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    Access Help Files (Access 2000/Windows XP Pro)

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Hi there

    At least two years ago when I was trying to find some way of protecting my databases, one kind person mentioned KeyedAccess I followed it up and must say that the latest version is very good indeed. Can I quickly say I have no connection with Peters Software other than being a satisfied customer.

    So now another question if I may on similar lines. I realise that it's about time I put together some help files to make the forms on the various databases more user friendly. Bearing in mind that I am retired and designing databases is my hobby, can anyone point me in the right direction, as I don

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    Re: Access Help Files (Access 2000/Windows XP Pro)

    If you want to keep it simple, just create a Word document with instructions, and make it available from the database. Or convert it to PDF (there are free tools for that) and make the PDF file available.

    If you want context sensitive help, you'll have to learn how to use the HTML Help Workshop or one of the other tools - search google for html help authoring. This is more work, but more professional. It depends on how much time and effort you want to spend.

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    Re: Access Help Files (Access 2000/Windows XP Pro)

    Hi Hans,

    Thanks for the reply. I do want to go the Context sensitive help route. I think I was just trying to short cut thingsas I did with KeyAccess, by getting someone to say "try brand X Authoring tool it's easy and simple to use", .

    Best wishes
    Michael

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    Re: Access Help Files (Access 2000/Windows XP Pro)

    Macromedia RoboHelp from Adobe is well-known, but expensive (official price

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    Re: Access Help Files (Access 2000/Windows XP Pro)

    Thanks Hans,

    It's not going to be easy I can see that. I think I'll get my thoughts together on this one and drop you another line later

    Regards
    Michael

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