The Help System and Documentation
Not only is it unlikely that you will ever learn all of ArcGIS, you may not even learn all there is to know about the Help system. You should make a major effort, however, because whatever question you may have about the system probably has an answer somewhere in Help. There is an immense amount of information available. However, finding it can seem somewhat like a scavenger hunt.
____ 2. Launch ArcCatalog. On the ArcCatalog Main menu click Help. Pick About ArcCatalog. From the first line you can tell what version of ArcCatalog you are running: ________. From the second line, if it is not blank you can determine what, if any, service packs are installed. From the third line, you can find out the License Type: ________________. The Esri Web site is: _______________________________________. Click OK.
For ArcGIS Desktop 10.0: Place the cursor in the right pane and click. Press F1. A window opens named ArcGIS 10 Help. Click GIS glossary and you will be served up with definitions of GIS terms that reside locally with your software. It is extensive. To access its search capability, press Ctrl-F to bring up a Find window. Find “geodataset”. What is the glossary text entry for this term?______________________________________________________________