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?
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.
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.