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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then there are a bunch of usability improvements, such as improved speed and part file manipulation, additional images for CAM cycle dialogs and more context-sensitive help. Another enhancement makes Edgecam automatically check and correct all index moves against stock and fixtures.
Online Context-Sensitive Help is also provided to guarantee a quick and successful initialization phase for new users," Saade said.
Its key features include: icon-driven operation, context-sensitive help, unlimited number of clips and connectors, partial circuit learn and draw, repeat learn and verify, optimized clip movement, digital or analog circuits, guided probe for non-standard components, suspend/restart/terminated at any stage, etc.
Other features include authority control, a guided editors feature that helps you fill out the control fields with pull down options, and a context-sensitive help feature for MARC21 subfields to help the new cataloger decide what information to put in the record.
Context-sensitive help for each line as you progress through the forms has been added to approximately 120 federal forms.
The application includes a context-sensitive help and is fully supported by the FINCAD Client Services Team, which can help users learn how to use the system and answer general questions about the valuations and market data, the company claims.
Context-sensitive help files provide answers to most data entry questions.

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