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Cannot open Lotus Notes C API Documentation within Lotus Notes 8.5

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I've downloaded the Lotus Notes C API for Windows version 8 and the documentation for it is two NSF files (1 reference and 1 user guide)
I cannot fully open the files within Lotus Notes 8.5.
I've opened the reference file and can read the title page, then I go to the parent view and I get many rows showing the functions etc in the C API. If I click any one of them to open it up I get 2 dialog boxes. (attached) 1) Cannot load form: [either func, Symb or Data] 2) Cannot load default form. then I cannot see the page that the link refers to.

When I try to view the user guide I get a similar error: I see one dialog box (attached) stating "cannot locate form chapter" but unlike before the page now changes to the correct linked page.

What is going wrong please? I really need to view the C API reference guide to view lotus notes events.

p.s. Is the v8 windows C API available in some other form e.g document or PDF rather than an NSF file?
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>> "I cannot fully open the files within Lotus Notes 8.5"

When you unzip the documentation, the nsf files have the "Read-only" attribute set.  Right click on each file, choose properties, and remove the "Read-only" attribute before opening the files in Notes.

>> "Is the v8 windows C API available in some other form e.g document or PDF rather than an NSF file?"

Not that I have seen, but the 7.0 documentation is available via a web browser at the link below.  I'm not sure if anything has changed regarding hooks, but the APIs are normally backward compatible, so you could probably use the 7.0 API.

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/documentation/capi/
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Blimey. That was easy. Thanks Bill. I could kiss you (if I wasn't married with 3 kids!).
I've got another for you if you have the time.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/Lotus_SmartSuite/Lotus_Notes/Q_24169117.html
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