How to use help.

The help system for MITCalc calculations consists of interconnected HTML documents. The Internet browser installed with Windows can be used to browse through these documents.

Hint: Learn to use your Internet browser to speed up work with the help function as well.

Help structure.

The help pages consist of two fields. The left, narrower part usually includes the contents of the displayed document. The right part includes the text itself. The first two items of the left part (contents), separated by a horizontal line, are always the same, namely:




Help text

Text, text, text....

  • xxx

  • yyy

  • zzz

Retrieving help.

The main help screen can be displayed from the Windows "Start Menu" by clicking on "MITCalc-Documentation" located in the "MITCalc" folder or from the "Integrated environment" by clicking on the "Help" folder. The main screen includes the help contents. Clicking on the respective item in the list to advances to the selected document.

Calculation name

The help for active calculations can be displayed by clicking on the question mark button, "?", which can be found on the "Calculation" sheet in the upper left corner.

Note: The language version of the displayed help is governed by the current language version of the calculation from which the help was opened.

Help management.

The help function was created in web page format and its use is the same as browsing through Internet web pages.


Help defines the following syntax rules.

Reference to a an entry in the calculation.

The individual paragraphs and entries (rows in the workbook) are numbered in the calculation. The numbering is increasing. References to a particular paragraph or entry (row in the workbook) in the help function is shown in brackets.


Marking of the buttons and sheets of the workbook.

Buttons in the calculation or sheets of the workbook are highlighted in the help text using quotation marks and bold letters. For example, the "Calculation" sheet or "Automatic design" button.

Notes, Warnings, Hints.

More important information, such as various notes, warnings and hints, is arranged in the text as follows:

Hint: This is a hint.
Note: This is a note.

Examples, recommended values.

Examples of entries or recommended values are arranged in the text as follows:

Example: This is an example.
Recommended values:

Units and standards.

If there are two identical calculations and one of them is in SI units and the other in Imperial units, these calculations are separated by a slash (for example: mm/inch or kW/HP). If procedures are used according to various standards in the calculation, the respective part in the documentation is marked by the name of the standard between slashes (for example /ISO/ or /ANSI/). If variables are double marked, the markings will be used according to ISO before the slash and according to ANSI after the slash (for example axis distance ... a/C).