1. Diamond Online Help
By Linda Turnbaugh and Steve Ortiz
Each person is unique in
the level of information
required to run Diamond
all you need know is how
to fill-in a parameter. Other
times, you need to know
steps to perform a task. Or
perhaps, you need more
information to make a
Linda Turnbaugh decision, such as whether
to archive a dataset or
back it up. Diamond Help
has all of that and more!
How Diamond Help Multiple Methods to Access Information
Works Information is just a mouse click away when
Diamond Help opens in a you use the
viewer provided by • Table of Contents
Trolltech’s Qt Assistant. • Index
Like a web browser, you • List of Related Topics
Steve Ortiz • Hyperlinks throughout the page
get a documentation
window, menu bar, and toolbar. A navigation
pane displays in the left window. The tool or Getting Started
application home page displays in the right Are you wondering how to get started with
window. Underlined text signifies hyperlinked Diamond? The Home page provides a
pages. Click a key word to display the high-level view of each application, a
associated page in the documentation workflow showing how the applications are
window. integrated, information about what's new in
this release, and some tips for getting started.
Getting Your Work Done Quickly
Diamond Help is task oriented, and contains
step-by-step procedures. It also provides a list
of related tasks (What do you want to do?) that
you might want to perform.
Each step explains how to perform a task, and
provides links to additional information, such
as reference material or a screen shot showing
what happens after issuing a command.
To retain your location in the help document
as you view associated links, right-click a link
and open the related help page in a new Tab,
or bookmark the page. If you prefer, open a
complete task list and click one of the links to
get detailed information.
Icons highlight different types of information.
Provides tips that could save you time.
Warns you to prevent time-consuming
Denotes information that might be
important for you to know.