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This guidebook was created for Professor Mulligan and demonstrates basic and advanced charting techniques in i2 Analyst Notebook 8. The guidebook is a summation of essential skills in i2’s Analyst Notebook 8 user guide. The purpose of this guidebook is to aid MCIIS students augment techniques taught in the Advanced Intelligence class.

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

I2 Analyst Notebook viii Gui

A Visual Step by Step Guide of IntrM e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Analyst Notebook viii Guidebook

tep by Step Guide of Introductory and Advanced Charting Techniques

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debook

oductory and Advanced Charting

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

To create a guidebook for Professor Mulligan Notebook 8. The guidebook is a summation of to aid MCIIS students augment techniques taught in the Advanced Intelligence class.

Annex I: Written By Michael B. Gallagher

Annex II & III : Written By James E. Gallagher

This is a wonderful example of planting a seed and getting oa short discussion in the lab (where the Gallagers were helping some students with i2). I mentioned their unique position to“short” tutorial to help students become familiar with i2 and alleviate numerous frustrations in creating a basic link chart. They graciously agreed to put some of their thoughts and tips together for future students.its present level of detail. Despite busy schedules, they voluntarily spent numerous hours cclick screenshots) guidebook to walk a new i2 user through the process of creating a link chart. And then they created additsections outlining advanced features and capabilities . advanced analysts).

I am proud of their product and thankful for the opportunity to play a small part in it. On behalf of all who will benefit effort I wish to express sincere gratitude.

Dan Mulligan

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Tasking

book for Professor Mulligan that demonstrates basic and advanced charting techniques in The guidebook is a summation of essential skills in i2’s Analyst Notebook 8 user guide. The purpose

taught in the Advanced Intelligence class.

: Written By James E. Gallagher

Note

This is a wonderful example of planting a seed and getting out of the way to allow smart people to exceed expectations. It began with a short discussion in the lab (where the Gallagers were helping some students with i2). I mentioned their unique position to

iar with i2 and alleviate numerous frustrations in creating a basic link chart. They graciously agreed to put some of their thoughts and tips together for future students. I never imagined they would take the project to

ite busy schedules, they voluntarily spent numerous hours creating an extremely detailed (clickclick screenshots) guidebook to walk a new i2 user through the process of creating a link chart. And then they created addit

capabilities . The result is an invaluable resource for any i2 user (from beginners to

I am proud of their product and thankful for the opportunity to play a small part in it. On behalf of all who will benefit

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techniques in i2 Analyst purpose of this guidebook is

ut of the way to allow smart people to exceed expectations. It began with a short discussion in the lab (where the Gallagers were helping some students with i2). I mentioned their unique position to create a

iar with i2 and alleviate numerous frustrations in creating a basic link chart. They I never imagined they would take the project to

n extremely detailed (click-by-click screenshots) guidebook to walk a new i2 user through the process of creating a link chart. And then they created additional

The result is an invaluable resource for any i2 user (from beginners to

I am proud of their product and thankful for the opportunity to play a small part in it. On behalf of all who will benefit from their

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

TASKING ................................................................................................

BACKGROUND ................................................................................................

ANNEX I: INTRODUCTORY AND BASIC TECHNIQUES ................................

OPENING I2 ANALYST NOTEBOOK 8 ................................................................

PAGE AND PRINTER SETUP ................................................................

SAVING ................................................................................................

WHAT YOUR LINK CHART SHOULD HAVE BEFORE YOU BEGIN ................................

COUNTRY STUDY LINK CHART GRADING RUBRIC ................................

DIFFERENT CURSORS ................................................................

OBJECTS AND LINKS ................................................................

ENTITY REPRESENTATIONS................................................................

MORE CHART ITEMS ................................................................

MISCELLANEOUS TIPS................................................................

USING THE EDIT BOX ................................................................

EDITING AN ITEM’S TEXT ................................................................

EDITING AN ITEM’S DESCRIPTION AND GRADE ................................

EDITING AN ITEM’S TYPE (COLOR & SHADING) ................................

EDITING AN ITEM’S DISPLAY ................................................................

EDITING AN ITEM’S FONT ................................................................

OLE OBJECTS ................................................................................................

FINDING HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES ON GOOGLE IMAGE ................................

COPYING AND PASTING IMAGES FROM ONLINE ................................

