Using Online Help
About the built-in help features Using Help Using the How To window Using other assistance features
About the built-in help features
Adobe® Reader® 6.0 offers many built-in features to assist you while you work, including the Help window you're using right now. To get the maximum benefit from the various help components, it's good to familiarize yourself with thedifferent ways to get answers to your questions:
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Help documentation. How To pages. (See Using the How To window.) Dialog-box Help buttons, online resources, and guides for plug-ins. (See Using other assistance features.) Note: There is no printed user manual for this product. The contents you might look for in a user guide book--reference lists, overviews, explanations, descriptions, andprocedures-are included in Help. However, you can print individual Help topics. (See Printing Help topics.)
Tool tips identify the various buttons, tools, and controls in the work area by name. These tiny windows appear when you allow the pointer to hover over the item you want to identify. Tool tips are also available in some dialog boxes.
Adobe Reader 6.0 includes built-indocumentation in a fully accessible Help system. The Help documentation provides extensive explanations about the tools, commands, concepts, processes, and keyboard shortcuts. Note: If you are not using the full version of Adobe Reader, you cannot access the complete Help system. To download the complete Help system, choose Help > Adobe Reader Help and follow the instructions. To open Help: ChooseHelp > Adobe Reader Help. Adobe Reader 6.0 Help opens in a separate window with two panes: a navigation pane on the left and a topic pane on the right. You use the tabs in the Help navigation pane to find the topics you want to read. For example, when you click a title in Contents, that topic opens in the topic pane.
Adobe Reader 6.0 Help A. Contents, Search, and Index tabs in the Help navigationpane B. Help topic pane
You can drag the vertical bar between the two panes to change their widths. You can drag the lower right corner to resize the entire window. Using the context menu (Windows), you can also move, resize, maximize or minimize the Help window to suit your needs. The Help window remains visible until you close it. To close Help: Click the close button. Related Subtopics:Using the Help navigation pane to find topics Navigating your Help-session history Printing Help topics
Using the Help navigation pane to find topics
The Help window opens with the Contents tab showing in the navigation pane. Click the tabs to switch among the Contents, Search, and Index tabs. Contents tab Use the Contents tab to view the Help topics organized by subject matter, like the Tableof Contents of a book. You can click the icons to the left of items to collapse or expand the outline. Search tab Use the Search tab to find a specific word in Help. Type the word in the text box and click Search. The results list shows the titles of all topics in which the search word appears, listed in the order that they appear on the Contents tab. Note: You cannot use Boolean operators (suchas AND, OR, NOT, or quotation marks) to limit or refine your search of Help. If you type more than one word, the search results include every topic in which at least one of your search words appears. Index tab Use the Index tab to find Help topics in a linked, alphabetical list of terms for various functions, features, and concepts. You can browse the index in two ways. You can click the controls(+ or -) to expand or collapse the entries under a letter of the alphabet, scroll to the term you want, and click a link to open the related Help topic. Or, you can use the Show pop-up menu to expand the list for just one letter of the alphabet, and then scroll and click a link to open the Help topic.
Navigating your Help-session history
The Help system maintains a history of your Help...
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