How do I use the online help?

The PowerSteering online help site contains several different manuals that contain individual chapters with articles. This article describes how to access the different parts of the online help, an individual manual, chapter or article, and how to use the previous and next function to view additional articles.

1. Online Help Page Definitions

At the top of the web page is a path known as a breadcrumb that details where you are within the online help site. Depending on where you are, the breadcrumb will show (in this order) the name of the site you are viewing, the manual you are viewing, the chapter you are viewing and the specific article you are viewing. You can click on any of the hyperlinks displayed to jump to that specific area of the site, manual or chapter. Below is a brief definition of each item available on the online help page:

Site Name: This is the root location of the help documentation. In this example PowerSteering is the name of the site where you can view all the manuals that are available.

Manual Title: This is the title of the manual you are currently viewing. In this example PowerSteering - User Guide is the name of the manual currently being viewed, the breadcrumb indicates that this chapter is part of the PowerSteering site.

Chapter Title: This is the title of the chapter you are currently viewing. In this example Using the Report Wizard is the name of the chapter currently being viewed, the breadcrumb indicates that this chapter is part of the PowerSteering - User Guide manual.  

Article Displayed: This is the title of the article you are currently viewing. In this example How do I access the Report Wizard? is the name of the article currently being viewed, the breadcrumb indicates that this article is part of the Using the Report Wizard chapter.  

Search: This is the field you can use to search for specific terms within the online help site. It does not matter what page you are on when you enter text into Search field, it will search every manual, chapter and article that is available on the site. The search results will contain a link with the name of the article, a brief description of the information contained in the article and the name of the manual where the article is stored.

Chapter Titles: This is the list of chapters that are available in the manual being viewed. The name of the chapter appears in blue, the number of articles stored within each chapter appears to the right of the chapter name in black.

2. Chapter and Article Display

On the left side of the online help page is a listing of the chapters contained in the manual being viewed. The name of the chapter is displayed in blue, the number to the right indicates the number of articles that are contained within that chapter. You can click on a chapter title to expand the view and display the articles contained in that chapter. Once expanded, click on the article title to display the content of the article. In the center area of the page is an expanded listing of the the chapters and articles contained in the manual. Click on an article title to display the content of the article.

3. Viewing Previous and Next Articles

When you are viewing an article you will notice a Prev and Next link at the top and bottom of each page. You can click Prev and Next links to view the article before and after the current article being displayed.

4. Using the Search

The results from the search will be displayed as shown in the screen shot above. The name and link of the article is displayed first, followed by a brief description of the article text, and then the name of the manual where that article is stored. You can use the check boxes on the left side under Filter Search Results to limit what manuals are included in the search.

Note: The tag listing is an internal indicator that is used to match the article from the online help site to a specific page in PowerSteering.

5. Using the Google Translator

By default the PowerSteering online help is shown in the English language. You can use the Google Translate option to change the language for the online help.

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