Using ABBYY FineReader Help

Keyboard shortcuts for the Help window

To Press
Display the Help window F1
Switch between the Help topic and the Contents, Search, or Index panes F6
Display the Options menu to access any Help toolbar commands ALT+O
Hide or show the pane with the Contents, Search, and Index tabs ALT+O, and then press T
Display one of the previously viewed topics ALT+O, and then press B to go back or F to go forward
Return to the specified home page ALT+O, and then press H
Stop the Help window from opening a Help topic (useful if you want to stop a Web page from downloading) ALT+O, and then press S
Open the Internet Options dialog box for Microsoft Internet Explorer, where you can change accessibility settings ALT+O, and then press I
Refresh the topic (when viewing a Web page) ALT+O, and then press R
Print all topics in the current book or the selected topic only ALT+O, and then press P
Close the Help window ALT+F4

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Using the Contents, Index, and Search pane

Press F6 to switch from the Help topic to the Contents, Search, Index pane.

To Press
Switch to the next tab CTRL+TAB
Switch to the Contents tab ALT+C
Switch to the Search tab ALT+S
Switch to the Index tab ALT+N
Open a selected book or Help topic ENTER
Select the next book or Help topic DOWN ARROW
Select the previous book or Help topic UP ARROW
Display a shortcut menu SHIFT+F10

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Using the topic pane

Press F6 to switch from the Contents, Search, Index pane to the open Help topic.

To Press
Go to the next Help topic ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Go to the previous Help topic ALT+LEFT ARROW
Select the next hidden text or hyperlink TAB
Select the previous hidden text or hyperlink SHIFT+TAB
Perform the action for the selected hidden text, or hyperlink ENTER
Scroll toward the beginning or end of a Help topic UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW
Scroll toward the beginning or end of a Help topic in large increments PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN
Go to the beginning or end of a Help topic HOME or END
Print the current Help topic CTRL+P
Select the entire Help topic CTRL+A
Copy the selected items to the Clipboard CTRL+C
Display a shortcut menu SHIFT+F10

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Keyboard shortcuts for browsing search results 

To select a topic, use the UP or DOWN arrow keys, and then press ENTER to open the topic in the Help window.

Changing the appearance of a Help topic

  1. From the Help menu, click Help.
  2. In the Help window, click Options, and then click Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility, and then select the Ignore colors specified on Web pages check box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Internet Options dialog box, do one or both of the following:

Note. If you change the font and background color of the Help topics in the Help window, the change will also affect the font and background color when you view a Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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