SETTING IMAGES AS BACKGROUNDS ................................................................

CREATING LINKS BETWEEN ITEMS ................................................................

CHANGING LINE COLOR, SIZE, ATTITUDE AND DIRECTION ................................

UTILIZING MICROSOFT WORD 2007................................................................

ANNEX II: LAYOUTS ................................................................

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

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WRITTEN INTELLIGENCE VS. VISUAL INTELLIGENCE ................................

HOW TO LAYOUT YOUR LINK CHART ................................................................

BASIC LAYOUT ................................................................................................

CONCLUSION ................................................................................................

SOURCES ................................................................................................

PRIMARY CONTACT INFORMATION ................................................................

SECONDARY CONTACT INFORMATION ................................................................

I2 CONTACT INFORMATION ................................................................

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies

This guidebook is an attempt to summarizethis guidebook are a small glimpse of what i2 Analyst Notebookthese steps when creating a presentable or analyticalways. Steps from the Advanced Techniques Annex can be combined with steps from theversa.

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies

Background

book is an attempt to summarize essential skills in i2’s Analyst Notebook 925 page user guideAnalyst Notebook 8 is capable of producing. A fledgling i2 user should not be bound to

or analytical link chart. All of the steps in this handbook can be combinedays. Steps from the Advanced Techniques Annex can be combined with steps from the Introductory Techniques Annex

3928 Wayne Street

Erie, PA 16546

http://www.mciis.org/

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Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies

uide. The techniques in user should not be bound to

link chart. All of the steps in this handbook can be combined in several different Introductory Techniques Annex and vice

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Introductory and Basic Techniques

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Annex I

Introductory and Basic Techniques

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

(1) Click Start

(2) Then click All Programs

(3) Then click i2. Next click i2 Analyst

Notebook 8

(4) Finally, click i2 Analyst Notebook 8.

1

Step 1

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Opening i2 Analyst Notebook 8

2

3

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

A crucial skill to making good link charts is important and set aside the required space for it. The mocreate a visually aesthetic chart that is easy to follow while link chart, it is recommended that the first step is to setup the page area. The reason for this isworkspace for the link chart. Note: setting up the page will also set up the

Step 1

(1) Click File in the upper right hand

corner

(2) Then click Page Setup

1

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Page and Printer Setup

A crucial skill to making good link charts is using a given amount of space efficiently. The analyst mustand set aside the required space for it. The most difficult aspect of creating a link chart is to effective

create a visually aesthetic chart that is easy to follow while accurately portraying intelligence. Therefore, when preparing to create a link chart, it is recommended that the first step is to setup the page area. The reason for this is so the analyst identifies available

Note: setting up the page will also set up the correct printer destination.

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he analyst must designate what is o effectively use the space to

Therefore, when preparing to create a analyst identifies available

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Step 2

Note: These steps are required for large

(plotter size) link charts.

The page setup box will appear. Click

Printer Setup to select the proper

printer.

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Select Printer \\CLASSIFIED

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Step 3

CLASSIFIED\MCIISPRO5.

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Step 4

Select paper size ANSI E and click OK.

Objects

in here

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

The page border will appear and the analyst

can begin populating the page space.

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Step 5

The page border will appear and the analyst

can begin populating the page space.

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

WARNING: i2 often tends to freeze up, whicwas placed in i2 from the last saving point. Saving is an extremely important part of working with Click the symbol on the top left hand side, fill the appropriate information and save in the desired location. Save in at least three different locations.

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Saving

often tends to freeze up, which requires the analyst to close i2 and reboot it, losing any information that Saving is an extremely important part of working with i2. Save

side, fill the appropriate information and save in the desired location. Save in at least three

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and reboot it, losing any information that . Save constantly and correctly.

side, fill the appropriate information and save in the desired location. Save in at least three

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

What Your Link Chart Should H

Analytical

Findings

Legend

Title

Link

analysis of

structure,

function,

and

process

Tasking

The 7th

central

Node (The pink

terrorism box)

provides a more

target centric

model. In this

example, all

aspects of

Afghanistan are

influenced by Al-

Qaida and other

terrorist

organizations.

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

What Your Link Chart Should Have Before You Begin

Analytical

Findings

Tasking

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Administrative

Information

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Country Study Link Chart Grading Rubric

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

There are two cursor options within i2, and each serve a different purpose. Confusion in cursors can lead an analyst to believe his or her chart is frozen, causing much unneeded frustration.

