Help & Support
Unless you are well versed in audio recording from a Pro Tools perspective, you will likely run across terms and features that don't immediately make sense. Unfortunately, Audacity has no built-in help so it's off to the web to find help.
In my case, I was trying to understand how to read the frequency analysis. From the menu, if you select Analyze -> "Plot Spectrum..." you get a great-looking chart with lots of knobs to turn. I knew the basics of looking at this chart to see where I needed to apply compression (take out the extreme high and low frequencies), but I didn't know which settings to choose.
From the Audacity web page, I clicked the link for the wiki, which appeared to be down (audacityteam.org/wiki). I was able to see the web page using Google's cache; hopefully the outage is just temporary. The adventure continues.
From the wiki, I wasn't able to really understand the types of Windows in the spectrum, so I headed off to Wikipedia, where I found a very complete article on the science and math of Window functions (wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_function). I bookmarked this for later.
I suppose my criticism of Audacity is that if they are going to include such a powerful feature, they should at least link it to some online help or give a really brief overview of what the feature is used for. As a geek toy, it was fun to go learn about how to apply Window functions to spectral analysis, but it didn't further my podcast.