The Index for Windows Help is similar to the index for a book. It lists keywords and phrases that you might be looking for. Each one may be related to several actual Help topics, which are listed below the phrase.
An index does not include all of the places a word is used. Only the places where the word is important to the topic are included. To look for all places where a word is used in a Help topic, you must use Search, which is covered later.
Another way to return to a topic is to use History. Very useful!
Step-by-Step: Help Index -WinXP
|What you will learn:||to find a topic in Help Index
to find the Table of Contents entry for an article
to use History to return to an article
To work with Help in Windows Vista, Win7, Win8, or Win8.1, skip to Windows Vista, Win7, Win8 Help.
Start with: Help and Support Center is open.
Notice how the list of keywords scrolls as you type each letter.
The nearest match is mouse, which has quite a
number of subtopics.
Once you have found an article, how can you tell where it is in the table of
contents? There is a button for just that!
Click on the Locate in contents button at the top of the right pane.
The left pane changes to show the table of contents with this topic highlighted. Oh, you have been here before!
You must have an article displayed in the right pane for this to work, not one of the default title pages or lists of subtopics. You will find that some articles are not available from the table of contents!
Remember that the topic Keyboard and mouse did not
open the Mouse overview article itself. It opened a
list of links, which included Mouse overview. So the
article you were reading is not actually listed in the left pane at all. A bit
You will work with Search in the section on Paint Help.
All the time you are viewing various articles in Help, WinXP is keeping a list of what you have looked at. This is a very handy feature.
Clicking the small arrow beside the
Back button opens a short list of previously viewed pages. History is always at the
bottom of the list. When the page you want is too far
back to show on the list, click on History to see the longer list.