed as follows:-

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Take a little time out to look over this screen. Its quite a busy screen with lots of things you can do on it. To the right of the screen you will see the list where you select the remedies you want to use. On top of the list of remedies you will see a number in brackets showing that you have already chosen 5 remedies for comparison.

Cara Professional lets you use any repertory and any chapter to compare remedies in. To change the current Book and/or Chapters simply click the book button. Then make your chapter choices. You can choose to compare in all chapters of the selected book. Recognising that you will mostly wish to compare the mental rubrics of remedies Cara Professional provides an option for you to select just that chapter. Finally by choosing the Specific chapters option you can use the list of chapters underneath to select as many or as few as you like in any combination.

A few words of advice are appropriate at this point. If you use All chapters as your setting make sure you have a fast computer first of all!! Remedy comparisons can take quite some time if you choose to scan an entire repertory.

In this tutorial we will use the Combined Repertory and only the Mind chapter for our comparison. So make these settings now. Now locate the area where you can type in keywords, click the mouse into the first position and type in the word FEAR.

Now look towards the centre of the screen and you will see a section labelled Filters. By default Cara Professional will extract all remedy grades which is why grade 2 and 3 boxes are switched ‘on’ . Switch ‘off’ grades 1 and 2 by clicking in the check boxes provided as we only want work with the highest grade of remedy occurrence.

Now click on the Differential radio button. This tells Cara Professional you only want to see the differences between your 5 remedies.

So a quick recap. The settings you have chosen tell Cara Professional to do the

following:-

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Search the Mentals chapter of the Combined Repertory looking for all grade 3 (highest) occurrences of the 5 remedies but only display rubrics that differentiate between the remedies i.e. only show rubrics that have 1 of the remedies in them.

Perform the comparison by clicking the Compare button. As Cara Professional extracts information for you a progress bar will move across the bottom of the screen.

Once finished you will see that above each rubric is the remedy name of the remedy extracted from that rubric. As you requested a differential comparison only 1 remedy should be above each rubric. Always read this screen by looking at the remedy and immediately below it the rubric it relates to.

You can see that in the whole of the Mentals chapter that there are very few rubrics that match your comparison criteria. Note how Arg Nit is the only one of those 5 remedies that has FEAR - LATE, OF BEING in the highest grade (you may have to scroll down the page using you rmouse). Note also how Hyos is the only remedy present in the highest grade in Fear, People of.

Let's try a different comparison. Bring up the Comparison Dialog by clicking the appropriate button on the Toolbar or press the F3 shortcut key.

This time change the keyword FEAR to DELUSION and re-run exactly the same comparison. After a little time you will see that Arg Nit has DELUSION - DESPISED IS. And if you had noted that your patient indeed felt that way because of her problems this would be a strong confirmation of the choice of remedy.

You can use this Compare remedies facility using any remedy and any rubrics in the entire database! Please read other sections of this manual or the online help provided for a full explanation of all the facilities available when comparing remedies.

Lesson 16 Saving your Case (Part 2)

Although you already know how to save a repertorisation on your computer's hard disk there is something else you may wish to know. In this final tutorial lesson you are going to learn how to create a new patient in the database and to record some visit notes for this patient.

First of all you need to tell Cara Professional you want to record some visit notes. So click the button on the Toolbar that looks like this:-

want to record some visit notes. So click the button on the Toolbar that looks like

and you will see:-

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Cara Professional Click the little icon immediately following the patient name slot and Cara Professional will

Click the little icon immediately following the patient name slot and Cara Professional will display a screen containing all of your existing patient records. Of course at present you do not have any so this screen should be empty. Now click the little icon that is lit up towards the top of the screen and Cara Professional will present you an empty patient record to complete.

Here you simply type in the fields of data that you wish to record. Click on the record tabs to type in Address, Contact, Notes and any Miscellaneous details. Take a few minutes out to type in any patient details you wish. You will find it advantageous to adopt a fixed style for input of your patient names. You could use any of the following styles:-

Stevenson, John John Stevenson J Stevenson Stevenson J

and so on. Of these the first is preferable as this will allow you to search for patients more easily when you need to. Click OK when you have typed in your patient details and Cara Professional will create a new record in the database for you.

