This online information system is a compiled HTML help (.chm) file; you view it using Microsoft's HTML Help Viewer, powered by Internet Explorer. The HTML Help Viewer is a three-pane window:
The Topic pane is on the right side of the window. It displays the selected help topic, or the default help topic.
The toolbar is the third pane, located below the help window title bar.
Here are some tips on how to find more information when using the HTML Help Viewer:
To link to another topic or a list of other topics, click the colored, underlined words in the Topic pane.
If you use a particular help topic often, you can add it to your favorites list.
Right-click the Contents or Favorites tab or the Topic pane for shortcut menu commands.
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Most of information about using the HTML Help Viewer has been supplied directly by Microsoft. It has been made freely available for inclusion in HTML help projects such as this one. This information has been edited and reformatted to match the Discreet online information systems.
To find a help topic
In the Navigation pane, click one of the following tabs:
To browse through a table of contents, click the Contents tab. The table of contents is an expandable list of important topics.
To see a list of index entries, click the Index tab, and then type a word or scroll through the list. Topics are often indexed under more than one entry.
To locate every occurrence of a word or phrase that may be contained in a help file, click the Search tab, and then type the word.
Click the contents entry, index entry, or search results entry to display the corresponding topic.
To copy a help topic
In the Topic pane, right-click the topic you want to copy, and then click Select All.
Right-click again, and then click Copy. This copies the topic to the Clipboard.
Open the document you want to copy the topic to.
Position your cursor where you want the information to appear.
On the Edit menu, click Paste.
To copy only part of a topic
Select the text you want to copy, right-click, and then click Copy.
To print the current help topic
Right-click a topic, and then click Print.
If you print from the Contents tab (by right-clicking an entry, and then clicking Print) you will see options to print only the current topic, or the current topic and all subtopics.
To hide or show the Navigation pane
On the toolbar, click Hide or Show to close or display the Navigation pane, which contains the Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites tabs.
If you close the Help Viewer with the Navigation pane hidden, it will appear that way when you open the Help Viewer again.