1.3.1. DynaText

The manuals for ADS are provided on the CD-ROM as DynaText electronic books. The DynaText browser is installed by default for a Typical or Full installation.

To display the online documentation, either:

The DynaText browser displays a list of available collections and books (Figure 1.1).

Figure 1.1. DynaText browser with list of available books

DynaText browser with list of available books

Opening a book

Double-click on a title in the book list to open the book. The table of contents for the book is displayed in the left panel and the text is displayed in the right panel (see Figure 1.2).

Figure 1.2. Opening a book

Opening a book

Navigating through the book

Click on a section in the table of contents to display the text for that section. For example, selecting C and C++ libraries displays the text for that section (see Figure 1.3).

Figure 1.3. Selecting a section from the table of contents

Selecting a section from the table of contents

Navigating using hyperlinks

Text in blue indicates a link that displays a different section of a book, or a different book. Plain blue text indicates that the link is within the current chapter. Underlined blue text indicates that the link is either to another chapter within the current book, or to a different book. Hyperlinks behave differently depending on their target:

  • if the link is within the current chapter (plain blue text), DynaText scrolls the current window to display the target

  • if the link is to another chapter in the current book, DynaText opens a new window without a Table of Contents

  • if the link is to another book, DynaText opens a new window with a Table of Contents.

Figure 1.4 shows the browser displaying the text for the linked text.

Figure 1.4. Using text links

Using text links

Displaying graphics

Graphics are not displayed inline in the DynaText browser. If a graphic symbol is displayed, select it to display the linked graphic in its own window (see Figure 1.5).

Figure 1.5. Link to a figure

Link to a figure

Clicking on the figure icon displays the figure in its own window (see Figure 1.6).

Figure 1.6. Graphic displayed

Graphic displayed

Navigating to a different book

If the blue link text refers to a different book, clicking on the link text displays the linked book in its own window (see Figure 1.7).

Figure 1.7. Navigating to a different book

Navigating to a different book

Displaying help for DynaText

Select Help ? Reader Guide to display help on how to use DynaText.

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