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Chapter 15. Surviving Without Documentat... > Getting Help in a Dialog Box - Pg. 146

Surviving Without Documentation 146 One of the best ways to use a help system is to start performing the task and then press F1 when you get stuck. In most programs, this displays a context-sensitive help screen that provides the specific information you need to continue. However, some help systems aren't very perceptive when it comes to guessing what you're trying to do. A Built-In Tutor? You've Struck Gold Some programs come with a tutorial that leads you through the process of using the program's major features. If you ran the Welcome to Windows tutorial, as explained in Chapter 5, you already have encountered an online tutor. In most Windows programs, you can get to the tutorial through the Help menu (assuming the help system features a tutorial). However, in some programs, you might have to run a separate program. In such cases, use My Computer or Windows Explorer to display the contents of the folder in which the program is stored, and look for a file with a name, such as TU- TOR.EXE, TUTOR.COM, LEARN.EXE, or LEARN. COM. If you find such a file, double-click its name. Getting Help in a Dialog Box Inside Tip