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    Context-Sensitive Help in Word? (2000, 2002, 2003)

    I've been trying to wire together an HTML Help file with ".TOPIC" entries for custom context-sensitive help for my Word templates, but I can't seem to get pop-up context-sensistive topics to work -- I get told that no such topic exists.

    Using HelpContextID's that map to "real" HTML files in the HTML Help work fine, so I know I know how to set the properties on my forms and commandbars.

    Has anyone else built .TOPIC entries for use in VBA/Word?

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    Re: Context-Sensitive Help in Word? (2000, 2002, 2003)

    So, after much hair-pulling, I reread the MSDN documentation for the twelth time, and found this here:
    MSDN Article on "VB (VBA): Adding Online Help"

    <hr>Important While HTML Help does provide the ability to author and display pop-up windows for context-sensitive Help, UserForms, Access forms, and command bars in Office 2000 do not support using HTML Help files for context-sensitive Help. If you want to add context-sensitive Help for interface elements in your Office 2000 solution, you must author and compile your topics as WinHelp 4.0 (.hlp) files by using Microsoft Help Workshop or some other WinHelp 4.0 authoring tool.
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    Darn you to heck, Microsoft! Apparently, they still haven't fixed it in XP/2002, and I don't have 2003 to check there.

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