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The !help Command: Help Interface

Syntax: !help word
This is a back-door to the help system. The word is a keyword expected to be found in the help database, or a path to a text, html, or image file to view, or a URL string to access on the internet. If no word is given, a default help topic is shown.

The command invocation is aliased to the question mark (`?') key.

Information on the help database is provided in C.3. All menu commands have a short name which is given in the ``tooltip'' which appears when the pointer is stationary over the command button for a second or two. The help database keyword is generally this name, prefixed with ``xic:''.

General URLs must have the protocol specifier given. For example, ``http://wrcad.com'' is correct, giving only ``wrcad.com'' will not work.

The ``help mode'', where pressing menu buttons brings up help topics, which is active when the help is accessed through the Help Menu, is not active when the !help command is used.


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-11-08