Select/Move: This cursor

will select objects and

move the objects as the

analyst wishes. This is

used for creating and

editing charts.

Drag Chart: This cursor will

drag the chart for viewing

purposes. This is used for

viewing the chart and will

not change an object’s

location or state.

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Different Cursors

, and each serve a different purpose. Confusion in cursors can lead an analyst to believe his or her chart is frozen, causing much unneeded frustration.

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, and each serve a different purpose. Confusion in cursors can lead an analyst to believe

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Once the page is setup, various objects (i.e. icons, pictures, boxes, circles, links, titles, legends, etc…) can be selected and placed onto the page. Furthermore, links can be established between objects to show relationships and relevance.

Icons

Step 1

Click the button on the top right

hand corner to view icons.

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Objects and Links

arious objects (i.e. icons, pictures, boxes, circles, links, titles, legends, etc…) can be selected and inks can be established between objects to show relationships and relevance.

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arious objects (i.e. icons, pictures, boxes, circles, links, titles, legends, etc…) can be selected and inks can be established between objects to show relationships and relevance.

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Step 2

Click on the desired icon and drag it onto the page.

Note: The icons must be set to common (indicated by

the add chart items box on right).

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Click on the desired icon and drag it onto the page.

(indicated by

To select from more objects, click the on

the top right. To find more objects click the

search or click all entity types

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Step 3

To select from more objects, click the on

the top right. To find more objects click the

all entity types.

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

LABEL

ICON

THEME LINE

BOX

TEXT BLOCK

OLE OBJECT

Add Chart Items Task Bar Button

EVENT FRAME

CIRCLE

Representation

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Entity Representations

Add Chart Items Task Bar Button

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Piece of text

Example

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Once the page is established, various objects (i.e. icons, pictures, boxes, circles, links, titles, legends, etc…) can be selected and placed onto the page. Refer to the page numbers to learn more about the objects.

Event Frame

Page 101

Icon

Theme Line

Page 100

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

More Chart Items

, various objects (i.e. icons, pictures, boxes, circles, links, titles, legends, etc…) can be selected numbers to learn more about the objects.

Box Text Block

Circle

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, various objects (i.e. icons, pictures, boxes, circles, links, titles, legends, etc…) can be selected

Text Block

OLE Object (Pictures)

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Each item will have an identity (circled in red). To move the identity around the item, simply press and hold the (ALT) key and click the identity and drag to the desired location.

Hold and Drag

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Miscellaneous Tips

n identity (circled in red). To move the identity around the item, simply press and hold ick the identity and drag to the desired location.

Hold and Drag

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n identity (circled in red). To move the identity around the item, simply press and hold

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

To move multiple items together, click and highlight the items completely and the itemshade black. Simply click and drag one of the items which will in tu

Place the cursor

on a location

outside the area

you want to

encapsulate

within the square.

Left click and hold

down to draw

your square. Drag

the cursor to the

other end of the

Meeting 1 box.

Lastly, release

your cursor (The

left click).

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

, click and highlight the items completely and the itemshade black. Simply click and drag one of the items which will in turn drag all the selected items along with it.

Drag and release

your cursor here.

Place the cursor on a highlighted area,

click, and drag

Drag

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, click and highlight the items completely and the item’s identities will rn drag all the selected items along with it.

Place the cursor on a highlighted area, left

drag.

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

All chart items can be edited by double clicking on the item or by right clicking and selecting “edit item propertiesedit box comes up a plethora of options are available to the analyst. Edits can be made to the object’s color, size, font, text

Double

Click

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Using the Edit Box

All chart items can be edited by double clicking on the item or by right clicking and selecting “edit item propertiesthora of options are available to the analyst. Edits can be made to the object’s color, size, font, text

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All chart items can be edited by double clicking on the item or by right clicking and selecting “edit item properties.” Once the thora of options are available to the analyst. Edits can be made to the object’s color, size, font, text, and more.

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Source Type

Grades

Possible Entity Information (Displayed Below the Entity)

Ava

ila

ble

Fie

lds

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Label

Description

Source

Reference

Date & Time

Pin

Theme Line (Refer to Annex III)

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Refer to Annex III)

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Editing An Item’s Text

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Enter desired name for

item after selecting the

check box from above.

