Excel 2007 VBA Help Files Corrupted

I have totally lost my Excel help files when I'm in Visual Basic Editor mode.  Lost as in nothing comes up when I search on any term, and when I browse, it's all empty.  Yesterday I got a few entries in Chinese and Spanish.  The normal help file is intact.

I was doing some VBA automation programming yesterday, and a couple times got stuck in endless loops, so I had to shut down Excel un-elegantly.  That may be the cause. I've restarted my machine, tried Office 2007 Repair (failed), then even re-installed Excel, but no change.  Everything else, including VBA editor, seems to be working fine.

Any suggestions?  Thanks.
Bryce BassettFreelance VBA programmerAsked:
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:

I started getting the same behavior yesterday (with Russian characters, in my case), and even now the help file is not working.

I suspect the problem is on Microsoft's part, as the help file is tied into MS's online content.

FWIW, I miss the VBA help for 2003.  I think it was considerably better :(

Yeah I've got no help at all if I'm connected to "Office Online", went to "Offline" Mode and back came the help files.
On the Help File window, at the bottom right of the window, click where it says "Connected To Office Online", and a drop down tab will open, select "Show Content Only From This Computer".
Worked for me, hope it does for you.

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Bryce BassettFreelance VBA programmerAuthor Commented:
Brilliant, Limey!

That did the trick.  Hope this helps you too, Patrick.

Patrick MatthewsCommented:

Thanks for that!  I switched to offline mode (which I did not know how to do until you told me), and now things seem to work as expected.

You're both very welcome. Thanks for the points versatilebb ;)
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