Overview of the Help ribbon panel:

Help Ribbon PanelHelp TopicsTip of the DayGetting StartedAbout Public TalksSubmit a Bug or Feature RequestCurrent news (RSS feed)Check for Updates

Use the HELP ribbon panel to view the help  documentation, gain access to support features and check for updates.


This displays the help documentation.

Make Help Documentation available offlineMake Help Documentation available offline

Public Talks uses online help documentation by default. This is to keep the setup file size down. However this does mean that you will need a connection to the internet for using the help system.

Click on the small drop-down arrow to see a small pop-up menu and you will be able to make the help documentation available offline.

The application will download a setup from the website and install the documentation (which is in CHM format).

  • Tip of the Day

Tip for Day WindowThere are about 40 tips that can be displayed on a rotational basis.

You can display the tips window on demand by clicking this button.

Next Tip

Press this button to display the next tip. It goes back to the first tip once it has reached the last one in the list.

Show tips on startup

The tip window will be automatically displayed when Public Talk starts.

Note IconI have to be honest here. The tips have not been kept up to date. They probably would need a serious overhaul!

This displays the Quick Start - Getting Started help topic. Use this if you are in a hurry to get up and running.

  • About Public Talks

About WindowDisplays the About Public Talks window.

This window has several hyperlinks to useful resources:

  • Support email address
  • Website
  • Support
  • Bug Tracker

You can also see links to other resources that I have used for providing images for the application.


  • Submit a Bug or Feature Request

It is very easy to let us know about any bugs or feature requests. You can do this through the Mantis Bug Tracker.

Note IconYou will have to create a user account on MantisBT if you want to make use of this online resource.

An RSS feed is a way to provide news and information to users and they are becoming more and more popular. My RSS feed is linked to my website (which is developed with WordPress).

Software Updates

Check for Updates

This to displays a drop-down menu where you can:

This is an easy way to see if there is a new version of Public Talks available (in the current interface language). Your computer will need to be connected to the Internet to use this feature. It will download the update and start the installation process automatically.

Note IconIt is recommended that you periodically check for application updates!