Q64829: Tips for Using the Microsoft Advisor Online Help
Article: Q64829 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 1.10 | 1.00 1.10 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | s_quickc s_c s_qh | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 23-JAN-1991 The following are some tips for more effectively using the online documentation included with the Microsoft C Compiler version 6.00 Programmer's Workbench (PWB) as well as the Microsoft Advisor command-line help system: 1. Finding help on a topic for which the exact name is not known. If the exact spelling of a topic is not known, the help for that topic can't be accessed directly (for instance, by using the F1 key in PWB), but it can usually be found indirectly. By using the table of contents and selecting links that pertain to the subject in question, the topic can usually be found. To get to the table of contents from within QuickHelp, select the Categories menu, then "C 6.00". From within PWB, choose the Help menu, then select Contents. If you know the general spelling of the topic, an alphabetical index is available by choosing Index from the main contents screen. 2. "Paging" through the online documentation. The online documentation can be "paged through" like you would page through a manual. In PWB, CTRL+F1 takes you from one topic to the next sequential topic in the help file. In QuickHelp, Choose Next or Back from the View menu to move in either direction. 3. Scanning a list of available topics (as in a printed index). There are alphabetical indices for every major component of the product. Just choose Index from the main contents screen and select the appropriate topic. 4. Techniques for using the online help. For more information on how to use the help system, as well as on the general organization and structure of the help system, choose Using Help from the main contents screen. For additional help, see Chapter 4, "Using the On-Line Reference," of the "Microsoft C Installing and Using the Professional Development System" manual that comes with C version 6.00. 5. Printing out the online help files. By using the HELPMAKE utility, the help files can be decoded to readable text files, which can then be printed. For more information about the HELPMAKE utility, see Chapter 7 of the "Microsoft C Advanced Programming Techniques" manual that comes with C version 6.00.
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