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    2 = Welcome to the JOSM online help system =
    3 From JOSM you can reach this page
    4   * by clicking the menu item '''''Help->[[Image(source:trunk/images/help.png,20)]] Help'''''
    5   * by clicking on a [[Image(source:trunk/images/help.png,20)]] '''help button''' in one of the JOSM dialogs
    6   * by pressing '''F1'''
    8 {{{
    9 #!html
    10 <p style="background-color:rgb(253,255,221);padding: 10pt; border-color:rgb(128,128,128);border-style: solid; border-width: 1px;">
    11 <strong>Please help to improve online help information.</strong><br/>
    12 This help might get outdated from time to time. Please help improving it by fixing parts that are missing or outdated - this is a wiki!
    13 </p>
     3= Main Help =
     4Welcome to the JOSM Help!
     5The [wikitr:/Introduction Introduction] will guide you to your first successful edit.
     6The [wikitr:/HowTo How Tos] deal with some use cases.
     8== Interface ==
     11The **[wikitr:/Help/Menu Main Menu]** and its submenus
     12[wikitr:/Help/Menu/File File],
     13[wikitr:/Help/Menu/Edit Edit],
     14[wikitr:/Help/Menu/View View],
     15[wikitr:/Help/Menu/Tools Tools],
     16[wikitr:/Help/Menu/Selection Selection],
     17[wikitr:/Help/Menu/Presets Presets],
     18[wikitr:/Help/Menu/Imagery Imagery],
     19[wikitr:/Help/ToggleDialogs Windows],
     20[wikitr:/Help/Menu/Audio Audio] and
     21[wikitr:/Help/Menu/Help Help]
     22offer all actions possible in JOSM.
     23A [wikitr:/Help/Action/SearchMenuItems search for menu items] finds every action.
     24The **[wikitr:/Help/MainToolbar Main Toolbar]** has buttons for actions and presets.
     25The sidebar called **[wikitr:/Help/ToggleDialogs Toggle Dialogs]** has panels for selected elements.
     26The **[wikitr:/Help/StatusBar Status Bar]** informs about the drawing position.
     27The **[wikitr:/Help/EditToolbar Edit Toolbar]** is divided. The lower buttons are for the panels in the sidebar.
     28Most important are the buttons in the upper part. They choose the different ''Working modes''.
     30The main working area is the **[wikitr:/Help/MapView Map View]**.
     31Here new [wikitr:Help/Concepts/Object objects] can be created if the ''Draw mode'' was set before.
     32The ''Select mode'' is for moving existing objects and for choosing them into the [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/SelectionList#Selection Selection].
     33More modes exist.
     35Further dialogs
     36for setting [wikitr:/Help/Action/Preferences Preferences],
     37for managing [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/ChangesetManager Changesets],
     38for resolving [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/Conflict Conflicts] and
     39the [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/RelationEditor Relation Editor]
     40are explained in their help.
     42Only the non-modal dialogs and the preferences are needed here
    16 [[TOC(inline)]]
     45== See also ==
     46The power of JOSM lays in its flexibility to allow every user to download, create, publish and share:
     47* [wikitr:/Presets Presets] to create map objects fast and easy
     48* [wikitr:/Rules Rules] to tag according to guidelines,
     49* [wikitr:/Styles Styles] to change the way the maps are painted,
     50* [wikitr:/Plugins Plugins] to extent JOSMs functionality and
     51* [wikitr:/Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts] of his choice.
    18 == Getting Started ==
    19  * [wiki:Introduction Introduction to JOSM]
    20  * [ JOSM page on the OSM wiki]
    21  * [wiki:HowTo How Tos] about JOSM
    22  * [wiki:Help/AudioMapping Audio mapping:] playing voice notes and synchronizing them with your GPS tracks in JOSM
    23  * [ FAQ about OSM in general]
    24  * [wiki:Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts]
     53JOSM can handle all [osmwiki:Map_Features Map Features].
     54Growing next to the [osmwiki:Main_Page Openstreetmap] [osmwiki:JOSM since 2005] the growth rate was fast.
     55Sometimes even faster than the speed of writing documentation, so you are invited to contribute here to keep the docs up to date and translated.
    26 == Concepts ==
    27  * [wiki:Help/Concepts/Object Objects] - explains what '''objects''' maps consist of and how these objects are described in detail
    28  * [wiki:Help/Concepts/Conflict Conflict] - explains the basics of '''conflicts''', why they occur, how they are detected and how you can resolve them
    29  * [wiki:Help/Concepts/Changeset Changeset] - explains why you create a '''changeset''' when you upload data to the OSM server
     58== JOSM error messages ==
     59* [wiki:Help/ErrorMessages Error messages]
    31 == JOSM interface ==
    32 [[Image(josm-screen-commented.png)]]
    34 === Map View ===
    35  * [wiki:Help/MapView Map View] - The main area, where editing takes place
    37 === Main Menu ===
    38 Depending on which [wiki:Help/Preferences/Plugins plugins] you have installed you may have more options on this menu.
    39  * [wiki:Help/Menu/File File]
    40  * [wiki:Help/Menu/Edit Edit]
    41  * [wiki:Help/Menu/View View]
    42  * [wiki:Help/Menu/Tools Tools]
    43  * [wiki:Help/Menu/Presets Presets]
    44  * [wiki:Help/Menu/Audio Audio]
    45  * [wiki:Help/Menu/Imagery Imagery]
    46  * [wiki:Help/Menu/Help Help]
    48 === Toolbars ===
    49  * [wiki:Help/MainToolbar Main Toolbar] - the toolbar above the main JOSM window. [[BR]] 
    50    This toolbar is highly customisable, with the ability to add and remove menus items from the [wiki:Help/Action/Preferences preferences] dialog.
    51  * [wiki:Help/EditToolbar Edit Toolbar] - the toolbar down the left hand side of the main JOSM window
    53 === Toggle Dialogs ===
    54  * [wiki:Help/ToggleDialogs Toggle Dialogs] - lower right part of JOSM window
    56 === Other dialogs ===
    57  * [[Image(source:trunk/images/dialogs/changesetdialog.png)]] [wiki:Help/Dialog/ChangesetManager Changeset Manager] - query, download, view, and close [wiki:Help/Concepts/Changeset changesets]
    58  * [[Image(source:trunk/images/dialogs/conflict.png)]] [wiki:Help/Dialog/Conflict Conflict Dialog] - use the Conflict Dialog to [wiki:Help/Concepts/Conflict resolve conflicts].
    59  * [[Image(source:trunk/images/dialogs/history.png)]] [wiki:Help/Dialog/History History Dialog] - browse the history of a [wiki:Help/Concepts/Object node, way, or relation]
    60  * [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/relationlist.png)]] [wiki:Help/Dialog/RelationEditor Relation Editor] - use the Relation Editor to create and/or modify [wiki:Help/Concepts/Object relations]
    61  * [[Image(source:trunk/images/preference.png)]] [wiki:Help/Action/Preferences Preferences Dialog] - view and change the preferences of JOSM.
    62  * [wiki:Help/Action/UploadDialog Upload Dialog] - infos about the upcomming upload, comment-field and many options
    65 == JOSM Plugins ==
    66  * A list of available plugins can be found at the [wiki:Plugins plugin page].
    67  * [wiki:Help/Plugins Plugin descriptions] within JOSM help.
    68  * Information and Documentation about various JOSM plugins can be found here: []
    70 == JOSM error messages ==
    71  * [wiki:Help/ErrorMessages Error messages]
     63Here is [wiki:/Help Main Help]