Using Notification Services Books Online
Notification Services Books Online is the online documentation provided with Notification Services. Notification Services Books Online appears in a window that contains these panes:
- Navigation pane
- This pane is located on the left and contains the Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites tabs. The topics on the Contents tab are organized hierarchically by task or subject.
- Topic pane
- This pane is located on the right and displays the selected topic or the default topic.
- Toolbar pane
- This pane is located below the Notification Services Books Online title bar and contains the navigation and command buttons.
From the Navigation pane you can find information in Notification Services Books Online by:
- Navigating through the Contents tab.
- Typing a keyword from the Index tab.
- Typing a word or phrase and performing a search from the Search tab.
For more information about these navigation options, see Finding a Topic.
Using the Toolbar Buttons
You can find topics in Notification Services Books Online by using these navigational buttons on the toolbar:
- Displays the previous topic listed in the table of contents.
- Displays the next topic listed in the table of contents.
- Displays the last topic you viewed.
- Displays the next topic in a previously displayed sequence of topics.
- Displays the Notification Services Books Online home page.
Note The toolbar in your Help Viewer might not contain all of the following navigational buttons.
Other buttons on the toolbar are:
- Hides the Navigation pane. When the Navigation pane is hidden, click Show to show the Navigation pane. If you close Notification Services Books Online with the Navigation pane hidden, the pane is hidden the next time you open Notification Services Books Online.
- Displays the location of a topic in the Navigation pane.
- Changes the font size in the Topic pane.
- Prints the selected topic, with the option to print all subtopics.
- Changes several options for viewing topics, and provides another way to explore the documentation.
Navigating Notification Services Books Online
Here are some tips for navigating Notification Services Books Online:
- To return to the Notification Services home page, click Home on the toolbar.
- Colored, underlined text indicates links to other topics. To link to another topic, including Web pages, click the colored, underlined text.
- Many topics contain a list of related topics, titled See Also. To jump to a related topic, click the title of the topic you want to view.
- If you use a particular topic often, you can add it to your Favorites list. For more information, see Finding a Topic.
- For shortcut menu commands, right-click the Contents tab or the Topic pane. For more information, see Using Accessibility Features in Notification Services Books Online.
Copying and Printing a Help Topic
To copy or print a topic, use these procedures.
To copy a topic
- In the Topic pane, right-click the topic you want to copy, and then click Select All.
- Right-click again, and then click Copy. This copies the topic to the Clipboard.
- Open the document to which you want to copy the topic.
- Position your cursor where you want the information to appear.
- On the Edit menu, click Paste.
Note If you want to copy only part of a topic, select the text you want to copy, right-click, and then click Copy.
To print a topic
There are several ways to print a topic:
- Right-click the Topic pane, and then click Print.
- Click the Print icon on the toolbar.
- On the Contents tab in the Navigation pane, right-click the topic or book name, and then click Print.
Notification Services Books Online displays two dialog boxes for printing:
- If you are using the Contents tab in the Navigation pane, and the Navigation pane is the active pane, Notification Services Books Online displays the Print Topics dialog box. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5, do not click Print the Selected headings and all subtopics, as the subtopics might not print.
- In all other cases, Notification Services Books Online displays the Print dialog box. If you are using Internet Explorer version 5.5 or Internet Explorer 5 and you click Print all linked topics on the Options tab, linked topics may not always print.
Using the Shortcut Menu Commands
This table shows the shortcut menu commands you can use to display and customize information.
|Right-click in the table of contents, and then click Close All.||Closes all books or folders. This command works only if the Contents tab is displayed.|
|Right-click, and then click Print.||Prints the topic.|
These commands can be accessed using the keyboard. Press SHIFT+F10 to display the shortcut menu, and then click the appropriate shortcut keys. Or, enable MouseKeys, a feature that enables you to move the mouse cursor using the numeric keypad. Use a MouseKey combination to display the shortcut menu, and then click the appropriate shortcut keys. For more information on MouseKeys, see the Microsoft Windows documentation.