This page contains some information you might find useful if you get lost when using the OpenVMS online documentation website. We've tried to make the site as useful and as easy to use as possible, but we're sure we haven't thought of of everything. If you come across something that needs improvement, let us know by sending us comments or feedback.
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The OpenVMS online documentation website contains a subset of the OpenVMS documentation set. It is intended as a quick-reference site for users of Compaq Computer Corporation's OpenVMS operating system.
The site is a simple tree, beginning from the OpenVMS Documentation Page. This main page contains links to all available documents.
When you open a document, you are at the top of the document's title page. Scroll down a few lines, and you will see a linked Contents word in a larger font. Click on Contents to go directly to the document's Table of Contents. (You can return to the Table of Contents from any document page by clicking the Contents button.)
From the Table of Contents you can navigate within the document. You can go directly to any topic by clicking a linked heading, or you can go to the linked Index and navigate the document using the index entries.
Within the website, you can navigate by clicking a hotspot or [button].
When you display an HTML file, you can search within that file for a specific word. Remember, the cursor will be at the end of the HTML file, so you may have to search backwards to find the word.
When you display a PDF file, you can search withing that file for a specific word.
Sometimes you can't search a PDF document if your browser is running the Acrobat Reader. In this case, save the PDF document to your local system and use a standalone version of the Acrobat Reader to search the document.