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Postby MalcolmMor » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:52 am

I just upgraded from 1.5 to the latest 2.0. There was no "help File" or subdirectory.

I copied the help directory over from my 1.5 folder with no results.
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Re: Help File

Postby jeff » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:15 am

The help files have been integrated into the OS help topics system. They are still there, but buried in the application bundle files.
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Re: Help File

Postby MalcolmMor » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:06 pm

jeff wrote:The help files have been integrated into the OS help topics system. They are still there, but buried in the application bundle files.



But how do I get to them? I have a utility that was able to parse the install executable, but in the root there's a large piece of data named [0] that can't be further opened. I tried reinstalling, but it was no help.
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Re: Help File

Postby jeff » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:17 pm

MalcolmMor wrote:But how do I get to them?

The help menu. The help files are not supposed to be accessed directly.
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Re: Help File

Postby MalcolmMor » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:06 pm

jeff wrote:The help menu. The help files are not supposed to be accessed directly.


Ah, there's our disconnect.

This started because I clicked on "help" and got no result. So it's not files that didn't get copied, but that my Help function isn't working.
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Re: Help File

Postby jeff » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:23 pm

Yes, that could pose a problem. Here is how the help window should look when you open it on Windows 10:
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Re: Help File

Postby MalcolmMor » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:27 am

I'm still on Windows 7.
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Re: Help File

Postby jeff » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:53 am

I downloaded and installed BeerTools Pro 2.0.14 in Windows 7 and tested the help menu. The help topics viewer came up so I am unable to duplicate the problem you are experiencing. Perhaps the issue is with Windows. The name of the program that launches is the Microsoft® HTML Help Executable. More information can be found on the Microsoft developer site:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms524405(v=vs.85).aspx
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Re: Help File

Postby kkuhrts » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:35 am

I downloaded and installed version 2.0.14 and am having the same problem with not being able to access the help files. When I click the "BeerTools Pro Help" menu button nothing happens. I can open the file if I go directly to the file in the Resources folder and open the file directly.
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Re: Help File

Postby jeff » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:31 am

kkuhrts wrote:I downloaded and installed version 2.0.14 and am having the same problem with not being able to access the help files. When I click the "BeerTools Pro Help" menu button nothing happens. I can open the file if I go directly to the file in the Resources folder and open the file directly.

You're using Windows 7?
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