Geospatial Modelling Environment

Finding Information

Tips for understanding how the support documentation is structured and how to search it

Finding information

The PDF help documentation has been meticulously designed to provide several alternative methods of finding information quickly. It is my intent that you should be able to find the information you seek within 30 seconds or less.

This page describes techniques for finding information on GME.nThere are 5 key routes you can take.

1. The hyperlinked table of contents at the beginning of the document. General ‘how to’ instructions are near the top of this table, and the alphabetically ordered command references are further down.

2. The hyperlinked keyword index at the end of the document. This index often provides multiple keyword entries that relate to a topic and is likely to be very useful!

3. The Bookmarks in your PDF browser. In Acrobat Reader, for instance, the bookmarks appear at the left side of the document. The information is similar to that of the Table of Contents, and I could have scanned them to find the appropriate link. This method is particularly useful if you know a section exists and you simply need to relocate it.

4. The Find or Search tool in your PDF browser.

5. Google search the website. You type the keywords into Google as you normally would, and then add: This restricts the search to the Spatial Ecology website. Note that the PDF document is the best place to start as it is the most comprehensive collection of information. But if your question relates more to installation than use (for instance) you may find more useful information on the website.

If you were sent a link to this web page then you most likely asked a question that is readily answered by the existing PDF help documentation, or the website. Please take a few more moments to familiarize yourself with that documentation.


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