The tabs on the left side of the Help window provide different methods for finding information.
To locate a specific word or phrase in the current topic, click in the topic text and press the CTRL+F keys.
- Presents an overview of the available documentation in a list of topics and subtopics.
- Allows you to browse by selecting and expanding topics.
- Provides a structure so you can always see where you are in Help and quickly jump to other topics.
- Displays an alphabetical list of keywords related to the topics listed on the Contents tab.
- Accesses information quickly when you already know the name of a feature, command, or operation, or when you know what action you want the program to perform.
- Provides a keyword search of all the topics listed on the Contents tab.
- Accepts the Boolean operators AND (+), OR, NOT (-), and NEAR.
- Accepts the wild cards *, ?, and ~.
- Allows you to perform a search for a phrase when the phrase is enclosed in double quotes.
- Displays a ranked list of topics that contain the word or words entered in the keyword field.
- Arranges the results alphabetically by title or by location if you click on the Title and Location column headings.
To start Help
To start Developer Help
NoteYou can display Help information by pressing F1 at the Command prompt, in a dialog box, or at a prompt within a command.
To use the Help Contents
- If necessary, click the Show button to display the left pane of the Help window. Then click the Contents tab to display Help Contents.
- To expand the Help Contents list, use one of these methods:
- Double-click a closed-book icon or click the + icon next to it.
- Right-click in Help Contents. Click Open All.
- To close the Help Contents list, use one of these methods:
- Double-click an open-book icon or click the - icon next to it.
- Right-click in Help Contents. Click Close All.
- To view a topic, use one of these methods:
- In Help Contents, click the topic.
- In a topic, click any blue underlined text.