The following icons are used throughout this help file:



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Drop-down text: click to display more information. Click the heading again to hide the drop-down text.

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Note: provides additional information about a topic.

Acid Pro tip Using Help

Tip: provides a shortcut or an alternate means of performing a task.

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Warning: Important information that you need to know before performing a task.

underlined text

Link: Click the blue underlined word to jump to the topic. Click the Back button to return to the previous topic.

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Popup: Click the green underlined word to view a popup definition or graphic. Click inside the popup window to close it.

Press F1 or choose Contents and Index from the Help menu to display the online help (but then, you’re reading this, so you’ve figured that out already).

The Contents tab

The Contents tab provides a categorized listing of available help topics. Click a book Acid Pro book Using Help to open it, and click the topic page Acid Pro page Using Help you want to view. The topic is displayed in the right-hand pane.

The Index tab

The Index tab provides a complete listing of the help topics available. Use the scroll bar to browse the list of available topics or type a word in the text box to quickly locate topics related to that keyword. Select a topic and click the Display button.

The Search tab

The Search tab allows you to enter a keyword and display all of the topics that contain the keyword you have entered. Type a keyword in the text box and click the List Topics button. Select a topic from the list and click the Display button.

The Favorites tab

The Favorites tab allows you to easily return to topics that you use often. To view a topic from the Favorites tab, select the topic in the Topics list and click the display button. To add the current topic to the Favorites tab, click the Add button. To remove a topic, select the topic in the Topics list and click the Remove button.


Keyboard Shortcut

Toggle between panes



Up/Down Arrow

Open selected book

Enter or Right Arrow

Close selected book

Enter or Left Arrow

Open selected link

Enter (when right-hand pane is active)

Toggle selected link

Tab or Shift+Tab (when right-hand pane is active)

Toggle Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites tabs

Ctrl+Tab (when left-hand pane is active)

Contents = Alt+C
Index = Alt+N

Search = Alt+S

Favorites = Alt+I


Alt+Left Arrow


Alt+Right Arrow

Print topic


Using Help


The ACID online help contains help for all of the features in ACID software. Additional information can be found in the PDF manual located on your installation CD. Information can also be fo
und on the Sony Creative Software Web site. The ACID online help window functions the same as other Microsoft HTML help programs. For information on using the standard window commands, refer to the Microsoft online help.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the ACID online help conventions.

Acid Pro  Using Help Graphical conventions

Acid Pro  Using Help The HTML help window

Acid Pro  Using Help Help window keyboard shortcuts 

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