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    F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE in code window.

    To reproduce problem, I can::

    1. Start Powerpoint.
    2. Hit Alt + F11 to get into the IDE.
    3. Right-click in the projects to Insert a module.
    4. Type say

    Const boo as String = "hoo"

    Select "Const", hit F1.

    Nothing happens.

    F1 works in the code window in all other Office XP apps I have (Office XP
    Developer's Edition).

    Is this a known problem?
    Any ideas?

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    As much as I would like to blame your problem it on PPT's VBA - I can not since I can access Help using F1 on my install. However, I'm using both Office 2000/2002 on the same system - so perhaps someone with a more normal install should check it out. I've already found that this particular combination causes FP 2K to crash if macros are played - yet the same macro is fine in FP '02.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    I have intermittent problems with help throughout Office 2000. The first time I need HTML help to launch, I get an hourglass for about 20 seconds, and then nothing. Second F1 brings it up promptly, and it's fine until I close too many things.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    The problem occurs only within a code window.

    Does not occur in the projects or properties windows, or in a userform, in design mode.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    My question was about Powerpoint 2002, not 2000.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    Just some sympathetic whining on my part.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    Hey, whining is my job!
    Or should that be "wining"?

    F1 works in code window in Powerpoint 2000.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    I never had any F1 problems in Office2000Dev VBE on Win98 with IE5.01. The nonresponsiveness began on Win2K with IE5.5. Just trying to see if you have the same pattern: first F1 = hourglass then nothing, second F1 bring up help as expected (actually window opens behind the VBE). If not, well, it's probably not related to whatever I've got...

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    Issue does not arise for me with Powerpernt 2000 in Win 2000 with IE 5.5.

    Problem only with Powerpernt 2002 (and not with other Office apps) in Win 2000 with IE 6.

    It's strictly a Powerpernt 2002 issue.
    I guess that nobody else reading this forum has Powerpernt 2002.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    This might be an Office XP SP 1 problem.

    I found someone with Powerpernt 2002, without SP 1, who stated that he did not have the problem.

    Now to find someone with Office XP SP 1 installed.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    Wow!

    Would you believe the F1 key is now working in Powerpoint code window!

    I guess Powerpoint fixed itself, n'est-ce pas?

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    I spoke too soon.
    F1 key is again not working in Powerpoint VBIDE code window.

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    I don't use powerpoint that often, but just checked same problem F1 not working
    powerpoint 2002 +sp1 update on winXP pro
    Graham

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    Re: F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE ((2002))

    Thanx.

    I'll pass that along in microsoft.public.powerpoint.
    Thread is "F1 not working with Powerpoint 2002 in VBA IDE in code window".

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