Finding answers to your Financial Analysis CS questions

Alerts and notices

The primary documentation for Financial Analysis CS is provided in the help topics, which are installed with the application on your local machine or network — or, if you run the application through the Virtual Office CS or Software as a Service (SaaS) environment, on our servers at the Thomson Reuters data centers. Details on accessing the help topics from within the application.

Our Help & How-To Center offers quick access to topics from the CS Professional Suite Knowledgebase. From this location, you can find additional details about using Financial Analysis CS such as procedures for completing tasks, tips for increasing productivity or troubleshooting issues, alerts about timely issues, and more.

Searching for information in the Help & How-To Center

The most efficient way to find answers to your questions is to take advantage of the robust search engine upon which the Help & How-To Center is built: the Google search engine. When searching for information in the Help & How-To Center, you can use the same strategies you use when you use Google to search for general information on the internet.

From within the Help & How-To Center: Use the search field near the top of a topic. Simply enter a search term or phrase and press ENTER to see a list of related topics that apply to Financial Analysis CS.

Sample searches

To see how easy it is to find information in the Help & How-To Center, try these sample searches, which feature common questions for Financial Analysis CS and tips on narrowing your search if you’re getting too many results.

  1. First, let’s look for knowledgebase topics about Financial Analysis CS. Enter Windows 8 in the search field near the top of this topic and press ENTER.
  2. In the search results page, click the Financial Analysis CS: Installing on a Windows 8 machine link to open that topic.
  3. Now, let’s explore how to narrow a search. From within the open Financial Analysis CS: Installing on a Windows 8 machine topic, enter data in the search field and press ENTER.
  4. In the search results page that opens, note the large number of topics retrieved. Rather than scroll through the list, let’s look specifically for information on the Data Exchange module by adding exchange after data in the search field and pressing ENTER. The search results page now lists only those topics that apply to both of the search strings you entered.
  5. Click the Search Tips link next to the search field to open Google’s "Search Tips" document, which provides additional strategies for effective searching.
  6. Click your browser’s Back button to return to the search results page.

Additional features for finding information

If you’re struggling to find what you’re looking for through a standard search, the Help & How-To Center includes the following features that might help.

Accessing help from within the Financial Analysis CS application

From the application, choose Help > Financial Analysis CS Help Topics. In the Help screen, click a topic in the left frame to view the content in the right frame.

  • Some popup blockers may restrict access to certain help features such as links that open PDF documents. If the help does not work as expected, you may need to temporarily disable your popup blocker.
  • For optimal viewing of the help topics, maximize the help browser by clicking the expand window button in the upper-right corner of the help browser.

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