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How to install help for Office 2019 locally?

Recently, I have installed Office 2019 Pro Plus (64 bit). Whenever I click the help button in Access, Word, Excel and so on, a browser window opens and shows a (more or less appropriate) section of ...
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What is the name for these help files, and how can I browse them out of program?

There is a very specific type of help file in Windows that has been around for decades now, yet I'm not quite sure what they're called, or how to browse them. They're often heavily text oriented and ...
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My PHP Manual Examples Are Tiny

The example code in the PHP manuals that I downloaded recently (June 2019 and Sept? 2018) are so tiny that I cannot read them. The 2009 manual is fine. What could be the problem? See attached ...
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Need Winhlp32.exe

I know that that WinHelp is discontinued. No more included since Windows Vista. However, while Vista was still supported by Microsoft, I still could install it. Now, no more. Every time I got error in ...
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How do I make an existing .chm file searchable?

I have downloaded a .chm file that is a basic python help file. When I open it using Sumatra, it does not have the search bar that has always been there for other documents. Is there anything I can do ...
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Formatting usb for dummeys needed [duplicate]

My usb pen was not working so I formatted it. After the format my usb is completely wiped, can't open it and says total size 0 bytes. Can i fix this?
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Update-help fails to update two modules

On my computer (Win10 Enterprise x64, 1709) running Update-Help returns two errors: update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'AutoSequencer, HostNetworkingService, ...
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My Windows 10 computer shuts off while playing Scrap Mechanic

I have a Win10 computer with 2 repairs in it. After them the computer was running fine. But in 30th October while playing a game the computer shutted down. I checked for any updates. Then i updated my ...
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What is the right way to delete `C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary`?

The C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary takes 2.6 Gb. I can simply delete it as folder, but is it a good solution? Are there garantees that these files will not appreaed in future? Searching in ...
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How can I get micro torrent working?

I need to download a very old publicly-released SDK from about 15 years ago. The file is no longer available from the company that wrote it since the company was bought out and does not exist anymore. ...
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How can I achieve a chart like this one in Excel?

I have data for X and Y axes, and for the point represented by the red lines: 3958.08 at 2010.
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Microsoft Office 2016 offline h.e.l.p

We just got Microsoft Office 2016 installed on a secure system without Internet access. When we try to use HELP it tries and fails to go online. How do I get the offline help to work? (Note I had the ...
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How to use `less` as default pager for `--help`?

I use --help option a lot. It's annoying how it jumps to the end with help. It can be done with |less option. I want |less to be my default option. Can I use less as default paging for --help? I use ...
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How can I fix my Alienware? Software problems

I have an Alienware 18 running Windows 10. I am having an Application Process Problem, how do I fix it? Specs: 1TB hd, 256 ssd, Dual Nvidia gforce860's, 8GB RAM. not under warranty. I bought the ...
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Open language documentation?

In GitHub's Atom editor, is there a package to find the current word in the file-type-associated language documentation? E.g. cursor on word or word selected, ..cloneNode(true); press F1 (or other ...
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All of the about_* topics are missing from my PowerShell help. What gives?

I've not used PowerShell often on this machine — it was updated from windows 7 pro to windows 10 a few months ago. $PSVersionTable shows I'm on version 5. I've run update-help as administrator, but ...
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PowerShell “F1” doesn't show any useful about_* topics after updating it properly

When I installed Win10, I brought over a PowerShell profile that I'd maintained since the days of PowerShell beta that still had some old modules in it that no longer work. Nothing particularly ...
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Calculating no of heads using CHS formula

Use the cylinder, head and sector (CHS) formula to calculate the number of heads of a 2 G bytes disk which has 128 Bytes per sector. Disk has 1024 cylinders and 32 sectors per platter where 1 G bytes =...
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Kernel configuration for the computer and its installation in Linux

I love OS Linux Mint Cinnamon. I've put Linux on their hardware. I wanted to find the one Linux distribution that will use my PC at full capacity. It is necessary to remove all the excess out of the ...
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Vim: map shift-K to open help on current word in a new tab

In conjunction with https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3131393/remapping-help-in-vim-to-open-in-a-new-tab , I'm looking to also make the shift-K shortcut that opens help in a new tab. I first tried ...
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How to show Matlab local documentation in system browser when pressing F1?

I'm using Windows7 and Matlab R2013a on my PC. I find it impossible to copy/paste in Matlab's window help or help browser: so I click Get Page Address and copy the command: web([docroot '/matlab/ref/...
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How do I prevent F1 from opening help in Excel 2013, without using VBA?

