Help menu commands

The Help menu offers the following commands, which provide you assistance with this application:

Help Topics Opens help and provides table of contents.
Context Help Allows you to get help on specific item by clicking on it.
Using Help Describes ways of accessing help in SerialEM
About Displays the version number of this application.

Help Topics command (Help menu)

Use this command to display the opening screen of Help. From the opening screen, you can jump to instructions for using SerialEM and various types of reference information.

Context Help command

Use the Context Help command to obtain help on some portion of SerialEM. When you choose this command or push Shift F1, the mouse pointer will change to an arrow and question mark. Then click somewhere in the SerialEM window, such as a control panel. The Help topic will be shown for the item you clicked.

Shortcut

Keys:SHIFT+F1

Using Help command (Help menu)

SerialEM incorporates many of the standard Windows Help features, but some things do not work in the ideal fashion.

The Help Topics command will take you to the opening window of the help system, in which you can select contents, index, or search functions. Index functions will probably not work.

The Help Index command will take you to the top of the help file where there are links to all available topics.

In addition, there are several ways to activate context-sensitive help in SerialEM:

Press F1 when the mouse is over a menu entry. You will go to the specific help for that item.

Press F1 when the mouse is over a dialog box. You will go to the help for the entire dialog box. F1 will not work when pressed over a control panel.

Press the ? button in a control Panel or dialog box. You will go to the help for the whole panel or dialog box.

Press Shift F1 then click on in item in the program. You will go to help for the item or for the window that the item is in.

About command (Help menu)

Use this command to display the copyright notice and version number of your copy of SerialEM.