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  • Alastair
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    Very strange! The screenshot shown below was from the latest version available as a download from the web, and it works for me even on my very slow works PC.

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  • Mike Wilson
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    Both are the same for me. The example I posted was a screen shot from using the one that is on the alpha website (menu: Help-> Help Source = WEB).

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  • Alastair
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    Are you using the one that you download from the web, or the one that is web based?

    The help file I am using is the large one (latest version) that I downloaded and installed to run from the local pc - it doesn't seem to have the problem that you are indicating.

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  • Mike Wilson
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    I would think the one on the web is the newest one. No??

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  • Alastair
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    Mike,

    It looks like the new help file may solve the problem you have then, but it still has a lot of problems. I downloaded the larger file with pictures included.

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  • Mike Wilson
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    No,
    I get RTF Functions and methods. This is from the Web as a source.

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  • Alastair
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    Mike,

    I followed the link you arrowed and I get this page on my help file, is this what you get or not?

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  • Mike Wilson
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    Re: Another help file question

    Alastair,
    One step left to go. Now select 'Table Functions and Methods' (See pic)

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  • Alastair
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    Hi Mike,

    I tried your suggestion:

    Tab: Contents.
    Path: Help >> References :Xbasic Functions Listed By Type >> Table Functions and Methods

    Gee, it takes you to RTF Functions and Methods.
    However, I don't know if I did it different to you or if the new version is different to yours, but I get a table in the right hand pane of the help screen (see picture) perhaps they resolved your problem?

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  • Alastair
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    Re: Another help file question

    I have reported this as a bug!

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  • Alastair
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    Thanks everyone for your replies! I thought it was me but it seems other people are having problems also.

    McBrown - I didn't notice the screenshot said version 8 but your are right, however I had upgraded the helpfile to the latest versions available on the web??? I just opened the help file again to check and now it reads version 9, however the date is still the same as you stated above???

    Mike - Yes I am rapidly coming to the same conclusion, I am finding parts of these help files very hard to use - didn't you get the problems you reported resolved?

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  • Mike Wilson
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    Re: Another help file question

    The help files are partially screwed up. I reported many over a year ago. Try this:

    Tab: Contents.
    Path: Help >> References :Xbasic Functions Listed By Type >> Table Functions and Methods

    Gee, it takes you to RTF Functions and Methods.

    Others too, as you have discovered.

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  • Bill Griffin
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    Re: Another help file question

    Originally posted by Alastair View Post

    Is anyone else getting the same problem?
    Yup identical behavior, no suggestions other than to contact Alpha.

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  • MCBrown
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    Alistair, the latest help file for A5 V9 is March 18 2008 and yours according to your screen shot is Alpha 5 V8 March 18 2008. This should not matter as far as viewing the help file goes but I would download the latest version and try that.

    I notice the web help is dated February 22 2007 for V9.
    Murray
    Last edited by MCBrown; 09-25-2008, 11:51 PM. Reason: update

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  • Alastair
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    Another help file question

    I have updated my helpfile to the latest one on the download site, however I am having a weird problem with it and would like to know if I am doing something wrong with it.

    See Helpfile1.jpg

    I select functions A-E expecting to see a list of functions but all I get is the first function.

    See Helpfile2.jpg

    How do I look throught the rest of the functions?

    I have similar problems if I follow any of the other links - any suggestions greatly appreciated.

    Is anyone else getting the same problem?
    Last edited by Alastair; 09-25-2008, 12:27 PM.
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