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help file advice

I have an access 2002 db and need to get a help file started asap. I am looking for a solution to set one up quickly and add to it as I go. It does not have to be the classic help file. There seem to be a lot out there and there is also a possibility of doing one from scratch.

Any advice / suggestions?
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Try this which takes "Pictures" of your forms and reports:

http://www.helpgenerator.com/help_and_documentation_for_microsoft_access.htm

The download is free and allows you to test before you decide to buy.

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You can also use web pages (i.e. html pages) to do this. You'd use the same FollowHyperlink suggestion made by cap, but instead of a txt file you'd use a HTML file (which would open in the users default browser). HTML pages allow a bit more formatting and such than text files, and you can insert images and such - plus you can use hyperlinks in the html pages if needed.

FWIW, I use and highly recommend Help & Manual:

http://www.helpandmanual.com/

I've tried several others but always keep coming back to H&M.
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I opted for a combination of a form and word docs. The main form has a list of How to's, etc. When you click on it another form opens with a memo field for relatively simple explanations. There is also a field to add a link to a Word document for more elaborate explanations.

This also allows me to use existing word docs with procedures and have them available in an easier to find area within the db.

thanks everyone for your suggestions.
<This also allows me to use existing word docs with procedures and have them available in an easier to find area within the db.>

Great Job!

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thx Jeff. It's a nice hybrid solution. :)