Online Help

Igor Pro offers extensive online help including:

Help Browser

The Igor Help Browser provides quick access to all kinds of help:

Help Browser Topics Pane

Help Browser Shortcuts Pane

Help Browser Command Help Pane

Help Browser Search Pane

Online Help Files

Igor Pro includes a number of online help files containing overview and reference material. The online help files contain much of the information in the Igor Pro manual but in a form that can be quickly searched within Igor.

Creating Your Own Help Files

Advanced users who create packages of Igor procedures for use by colleagues can create their own Igor help files. User's help files are integrated into Igor and the Igor Help Browser just like WaveMetrics help files. The author of a package can create menu items and buttons that lead to specific topics in the help for the package.

Online PDF Manual

The complete Igor Pro manual is included in Adobe Reader PDF format.

The online PDF manual contains hot linked tables of contents, cross-references and a comprehensive hot-linked index. The online manual is searchable through the facilities provided by Adobe Reader.

The manual is divided into six volumes:

The Getting Started booklet includes a Guided Tour of Igor which is highly recommended as it provides an indispensable introduction to Igor's capabilities.

The Igor Pro manual is also available on our web site.

Help For Programmers

Whether you are writing a quick and dirty routine for your own use or writing a sophisticated package to be shared with colleagues, you will find Igor's online help handy. In an Igor procedure window, you can control-click (Macintosh) or right-click (Windows) on the name of an Igor operation or function and quickly jump to the corresponding help or insert a template.