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John
May 11th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Presume this is supposed to do more than return focus to vedit.

W7 x64, vedit 6.21.3

pal
July 16th, 2012, 09:11 AM
There is very little contents in "Help on Help" even on v6.15.

Maybe this option could display the file Viewhlp.chm, which can be downloaded from
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms669985(v=vs.85).aspx

However, it would be better to have this help available in the Help Viewer itself.
I don't know why Microsoft has not included any help in the Help Viewer.
They just suggest that the authors should include the contents of viewhlp.chm in their own help file.

Maybe selected pages from viewhlp.chm could be included in Vedit help. At least the chapter "Using accessibility shortcut keys" would be useful. It is difficult to find that information anywhere else.

mrvedit
July 17th, 2012, 04:35 PM
Hmmm. {Help, Help on help} indeed does nothing.
I must have the topic ID wrong in the .chm file or in the vpw.exe code.

Actually I see no need for this anymore.
Any objections to just removing it?

Ted.

pal
July 18th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Actually I see no need for this anymore.
Any objections to just removing it?

I think that item can be removed from the Help menu.
However, the Vedit help file should contain some basic info about using Windows Help Viewer. I think it is enough to include only selected pages from the file viewhlp.chm.
(You need to decompile the .chm file in order to edit it. You can do that with HTML Help Workshop.)