Welcome to Grapher Help

You can obtain help in Grapher in several ways:

 

Getting Help from the Help Commands

Within Grapher, the online help file is opened by clicking the Home | Help | Contents, Home | Help | Tutorial, or the Developer | Help | Automation commands, or by clicking the button in the upper right corner of the program. Alternatively, press F1 at anytime to open the help file.

 

In Scripter, Grapher's help file is opened by clicking the Help | Grapher Automation Help command.

 

Navigating the Help

You can navigate the help file using the Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites pages in the navigation pane to the left of the topic page. The navigation pane shows the Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites pages. The navigation pane is displayed by default.

The navigation pane can be displayed by clicking the Show button and hidden with the Hide button.

 

 

Obtaining Information about Dialogs and Property Manager Options

To obtain information about options in the Property Manager, click in the Property Manager area and press the F1 key on the keyboard. To obtain information about dialogs, click the button or click the Help button for information about the function of a command in an open dialog.

 

Internet Help Resources

There are several Internet help resources.

Opening the Help on the Web

The Grapher web help can be viewed in a browser window by navigating to grapherhelp.goldensoftware.com.

 

Navigating the Web Help

The web help includes three layouts: desktop, tablet, and mobile. The layout automatically changes based on the screen resolution of the device you are using or the size of the browser window. Screen resolutions or browser windows less than approximately 960 pixels wide will display the mobile layout. Screen resolutions or browser windows less than approximately 1280 pixels wide will display the help in the tablet layout.

 

Desktop Layout

The web help is made up of three sections: the header and toolbar, the navigation pane, and the topic pane. The header and toolbar contain various commands and links. The navigation pane contains the Table of Contents and Index. The topic pane displays the information from the current help topic.

Tablet Layout

The tablet layout also includes a header and topic pane. The navigation pane and search function is replaced by a toolbar on the right or bottom of the window depending on the tablet orientation.

Mobile Layout

The mobile layout contains only the topic pane and a toolbar at the bottom of the window.

 

What’s New in Grapher

Discover the new features in Grapher that make the product easier to use. New features are also listed on the Golden Software website.

 

Complete the Grapher Tutorial

The tutorial is a great way to get started in Grapher. The tutorial is designed to introduce you to some of Grapher's basic features. After you have completed the tutorial, you should be able to begin creating your own graphs. The lessons should be completed in order; however, they do not need to be completed in one session.

 

Automation Help

The Grapher Automation help book in the table of contents is designed to help you work with Scripter. Each object, method, and property has a help topic in Grapher. Use the object hierarchy to determine how to access each object. Also, each method and property contains some sample code lines with the command. To find out how a particular method or property is accessed click the object name in the Used by list. In some cases, you may need to change some words to work with the particular object if the sample was not specifically written for the object. Several example scripts are located in the help file and in Grapher's SAMPLES folder.

 

A Note About the Documentation

The Grapher documentation includes the online help and the quick start guide. Use the Home | Help | Contents command in the program to access the detailed online help. Information about each command and feature in Grapher is included in the online help. In the event the information cannot be located in the online help, other sources of Grapher help include our support forum, frequently asked questions, knowledge base, and contacting our technical support engineers.

 

Various font styles are used throughout the Grapher documentation. Bold text indicates menu commands, dialog names, and page names. Italic text indicates items properties in the Property Manager or items within a dialog such as group names, options, and field names. For example, the Save As dialog contains a Save as type list. Bold and italic text occasionally may be used for emphasis.

 

In addition, commands appear as Home | Clipboard | Copy. This means, "click or scroll to the Home tab at the top of the document, then click the Copy command in the Clipboard group." The first word is always the ribbon tab name, followed by the group name(s), and the last word is always the specific command.

 

See Also

Technical Support

Introduction to Grapher

Three-Minute Tour

Tutorial Introduction

Introducing Scripter

New Features

Frequently Asked Questions

Knowledge Base

Golden Software Home Page

Golden Software User Forum

Information Request