No two items can have

the same identity. To

overcome this, select

this box and fill the

desired item’s name in

the box labeled “labels”

Edit an items

Identity

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Enter desired name for

item after selecting the

check box from above.

No two items can have

the same identity. To

overcome this, select

this box and fill the

desired item’s name in

the box labeled “labels”

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Editing An Item’s Description & Grade

Classification (i.e.

top secret, secret,

unclassified, etc…)

Grade 1-5

Grade A-E

Students should place their URL source under the

than one URL source, place the main URL source in the Reference box, and paste the

remaining URL sources under the DESCRIPTION

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Item’s Description & Grade

Where the item’s info came

from (i.e. Informant, record,

victim, witness, officer, etc…)

Reference the item’s source.

This can be done either by URL

or reference document on drive.Classification (i.e.

top secret, secret,

unclassified, etc…)

Grades Source

Students should place their URL source under the REFERENCE box. If students have more

URL source, place the main URL source in the Reference box, and paste the

DESCRIPTION box.

Note: References are

required

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The analyst can enter

a description of the

item and/or use this

area for sourcing.

Where the item’s info came

from (i.e. Informant, record,

victim, witness, officer, etc…)

Reference the item’s source.

This can be done either by URL

or reference document on drive.

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Editing An Item’s Type (Color, Size, Shading, & More)

Select pull down list to order

items by type. By selecting

color the items color may be

changed.

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Item’s Type (Color, Size, Shading, & More)

Select to change

to desired proportions.

Select color to desired

shading for Item. This

will shade an icon,

NOT a text box, box or

a circle.

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Select to change item’s size

to desired proportions.

Select color to desired

shading for Item. This

will shade an icon,

NOT a text box, box or

a circle.

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Editing An Item’s Display

If one wants to display information regarding the itemdate & time, description, grades, labels, pin, source reference and source type.

Date & Time: Displays date & time which is entered

in the “Data” folder above the “Style” folder.

Description: & Grades: This is where the

description, along with grades,

classification, source type and reference

can be entered.

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If one wants to display information regarding the item below the icon, then this feature would be used. Displayed information includdate & time, description, grades, labels, pin, source reference and source type.

Date & Time: Displays date & time which is entered in

the “Data” folder, which is above the “

Displays date & time which is entered

Description: A description of the item. The

description is entered in the “Data” folder.

Note: This is optional and not necessary

when making a presentable link chart.

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ould be used. Displayed information includes

Displays date & time which is entered in

the “Data” folder, which is above the “Style” folder.

A description of the item. The

description is entered in the “Data” folder.

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Grades: Entered under the description

and grade section of the “Data” folder.

Label: Entered under the identity

section of the “Data” folder.

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Grades: Shows the items grades, which include g

1 (A-E), grade 2 (1-5), and grade 3 (classification).

Entered under the description

and grade section of the “Data” folder.

Label: The items label (or identity)

Note: This is optional and not necessary

when making a presentable link chart.

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Shows the items grades, which include grade

5), and grade 3 (classification).

The items label (or identity)

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Source Reference & Type: can be entered

in the description and grades section of the

“Data” folder.

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Pin: connects items to theme lines (theme lines are

timelines. This is discussed in Annex III (page #).

Source Reference & Type: Shows the Items

source/reference (can be either URL or document from

drive). Source Type shows where the source came from

(Informant, intelligence, officer, witness, victim, etc…).

Note: This is optional and not necessary

when making a presentable link chart.

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connects items to theme lines (theme lines are

sed in Annex III (page #).

Shows the Items

source/reference (can be either URL or document from

e the source came from

(Informant, intelligence, officer, witness, victim, etc…).

Note: This is optional and not necessary

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Editing An Item’s Font

This font area operates much like Microsoft word would and is self explanatory.

The font changes font, font style changes style (bold, italics, etc…), size changes

font size, color changes font color and shading highlights the font.

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This font area operates much like Microsoft word would and is self explanatory.

The font changes font, font style changes style (bold, italics, etc…), size changes

size, color changes font color and shading highlights the font.

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OLE Objects

OLE Objects are, for the most part, images. Videos can be added to the link chart through thismany ways to add images to i2. We will explore some of those ways.

