TECH Help! is very useful as a RAM-resident popup program, placing reams
of technical information at your fingertips as you work.  Once installed,
it can be activated from within your program editor, debugger, programming
environment, or at the DOS prompt.

  To make TECH Help! resident,      use XVIEW /I (or /IX,/IE,or /IDd)
To remove TECH Help! from memory, use XVIEW /U.
See xView Syntax for details.

  Use Alt+H or Alt+L to popup Help! (XVIEW /K= sets the hotkeys)
  Alt-H pops up the most recently-viewed page of text
  Alt-L searches the Index page for the word at your cursor; e.g.,

C:>ASCII   (now press Alt+L to pop up the ASCII Table)

  Features and Limitations  
  TECH Help! is designed for use with a text-based program editor or
debugger.  It will not pop up when the screen is in graphics mode.

  xView performs the usual shenanigans to avoid the DOS reentrancy
problem.  Once inside of a DOS function, the popup request (hot key)
will be noticed but may not be acted upon immediately.  xView passes
control of all intercepted interrupt vectors to their original owners
and works with all popular popup programs; however, it is possible
that some programs will disable the ability to popup xView or that
some other conflict will arise.

  The /IX, /IE, and /ID TSR-installation options are more likely to cause
conflicts than the /I (or /IC) option.

  If the Alt+H or Alt+L hot keys interfere with a keystroke of another
application, you may select a different scan code for either or both
of them.  For programs such as QBASIC, which react immediately at
the press of the [Alt] key, it is possible to select a Ctrl-shifted
key or a seldom-used function key, such as F12.  See xView Examples.

  When XVIEW starts, it locates one or more hypertext databases and
text files.  The first such file it finds becomes the active manual
(the /M option and the "Startup with this file" option from the
Configure/Options menu can override this behavior.

XVIEW reads information from the file header.  Thereafter, it must hit
the data file for each topic page as you select it.  In popup mode, the
file is closed upon exit from the popup and re-opened whenever XVIEW
is activated.  Thus, it is important that the data file remain in its
original drive and directory.
                                                                            

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