How to find the help you need in Dashboard Viewer for SharePoint Services

Each report that is published on a PerformancePoint dashboard has its own Help documentation. For that reason, a published dashboard offers several Help options, one for each type of report that it contains. You can have two or more Help options on any PerformancePoint dashboard.

What kind of Help do you need?

Dashboard Viewer for SharePoint Services Help

Microsoft Office Visio Help

Excel Services Help

SharePoint Help

Dashboard Viewer for SharePoint Services Help

Each report on a dashboard has a Help icon Button image . It may be readily visible in the title bar of the report, as in the first example below, or you may need to click a drop-down box to reach it, as in the second example below. If you have a question about a PerformancePoint report that appears on a dashboard, click the Help icon for the specific report that you are interested in.

dashboard report with help icon on the title bar
Dashboard report with the Help icon on its title bar
Illustration of a strategy map that requires clicking a drop-down box to reach Dashboard Viewer Help
Dashboard report with the Help icon on a drop-down menu

Note: To view the most current Help articles, navigate to PerformancePoint Server Office Online.

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Visio Help

If you are working in a strategy map and have questions about how to use the strategy map toolbar, or if you are working in Visio itself, click the Visio Help icon on the strategy map toolbar. This opens Help for Visio Viewer 2007 or Microsoft Office Visio 2007, depending on which one is installed on your computer.

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Excel Services Help

If you are working with an Excel Services report and have questions about how to use Excel Services, click the Help icon that is on the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 toolbar. This opens Help for Office Excel 2007.

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SharePoint Help

If you need help with Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services while you are working with a PerformancePoint dashboard, click the Help icon Button image that is next to your user name at the top of the Web page. This opens Help for Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services, depending on which one is installed on your computer.

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