As with the icons, simply click and drag any

of these objects. It is n

one is chosen

label will be different (label can be changed

or erased).

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images. Videos can be added to the link chart through this object (Media Clip). There are e will explore some of those ways.

As with the icons, simply click and drag any

of these objects. It is not relevant which

one is chosen. The only difference is the

label will be different (label can be changed

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object (Media Clip). There are

OLE Objects

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Selecting this will allow the

analyst to upload their

images from the computer

or a flash drive.

The results area of the “Insert

Objects” box will

of each section.

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When the object is clicked and dragged onto the screen, this “insert object” box

appears. From here a plethora of options are available. Only the key points will

be discussed. Also, if an image is saved on the computer’s drive, the image may

be placed with the “create from file” feature.

The results area of the “Insert

Objects” box will show the results

of each section.

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When the object is clicked and dragged onto the screen, this “insert object” box

appears. From here a plethora of options are available. Only the key points will

n image is saved on the computer’s drive, the image may

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Once the image is inserted into

word and formatted to the

analyst’s needs, simply exit the

paint window and the image

will appear on i2.

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Select “Bitmap Image.” A Microsoft paint window will come up.

Images can be pasted in and with the editing tools of paint the

picture can be formatted or simply left alone. Exit the paint

window and the image will appear on i2. Images can also simply be

drawn on Paint and brought to i2 by exiting the paint window.

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A Microsoft paint window will come up.

Images can be pasted in and with the editing tools of paint the

picture can be formatted or simply left alone. Exit the paint

. Images can also simply be

by exiting the paint window.

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Once the image is in it can be

edited just like any other item,

by double clicking on the object.

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The “create from file” selection

can be used to import images

from the computer’s (or

network) drive into i2.

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Select the desired image.

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Select the desired image.

Click OK and the

image will appear

on the i2 sheet.

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Finding High Resolution Images on Google Images

Type in Key Word

Go To

http://www.google.com/

and click

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Finding High Resolution Images on Google Images

Type in Key Word

Go To

http://www.google.com/

and click Images

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Click Search Images

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Click Large. This will refine

your image search to only

large, high resolution

images.

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After clicking Large

resolution images will

appear.

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Large, high

resolution images will

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Refer to next page for

regarding theme colors.

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Use these

Additional

options to

further refine

your search

Refer to next page for information

regarding theme colors.

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To find pictures to match

a certain color theme for

your report or link chart,

use this feature

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Copying and Pasting Images from online

Go online and find

desired picture, right

click on picture

select “copy

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online – The Easiest Way to Place Pictures From Online To

Go online and find

desired picture, right

on picture, and

select “copy.”

Select “Edit” on the tool bar and

click “Paste Special…”

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m Online To i2

Select “Edit” on the tool bar and

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Simply select “OK”

Commence editing

picture as desired.

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Simply select “OK”

Simply select “OK.”

Commence editing

picture as desired.

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Setting Images as Backgrounds

Setting images (or any other i2 object) as a items from falling behind other items. For this exampllinks can be placed over them (geo-spacial layout; Pag

Both pictures are currently not backgrounds a

to be moved. The first

images by holding Ctrl

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object) as a background can be very beneficial. Backgrounds can be set in order to prevent the items from falling behind other items. For this example, we will be using two maps, which will be set as backgrounds so

spacial layout; Page 73).

Both pictures are currently not backgrounds and able

to be moved. The first step will be to select both

Ctrl and clicking both images.

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Backgrounds can be set in order to prevent the h will be set as backgrounds so icons and

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Click on View and select Make Background.

The images are now a background and other

objects are ready to be laid over the images.

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Afghanistan

The chart items remain over the background and will not fall to back if the picture

where still an image instead of a background.

Example of Entities in Front of a Background

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The chart items remain over the background and will not fall to back if the picture

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Afghanistan

To Change or Modify Background Images (Bring Background to Front)

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Once chart items are established, links can be made between items to show relation, flow, or relevance.

Creates link

between two

items.

Changes link’s color

and name without

having to double click

to open editing box.

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Creating Links Between Items

items are established, links can be made between items to show relation, flow, or relevance.

Inserts corners

on already

established

links.

Changes link’s color

and name without

le click

to open editing box.

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items are established, links can be made between items to show relation, flow, or relevance.

