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Menu - Do you know the 8 items every "Help" menu needs?

Created on 27 Nov 2012 | Last updated by Rebecca Liu on 27 Nov 2012 02:50 AM (over 8 years ago)

A good help menu should have these 8 items in it:

  1. Training Videos
  2. Online User Guide
  3. Knowledge Base
  4. Make a Suggestion
  5. Report a Bug
  6. Check for Updates - [Product Name]

    • Check for Updates - All Programs
  7. Run Unit Tests...
  8. About [Product Name]...

Figure: Bad Example - Example of a Help menu with only "About"

Figure: Good Example - Example of a Help menu with all 8 items

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