A complete documentation set is provided with LispWorks in the form of HTML files. Assuming that you have installed the documentation, these files are in the directory which is the result of evaluating this form:
The Help menu links directly to these HTML files, allowing you to go straight to the most relevant documentation for the current context.
No proprietary extensions to HTML have been used, so you can use any HTML browser to view the documents. The Help menu drives the following browsers: Netscape, Firefox, Mozilla and Opera.
Choose Help > On Symbol... to search for help on the symbol under the point (in an editor-based window) or the current object of a tool. This option displays the Search dialog described in Searching the online manuals, but with options pre-selected to enable you to search for documentation on the current symbol. Click OK , and the results of the search are displayed in your HTML browser.
Choose Help > Search... to search the online documentation. The Search dialog, shown in Search dialog, appears.
Note that selections made in the Manuals and Packages lists reflect each other. If you choose one or more manuals, the relevant packages are also selected, and if you choose one or more packages, the relevant manuals are selected.
The results are displayed in a Search Files tool. See The Search Files tool for information about this tool.
Help > Lisp Knowledgebase
to visit the LispWorks knowledgebase at
. Please search the knowledgebase for solutions before reporting problems to Lisp Support.
to visit the LispWorks patches page at
where you can download the latest public patches for LispWorks. You must run LispWorks with the latest patch release installed.
We recommend that you use Netscape. You can specify the location of the browser used by Help > Browser Preferences... > Browser > Browser Executable Location . You can enter the directory here in the Directory window. However, the default setting, Use PATH , is adequate for most users. It means that the Netscape executable found via your UNIX environment variable PATH is used.
LispWorks IDE User Guide (Unix version) - 12 Feb 2015