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Click, place

crosshair over

the item and

click on the item.

Click the second

desired item.

Multiple links can be

established between

items. Furthermore,

the links can be edited

to show direction and

color and thickness

can be changed.

number of links can

be shown to reflect

the strength of the

relationship.

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Click, place

crosshair over

the item and

click on the item.

Click the second

desired item.

Multiple links can be

established between

items. Furthermore,

the links can be edited

to show direction and

color and thickness

e changed. The

number of links can

be shown to reflect

the strength of the

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Changing Link Color, Size, Attitude, & Direction

If one wanted to change the top six links at once, start by holding down the “Ctrl” key and selecting the top six links. Doub

links and bring up the edit box, the select “Type” under the “style”, then “Links” folder. Here we can change the links width

dashed lines), color, and direction.

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Changing Link Color, Size, Attitude, & Direction

If one wanted to change the top six links at once, start by holding down the “Ctrl” key and selecting the top six links. Double click

links and bring up the edit box, the select “Type” under the “style”, then “Links” folder. Here we can change the links width

To change color, select “color” under the

palette and a list of colors will appear.

Confirmed creates

unconfirmed creates

line, and tentative creates a

dotted line.

Increases line thickness,

ranges from 1-32.

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le click one of the

links and bring up the edit box, the select “Type” under the “style”, then “Links” folder. Here we can change the links width, strength (dotted &

Confirmed creates a smooth line,

unconfirmed creates a dashed

line, and tentative creates a

dotted line.

Changes links into

arrows which

shows direction.

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Links showing all four described changes.

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Links showing all four described changes.

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Utilizing Microsoft

Microsoft Word 2007 offers a plethora of visual features that allow for most, if not all shapes, nodes, arrows, titles, legenetc…, to be made on word and placed on i2 as a background whereexcel charts can be utilized the same way as word graphicsExcel 2007.

*Note: i2 does not have the color orange

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Utilizing Microsoft Word 2007 in i2

Microsoft Word 2007 offers a plethora of visual features that allow for most, if not all shapes, nodes, arrows, titles, legenas a background where other i2 objects can be layered over the backg

as word graphics. Below are a few examples of link charts that utilize Microsoft Word and

does not have the color orange for arrows or shape outline.

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Microsoft Word 2007 offers a plethora of visual features that allow for most, if not all shapes, nodes, arrows, titles, legends, over the background. Microsoft

that utilize Microsoft Word and

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This chart illustrates how Microsoft smart art and excel graphs can be shapes that i2 does not offer. These features include thick, gradient arrows that bend smoothly. Smooth gradient arrows are more aesthetically pleasing to the human eye. i2’s bend link feature tendfrom Microsoft word are the information within the 10 circles surrounding the Salix node.

Template for i2 created using Microsoft Word 2007. Other

Microsoft word items where added separately to the chart

along with other excel chart items.

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This chart illustrates how Microsoft smart art and excel graphs can be utilized to visually present information with features and does not offer. These features include thick, gradient arrows that bend smoothly. Smooth gradient arrows are more

’s bend link feature tends to bend abruptly. The only parts of this chart that did not derive the information within the 10 circles surrounding the Salix node.

The final i2 chart once the template was populated with

the proper information using i2 chart items.

Template for i2 created using Microsoft Word 2007. Other

Microsoft word items where added separately to the chart

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utilized to visually present information with features and does not offer. These features include thick, gradient arrows that bend smoothly. Smooth gradient arrows are more

s to bend abruptly. The only parts of this chart that did not derive

the template was populated with

the proper information using i2 chart items.

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Vs. Using Microsoft Word 2007’s smart chart and shape

features, this template was created and then turned to a JPG

file via screen shot.

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The image was set as a background (page 43) and the

appropriate i2 objects were placed within the designated

nodes and links were created. This creates an extremely

visual chart with flowing, gradie

Using Microsoft Word 2007’s smart chart and shape

and then turned to a JPG

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The image was set as a background (page 43) and the

appropriate i2 objects were placed within the designated

nodes and links were created. This creates an extremely

visual chart with flowing, gradient colored arrows.

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The three main features used to create templates to insert into

i2 are “Shapes”, “Smart Art”, and “Word Art.” Basic templates

can be created using strictly shapes. However, for more

advanced visual templates, “Smart Art” should be

Art” is used strictly for creating text that can bend. This enables

the bent text to be placed over a bent arrow.

