1. Accessing Help
Stud.IP’s Help Function can be accessed from any page in the system. To do this, simply click on Help on the Header bar.
Furthermore, some pages in the Registration and Login areas have explicit links to the relevant help pages.
Attach:gelb.gif Δ The Help system always opens in a second browser window. Consequently, you can switch back and forth between Stud.IP and the Help pages and try out what you have read.
Stud.IP’s Help function also serves as its documentation. Thus, you cannot only solve your acute problems, but also become familiar with the programme’s entire range of functions by accessing the Help pages.
Rummage around a little bit, it is rewarding!
3. Navigating around the Help pages
Stud.IP’s Help function is context sensitive. Thus, the software attempts to recognise the user’s respective problem and to offer an appropriate Help page. If this attempt should be unsuccessful, you are automatically transferred to the Help index, from which you can select the relevant topic.
1. The “Print preview” function, which prints the current Help page, is located in the Help header.
2. Using the horizontal navigation aids you can scroll backwards and forwards through the individual Help pages within a thematic complex.
3. The Help index is displayed at the left. You also have the option of searching for key words.
Three types of information icons are used in the Help pages. They are colour coded and indicate different operational aspects.
Attach:gruen.gif Δ Green: This is an indication that you should try something out. There are frequently several different ways of achieving an objective in Stud.IP’s navigation system. This symbol often indicates the most rapid option.
Attach:gelb.gif Δ Yellow: There is something to be considered. In this context it is usually more in-depth information, which deals with responsible behaviour in the system.
Attach:rot.gif Δ Red: Warning. In this context, functions which result in an irreversible consequence are described. Never forget that there is no UNDO function in database systems!
The Help pages are not only connected via the index, but also linked to one another in some cases. As a consequence, one can quickly switch back and forth among related topics.