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Purpose and organization of manual

This user’s guide provides a thorough introduction to MetaEdit+ as well as an exhaustive reference manual covering the complete set of commands, features and concepts relating to MetaEdit+.

This manual has six chapters, a glossary and an index:
*Getting started provides the starting point for the use of MetaEdit+, introducing its basic tools (Chapter 1).
*Basics of MetaEdit+ environment describes the basic features of MetaEdit+ (Chapter 2).
*Environment and information management tools (Chapter 3) covers in detail the tools used when starting MetaEdit+, managing the contents of the repository, working with individual design elements, and creating and comparing versions.
*Editors (Chapter 4) gives a detailed description of each of the three editors of MetaEdit+, which are used to edit models as graphical diagrams, matrices or tables.
*Generator and integration tools (Chapter 5) covers the basic usage of generators, the API tool, command line parameters, and file import/export.
*Repository structure and data model (Chapter 6) provides an in-depth description of the Object repository MetaEdit+ uses and its data model.
*Appendix: Glossary of basic terms applied in MetaEdit+.
*Index, containing an alphabetical reference to all MetaEdit+ functions and commands, as well as the concepts discussed throughout the manual.
Together with this user’s guide, two additional manuals from MetaCase may be needed:
*‘MetaEdit+ Workbench User’s Guide’ introduces you to the language workbench features of MetaEdit+, and describes how you can customize and develop your own languages within MetaEdit+. This manual also includes more detailed information about creating generators, using the API, command line parameters, and XML import/export.
*‘MetaEdit+ System Administrator’s Guide’ describes more demanding tasks related to administration, such as access to the repository, deletion of parts of the repository, and creation of new users. It also explains the management of the server and clients in the multi-user version of MetaEdit+.

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