Inobitec DICOM Viewer

18.1. Help System

The Help System is available from the Viewer interface. To use the Help System, you need to check the box Help->Assistant for the required languages during the installation of the program.

The Help System language is the same as has been set in the Viewer previously. If the help files for selected language are missing or the Help System is not installed, dialog with an appropriate message appears at the Help System startup time. In this case reinstall the Viewer and check the box Help->Assistant for the required languages during the installation of the program.

The Help System interface language coincides with the language has been set in the operating system.

18.1.1 Launch the Help System

The Help System is context-sensitive, it allows to open sections describing the interface elements, features that are currently in use. There are three ways to launch the Help System:

  1. From the main menu. Open the Help menu and select the Contents... item. The Help System will open on a page containing information about the active tab.
  2. From a tooltip. Place your cursor on a button to display a tooltip. If this button corresponds to a page of the help system, then there is a Help link in the tooltip. Click this link to open the Help System page. Tooltips are described in section 18.2.
  3. Using the hotkey. Place your cursor on the required interface object (button, panel, dialog window, etc) and press the hotkey to open the Help System. If this object corresponds to the interface page, the Help System will be opened on this page.

If the Help System is already running, then it opens the appropriate page.

If the selected interface object does not correspond to any page, the Help System will be opened on the last viewed page.

18.1.2 Help System Settings

The default Help System skin coincides with the Viewer skin. To disable the use of the Viewer skin, uncheck the Use the selected style for Help System box (see Section 15.3).