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Help documentation for Mozilla Calendar

The calendarhelp project aims to provide help documentation for end users of Mozilla Calendar:

How CalendarHelp works

You install CalendarHelp as an extension. When you are using your Calendar application, there is a new item in the Help menu: Help Contents. This item opens a separate help window that contains the help, with a table of contents, index, search facility and glossary.

The F1 key (or Help key) opens the help if it is not already open, and switches to the topic that describes the element in the user interface that has keyboard focus.

Note: Before you install CalendarHelp, F1 switches to the Day view. After you install CalendarHelp, F5 switches to the Day view.

For a picture of the prototype, see the screenshots page.

Current status

The current version of calendarhelp is a prototype for Sunbird with very little content.

You can download and install this prototype to see what it looks like. For details, see the Installation page.

If you are a Mozilla Calendar user looking for help with the application, then you have come to this calendarhelp project too early. It will be some time before there is enough content here to make the help useful. Meanwhile, you can find information in Mozilla Calendar's FAQ and in its newsgroup.

How you can help

This project needs writers, and it will need translators.

If you use Mozilla Calendar in English, and you can can write end-user help, then you can contribute to the project by writing and maintaining one or more chapters. For more information, see the Join in page.

If you use Mozilla Calendar in another language, and if you can translate the English help into your language, then you can contribute to the project by translating one or more chapters. For more information, see the Join in page.

Relationship to other projects

The calendarhelp project overlaps parts of other proects, and it might conflict with them. But at this early stage, none of this is clear.