Welcome to the MATCH! Online Help!

We have done our best to make the usage of Match! as straight forward and easy as possible. Nevertheless, there will always be situations in which you would like to know how to perform a certain operation or to learn something about the background.

Please note that this online help is something like a reference manual. If you want to learn how to use Match!, we strongly recommend to work through the tutorial sessions in the manual (which can be opened using the menu command "Help/Tutorial Handbook"). Of course, there is also a short introduction into the subject of phase identification from powder in this online help (Match! Basics) where you can start reading.

First of all, there are two basic keyboard shortcuts you should always keep in mind:

Using these two shortcuts, you should be able to clarify most issues and questions.

If you have already used the previous Match! version 1, you should have a look at the page "What's New for Match! 1 Users", in order to get a quick overview what has changed. However, this page is also recommended for new users, because it contains an overview over the most advanced and important features of the software on top of its basic functionality.

If you are not familiar with phase identification from powder data yet, you should read the chapters Match! Basics and Some General Hints for Phase Identification from Powder, in order to get some basic understanding of the procedure.

If you have any questions or if you encounter problems, you will find help in the chapter "Support". Here you will also learn about the differenct ways you can contact us.