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This space provides the same content as before, but the organization of the home page has changed. The content is now organized based on logical branches instead of legacy book titles. We hope that the new structure will help you quickly find the content that you need.

Online Help for ISPF (windows mode)

Online Help in windows mode is context sensitive based on the position of the cursor.

You can get Help information about:

  • Views that are associated with the active product

  • View fields

  • Window information line elements

  • Commands

    For a list of MainView commands, see Reference.

  • The windows-mode interface

You can access the online Help by placing the cursor on an area of interest and pressing the Help (PF1) key. For online Help regarding MainView commands or views, enter HELP and the name of the command or view on the COMMAND line (such as HELP TRANsfer or HELP PLEXOVER). The Help is displayed in pop-up windows that overlay part of your screen.


You can customize the online Help to meet your site's needs. For example, you can create online Help for views, view elements, or any topic, and you can create hyperlinks within your own Help text. For more information, see the Administering.

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