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Posted on 2001-08-21
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Delphi 4
I have lost my ability to get HELp from the IDE Help Menu.

When i select HELP then INDEX i can't find help for the entry i want.

If i right click on a word in the edit window and select Topic Search, then help on the word is found.

I have tried to use "customise" from the help menu, and add all the help files that i think i need, but that has not worked.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:PhilatHome
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by:inthe
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Hi,
one thing that can help with help file problems is to delete the files from the help directory and copy fresh  files from the help dir on the delphi cd .
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by:kretzschmar
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from my paq
(guessing it works for d4 too,
edit the delphi4.cnt instead)

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i've resolved my problem (maybe partial),
maybe it works for you too

edit the file delphi5.cnt in the help directory (make  a save-copy first)

i have deleted lines which patterns

:Include AName.cnt

the index seems now to be ok
(maybe i will miss sometimes something, but not yet)
after saving the file and opening the delphi help

meikl ;-)

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further details in q:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=delphi&qid=20140168

meikl ;-)
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kretzschmar earned 100 total points
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hi barry :-)
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by:PhilatHome
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Thanks Kretzschmar,

That seemed to fix the main problem.
Now i'll work out how to add other help files.

PhilAtHome
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