[Python-checkins] Issue 35093: Document the IDLE document viewer in the IDLE doc. (GH-10195)

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commit: 5c0a9c4ac4afc9e160f81570c563a1ba91f0459b
branch: 3.6
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date: 2018-10-28T13:43:20-07:00
summary:

Issue 35093: Document the IDLE document viewer in the IDLE doc. (GH-10195)


Add a paragraph in "Help and preferences", "Help sources" subsection.
(cherry picked from commit 18032632ab27eed51d705c2be7b64bac708279bf)

Co-authored-by: Terry Jan Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>

files:
A Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-10-28-15-53-51.bpo-35093.cH-tli.rst
M Doc/library/idle.rst
M Lib/idlelib/help.html

diff --git a/Doc/library/idle.rst b/Doc/library/idle.rst
index ba0640dbef53..3bf87c25a8d5 100644
--- a/Doc/library/idle.rst
+++ b/Doc/library/idle.rst
@@ -295,7 +295,7 @@ About IDLE
    Display version, copyright, license, credits, and more.
 
 IDLE Help
-   Display a help file for IDLE detailing the menu options, basic editing and
+   Display this IDLE document, detailing the menu options, basic editing and
    navigation, and other tips.
 
 Python Docs
@@ -306,7 +306,8 @@ Turtle Demo
    Run the turtledemo module with example python code and turtle drawings.
 
 Additional help sources may be added here with the Configure IDLE dialog under
-the General tab.
+the General tab. See the "Help sources" subsection below for more
+on Help menu choices.
 
 .. index::
    single: Cut
@@ -693,15 +694,25 @@ with the default subprocess if at all possible.
 Help and preferences
 --------------------
 
-Additional help sources
-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+Help sources
+^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
-IDLE includes a help menu entry called "Python Docs" that will open the
-extensive sources of help, including tutorials, available at docs.python.org.
-Selected URLs can be added or removed from the help menu at any time using the
-Configure IDLE dialog. See the IDLE help option in the help menu of IDLE for
-more information.
+Help menu entry "IDLE Help" displays a formatted html version of the
+IDLE chapter of the Library Reference.  The result, in a read-only
+tkinter text window, is close to what one sees in a web browser.
+Navigate through the text with a mousewheel,
+the scrollbar, or up and down arrow keys held down.
+Or click the TOC (Table of Contents) button and select a section
+header in the opened box.
+
+Help menu entry "Python Docs" opens the extensive sources of help,
+including tutorials, available at docs.python.org/x.y, where 'x.y'
+is the currently running Python version.  If your system
+has an off-line copy of the docs (this may be an installation option),
+that will be opened instead.
 
+Selected URLs can be added or removed from the help menu at any time using the
+General tab of the Configure IDLE dialog .
 
 Setting preferences
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
@@ -711,7 +722,6 @@ changed via Configure IDLE on the Option menu.  Keys can be user defined;
 IDLE ships with four built-in key sets. In addition, a user can create a
 custom key set in the Configure IDLE dialog under the keys tab.
 
-
 Extensions
 ^^^^^^^^^^
 
diff --git a/Lib/idlelib/help.html b/Lib/idlelib/help.html
index 684d75d09ab9..b8fecce0c9a2 100644
--- a/Lib/idlelib/help.html
+++ b/Lib/idlelib/help.html
@@ -332,7 +332,7 @@ <h3>Help menu (Shell and Editor)<a class="headerlink" href="#help-menu-shell-and
 <dt>About IDLE</dt>
 <dd>Display version, copyright, license, credits, and more.</dd>
 <dt>IDLE Help</dt>
-<dd>Display a help file for IDLE detailing the menu options, basic editing and
+<dd>Display this IDLE document, detailing the menu options, basic editing and
 navigation, and other tips.</dd>
 <dt>Python Docs</dt>
 <dd>Access local Python documentation, if installed, or start a web browser
@@ -341,7 +341,8 @@ <h3>Help menu (Shell and Editor)<a class="headerlink" href="#help-menu-shell-and
 <dd>Run the turtledemo module with example Python code and turtle drawings.</dd>
 </dl>
 <p>Additional help sources may be added here with the Configure IDLE dialog under
-the General tab.</p>
+the General tab. See the “Help sources” subsection below for more
+on Help menu choices.</p>
 </div>
 <div class="section" id="context-menus">
 <span id="index-4"></span><h3>Context Menus<a class="headerlink" href="#context-menus" title="Permalink to this headline">¶</a></h3>
@@ -666,13 +667,22 @@ <h3>Running without a subprocess<a class="headerlink" href="#running-without-a-s
 </div>
 <div class="section" id="help-and-preferences">
 <h2>Help and preferences<a class="headerlink" href="#help-and-preferences" title="Permalink to this headline">¶</a></h2>
-<div class="section" id="additional-help-sources">
-<h3>Additional help sources<a class="headerlink" href="#additional-help-sources" title="Permalink to this headline">¶</a></h3>
-<p>IDLE includes a help menu entry called “Python Docs” that will open the
-extensive sources of help, including tutorials, available at docs.python.org.
-Selected URLs can be added or removed from the help menu at any time using the
-Configure IDLE dialog. See the IDLE help option in the help menu of IDLE for
-more information.</p>
+<div class="section" id="help-sources">
+<h3>Help sources<a class="headerlink" href="#help-sources" title="Permalink to this headline">¶</a></h3>
+<p>Help menu entry “IDLE Help” displays a formatted html version of the
+IDLE chapter of the Library Reference.  The result, in a read-only
+tkinter text window, is close to what one sees in a web browser.
+Navigate through the text with a mousewheel,
+the scrollbar, or up and down arrow keys held down.
+Or click the TOC (Table of Contents) button and select a section
+header in the opened box.</p>
+<p>Help menu entry “Python Docs” opens the extensive sources of help,
+including tutorials, available at docs.python.org/x.y, where ‘x.y’
+is the currently running Python version.  If your system
+has an off-line copy of the docs (this may be an installation option),
+that will be opened instead.</p>
+<p>Selected URLs can be added or removed from the help menu at any time using the
+General tab of the Configure IDLE dialog .</p>
 </div>
 <div class="section" id="setting-preferences">
 <h3>Setting preferences<a class="headerlink" href="#setting-preferences" title="Permalink to this headline">¶</a></h3>
@@ -731,7 +741,7 @@ <h3><a href="../contents.html">Table of Contents</a></h3>
 </ul>
 </li>
 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#help-and-preferences">Help and preferences</a><ul>
-<li><a class="reference internal" href="#additional-help-sources">Additional help sources</a></li>
+<li><a class="reference internal" href="#help-sources">Help sources</a></li>
 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#setting-preferences">Setting preferences</a></li>
 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#extensions">Extensions</a></li>
 </ul>
diff --git a/Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-10-28-15-53-51.bpo-35093.cH-tli.rst b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-10-28-15-53-51.bpo-35093.cH-tli.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..a330b990761a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-10-28-15-53-51.bpo-35093.cH-tli.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,2 @@
+Document the IDLE document viewer in the IDLE doc. Add a paragraph in "Help
+and preferences", "Help sources" subsection.



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