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The three main features used to create templates to insert into

are “Shapes”, “Smart Art”, and “Word Art.” Basic templates

can be created using strictly shapes. However, for more

, “Smart Art” should be used. “Word

Art” is used strictly for creating text that can bend. This enables

the bent text to be placed over a bent arrow.

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To insert a shape, click on the desired shape, and with the crosshair on the

sheet, create the desired proportions for the shape. In our example here we

are using a rectangle. To add text into the rectangle, simply right click on the

rectangle and select “Edit Text.”

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To insert a shape, click on the desired shape, and with the crosshair on the

pe. In our example here we

To add text into the rectangle, simply right click on the

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Fills the shape with the desired

color. Furthermore, the

shape’s color can be made

gradient. This can be used

effectively with arrows.

Changes the sha

border/outline color and

thickness. Can also make the

shape’s outline dashed.

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Changes the shape’s

border/outline color and

thickness. Can also make the

shape’s outline dashed.

Gives the shape a shadow. Also

note the 3-d effects on the

right of the shadow effects

feature.

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Gives the shape a shadow. Also

d effects on the

right of the shadow effects

The “bring to front”

and “send to back”

selections are very

important in layering

objects over one

another. For

example, this shape

(the one you are

reading in) is in

“front” of the picture

behind it.

Select multiple

shapes and use

the align feature

to perfectly align

the shapes.

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Note: The arrows on this page

were made with Smart Art

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Example of Smart Art Graphics

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Smart Art Graphics

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Click OK

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Click the “Word Art” icon

desired text type (a simple

Once the font type is chosen,

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Click the “Word Art” icon and choose the

desired text type (a simple font is preferred).

Once the font type is chosen, enter the

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Drag

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the text to be in front of text

the word as needed to fit the grade of the

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he desired text is entered, text wrap

in front of text and bend

the word as needed to fit the grade of the

curved shape or arrow.

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The word art is now over the arrow. The

analyst is ready to take a print screen, crop

the image in paint and copy and paste it into

i2.

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Annex II

Layouts

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Written Intelligence vs. Visual Intelligence

A link chart is a tool to visually convey information or intereports. Sometimes, DMs may not have time to read your report. A link chart offers the solution to this problem. A link chart substitutes written information with visual information. Furthermorinformation and visually helping to close intelligence gaps. A link chart is a great tool because it takes large amounts of information and visually and accurately depicts it onto one sheet. analytical approaches. Furthermore, the advanced charting techniques will reduce the time spent on analysis and deliver rich,actionable intelligence.

During the analysis process, analysts have several different analytical models at work for every problem. The model that works best for a certain problem is the one the analyst link charts. There are several different approaches to making a link chart. These approaches come in the form of different types of layouts. The layout the analyst will use dependmaking the chart for presentation or analysis. If the analyst is making a chart with the intent to print it, then space becomes a factor. Ifprinting is not a factor, then the analyst does not have to take space into consideration. consideration is discused on page nine of this guidebook.

From Written to Visual

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Written Intelligence vs. Visual Intelligence

y convey information or intelligence to a decision maker (DM). Most DMs don’t want lenghty DMs may not have time to read your report. A link chart offers the solution to this problem. A link chart

substitutes written information with visual information. Furthermore, a link chart aids in visually mapping ideas, easily conveying close intelligence gaps. A link chart is a great tool because it takes large amounts of information

to one sheet. A link chart can also identify patterns in data that might be missed using other analytical approaches. Furthermore, the advanced charting techniques will reduce the time spent on analysis and deliver rich,

rocess, analysts have several different analytical models at their disposal. Because one model does not work for every problem. The model that works best for a certain problem is the one the analyst should use. The same is true about

re several different approaches to making a link chart. These approaches come in the form of different types of depends on the problem, the amount of space provided, and whether

t for presentation or analysis. If the analyst is making a chart with the intent to print it, then space becomes a factor. Ifprinting is not a factor, then the analyst does not have to take space into consideration. Note: Why space is a facor to take into

of this guidebook.

