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Using the Online Documentation
Using the Online Documentation
The uDraw(Graph) online documentation is the set of HTML pages you
are currently reading. It can be used with any web browser.
Consult the manual of your web browser for navigation basics.
latest version of the documentation
can be found in the internet on the uDraw(Graph) web site.
A local copy for offline reading is in the "docs" directory where
uDraw(Graph) is installed.
To read it, point your web browser to file main.html.
Using the Help System
For using the help system in uDraw(Graph), you need a web browser
installed on your computer.
The help system communicates with the browser in order to display
particular pages of the online documentation when the user requests
help, e.g. by pressing the help button in a dialog window.
On UNIX® and LINUX® platforms, the Netscape® Navigator®,
Mozilla® or Firefox® browser are preferred in order to reuse an open browser
when consecutive calls to the help system are invoked by the user;
on Microsoft® Windows® and with other browsers, you will get
a new browser window each time you use the online help system.
The help system is available when the following conditions are true:
If these conditions are not true, you can specify both the location
of the documentation and the name of the browser in dialog window
Do not forget to save these settings with menu
When starting uDraw(Graph) for the first time, the system will try to
of the online documentation in the browser.
So this way you can easily find out if communication with the
browser works by default.
(UNIX® and LINUX® only) You are able to start Mozilla® by typing
"mozilla" in a shell. This means that the executable file has its
default name and can be found in a directory specified by the
environment variable $PATH.
if "mozilla" is a shell script at your site, make sure that
the script passes the command-line arguments to the Mozilla®
executable file (by using $*), otherwise the help system will not work.
The HTML pages of the online documentation are located under "docs"
in the directory where uDraw(Graph) is installed (this is default).
How to get help in uDraw(Graph)
First of all, uDraw(Graph) must be able to communicate with your
web browser. Read above for details about this issue. There are three
different ways to access the online documentation and help system:
it may take some time after calling the help system to display
the particular page in the browser, so please be patient and do not
press a help button more than one time.
You can choose particular topics of the documentation by using the
You can point your browser to the
and browse through the documentation.
You can get the help page of a uDraw(Graph) dialog window by pressing
the help button inside the window.
Roadmap to the Online Documentation
The entry of the online documentation is the
There you can find links to these chapters:
Everything a starter needs to know about uDraw(Graph): installation,
license, introduction and concepts.
New Features in uDraw(Graph) 3.1 (and 3.0)
A list of modifications compared to the previous release V2.1.
Starting with uDraw(Graph) 3.1 we had to rename the software. Please read
this document to find out, what has changed.
This chapter explains how to work with all aspects of the user
interface. The help system refers to these pages, so usually there
is no need to read the whole chapter. Instead, read the tutorial and
use this chapter as a reference in case of questions or problems.
The tutorial is a guided tour through uDraw(Graph) to learn about all
Survey about important uDraw(Graph) resources in the Internet:
uDraw(Graph) web site, e-mail address, mailinglist, user forum,
defectlists, etc. Do not miss to read it!