How do I prevent F1 from opening help in Excel 2013? The only information I found elsewhere entailed using VBA or, for the whole system (I'm using Windows 8), editing the registry. I would prefer to ...
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skype on linux mint 15 cannot be installed

When I try to install skype with sudo dpkg -f skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb I get this error message dpkg: error processing skype (--install) Then I try sudo apt-get -f install and ...
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The Vim documentation illustrates a “wrong way” to add comments to HTML. What's wrong with it?

The "syntax.txt" chapter in the official Vim documentation says: HTML comments are rather special (see an HTML reference document for the details), and the syntax coloring scheme will highlight all ...
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windows script to copy text from one file into a new file

I am noob at coding! I am trying to create a windows script that I can copy text from one file into another. My main goal is to find lines in the text with "started processing" and "file". I am hoping ...
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Working wifi but cannot connect to it - says connection excellent?

For two days I've been unable to connect to my wifi although it shows that my connection is 'Excellent'. • I can connect through wired ethernet • Netbook wifi is enabled • Done a hard reset • ...
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Windows Help Shows Blank Window

I use Access 2000, and when I am using the VBA IDE, I sometimes press F1 for help on a certain keyword. Afterwards, the help window shows, but it's a blank white window with a title bar stating "...
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Does Windows 8 include the Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe)?

In 2011, Symantec reported on the use of the Windows Help File (.hlp) extension as an attack vector in targeted attacks. The functionality of the help file permits a call to the Windows API which,...
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In emacs how do you find a function's documentation in info

Doing C-h f looks up the help for a function in emacs, and by clicking the link in the help box I can go to the source. Is there a way to go from the function help window to info, searching ...
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Getting started with Far Manager

I'm interested in learning Far Manager. Are there any walkthroughs or tutorials or feature tours out there? The F1 help system is good, but it's more of a reference than a beginners guide.
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Autodesk Inventor 2013 Support

I'm trying to print the entire Autodesk Inventor and/or Inventor Pro help documentation. Due to the formatting of the .htm files, when I print them, they come out lacking crutial content. (Usually ...
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WYSIWYG Help Documentation Generators

I am looking for applications/3rd party libraries that can create online(.html) and offline(.hlp) help documentation for our application. Does anyone know of good help documentation generaters that ...
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Is there any normal help in nowadays MS Office?

I found that Office 2010 does not contain normal help system. For example, being in OneNote 2010 I am unable to find how to enter mathematical formulas and which latext codes are supported. Neither ...
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How do I create a searchable help file?

I am writing a help file for a product and I need the help file to be searchable. The help file can be HTML, PDF, DOC, etc., but I need a way to search, list and bring the user to the relevant page. ...
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How do I configure helpd on OSX so that it doesn't periodically call home to application sites?

Little Snitch, an outgoing network traffic blocker, notifies me when an application is attempting to establish a connection. Many applications that I've installed have apparently registered ...
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File-size limits for CHM (HTML Help format) files?

We are using Microsoft's HTML Help Workshop, specifically hhc.exe, to assemble a CHM file containing HTML-formatted documentation. Officially there is no limit on the size of a CHM file, but as our ...
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Seeking alternative to Windows Help viewer

MicroSotft discontinued the Help Viewer with Vista. It is still available as a download, but I am having problems installing that, so while I try to solve them I thought that I woudl ask if anyone ...
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Microsoft Office Help shows up in HTML…?

I cannot access my Microsoft help files though any Office application. Facts: Windows XP Office 2007 Works for other user accounts on the same machine Checked file extensions - HTML, HTM, XHTML and ...
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CHM Compiled Help files all give - NOT FOUND error

I remember fixing this error on an old PC of mine. It involve a SIMPLE Internet explorer option change but I can no longer find it. Any idea?
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What should the .help file extension be registered to on OS X?

I recently got a package of .help manual files for a device. Unfortunately, some gremlin has decided these files should open with "Disk Inventory X", which gets thrown into an absolute transport by ...
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Convert Microsoft .hlp to something else printable

Anyone know of a good (free) tool that will convert a .hlp file into something that is decently formatted for printing? PDF would be great, but anything printable will work.
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What’s the deal with helpfiles these days?

In relation with this question at SuperUser, I also want some user feedback about this topic. So you install a desktop application which you've just bought/downloaded/pirated and you start it up. You ...