Accessing Help

You can get help about DITA CMS, the DITA language, and the Eclipse development environment.

  • F1 – launches the Help view, displaying information specific to the view that currently has focus. From this window, you have the option of opening Help Contents or Search.
  • Help Contents – is available from the Help menu, as well as from the bottom border of the Help view. This includes help about all the modules installed as a part of the Eclipse environment, some of which may not be relevant.

    The DITA language specification has been included in the Help. You may find this reference useful when you first start creating topics.

  • Help Search – is available from the Help menu, as well as from the bottom border of the Help view.
    Tip: By default, all installed Help is searched. You may find it useful to limit your search scope to certain areas (DITA CMS, for example, or the DITA language specification). You can find information on this subject by searching for "help scope".