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Looking for a manual that I can search and find words. A big pdf book. Or instructions on how to find words within the online manual. Or maybe I have visited the online manual many times now and used search and found nothing relevant. Does the online manual for blender have an index someplace. Can anyone recommend a nice book that has a large searchable pdf file?

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    $\begingroup$ I usually just search from a search engine and type "blender manual" before the topic I want to know about. It usually leads me to exactly the manual page I needed. $\endgroup$ – Mentalist Sep 27 '16 at 14:30
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    $\begingroup$ Or similarly use the site keyword for google site:/www.blender.org/manual/ nla will give you a list of links containing nla $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Sep 27 '16 at 14:58
  • $\begingroup$ site:/www.blender.org/manual/ nla is new to me THX $\endgroup$ – user30902 Sep 29 '16 at 13:02
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The bad news: The Blender manual does not have an effective search function - also in parts it has gaps and in parts information can be improved.

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The good news: If you can find your way through the menu's it is actually packed with tons of useful information. [or use google as has been suggested]

I still use the manual for refence, but mostly rely on the internet and sites like this. There are some good books out there - for example Packt Blender Books, but the problem for most books is that a new version of Blender has come out by the time they are published.

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