Easy Question - Help Files

How do I open a help file, when I click on a menu item?
dmoore2Asked:
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SpideyModCommented:
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hesCommented:
Depends on th type of file

Private Sub cmdCHM_Click()

    'hh.exe is the view for compiled help (CHM) files
    Dim i As Long
    i = Shell("hh.exe " & App.Path & "\help.chm", vbNormalFocus)
   
End Sub

Private Sub cmdHTML_Click()

    'open an HTML file within a window on the current form
    WebBrowser1.Navigate App.Path & "\help.html"
   
End Sub
Private Sub mnuSearch_Click()
    'use Common Dialog control to display the
    ' classic Windows Help dialog, starting at the
    ' table of contents
    CommonDialog1.HelpFile = _
        App.Path & "\world.hlp"
    CommonDialog1.HelpCommand = cdlHelpContents
    CommonDialog1.ShowHelp
End Sub
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dmoore2Author Commented:
Your third code example did the trick although I have a slight problem. I am using a standard .hlp file created using Helpscribble. When I call the help file from the dialog control, the first topic in the help file is displayed rather than the contents. I set CommonDialog1.HelpCommand = cdlHelpContents
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