context-sensitive help


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context-sensitive help

[′kän‚tekst ‚sen·səd·iv ′help]
(computer science)
A help screen that provides specific information about the current status or mode of a computer program or instructions for dealing with a particular error condition that has just occurred.
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The FH 7000 also features menu-driven operation that follows a PC-format logic path with context-sensitive help screens.
New features include full Mac-based authoring, collaborative editing, e-mail review, context-sensitive help, and rich content classification.
Shortcuts, image zooming and palming, and integrated context-sensitive help speed user interface creation and make the In-Sight spreadsheet easier to use.
0, Web authors can now take advantage of the Windows Help advanced features for their Web pages, such as context-sensitive Help displayed in popup windows, secondary windows, and a lot more.
However, since most small business users know little about accounting, the programs' manuals and the context-sensitive help files are written in layperson's language.
New context-sensitive help screens, electronic bulletin boards for software updates and support, automatic links to tax planning modules, and data conversion capabilities have made computerized return processing more attractive.
Additional benefits of the highly scalable and customizable design include a time-efficient single data load for all the components of Alliance, audio and video online context-sensitive help to expedite end-user acceptance and training, and a rich web-based browser experience through fully secured and encrypted communications that meet the highest level of HIPAA security standards.
Interpretation aids: MF/Cool cooling analyses can now be interpreted with context-sensitive Help screens that give users guidelines for differentiating between good and bad results.
To be sure, Wang says, context-sensitive help screens (where the help requested relates to the part of the program where the cursor happens to be) will be designed better and be more comprehensive.
As a key element of Adobe's technical communications product line-up, which includes Adobe FrameMaker[R], Adobe Captivate[TM] and Adobe Acrobat[R], RoboHelp 6 provides all the desktop functionality that authors need to create advanced Help content, including table of contents, index, glossary, graphics, special effects and context-sensitive Help.
Software highlights: Toll-free support; fixed-asset capability; context-sensitive help screens; client-billing module; diagnostic.
Context-sensitive help and an online manual keep things easy to understand.

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