THE HELP CENTER


Although we try to answer every question you have in this book, there's a great information option within the program: the Adobe Help Center. This resource contains complete information on all the features of all the applications in the Creative Suite, including step-by-step instructions for many tasks (see Figure 1.21).

Figure 1.21. The Help Center is your first line of defense for assistance with any part of the Creative Suite.


To access the Help Center from InDesign for example, select Help, InDesign Help. The Help Center browser opens.

The left pane of the browser window contains selections for the help contents, many hidden in pop-up arrows. Scroll through the pane and click a specific subject for help. The right pane contains the actual Help information.

Tabs at the top of the left pane take you to the alphabetical Index and Bookmarks, respectively.

The Bookmarks tab is empty when you first open the Help Center. If you find yourself returning to certain information over and over, or if there is a subject of particular interest to you, click the Add Bookmark button in the second line of buttons at the top of the screen (see Figure 1.22). These bookmarks are accessible in all programs, so if you add a bookmark about layer comps in Photoshop, for example, and want to access that information while you're working with a layered Photoshop document you've placed in InDesign, you can use the bookmark to jump quickly to the PSD layer comp information.

Figure 1.22. Create bookmarks to help you quickly return to commonly accessed Help topics.


Rearrange bookmarks using the arrow buttons at the bottom-left of the pane. Rename a bookmark by selecting it and clicking the Rename button, or delete a bookmark by selecting it and clicking the Delete button.

To help navigate the Help Center, buttons above the left pane enable you to move forward or back through pages you visited or to return to the Help Center home page. Also at the top of the browser window is a button to print the contents of the right Help pane.

Select the program for which you'd like to view Help from the Help for pop-up menu. Search for the topic of your choice by entering your terms in the search box and clicking the Search button.

Expert Support is another option available in the Help Center. Expert Support is a subscription-based support option through which, using an Internet connection, you can submit support questions to experts at Adobe. There are several support subscription options depending on the level of support desired and the money you want to spend.

Finally, the More Resources button gives you links to Adobe's website that will prove helpful as you work with the software.




Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
ISBN: 0789733676
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 426
Authors: Michael Smick

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