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Visual Basic Help error in Access 2000

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I am a beginner, using Access 2000.

I am having difficulty with the Visual Basic Help. Specifically, using the
Index tab, when I enter "OpenRecordset" in the keyword field and click the
Search button, 18 topics are displayed. But when I click (or double click) on a
topic, the information display does not change.

This is the only keyword I have found that does this, the others I have used
work fine. Unfortunately, I need help on this topic.

I used the Help|Detect and Repair... menu selection to be sure it was not an
installation problem. I went to the Microsoft Office Update site and installed
all recommended updates.

Is there anything I can do?

Paul Core

Nov 12 '05 #1
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Corepaul wrote:
I am a beginner, using Access 2000.

I am having difficulty with the Visual Basic Help. Specifically,
using the Index tab, when I enter "OpenRecordset" in the keyword
field and click the Search button, 18 topics are displayed. But when
I click (or double click) on a topic, the information display does
not change.

This is the only keyword I have found that does this, the others I
have used work fine. Unfortunately, I need help on this topic.

I used the Help|Detect and Repair... menu selection to be sure it was
not an installation problem. I went to the Microsoft Office Update
site and installed all recommended updates.

Is there anything I can do?

Paul Core


Probably not, I have similar problems and I'm not sure if it can be fixed.
I consider this to be how the Help files were shipped.
I refer to it in desperation only, else i use the web and/or Google Groups.
Nov 12 '05 #2

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co******@aol.combvwertz (Corepaul) wrote in message news:<20***************************@mb-m14.aol.com>...
I am a beginner, using Access 2000.

I am having difficulty with the Visual Basic Help. Specifically, using the
Index tab, when I enter "OpenRecordset" in the keyword field and click the
Search button, 18 topics are displayed. But when I click (or double click) on a
topic, the information display does not change.

This is the only keyword I have found that does this, the others I have used
work fine. Unfortunately, I need help on this topic.

I used the Help|Detect and Repair... menu selection to be sure it was not an
installation problem. I went to the Microsoft Office Update site and installed
all recommended updates.

Is there anything I can do?

Paul Core


Paul,

You are probably missing the file
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO\DAO360.CHM (and
probably the DAO360.CHW). I suppose the file DAO360.DLL is there.
These DAO-helpfiles sometimes are not installed because the DLL-file
sometimes is aleady there when access/office is installed. DAO
sometimes is installed as part of other products using the Jet-engine
or as part of the OS.
The repair either doesn't fix it because the DLL is now actually a
Windows-file and not an office-file and is already there and
available.
You have to copy the files from some other source (another Office-2000
install on a OS before Windows-2000)

Marc
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Visual Basic Help. Specifically, using the
Index tab, when I enter "OpenRecordset" in the keyword field and click the
Search button, 18 topics are displayed. But when I click (or double click)on a
topic, the information display does not change.

Is there anything I can do?

Paul Core


Paul,

You are probably missing the file
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO\DAO360.CHM (and
probably the DAO360.CHW). I suppose the file DAO360.DLL is there.

You have to copy the files from some other source (another Office-2000
install on a OS before Windows-2000)

Marc


Thanks for the help! The file DAO360.DLL was already on my hard drive. On the
MSOffice 2000 installation disc I found the file
F:\PFILES\COMMON\MSSHARED\DAO\DAO360.CHM and copied it to the folder C:\Program
Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO\. There is a copy on both of the
installation discs. The help topics now work for the OpenRecordset keyword! All
18 topics display properly (although the "Methods Reference" topic has a buch
of junk at the top of the page).

I did NOT find the file DAO360.CHW anywhere on my hard drive or on the
installation discs. What does this file do? Can I expect other features of the
VB Help system to malfunction?

Again, thanks for the help (no pun intended). I would NEVER have found this on
my own!

Paul Core

Nov 12 '05 #4

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co******@aol.combvwertz (Corepaul) wrote in message news:<20***************************@mb-m18.aol.com>...

I did NOT find the file DAO360.CHW anywhere on my hard drive or on the
installation discs. What does this file do? Can I expect other features of the
VB Help system to malfunction?


Paul,

don't worry about the dao360.chw file.
This file in an indexfile that is automatically generated when the
CHM-file is opened.

Marc
Nov 12 '05 #5

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