How can I find out what an error message means?
Unfortunately many programs give unhelpful error messages. Here are some strategies to help find out what they mean, with the best one last.
- browse the index of the manual (definitely best if there is a manual)
- search in the program’s online help
- browse in the program’s online help index
- search in Google (or any other search engine) for the error message in quotes, or using key words from the error.