Now whenever this patient returns you can amend this information if the details change or, more importantly, you can record each visit they make. Now you should be back looking at the visit notes card and the patient name should be displayed at the top of this screen.

All you need do for this tutorial is type in the following:-

Prescribed :

“Arg nit”

Potency:

“1m”

Visit date:

Click on the little icon to the left of this field to accept today’s date

To Do:

“Send invoice”

And in the free format area in the bottom half of the screen type in whatever information pops into your head! When done click the OK button.

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At this stage it is important for you to realise that the visit notes have not actually been saved to your computer’s hard disk yet – only the new patient record has. You still need to save the visit to hard disk exactly as explained in the previous lesson on saving.

You should therefore click the icon of the floppy disk on the Toolbar. Of course as you have previously saved the case you are working on, Cara Professional will now simply ask if you wish to overwrite what you saved before.

Tutorial Summary

Many topics available in Cara Professional have not been covered in this tutorial. There has been no time to explore the Annotations facility within Cara Professional. Make sure you read the User Guide to find out how you can start

using this exciting facility right away!

different repertorisation methods you can employ - you have not yet used all the options available to you! Make sure you also read up on how you can get

Remedy Relationship information and on how to make your own additions into Cara Professional!

Make sure you also read up on all the

You have now completed the tutorial - truly a whirlwind tour of Cara Professional! You should practice on your own for a while now to get familiar with all of the screens and keys and buttons you will be using in the coming years.

Although you have worked through the main features of the program be advised that we did not cover a large part of the program - many features remain unexplored. However you have worked through all of the facilities you need in order to repertorise your cases and you can feel confident in your ability to repertorise.

If you need more information on parts of the program you are referred to subsequent chapters of this manual.

Chapter 6 Repertories and rubrics

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Cara Professional lets you search the repertories in 4 different ways. Each search

is initiated using one search dialog. To invoke the search dialog click the button in

the Toolbar that looks like this:-

click the button in the Toolbar that looks like this:- or press the F2 shortcut key.

or press the F2 shortcut key.

Before performing a search you can remove any previous search criteria by clicking the CLEAR button.

Search the repertories for words

Using this option allows you to search the entire database of repertories that you have installed simultaneously for words. You do not need to understand the content or structure of a repertory to use this facility.

At the simplest level this involves :-

Clicking the All books radio button under the heading Books.

Typing in the word you wish to search for in the Keywords section

Clicking the SEARCH button

Various options are available to you when searching all repertories.

You may instruct Cara Professional to use synonyms of words when it is searching. Then if you typed in the word ABODE to search for, Cara Professional will automatically find rubrics that contain this word and its synonyms. In this example Cara Professional would find all rubrics that had the word HOME in them. To ensure Cara Professional always uses synonyms when you search all repertories click the Use Synonyms box on at all times.

As you are typing in words to search for you can click the question mark symbol. When you do this Cara Professional will display a list of all words contained in the word indexes that begin with the keyword you have just typed in. If you see a word you wish to search for you can click on it and click the TAKE button to save you further typing.

Take care when choosing words to use for searching. As you are searching every repertory and every chapter and every rubric within each chapter some words have many thousands of entries associated with them. Examples of such words are PAIN, TIME. LEFT, and WARM. The result of choosing such words to search

with will be extended delays waiting for Cara Professional to locate all entries and

a list of results that will be unmanageable. Try to use only 1 search word if at all possible as this will give you the fastest response.

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Search a specific repertory and chapter

If you know where your desired rubrics are located choose this option.

Using this involves:-

Clicking the radio button of the book you wish to use

Clicking on the icon of the chapter you wish to use

Typing in keywords

Clicking the SEARCH button

Murphy’s Repertory and the Complete Repertory will only be available to you if you have purchased these as optional extras to your Cara Professional system.

