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Mark Laing

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macros help file in windows 10
« on: November 13, 2015, 10:42:24 AM »
Hi
I just upgraded to windows ten and now the help file macros17.hlp is unsupported in it. The old Microsoft files that make it go are still there for systems up to but not including windows ten.
Any ideas to make it work?
Wasn't there a .chm help file a while back? or am I thinking of something else?
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Re: macros help file in windows 10
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 01:39:33 PM »
https://www.google.com/search?q=.hlp+to+chm&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

There's also a PDF manual in your DC folder.

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Re: macros help file in windows 10
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 04:46:49 PM »
I have just added CHM versions of the help files here:
http://forum.designcadcommunity.com/index.php?topic=1537.0

These are imperfect conversions, but they should run on Windows 10.
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Re: macros help file in windows 10
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 03:37:31 PM »
The new chm files show the index and search, but don't display any text. No help there. I guess I'll run another computer next to my main one and run windows 7 on it. That'll solve a few of the problems I'm having with windows 10.
Thanks anyhow.

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Re: macros help file in windows 10
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 07:49:08 PM »
Mark,

Right-click on the CHM file in Windows Explorer and go to Properties.  At the bottom of the General page there will be an "Unblock" button or checkbox. Click on that, then "Apply" and finally "OK". Now when you open the file, there should be text.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2015, 01:28:01 PM by John R »
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Re: macros help file in windows 10
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2015, 03:28:29 AM »
Hi John,

I can't believe, how much "security" crap or whatever has been introduced with Windows 10.

Fyi, if you want to run a Flash file in the new Edge browser, you may be informed that Flash Player is now integrated into Internet Explorer, but it doesn't say that it's not activated, and you have to do that manually.
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Re: macros help file in windows 10
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2015, 01:26:56 PM »
Hi John,

I can't believe, how much "security" crap or whatever has been introduced with Windows 10.

FYI, if you want to run a Flash file in the new Edge browser, you may be informed that Flash Player is now integrated into Internet Explorer, but it doesn't say that it's not activated, and you have to do that manually.

The "Unblock" option has been around for years-n-years.

I'm not a fan of all the spam that Flash generates, so I always keep it turned off. I'll turn it on when necessary.
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Re: macros help file in windows 10
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2015, 06:02:30 AM »
That did it! Thank You Much!
I would never have guessed that.
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