Commit 7d291226 authored by Dave Love's avatar Dave Love
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Hyperlinks, help echo.

parent d9701e91
@c This is part of the Emacs manual.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 97, 2000
@c Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
@node Help, Mark, M-x, Top
@chapter Help
......@@ -31,7 +32,9 @@ prefix key. (A few prefix keys don't support @kbd{C-h}, because they
define other meanings for it, but they all support @key{F1}.)
Most help buffers use a special major mode, Help mode, which lets you
scroll conveniently with @key{SPC} and @key{DEL}.
scroll conveniently with @key{SPC} and @key{DEL}. It also offers
hyperlinks to more help on cross-referenced names, Info nodes,
customization buffers and the like. @xref{Help Mode}.
* Help Summary:: Brief list of all Help commands.
......@@ -42,6 +45,7 @@ scroll conveniently with @key{SPC} and @key{DEL}.
* Language Help:: Help relating to international language support.
* Help Mode:: Special features of Help mode and Help buffers.
* Misc Help:: Other help commands.
* Help Echo:: Help on active text and tooltips (`balloon help')
@end menu
......@@ -208,6 +212,11 @@ Lisp variables instead of Lisp functions. Its default is the Lisp symbol
around or before point, but only if that is the name of a known Lisp
variable. @xref{Variables}.@refill
Help buffers describing variables or functions defined in Lisp
normally have hyperlinks to their definitions using the @code{find-func}
package if you have the Lisp source files installed. If you can read
Lisp, this provides the ultimate documentation.
@node Apropos
@section Apropos
......@@ -485,3 +494,14 @@ displays general information about the GNU Project. @kbd{C-h P}
(@code{view-emacs-problems}) displays the file
@file{emacs/etc/PROBLEMS}, which lists known problems with Emacs in
various situations with solutions or workarounds in many cases.
@node Help Echo
@section Help on Active Text and Tooltips
@cindex tooltips
@cindex ballon help
Often when a region of text is `active' so that you can select it with
the mouse or a key like @kbd{RET}, it has associated help text. Areas
of the mode line are examples. This help will normally be printed in
the echo area when you move point into the active text. In a window
system you can display the help text as `tooltips'. @xref{Tooltips}.
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