As you click on a book an appropriate set of chapter icons will appear for the

book selected. If you experience difficulty understanding which icons represent which chapters switch on the option named Show button text. This will overlay

a small textual abbreviation of each chapter and will stay in effect until you switch it off.

As you click on a chapter to select it Cara Professional will display the name of the chapter under the heading Current chapter. If you mistakenly choose the wrong chapter simply choose another before proceeding.

This search method allows you to type in up to 3 keywords. This allows you to be specific about your search criteria and go straight to your desired rubrics. The order you type the keywords in is not important. Cara Professional will search every rubric in the selected chapter for al the keywords you type in irrespective of the order and display all rubrics that match.

You can obtain a list of main rubric headings in the selected chapter by clicking on the question mark after each keyword slot. If you haven’t typed in any letters Cara Professional play an alphabetical list of all major rubric headings for you to peruse and use. If you have typed in a letter or two Cara Professional will show you those rubric headings that begin with the letters you typed.

Cara Professional also allows you to specify a word to exclude from the search results. This is useful when you want to restrict the number of rubrics returned from a search.

To start the search click the SEARCH button.

Browse a repertory chapter

If you want to open up a repertory and chapter and browse through the rubrics

and remedies you should :-

Click the radio button of the book you wish to use

Click on the icon of the chapter you wish to use

Click on the option Automatic browse mode

Click the SEARCH button

Do not type in any keywords or Cara Professional will interpret this as a request to perform a search and will not open the selected chapter for browsing.

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If you want Cara Professional to find rubrics that may match a theme you see

running through a case then you should :-

Click on the themes pull-down icon to get a display of theme words

Type in a few letters to identify the theme you are interested in

Select it by clicking the mouse on it

Click the OK button to accept the theme

Click the SEARCH button

Once you select a theme Cara Professional ignores all other settings (even if you type things in) and will only use the selected theme word to search.

Thematic searching uses only the Mental and Dream rubrics from the Combined Repertory and ignores all other repertories and chapters.

Working with Themes

The use of a thematic approach has been incorporated into Cara Professional with the co-operation with Dr Jose Mirilli who has pioneered the use of this approach as a more accurate and meaningful way of finding the indicated remedy.

A compete set of over 300 themes is provided in Cara Professional. We have

associated rubrics in the Combined Repertory with the themes they relate to according to the work of Dr Mirilli. To use this facility all you need do is perform a Thematic Search as previously explained.

For the theory behind this approach you are referred to Dr Mirilli’s publications on the subject.

Cara Professional further allows you to edit the list of theme words supplied and associate other rubrics to these themes. This allows you to create your own ‘groups’ of rubrics for searching purposes. An example might be if you wished to create new themes to represent the miasms and then associate those rubrics you think most expressive of those miasms. Then a search within Cara Professional for the new theme of ‘Sycotic’ would rapidly yield you a list of those rubrics.

You are free to create whatever new themes you desire and to associate whichever rubrics you wish.

To create new themes or edit existing ones click the Edit menu, option Add or Edit Themes. To associate a rubric with a theme word, locate the rubric using any of Cara Professional’s search methods and then right click the rubric choosing option Edit Themes.

Information

Cara Professional contains information on rubrics and the words that make up the rubrics. Whenever you are viewing rubrics as a result of any search method additional information may be available.

To see any additional information highlight the desired rubric and then click the button the Toolbar that looks like this:-

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Cara Professional If there is a photograph associated with a rubric then it will be displayed

If there is a photograph associated with a rubric then it will be displayed on the left side of the dialog. If a definition or explanation of the words used in the rubric is available these are displayed on the right side of the dialog.

To browse through a list of the internal word dictionary within Cara Professional click the Dictionary button. Then to see a list of all of the words use the pull down list box towards the top right of this dialog as shown below:-

Cara Professional allows you to edit any existing entry supplementing information and even to create new words in the dictionary.

