Subject [IBO] Re: New Help file builds
Author mmenaz
--- In IBObjects@y..., "Helen Borrie (TeamIBO)" <helebor@t...> wrote:
> At 11:34 PM 03-08-02 +0000, you wrote:
> >--- In IBObjects@y..., "Helen Borrie (TeamIBO)" <helebor@t...> wrote:
> >...
> > > On the
> > > "good news" side, there is a completely new Installation Guide section,
> > > which includes tips for installing the help file.
> >
> >Two probloems:
> >a) Sorry, where is this file?
> It's not a file, it's a new section in the help file. Select Contents >
> Installing IBO4. The helpfile install instructions are the last topic in
> that section.

mmmm... I think it *must* be a file, not a topic in the help file!!! How can a user imagin that for install instructions... he has to install it first? Ok, you can unzip it (with IBO4.cnt file, otherwise you will not find the topic) and look for something about help installation, but is something you will never think about, if no one tells you. While if you find a "readme.txt" in the .zip, you will read it, I suppose :)

> >b) I've downloaded the, unzipped it, removed the old
> >reference from the Delphi "help->Customize", then cloded Delphi, copied
> >the unzipped files under ..\Delphi6\help direcotry, and with Delphi
> >"help->Customize", added the IBO40.cnt file. All works good except for my
> >IB_Currency component. When I select it and press F1, a window flashes too
> >briefly to be read, and nothing happens. If I select other IBO and VCL
> >components, everything is fine...
> >Any glue?
> No, none at all. The TIB_Currency doc is all there, accessible from both
> the Contents>Components>Components list and from a large number of entries
> in the index.

Yes, I know, but just selecting one IB_Currency on the form and pressing F1, does it work you your computer? Here it does not...
I've tried some installation tips I've found in the help file, but without success... I will try harder, if you tell me that it works on your computer.

> Could your help setup be still looking at an older piece of your help
> system, e.g. IBO.gid might be still hanging around somewhere? (The old
> helpfile didn't include IB_Currency).

I've no IBO.gid on my HDU...

Thanks for your help :)
Marco Menardi