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How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

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  • How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

    I have entered many Custom Topics to the Alpha5 Help system.

    I want to copy these notes from my desktop computer(Win7) to my laptop.

    From searching around on this forum I understand that the files are kept in C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Alpha Software\Alpha Five Version 11...

    So...

    I copied what looked like the appropriate files from my desktop(Win7) to the laptop (Win8)...

    BUT...

    The help system remains unchanged... I can't see my custom topics... How can I copy these notes?

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    Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

    If you add the help dbf to the database, (right click add tables), you should be able to zip the whole caboodle.
    Also makes editing easier.
    Ted Giles
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      Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

      Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
      If you add the help dbf to the database, (right click add tables), you should be able to zip the whole caboodle.
      Also makes editing easier.
      I'm not sure that that does it... I'm not referring to the individual database help files... I am referring to the general A5 Help / Documentation
      I want the Top Menu-> Help-> Open Documentation to load the A5 documentation/Help with all of the Custom Topics that I entered in the first computer.

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      • #4
        Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

        Reread your post.
        If you have changed the Alpha Documentation, then you should be able to overwrite the existing help with the one you want.
        Personally I'd rename the originals before attempting this.
        Ted Giles
        Example Consulting - UK
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        • #5
          Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

          Well... I thought that I did this..
          On my desktop WinV7 computer the alpha help / doc files are in the C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Alpha Software\Alpha Five Version 11 directory
          On my laptop this directory is empty... I tried copying the hep files from this directory on my desktop to the laptop... didn't work
          I think that the problem may be that Alpha installs the Doc/Help files in a different location in Win8... but... maybe not?!
          I have created a large number of Custom Topics in the Alpha Help/Doc system...

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          • #6
            Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

            Is this a Run Time install David?
            Ted Giles
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            • #7
              Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

              Why not do a drive search for

              doc_notes.dbf

              If you don't find one on the laptop, create one, find it, replace it.
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

                Then add the doc_notes.dbf file to the database...
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                • #9
                  Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

                  I will try that... but I'm confused... the a5 doc system is not associated with any one database... it is associated with the a5 development environment.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How To Copy A5V11 Help->Open Documentation files

                    did you go through the process of setting up a doc notes file in the new installation? (from the documentation window-preferences) If not then try doing that first. Then take note of the location of the file. If you name the new doc file the same as you have now then you should be able to replace the new with your existing.
                    Tim Kiebert
                    Eagle Creek Citrus
                    A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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