Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM Help
Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM provides two forms of online help:
Verity Mosaic Help - provides help with the Verity Mosaic product. Refer to this help facility to find out about viewing and printing documents and configuring the Verity Mosaic product. This help facility is accessed by clicking on the ? icon in the toolbar.
Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM Help - provides help with the unique features and enhancements to Verity Mosaic. Refer to this help facility to find out about searching and navigating the Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM product. This is the help facility that you are presently accessing.
Because the user interface differs slightly on each platform, this information does not include detailed instructions on how to navigate through the search and display environment. Rather, it provides an overview of Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM functionality.
Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM contains a library of product information from Cisco Systems which is stored in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). You use Verity Mosaic to look at this information. You can also use Verity Mosaic to browse the World Wide Web.
This section describes some of the important features of the Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM user interface. These features include the toolbar, the navigation bar, the status message area, and the document button bar. These features make it easy to find your way around Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM.
Toolbar buttons provide quick access to frequently used menu commands:
For a description of a toolbar button, place the cursor over the button and note the description that is displayed in the Status Message Area. To activate the function, click on the mouse button.
To turn off the toolbar, select Preferences from the Edit menu, then clear the Show Toolbar check box.
You click on the document button bar, which is displayed at the top and bottom of all documents, to navigate through Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM relative to the document that is currently being viewed.
The Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM Home button takes you to the home page for Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM (the first page displayed when you launch Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM).
The Table of Contents button displays the table of contents that contains a reference to the current document. If you are in a chapter of a book, this button will transfer you to the table of contents for that book. If you are in a table of contents, you will be transferred to a higher level table of contents.
The Previous Chapter and Next Chapter buttons transfer you to the previous or next chapter in the document you are looking at.
The Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM Help button displays the context-sensitive help facility for Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM.
The Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM Search button transfers you to the multidocument search facility of Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM. (See the section "Searching Multiple Documents" later in this document.)
The CCO Search button allows you to search the Cisco Connection Online (CCO) database for a particular word or phrase.
Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM is a series of interconnected documents that you navigate by clicking on hypertext links and using the navigation tools---the toolbar, the navigation bar, and the document button bar. In addition, Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM offers a powerful search facility to allow you to jump directly to the information that interests you.
Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM also provides several ways to return to documents that you have previously looked at. A history facility allows you to keep track of the documents that you have looked at in the last 60 days and look at them again. You can also save the location of documents that you reference regularly through hypertext links in a hotlist.
When entries in a table of contents or within a document are underlined, they are hypertext links, which means that clicking on the underlined text will display the linked text.
If you are viewing a document but the section you want is not displayed, select the Table of Contents button from the document button bar (located at the top and bottom of each document) to look at an outline of the document. Click on the title of interest, and jump to the information you need.
A small version of each illustration in documents is displayed within the text. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed and configured (see the section "Adobe Acrobat Reader" earlier in this booklet), double-click on the illustration to see a higher resolution, scalable, version of the illustration in its own window.
Tables are displayed as monospaced text within documents. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed and configured ( see the section "Adobe Acrobat Reader" earlier in this booklet), click on the table icon that immediately precedes the table to see a formatted version of the table.
You can search the current document for a word or phrase, or you can search multiple documents.
Use the Find command to search a document for a specific word or phrase, as follows:
You can also search for text in multiple documents.
When you click on the "Search" button, the search engine will scan the data you have specified and generate a weighted list of documents that include the words or phrases provided. The weighting is a score of how close the engine thinks the document will fit your request. This is based on a large number of factors that include the number of times the words or phrases appeared in the document, if they appeared in the title of the document, and how close they were to each other within the document.
The Search Results page also provides hyperlinks to the documents found, listed by title or subject. After the subject, you will see the size of the document.
In order to view the scalable Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of graphics and tables on Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader configured as a helper application of Verity Mosaic. The Adobe Acrobat Reader installer is copied to the same location as the Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM applications on the Macintosh, Windows, SunOS, and Solaris platforms when you install Cisco Connection Documentation CD-ROM. Run the Adobe Acrobat Reader installer to install the application and associated files onto your hard disk.
Verity Mosaic can display HTML and text documents, JPEG and GIF images, and AU and AIFF sound files. You can add support for other types of files by configuring a helper application. For instructions on configuring a helper application, refer to the Verity Mosaic help facility by clicking on the Help button in the toolbar. (See the section "Toolbar" later in this booklet.)
Each platform requires different information to configure helper applications. Some or all of the information in the following table may be needed to configure Verity Mosaic to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files.
|Type of Information||Data|
|Helper application||Select the location of the Adobe Acrobat Reader application|
|Action||Use a helper application|
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