Using Help

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Help Viewer navigation tools:

Contents tab: The Contents tab allows you to drill down to the specific topic you wish to read.

Search tab: With the Search tab you can locate a topic of interest by keyword.

Favorites tab: The Favorites tab enables you to store your favorite topics for later reference.


Table of Contents structure:

The Table of Contents is a tree structure which shows the relationship between books and topics. Double-clicking on a book will open it up, revealing all of the topics it contains. Clicking on a topic will cause it to be shown in the primary window of the help viewer.


Topic structure:

Topics contain information related to the topic title. In general, topics are structured with an introduction, a navigation guide, an image, diagram or screen-shot, a how-to guide, and finally a related topics section. Some topics may omit some of these elements.


Topic features:

Hyperlinks & related topics: Links to relevant topics or documents.

Image map: On a number of images you can click on a region of interest and be taken to a relevant topic.

Drop down expanding hot spots: Links that will expand into a more detailed description of a feature/function.

Notes and Tips:

Notes draw attention to information that you would do well to take note of. Tips provide helpful advice to enhance your experience with the application. See the following examples:

Note: It's all about the audio.

Tip: Use a calculator if you can't work it out in your head.


Formats and conventions used:

Throughout the text of this document, the following formats and conventions are adhered to:

Menu Navigation:

Within this document a standardized format is used for all references to program menu options.

For example, when you see Options -> Live Input -> Show Live Input Control Box..., this means "go to the main menu in OtsAV, click the Options sub-menu, click the Live Input sub-menu, and click the Show Live Input control box option".

Mouse Clicks:

Click: A single left mouse button click.

Double-click: Clicking the left mouse button twice in quick succession.

Right-click: A single right mouse button click.

Ctrl-click: Clicking the left mouse button while holding down the Ctrl key.