If you know the document ID, the quickest way to locate it is to enter the CNS DocID in the field provided for that purpose on the main DOCWEB page.
CNS documents are grouped into several categories, to aid you in finding the specific information you need. The main categories are:
Wherever you see the graphic logo:
|CNS DOCWEB Home||CNS Home Page||CNS Publications Page||Search All CNS Docs|
Navigator bars are provided at the top and bottom of each document, with links to the DOCWEB Home Page, the CNS Home Page, the CNS Publications Page, and the "Search All CNS Documents" facility.
On the main DOCWEB page, you will see a field labeled "Search Our Documentation" with a button labeled: SEARCH. A link to the "Search All CNS Documents" facility is also provided on the Navigator Bar at the top and bottom of each individual document.
The search facility locates documents which contain the word(s) you entered for your search request; however, it does NOT take you directly to the exact spot in the document where your search target is located. Once you have selected a document from the list returned by the search form, use your browser's "Find" function (Edit -> Find, or
Please note that the basic search facility is a simple keyword search; however, by selecting the "Advanced Search" button on the DOCWEB home page, you can take advantage of more powerful search techniques, including boolean operators and word-grouping.
Because CNS documentation is frequently updated to reflect changes in our computing environment, we recommend that you use your Web browser to connect directly to DOCWEB whenever you wish to refer to any of our documentation. Doing so will ensure that you always receive the most recent information. We recommend that you do not copy/print documentation, because the copies you save or print will not reflect changes and updates which may have been made since you made your copies/printouts.
However, should you find it useful to make local copies, you may follow the steps below to do so.
To save a copy of a DOCWEB document, use your Web browser's "File" --> "Save As..." function to save a copy (in either plain-text, or HTML format, according to your preference) to your local PC hard drive. Note that, in either (plain-text or HTML) case, any graphics in the file will NOT be included in the copy you save, and links* in the file may not work. If you prefer a copy which includes the graphics, you may wish to "Save As..." the Printable PDF version (available for most documents longer than a single page).
*The links on the main Navigator Bar (to "DOCWEB Home," the CNS Home Page, CNS Publications Page, and "Search All CNS Docs") of HTML-format copies you save to your local workstation will work, provided you have Internet connectivity from your workstation.
Most documents longer than a single page are made available both in HTML and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats. The PDF format is better suited to printing.
Hard-copies of individual documents are also available from CNS Information Services (contact information below).
If you have comments or questions, send us a message; we'd like to hear from you.
UF Computing & Networking Services
112 Bryant Space Sciences Research Building
PO Box 112050
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-2050
Telephone (352) 392-2061