Re: Problem with What's This? Help

Subject: Re: Problem with What's This? Help
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:37:57 -0600

On 25 Jun 2002 at 17:39, Skilton Kate (ism1kns) wrote:

> We have an application that has multiple what's this? help files... We
> do What's This? Help for the main application, and the editor in
> question also has a what's this? help file associated with it (also
> created in the outside facility).
> We are experiencing the following problem:
> If we open the main application, and then open the editor in question,
> the what's this help for the editor works fine. If we close the editor
> (returning to the main application), the what's this? help associated
> with the main application no longer works. We get a message that tells
> us that no help file is associated with the project, etc. etc. etc.

Search the internet for a copy of Microsoft's Help Workshop and
install it on your computer (MS offers it for free, but if I recall, it is
hard to find on their site. You may also find it or a link to it from

The Help Workshop has a menu item View | WinHelp Messages.
Turn this on and then call the context sensitive help for all of the
applications and observe the calls the application is making to the
help. I suspect your problem might have something to do with your
main application calling a relative path, and the auxiliary application
calling a more detailed path, that sets the winhelp.exe off in the
wrong direction. Your developer may be able to add more detail to
the path for the main app to resolve the problem.

Dana W.

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