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lligence to a decision maker (DM). Most DMs don’t want lenghty DMs may not have time to read your report. A link chart offers the solution to this problem. A link chart

ing ideas, easily conveying close intelligence gaps. A link chart is a great tool because it takes large amounts of information

A link chart can also identify patterns in data that might be missed using other analytical approaches. Furthermore, the advanced charting techniques will reduce the time spent on analysis and deliver rich,

ecause one model does not use. The same is true about

re several different approaches to making a link chart. These approaches come in the form of different types of whether or not the analyst is

t for presentation or analysis. If the analyst is making a chart with the intent to print it, then space becomes a factor. If Note: Why space is a facor to take into

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Depending on the problem, and possibly the amount of space, there are several ways to layout your link chart. These layouts are described in detail throughout this section.

Basic Layout

The Basic layout is the term used for the most rudimentary with boxes that will be used to categorize information. Next, the the link chart. After this, information in the chart can then be linked to one another in terms of their for learning how to make a link chart, but is not the most effective method for analyzthe information is not layed out in an “objective orientated” goal, or intelligence gap.

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How to Layout your Link Chart

Depending on the problem, and possibly the amount of space, there are several ways to layout your link chart. These layouts

for the most rudimentary layout for a link chart. This approach simply populatesboxes that will be used to categorize information. Next, the relevant information can then be placed into

the link chart. After this, information in the chart can then be linked to one another in terms of their relevancefor learning how to make a link chart, but is not the most effective method for analyzing information or intelligence. the information is not layed out in an “objective orientated” manner; the information is scattered rather than targeted at an objective,

Title Legend

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Depending on the problem, and possibly the amount of space, there are several ways to layout your link chart. These layouts

simply populates the chart d into the appropriate boxes in

relevance. This approach is good ing information or intelligence. This is because

; the information is scattered rather than targeted at an objective,

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This guidebook is an attempt to summarize pertinent information fromaccess the sources used to create this guidebookquestions, please contact professor Mulligan or the authors. notice any errors, please contact the authors.

We sincerely enjoyed creating this guidebook. Wunderstanding of how to use i2. By the time we were polishing up the end product, we dreamed. Until Analyst Notebook 9 comes out, we hope this guidebless time figuring out how to use i2 Analyst Notebook 8.

James E. Gallagher

Michael B. Gallagher

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Conclusion

This guidebook is an attempt to summarize pertinent information from i2’s guide book and other additional sources. To access the sources used to create this guidebook, please follow the steps shown in the next few pages. For add

ulligan or the authors. If students wish to see additional information added to this guidebook,

sincerely enjoyed creating this guidebook. When we began creating this guidebook, we thought we had a healthy . By the time we were polishing up the end product, we were far more proficient in

dreamed. Until Analyst Notebook 9 comes out, we hope this guidebook helps students so they can spend more time on analysis and Analyst Notebook 8.

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’s guide book and other additional sources. To For additional comments or

If students wish to see additional information added to this guidebook, or

, we thought we had a healthy were far more proficient in i2 than we ever

helps students so they can spend more time on analysis and

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Step 1

Click Start.

Step 2

Click All Programs.

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Step 3

Click i2. Then Documentation.

From here, you can read the

four PDF files that make up i2’s

user guide. You can also watch

i2’s three Quick Start Videos.

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Step 4

Click on My Computer on the

desktop, and then click on dept

on 'Classified' (S), also known as

the shared drive.

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Step 5

Click on the Class Files

folder.

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Step 6

Click on the i2 Training folder.

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Step 7

These folders contain handouts from

i2 workshops that Prof. Grabelski

attended. In addition, the folder on

the left has sample charts made by i2.

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M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

Daniel F. Mulligan

Instructor

Primary Contact Information

http://www.mciis.org/

E: [email protected]

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Secondary Contact Information

James E. Gallaghe

MCIIS Student

E: [email protected]: [email protected]

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Secondary Contact Information

James E. Gallagher

MCIIS Student

Michael B. Gallagher

MCIIS Student

http://www.visiwik.com/

[email protected] [email protected]

E: [email protected] E: [email protected]

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i2 USA Offices

Western RegionTucson, AZ

Eastern Region McLean, VA

M e r c y h u r s t C o l l e g e I n s t i t u t e f o r I n t e l l i g e n c e S t u d i e s

http://www.i2group.com/

For General Inquiries E: [email protected]: +1-703-921-0195 Toll free: 888-546-5242

Western Region Tucson, AZ

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[email protected]

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