Chapter 1. Welcome to Indigo Magic MediaWarehouse

Welcome to Indigo Magic MediaWarehouse. This guide describes MediaWarehouse and explains how to use it.

What Is MediaWarehouse?

MediaWarehouse is an easy-to-use desktop scrapbook that you can use to store data objects on the desktop (see Figure 1-1). To copy a data object to MediaWarehouse, just drag it to the warehouse and drop it there, or cut and paste it. You can store objects such as an Inventor model or an audio clip.

MediaWarehouse is designed to make you more productive. Once you've stored an object in MediaWarehouse, you can search for it by keyword or data type, view it, and copy it from MediaWarehouse and paste it into other applications.

Figure 1-1. Conceptual View of MediaWarehouse

Contents of This Guide

As you continue reading this guide, you'll learn the specifics about MediaWarehouse. Topics covered include:

Using Online Documents

For task-oriented information on using MediaWarehouse, choose a topic from the MediaWarehouse Help menu. For context-sensitive information on a particular area or item in MediaWarehouse, choose “Click for Help” from the Help menu, and then click on the area of interest.

To access online documentation, you can:

  • Choose “On-line Books” from the Help toolchest. The IRIS InSight Document Library appears.

    Once the Library is open, you can type a word or phrase and quickly find and open the books that contain the information you need. See the IRIS InSight online help for instructions.

  • Type insight from a shell window or double-click the InSight icon.

Suggestions for Further Reading

Table 1-1 lists manuals from Silicon Graphics that contain information about other topics and programs that may be of interest.

Table 1-1. Topics and Manuals



Clipboard and Data Exchange

Chapter 7, “Interapplication Data Exchange,” Indigo Magic Desktop Integration Guide

Data Conversion Service

Appendix G, “Using GoldenGate Data Conversion Services,” Indigo Magic Desktop Integration Guide

X Window System

X Toolkit Intrinsics Programming Manual
Xlib Programming Manual, Volume 1

These manuals are available online through IRIS InSight.


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