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AmigaOS Manual: AmigaGuide
The Amiga Workbench supports a hypertext on-line help function that uses AmigaGuide files. These files are widely used in third-party applications; however, the Release 3 Workbench does not provide any AmigaGuide help about itself other than a help file for AmigaGuide. This appendix describes the following:
- Accessing AmigaGuide files
- Using AmigaGuide
- AmigaGuide menus
When you are running a program or application that uses AmigaGuide, there are three ways to access the AmigaGuide files:
- Pressing the Help button while the mouse pointer is over an item on the screen for which you need help.
- Selecting the Help menu item.
- Opening a .guide file in MultiView.
Figure C-1 illustrates an AmigaGuide Help file found in LOCALE:Help opened in MultiView.
Use the buttons across the top of the AmigaGuide Help screen to move through the file.
|Contents||Displays the contents of the AmigaGuide file. Click on a topic to display information about it.|
|Index||Display application-supplied index.|
|Help||Display either the system help or help supplied by an application.|
|Retrace||Pages backwards through opened screens. If you select Contents, selecting Retrace returns you to the last screen you had open.|
|Browse <||Pages backwards through text.|
|Browse >||Pages forward through text.|
The AmigaGuide Help text contains terms that are highlighted as buttons. Clicking on these terms displays screens containing further Help information about them. Selecting Retrace after clicking on a highlighted term returns you to the screen from which it came.
The AmigaGuide file contains the following menus:
The Project menu contains the following items:
|Open||Opens a file requester.|
|Save As||Saves the current screen as text.|
|Prints the current screen as text.|
|About||Shows the AmigaGuide release information and contents type of the current file.|
|Quit||Quits the AmigaGuide file.|
The Edit menu contains the following items:
|Copy||Copies current screen to the Clipboard as text.|
|Select All||Not available.|
|Clear Selected||Clears the selection of the block without copying or printing.|
The Window menu contains the following items:
|Use Separate Screen||Opens the AmigaGuide file on its own screen.|
|Minimize||Makes the window as small as it can be.|
|Normal||Sizes the window to the picture or contents size.|
|Maximize||Makes the window the same size as the screen.|
The Prefs menu contains the following item:
|Save As Defaults||Saves the size and position of the window for future use.|