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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: I want to create custom help files.

    I need help in creating custom help files for a package I have developed in Access. I have Office XP Developer.

  2. #2
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    I tried the help builder in Access 97 developer tools and found it lacking. I now just make html files and fill them with screen captures. Each complicated form (that is not just a simple list) gets a help button which launches the browser (that all computers have) to the appropriate page

  3. #3
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    Smile Re: I want to create custom help files.

    Originally posted by jkevin
    I need help in creating custom help files for a package I have developed in Access. I have Office XP Developer.
    Sounds like you want more than this but I will mention it anyway. As an other alternative to actual Windows help files, for smaller projects, I have set up a table with custom help messages in it. Then, in response to whatever I want to use to activate help for a control, form etc, I invoke an index number in the table and display the message in a message box, custom form or whatever you want. Easy to update too.

    Screen captures are also an excellent idea. My better half swears by them.

    Gregg

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