Using Domino Administrator Help

Because Domino Administrator Help is a Notes application, you can use familiar Notes gestures to find information.

To perform basic tasks in Help

  • To open Help to the table of contents, choose Help > Help Topics from the main menu.
  • To get help on your current task, choose Help > Context Help, click the Help button in a dialog box, or click the question mark in a properties box.
  • Blue underlined text represents a link to related information. Click blue underlined text to jump to a topic or section that contains this information. To return to where you were, click the Go Back arrow in the window toolbar.
  • To find an entry in the Index view of Help, click Index, type as many letters as you want of the entry, and click OK. Click the green icon specific to any index entry to expand its topics.
  • To search for a word or phrase in any Help topic, click Search and type your query in the Search bar. You can drag the edge of the Search bar to show more search options.
  • To bookmark a topic, right-click anywhere in the topic and choose Bookmark.
  • To close Help when Always on Top is selected and a dialog box is open, press ESC.

Macintosh users

To get help on your current task, press Command-? or click Help.

Using Help from the keyboard

Table 1. Keyboard shortcuts for Help

To do this

Press

Change between the Contents, Index, and Search views

ALT+1, ALT+2, or ALT+3 (Extended accelerators in User Preferences must be enabled)

Move focus between the view (first) frame and the topic (second) frame

F6 once or more, depending on the frame and whether you are in Contents, Index, or Search

Select different topics or categories in the view frame

DOWN ARROW, UP ARROW

Expand all topics or categories in the view frame

PLUS (+) key

Collapse all topics or categories in the view frame

UNDERSCORE (_) key

Expand the selected topic or category

ASTERISK (*) key on the numeric keypad

Collapse the selected topic or category

MINUS (-) key

Move to next link in topic frame (after moving focus there)

RIGHT ARROW

Move to previous link in topic frame

LEFT ARROW

Go to selected link in topic frame

SPACEBAR

Go back to previous topic after following a link

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Move to beginning or end of topic in topic frame

CTRL+HOME, CTRL+END

Editing and printing Help topics

To suit the needs of your site, you can create a replica of this database and edit its documents strictly for the use of users within your organization. You cannot resell or otherwise distribute this documentation, modified or unmodified, to anyone outside your organization.

To print a single Help topic

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click anywhere within the topic in the topic frame, and then choose File > Print Topic.
    • Select the title of the topic in the view frame, and then choose File > Print Topic.
  2. Make sure Selected documents is selected under What to print and click OK.

To print multiple topics

  1. Press Shift while selecting topic titles in the view frame.
  2. Choose File > Print Topic.
  3. Make sure Selected documents is selected under What to print and click OK.

To print the Table of Contents or Search results

  1. If printing the Table of Contents, choose View > Expand All.
  2. Choose File > Print Topic.
  3. Select Print view, and click OK.

Getting Help when there is no Help

If you choose Help > Help Topics or Help > Context Help, and see a message saying Help database cannot be located, ask your organization's Domino® administrator to add the Help databases to your mail server, or to provide you with local Help file(s).