Help in YAAC

YAAC's built-in online documentation is bundled into the YAAC installation, so no Internet access is required to read help.

The Help menu provides six functions:

  1. Help->About YAAC... describes the release and build of YAAC you are using, and credits the appropriate authors. It also displays the console debug log of YAAC, and provides a way to copy the log for pasting into e-mailed bug reports to the author.
  2. Help->Release Notes displays the release notes for all the recent builds of YAAC, so you can see what changed. This is downloaded from the YAAC author's website, so is only functional when YAAC is used on the Internet.
  3. Help->Contents provides access to the online documentation, searchable by table of contents (default), index, or full-text search.
  4. Help->Index provides access to the online documentation, searchable by table of contents, index (default), or full-text search.
  5. Help->Check for Updates queries the YAAC website to see if a new build of YAAC has been released, and, if so, provides the option to download and install the upgrade.
    Check for Updates dialog screenshot

    If you choose "Yes", YAAC will display a progress dialog as it downloads the new distribution, then it will display another dialog asking if you want to install the upgrade now. Note that upgrading YAAC requires stopping YAAC, as some operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows) prohibit altering files that are currently being used to execute a program. The upgrader does allow restarting YAAC once the upgrade is finished.

  6. Help->Install Plugins queries the YAAC website to see what officially supported plugins are available versus which plugins are currently installed. If new plugins are available or currently-installed plugins have a newer version available, you will be given the option to download and install these plugins, should you desire their additional functionality.