Using the Help
The text Help for all our programs is displayed in standard Windows Explorer window. Help can either be lauched by directing through the program menu (items "Help", "Content"), or by pressing "F1" button anywhere in the program.
Some dialog windows (e.g., "Add new soils") allow opening a corresponding chapter of Help by pressing the help button "".
The dialog window contains:
- A tool bar with basic control buttons. The "Hide (Show)" button hides (shows) tree with the list of help topics. The ("Back/Forward") buttons allow listing through pages, which have been recently opened. The "Print" button opens the print dialog window and the "Options" button opens a menu to set the EXPLORER window properties.
- Bar with three tabs - "Contents" (shows a tree with individual topics), "Index" and "Search".
- "Tree", which containst the list of topics - individual items in the tree are opened/closed by clicking the symbols "+"/"-" in front of the name.
- Window for displaying the help itself - the window header contains the name of currently shown topic and "Back/Forward" buttons that function in the same way as the already described buttons on the tool bar.
The text of each help may contain further cross references to other items. The text of these references is colored in green.
"Help" dialog window - "Content" tab