Seeing the remedies for a rubric

Whenever you are looking at rubrics following a search you can highlight the rubric and see all of the remedies associated with it (if you are Browsing you can always see the remedies) by clicking the remedy bottle button on the Toolbar. Here is an example:-

remedy bottle button on the Toolbar. Here is an example:- Cara Professional presents the remedies alphabetically

Cara Professional presents the remedies alphabetically showing the grade of the remedy in the current rubric, the author who made this addition to the repertory (primarily for use with the Complete and Combined Repertories).

The list of remedies may be ordered and filtered. To order by any of the columns present click on the column header. To filter by grade of remedy (i.e. show only the grade 3 remedies) click off any of the 3 grade buttons to the top of the dialog.

In a long list of remedies you can also type in a few letters to locate a specific remedy in the slot labelled Find remedy.

Highlighting a remedy in the list will cause Cara Professional to display further information about the remedy on the right side of the screen. Where available you will be given the full Latin name of the remedy and its common name.

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Miasmatic affiliation is shown as is the Size, Classification and Families this remedy belongs to.

Additionally if any multimedia information is available for a remedy the loudspeaker button will be lit and available for you to use and a thumbnail photograph may be displayed (as in the above example)

The VIEW button will take you directly to materia medica for the selected remedy.

Annotations

You can annotate any rubric in any repertory with a textual note. Annotations are permanently recorded in Cara Professional’s database.

Annotations can be used to retain any important information on rubrics or the remedies within the rubrics that you wish.

An example might be the compilation of therapeutic indicators for remedies in important rubrics.

Another excellent use of annotations is when you intend making changes to rubrics and recording them in the User area. You can record an annotation against the originating rubric used so that you will be reminded a user addition has been made previously.

Creating or amending annotations

Whenever you are viewing rubrics, either in Browse or Search mode, simply highlight the desired rubric and click the annotation button in the Toolbar that looks like this:-

the annotation button in the Toolbar that looks like this:- Cara Professional will overlay a small

Cara Professional will overlay a small ‘post-it’ style note onto the screen. If an annotation does not exist an empty annotation note will be displayed ready for you to type in your annotation. If an annotation already exists then the note will be displayed with the text displayed exactly as you typed it.

When keying annotations each must be given a title by clicking into the space provided at the top of the annotation. The main body of the annotation is where you type in large amounts free format text to be saved in your Cara Professional system forever.

To permanently save or update an annotation click the icon. Whenever you return to this rubric again in future repertorisations Cara Professional will indicate for you that an annotation is present by displaying a post-it style note next to the rubric.

In Browse mode this looks like this:-

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In Search mode you will only see this if you have customised your system to show the Information Line (refer Customisation chapter).

Deleting an unwanted annotation

If you decide to delete an annotation you made previously locate it and display it

on screen. Click on the red X icon next to the green tick to permanently remove it from your system.

Searching annotations

When you have made a lot of annotations into your Cara Professional system you can use the Annotations Search facility to look for specific notes you made. To use this facility click the Search menu, option Annotations Search.

A list of all your annotations will be displayed. You can browse down the list

looking for annotations you are interested in. The title you gave to each annotation is displayed ( a good reason for giving meaningful titles to your annotations).

You can also search all of your annotations for specific words or phrases or expressions. Simply type these into the slot labelled Look for. Whenever you do this and click the magnifying button next to it Cara Professional will search every entry and display for you a list of matching annotations. Cara Professional does not search the titles of each annotation but the content making this a very powerful facility.

So if you want to search for all the annotations you made recently after attending a Robin Murphy seminar on therapeutic remedy differentials but can’t remember exactly what you recorded Cara Professional can search for you. And if you made sure you typed in the word Murphy into the text of each annotation Cara Professional will successfully retrieve each and every annotation made with his name in it.

And once you have found the annotations you are looking for you can select one by clicking on it with the mouse. Then when you click the DISPLAY button Cara

Professional will open and search the repertory to the exact rubric the annotation

is recorded against and display it for you.

This incredibly useful facility can therefore be used as a shortcut to rubrics using free format text rather than the more structured use of keywords or theme words.

