When you need help generating that report or interpreting its results, time is of the essence. JMP provides you with a variety of documentation resources, whether you prefer reading online or in print. In addition to the traditional options, we're pleased to offer two new sources of help.
With JMP 10, help is available on the JMP website. As you can imagine, there are many benefits to online help. Searching the help with Google or another search engine can provide more robust results than searching the embedded JMP help or PDF files. The online help also increases the visibility of JMP. As more users click JMP help topics in their search results, JMP features will gradually rank higher in search results. And you can link directly to a help topic from another Web page or document.
Find online help at http://jmp.com/support/help/.
Tips for Using Online Help
We're also very excited to offer digital books (or e-books) for the first time with the release of JMP 10.0.1. Designed for viewing in iBooks on the iPad, the e-books provide interactive options and let you personalize your reading experience. For example, you can increase the font size or brightness as you prefer.
Content also automatically reflows to fit the size of the viewing area. So when you change the font size or rotate the iPad to landscape or portrait view, the entire page fits within the viewing area.
Why choose e-books over PDF? Here are a few advantages:
As electronic publication (EPUB) files, JMP e-books can be read in most e-readers. However, the formatting is optimized for iBooks. Purchase the e-books in the iBookstore for $3.99 to $4.99.
Tips for Reading e-books
The help system inside JMP provides quick access to documentation. Select Help > Contents in JMP to open the help system and browse through the books. You can also search the help or look for specific terms in the index.
Many users also rely on the question-mark tool in JMP to display information on a selected report, graph or other graphical item. How do you interpret a Bivariate nonparametric density plot? Click the ? button on the toolbar and then click the plot you created. Help appears in a new window.
If you prefer the printed word, purchase a JMP book from the SAS website or Amazon.com. Prices range from $16 to $70.
Books are also provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). The advantages of PDF are portability, search, and annotation options. Some screenshots might look fuzzy onscreen; however, they look crisper in print. To open a book PDF file from JMP, select the title from the Help > Books menu.
Order printed books or download the PDF books at http://jmp.com/support/books.shtml.
Tip for Searching PDF Files
Have you ever wanted to search for information on a particular subject but don't know which book to begin with? Search all JMP PDF files at once by opening one of the files and selecting Edit > Advanced Search (in Adobe Reader) or Edit > Search (in Adobe Acrobat). Browse to find the JMP Documentation folder and enter your search terms. You can then click through the search results in each book. The following example shows the results for "Crow AMSAA" in Quality and Reliability Methods book.
Which forms of documentation do you find most helpful? What features would you like to see? Let us know your thoughts so we can best meet your needs.
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