Joining other complaints I see from time to time on this forum, I have to strongly object to the current state of the documentation. It is simply very difficult to use. As an example, consider the search for help on the subject of Quickwin. In the old CVF days, or IVF prior to the time (v.9 or 10?) that documentation was absorved into VS, I could call up help and navigate using a tree explorer as follows:
Visual Fortran >
Compaq Visual Fortran >
Programmers Guide >
...which takes me to 8 Quickwin topics and many subtopics with extensive description of all aspects of Quickwin. The navigation was easy because the tree view explorer shows all levels with collapsable indexing. The Table of Contents shown by the explorer was complete and logical.
Now, I have to do
Library Home >
Intel Fortran Compiler XE 12.1 User and Reference Guides >
Getting Started >
Using Microsoft Visual Studio > (MISPLACED!)
Working with Microsoft Visual Studio >
About Fortran Project Types >
Using Fortran Quickwin Application Projects
....which has one page only, containing the bare basics of how to run it, with a link to software.intel.com, which is a rabbit hole, to get another manual for addl info.
Besides being deeply nested, the "explorer" is very difficult to traverse because it does not show more than one level ahead or behind, and the organization is sometimes not intuitive. (Why is the general info on Quickwin projects stuck under Visual Studio? It has nothing to do with whether you're using the studio or the command line to launch the programs; then when you finally get there you find out that the real information does not even exist except at another location in cyberspace).
Please, please bring back the older type documentation that consisted of a single pdf document, with full and reasonable table of contents, and in which I can markup pages or even print out sections. I have even left CVF installed on my computer, just so I can use the documentation!