The Help view provides user assistance inside the workbench. The view consists of several pages. Each page presents help in a different fashion. Hyper links at the bottom of the help view allow switching among pages, and clicking any topic will display its contents.
The Related Topics page shows description and help topics related to the current workbench context. The About section shows context help specific to your current context, and the Dynamic Help section shows some search results that may be related. For example, if the currently active workbench part is the Package Explorer in the Java perspective, local help will find and present topics describing "Package Explorer view" or "Java perspective". The Related Topics page tracks changes in the workbench and continuously updates displayed information.
The All Topics page shows the table of contents. It is a hierarchy of all help topics arranged in a tree. The tree branches can be expanded to browse topics that can be displayed using a single mouse click.
The Search page allows locating local topics, cheat sheets, welcome content, remote documents, and other documents given a search query. Links to search hits are displayed along with a summary of topic contents. Search scope controls a subset of documentation being searched. Multiple search scopes can be configured, each defining a custom set of resources from among local documentation, additional local search engines or remote engines on the web.
The Index page provides an index of keywords that direct the user to specific help topics, similar to indexes found at the back of a book. As you type in the text field, the best match will automatically be highlighted in the list of keywords. Pressing enter or clicking on a keyword will display the given topic.
Note: The index page will only appear when index content is available in the workbench.
The Bookmarks shows topics marked as personal bookmarks.
The toolbar of the Help view contains the following buttons. The available buttons depends on the currently displayed page.
The following icons can appear in the various pages of the Help view.
|Search of local help|
|Search of remote info-center|
|Search of web engine|
|Highlight search terms|
|Open link in a help window|
Navigating help topics