Online help not working
Posted on 1997-05-05
I just installed Delphi 2.0 on my system (P-200 running Windows NT 4.0). I did a standard full installation, using the Borland supplied default directory paths, etc.
Whenever I ask for online help (either context sensitive, or just choosing generic 'help' from the main menu) it tells me it can't find the help files and asks if I want to look them up manually. If I say 'no' then it tells me to reinstall the help files. If I say 'yes' then I can browse to the Delphi help directory (c:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi 2.0\Help) and open the help file it is asking for. The help system will work fine from then on until I close the help window (then it can't find the files again the next time I ask for help).
Do I have to set a path somewhere, or is this a known bug?
I tried running Helpinst.exe (in the Help\Tools dir), opening the delphi.hdx file, setting all the paths to the help dir, and then saving the file. However, when I reopen it I see that my path changes did not get saved to the file.
There is no WinHelp.ini file on my system.