Sometimes none of the topics you see sound like they would answer your question. Don't give up!
If you can think of a keyword or phrase that relates to your question, the Search Help portion of Help may come to your rescue.
WinXP Style Help: Has tabs for Contents, Index, and Search. The Index includes only keywords. The Search portion makes a list of nearly all the words used
in the Help files. It will omit words like "the" and "of". So if your brain works a bit differently and the guy
who wrote the index is just not on your wave-length, the Search tab can at
least tell you if your word is there at all.
Current program, Old style Help: Some current programs still use the older style Help windows or a combination of methods. The example at the right is the Help window for Quicken 2012.
There are only two tabs, Contents and Search. Index is missing.
Current program, Web page Help:
Most recent programs use some kind of web page to show the Help pages. The example at the right is the Help window in PaintShopPro XV. It appears in a browser but uses a two pane layout like the old WinXP Help files.
To search a page you can use the browser's Find (on this page) command. It is usually in a right click menu or in an Options or Settings menu, depending on which browser you are using.
The Find (on this page) command will only search the current page. To search all of the Help pages at once, there must be a search box included on the page or on a Search tab. If the Help pages are online, then Google or Bing can probably search the site.
Step-by-Step: WinXP style Help - Search Help
|What you will learn:||to use the Search tab to find a topic in Help
to close an application from the Taskbar
Start with: Paint with Help open
The exercise below shows how to use application help in WinXP. But read through the steps below even if you don't use WinXP. You might run into a program that uses the old style.
If Search Help has not been used before for this particular Help file, you will see a dialog box that asks what size database you want to create. Choose Minimum database and click the Next button. In the next window click Finish. You'll see a book being written on while the database of words is created.
Keyboard Method: The key combination ALT + F4 that can also be used when
the application is the active one.