The Main Menu presents a series of sub menus, as follows:
Main Menu Using Help Audio Editor AMOS Interface Direct Mode Input/Output Syntax conventions AmigaDos Basics of AMOS Debugging Screen control Machine code Object control Tables Latest News
Please note that this Menu may not appear exactly as in this User Guide listing, because we may have added more information since going to print.
If you need assistance with any of these topics, simply select one.
Summoning direct Help during programming is explained later. Please select the [Basics of AMOS] option now, to reveal a more detailed list of Help topics.
As soon as an item is triggered by the left mouse button from the Help system Main Menu, a selection of related topics is revealed. Any of these new headings can now be selected as before. In the case of the [Basics of AMOS] option that you have just selected, they range from [The Bare Bones] to [Memory Banks]. Please select the [Text] option that is on your screen now.
As you have probably guessed, all of the AMOS Professional features relating to [Text] are now displayed on screen. Please select [Print] for a demonstration of instant Help. Not only will this command be explained in the form of text on your screen, you will also be invited to click on the highlighted instruction [Print] and be treated to an instant demonstration program!
There is so much electronic Help on offer, that this User Guide may seem redundant! Please keep reading anyway.
Summoning Help directly
In the early stages of AMOS Professional programming, before you become completely familiar with all the features, it is all too easy to loose track of the precise format of every command. It can be very frustrating to consult this User Guide in the middle of programming, and even using the various Help menus may break your concentration. To make programming as painless as possible, Help can be summoned directly from your program listings!
To receive instant help on any command directly from the Editor, either type in the instruction that you are not sure about, or go to an instruction that is already in your program, and position the program cursor over the first letter of that word. Now press the [Help] key or click on the [H] icon for instant assistance.