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    Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    I have no trouble adding the Microsoft Scripting Runtime as a Reference in a
    VBA project, but when I search the Object Browser for Help on, say, .add for
    the Scripting.Dictionary object, all I get is a gray window, no Help text at
    all.

    Same thing occurs if I highlight the .Add in the code and use F1.

    How does one get the Microsoft Scripting Runtime Help to work properly in
    VBA?

    Using the same code in VB 6, the Help pops up from the VBA pages in the MSDN
    Oct 2001 library.

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    Re: Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    Hi Howard,

    I've added a hyperlink to wsh.chm to the help menu (of the document window).
    There are probably more elegant solutions...

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>Klaus

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    Re: Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    On the same note, I've become frustrated trying to quickly get ADO reference help in VS.NET, so I created a similar shortcut to the ADO helpfile.

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    Re: Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    IMHO, the Help in VS .Net stinks!

    Most, if not all, of the info you might need may indeed be in the Help files, but navigating to, or finding, what you want is a frustrating task. Whomsoever designed, and approved the release of, VS .Net Help should be tarred, feathered, then fired.

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    Re: Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    I have no wsh.chm on my Windows 2000 system.

    I do have a wsh.chm in the April 2001 MSDN Library on my Win 98 system.

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    Re: Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    You can download Microsoft Windows Script 5.6 Documentation , Script56.CHM from the MSDN website.

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    Re: Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    Idon't really need that file.
    VB 6 has WSH Help via the October 2001 MSDN Library.
    VS .Net has WSH Help.

    When necessary, I can Start VB 6, VS .Net, or MSDN to get Help.

    Pnde can only hope that this issues is corrected in some update to Office.

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    Re: Microsoft Scripting Runtime (Word VBA)

    I also get blank grey "Help" screen when entering F1 in Object Browser for a MS Scripting Runtime object, property, or method. Using the Help Index to search for same is similarly futile. To get "Help" for Scripting Runtime (as opposed to WSH, which is a different library) you have to look up Objects under VB Language Reference in Help Contents tab, as illustrated.

    I'm using Office XP so they haven't fixed this yet.

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