Using the VA Smalltalk Documentation
Browse topics in the Contents frame on the right. Click on a topic in the Navigation frame on the left to have it displayed in the Contents frame.
Use the Back and Forward buttons on the browser to navigate within the history of viewed topics. Use the Back () and Forward () buttons above the Contents frame to navigate topics immediately before and after the current topic.
Navigate up the current branch of the table of contents tree by clicking on the breadcrumbs at the top of each contents page.
To quickly locate topics on a particular subject in the documentation, enter a query in the Search tab. You can narrow the scope of your search by selecting the single book you are interested in.
When you perform a search, the results are displayed by topic title. Topics with a higher rank number are more likely to contain the information you need.
The search indexer strips trailing punctuation from all words in the documents. This means that in order for search terms to be found, they must be entered without punctuation. In particular, when searching for Smalltalk keyword signatures, omit the final colon. For example, when searching for the keyword signature to:do:, enter to:do in the search text entry field.
After you run a search and find a topic you were looking for, click the Show in Contents button () to match the navigation tree with the current topic. You might also find it useful to synchronize after following in-topic links.
Use the Favorites tab to bookmark topics you will want to find again quickly. You will not see the Favorites tab if using Internet Explorer
More information
If you cannot find the answer to your question in the on-line help, click on the e-mail button above the Contents frame to contact technical support or visit our website at to find articles and participate in the Smalltalk community.
For late breaking information on Version 9.0.0 please refer to the readme on the VA Smalltalk download page at Instantiations website.