Customising your annotations

Whenever an annotation is being displayed you can change several visual factors relating to it.

You can :-

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Set the screen position annotations are to be displayed at

Print the annotation

Set the colour of the annotation background

To do any of these click the icon of the yellow post-it note at the top left corner of the annotation.

Copying rubrics to the Windows clipboard

Whenever you are viewing the results of a repertory search or a comparison extract you may copy one or more rubrics to the Windows clipboard. You may want to use the information in a presentation or a lecture assignment for illustrative purposes.

Simply select rubrics by clicking on them. To select several rubrics press and hold down the CTRL key as you click rubrics. To select the entire list of rubrics following a repertory search click the menu Edit, option Select All.

To copy a rubric or selected group of rubrics to the clipboard click menu Edit, options Copy or Copy All.

Important Note

This facility is designed to work efficiently only with small groups of rubrics. Even on faster computers selecting any more than a small group will take a considerable amount of time to copy.

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Chapter 7 Rubriclists

Rubriclist is Cara Professional’s term for the 5 work areas that you can assign rubrics to for manipulation and repertorisation.

Following a Repertory Search, Repertory Browse or Remedy Comparison you can assign any rubrics displayed to rubriclists. The maximum number of rubrics that a rubriclist can hold is 250.

Rubriclists and the Coolbar

By default Cara Professional only displays one rubriclist in the Coolbar. This is to make the system easier to use on initial loading. While only one rubriclist is being displayed repertorisation is limited to only that rubriclist.

However all 5 rubriclists can be displayed in the Coolbar by customising Cara Professional. Please refer to the appropriate chapter of this manual for information on this.

Assigning rubrics to rubriclists

The 4 ways to assign a rubric to a rubriclist are:-

Clicking the appropriate Toolbar button after selecting a rubric

Double-clicking a rubric

Clicking the right mouse button followed by Take Rubric

Dragging and dropping a rubric directly onto a rubriclist

Whenever a rubric is assigned to a rubriclist Cara Professional will prompt with a dialog requesting additional settings for the rubric, for example, the weighting to be used, which rubriclists to assign it to, and whether the rubric is to be marked as Eliminative or Causative. As these settings can also be made by manipulating the rubriclist directory Cara Professional allows you to disable this continual prompt. Refer to the Customisation chapter for information on this. While this prompt is extremely useful when beginning to use the system disabling it will considerably speed up the process of working with rubrics.

Whichever method is used to assign a rubric to a rubriclist a weighting or grade for the rubric can be made by holding down a numeric key, 1, 2 or 3 at the same time as the assignment is being made. This shortcut further aids an experienced user in streamlining their use of the system

Viewing the contents of a rubriclist

The only way to view the rubrics assigned to a rubriclist is by clicking on that rubriclists button in the Coolbar.

Following an All Books repertory search the rubriclist buttons in the Coolbar will be replaced by buttons for each repertory. To return to the usual Coolbar display click the column header titled Books.

Switching between different rubriclists is achieved by clicking the corresponding rubriclist button in the Coolbar.

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Assigning rubrics to other rubriclists

Rubrics must be selected by clicking on the Source column of the rubric before any operation can occur.

Rubrics can be assigned to other rubriclists in one of two ways:-

Selecting a rubric and dragging and dropping it to another rubriclist

Selecting a rubric and clicking a corresponding button to the right of the rubric of the desired rubriclist

Dragging and dropping rubrics between rubriclists requires that all rubriclists are displayed in the Coolbar.

Giving values to rubrics on a rubriclist

When viewing rubriclists an additional toolbar appears to the right of the screen

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This side toolbar allows to see additional settings for each rubric and to manipulate those settings.

Moving rubrics around

The position of rubrics on a rubriclist can only be changed while viewing rubriclist

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To change position of rubrics on a rubriclist select the desired rubric and then click either of the Uparrow or Downarrow buttons on the side toolbar as appropriate.

Removing rubrics

Select the rubric to be removed from the current case and click the X button in the side toolbar.

