I am finally completing my first Access application and am very confused about the best way to provide help files to end users. My latest attempt is to create a small cmd button with the an embedded help icon and place it on controls. These call a message box because which works great but I thought message box modality could be turned off and I would like these to be available as users interface certain controls. The help file editors available online seem to be to overkill for my small db and there doesn't seem to be a built-in Access option to create these. There are posts (on other forums but couldn't find any on EE) about using tables/forms with the controls' contextID, but I'm not clear if these work with F1 key on when the control has focus or does this involve the same tactic I'm now employing. Any advice, direction or pointers would be greatly appreciated and I really appreciate your time--thank you!