Use the Navigation pane
in the Help Window to get to information quickly. It contains tabs
that let you use Contents, Index, or Search techniques to get to
topics you need.
The Contents tab displays
the main sections of this online system as book icons. When you
click a book, it expands to show the list of topics contained within
it, like chapters in hardcopy books.
To go to a topic from the Contents tab:
- Click the Contents tab to display the
Table of Contents view.
- Click the book icon representing the
area for which you want information.
The Topic pane on the
right displays the introductory topic for that section. In most
cases, the topic contains an overview of the section contents plus
a list of relevant links. In some cases, the topic consists exclusively
of links to other topics in the section.
The page icons for the
book expand below representing all the topics for the book’s feature
- Click a link in the introductory topic
to go to that topic.
Alternatively, you can
view a list of the section’s topics and sub-sections by clicking
the + icon to the left of the book icon in the table of contents
or double-clicking the book icon or section title. This expands the
section and shows its contents.
- Continue navigating through the table
of contents until you find the topic you want and then click its icon.
The index is an alphabetical
listing of keywords found in the help. A single keyword might be
linked to more than one topic. Scroll through the list, or to jump
to an index entry that matches what you’re looking for, type the
first few letters of the subject in the editable field above the
To go to a topic from the Index panel:
- Click the Index tab to display the Help
- In the form at the top of the Index,
type the subject you want, or scroll through the alphabetical list
to find the term for which you need information.
- Click the term, then click Display to
see the topic for that term, or double-click the term to see its
The topic displays in
the right pane and may show links to related topics.
The Search tab summons
a full-text search engine that operates on a database of every word
in the help system, created when the HTML Help system was compiled.
You can use tools on the Search tab to
the help topics containing any word or phrase.
Use tools on the Favorites
tab to create and store a set of topics you use often; you can name
them as you choose.