Removing a rubric from any rubriclist also removes it from all rubriclists.

Setting Rubric Weighting

Each rubric can be allocated a weighting from 1 to 3. The weight or grade of each rubric is shown on each rubric line.

Such weightings are used in several repertorisation strategies, especially the Expert method, to analyse your case. Weighting a rubric with a 3 will proportionally emphasise all of the remedies within that rubric during repertorisation.

Changing a rubrics grade is achieved by selecting the desired rubric and clicking on the appropriate weight button in the side toolbar.

Each rubric can also be marked as Eliminative or Causative. Eliminative means that the rubric can be used as an eliminating rubric in the repertorisation method of the same name.

Causative has a special meaning. It means that in the current case this rubric is expressive of the etiological cause of the patient’s conditions e.g. a severe Grief led to all the troubles. Marking a rubric as Causative has a special significance to the Expert repertorisation method only it is not used anywhere else. Any rubric marked as Causative will be significantly stressed during Expert method repertorisation.

Note :-

All buttons on the side toolbar concerned with rubric grades and settings operate as ‘toggles’,. Clicking them switches the setting between ‘on’ or ‘off’. A setting is ‘on’ when it appears depressed on the screen.

Combining rubrics

Combining is a valuable repertory technique. Combining allows you to merge together all of the remedies for a set of rubrics into one ‘super-rubric’ for repertorisation purposes.

Combining 2 or more rubrics is achieved by placing all of them onto a separate rubriclist of their own and then clicking the Combine button in the side toolbar. It looks like this:-

rubriclist of their own and then clicking the Combine button in the side toolbar. It looks

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Cara Professional then displays the combine dialog. As every rubric in Cara Professional’s database requires a chapter name to be associated with it Cara Professional defaults this to the User defined chapter. This chapter may be amended to any other by using the scrollable list of chapters displayed.

Cara Professional suggests a name for the rubric to be created by concatenating the names of the combing rubrics. If more than 2 rubrics are being combined a new, meaningful name should be typed in by the user. The name should also provide some indication of the sources of the combined rubric if at all possible.

The desired attributes for the soon-to-be-combined rubric can be set on the left side of the combined dialog.

The object of combining is to create a new rubric that contains remedies drawn from all of the rubrics being combined. Cara Professional offers 3 approaches when combining:-

:

Exclusive :

Inclusive

Selective :

use every remedy from every rubric

use only those remedies that occur in all of the rubrics being combined

use only remedies with the same grade as specified

If Selective is chosen then appropriate remedy grades must also be set.

Cara Professional also provides a PREVIEW button as an option when combining. This option can be used to review the projected contents of the combined rubric prior to a final combine being made. Once the COMBINE button is used a new rubric will be created according to all the criteria specified and all of the rubrics used to create this new rubric will be removed from the current case.

Combined rubrics can themselves be used to create further combination rubrics. Once a rubric is combined it can be used to in repertorisation just like any other rubric. Combined rubrics can also be manually edited and even saved to the User area for future use (see following sections)

Un-Combining a rubric

Any rubric that has been combined can be uncombined. The process of uncombining can be used for 2 purposes:-

To view the rubric actually comprising the combined rubric (an ‘audit trail’)

To restore the original rubrics in the case and to remove the combined rubric

The button for Uncombining is on the side toolbar and looks like this:-

for Uncombining is on the side toolbar and looks like this:- Editing rubrics Any case rubric

Editing rubrics

Any case rubric displayed on the current rubriclist can be edited. Editing in this context means adjusting the name of a rubric or its associated remedies and their grades.

To edit a rubric select it and then click this button on the side toolbar:-

remedies and their grades. To edit a rubric select it and then click this button on

88 Rubriclists

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and Cara Professional will display the Edit dialog. The use of this is exactly the same as described in the chapter on ’Making your own additions’ elsewhere in this manual with one exception.

The exception is that a Chapter name must be associated with the rubric. If it is intended to subsequently export an edited rubric