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Frequent Questions


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How does Gift Aid work?

Gift Aid is a special government scheme that helps us claim back an extra 25p for every £1 that you give to our charity – and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra. To use Gift Aid, you need to fill in the declaration that you can find on our online membership form and send it to us. Your payments will qualify for Gift Aid as long as the amount given to charity does not come to more than 4 times what you have paid in tax during the current tax year. You can find further information on Gift Aid at the GOV.UK website.

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How do I know if I qualify for Student or Retiree Membership Rates?

If you are in full-time education, at any level, then you quality for Student membership in BAPT. Similarly, if you are retired from full-time work, regardless of age, then you qualify for our Retiree rate.

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How do I log in?

Click on any link that leads to the resources in the Member’s Area, and you will be presented with the opportunity to log in (if you are not already) and if successful will continue to the page you requested.

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What can I see if I’m not logged in?

Almost the whole site is available to all visitors, including the Conference archive and Books to Buy. The only areas unavailable to visitors are in the Resources Area, which includes:

TypeFace and other APT journals; The BAPT Library; Archive of past issues of TypeFace; Webinars and more; option to join the Register of Type Practitioners; and a set of Type descriptions.

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How can I get a password?

If you are not a member of BAPT, you first need to Join BAPT or renew your previous membership.

If you are a member and do not have a password, or have lost it, please contact the Webmaster. They or another Administrator will set or reset your password.

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How do I know if I am already logged in?

If you look at the very top edge of your brower window, you will see a black bar across the whole width, if you are logged in. You will need to know where this is so you can edit your profiles, change your password, and log out.

This bar has your name on the right, with editing access to your Profile and Public Profile. On the left, if you click on the word BAPT, it will take you back to the site from the Dashboard and Profile pages.

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What black bar? I can’t see one

If you are logged in to the site, you should see a black strip across the top 1cm of the browser window, above the pictures at the top of the page. It has your name in pale grey text on the right end, and BAPT at the left end.

If you are logged in and can’t see this black bar, first try this: hold down your Control (Ctrl) key and press F5, or click on the ‘Refresh’ or ‘Reload’ button at the top of your browser. If that doesn’t work, try holding down the Shift (Caps) key and Reload again.

If that still doesn’t work, email the Webmaster who may have to change a setting in your profile.

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How do I log out again?

There is no need to log out. But if you want to, perhaps when using someone else’s computer, do this: When you are logged in, you will see a black bar across the very top of your screen. If you look at the right end, you will see your name.  If you mouse-over your name, the drop-down menu includes a log out option.

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I logged in, but I have not gone anywhere

When you log in to BAPT with the grey Login button, you will end up on whatever page you were on before you logged in. (NOTE: this is different from the old BAPT site.) Once you are logged in, you can go to any page on the web site.

If you are not logged in, but click on a link to a Members’ Area resource, you will be invited to log in, and then  if successful will be delivered to the page you originally requested.

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How do I change my password?

Go to your Profile and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You can change your password there, and the screen will guide you to creating a secure password. You can use upper and lower case letters, numbers, and some punctuation. Be sure you write your password down somewhere you can find it! If you lose or forget your password, contact the Webmaster to have it re-set.

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How do I get back to BAPT from my Profile?

When you are in the Profile editing area, your black toolbar is at the top of the page as normal. On the left of the bar is the word BAPT in pale grey. Click on that word to return to the BAPT home page.

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My name is not displayed correctly

If you want to change how your name is displayed within the site, go to your Profile. Below the choice of colour theme for your Dashboard, you can change your name, nick-name and preference for what is displayed.

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Where is my Profile?

If you look at the very top edge of your brower window, you will see a black bar across the whole width, if you are logged in. This bar has your name on the right, with editing access to your Profile and Public (Practitioner) Profile. Your Profile is where you change your display name, email address, and password.

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How is a Public Profile different?

The Public Profile is being used on this site as the Type Practitioner Profile. This is where you can set up your name, Type instruments used, area of the country you practice in, and any contact details. The purpose of this profile is for visitors to the site to be able to look up a Type Practitioner in their area.

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How do I update my Public Profile?

See the Join the Register page (restricted to logged-in members) for detailed instructions. (NOTE: your details will only become public when you have clicked the blue Publish button on the right of the Public Profile page. If Draft, only you can see it.)

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How do I find a Type Practitioner?

On the right side of the main pages of the site, there is an orange headinig labelled ‘Find a Practitioner’. Select the area you are interested in, and click Search’. The main page will display a list of Practitioners who have opted to fill in their Public Profile, and are in that area.  Some areas are missing because no Practitioner from that area has yet published their details.

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How do I get on the list of Practitioners?

The Type Practitioners List is available to all paid-up members of BAPT. See the Join the Register page (restricted to logged-in members) for detailed instructions of how to add your information.

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Can I add a Type Event to the Events list?

Contact us via the Contact page to give us the details, and someone will be in touch.  If appropriate we will add it to the Events list. In general, we look for Type events by or hosted by non-profit organisations and charities working with Type, such as regional groups and APTs. We also like to post any commercial events which are discounted for BAPT members.


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