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A2K3 help vs predecessors

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Am I the only one that finds the help in Access 2003 extremely clumsy
to use relative to the help in earlier versions?

You can't undock that stupid task pane (it should be docked to the
help window, not the Access window), the search is awkward, it wants
to search online (I'd like to choose whether it searches online or in
the local help), the resulting topics list is harder to read and it's
hard to find the index.

I'm not commenting on the content, only the UI. Is it simply that I
am accustomed to the old UI?

Please comment.

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Randy Harris
tech at promail dot com
Aug 24 '06 #1
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"Randy Harris" <ra***@no.spam.netwrote in message
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Am I the only one that finds the help in Access 2003 extremely clumsy
to use relative to the help in earlier versions?

You can't undock that stupid task pane (it should be docked to the
help window, not the Access window), the search is awkward, it wants
to search online (I'd like to choose whether it searches online or in
the local help), the resulting topics list is harder to read and it's
hard to find the index.

I'm not commenting on the content, only the UI. Is it simply that I
am accustomed to the old UI?

Please comment.

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Randy Harris
tech at promail dot com
I haven't used A2K3, only A2K.
Gawd, I thought A2K was bad, I can't imagine that it gets worse.....
Fred Zuckerman
Aug 24 '06 #2

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....and somewhere in Redmond is an Access Development Team member who will
tell you just how great he thinks the A2K3 Help interface is ...because
....he wrote it.

....me? ...I still keep the Access97 help file on a desktop shortcut
....that's what I think of the A2K3 Help :(

William Hindman

"Randy Harris" <ra***@no.spam.netwrote in message
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Am I the only one that finds the help in Access 2003 extremely clumsy
to use relative to the help in earlier versions?

You can't undock that stupid task pane (it should be docked to the
help window, not the Access window), the search is awkward, it wants
to search online (I'd like to choose whether it searches online or in
the local help), the resulting topics list is harder to read and it's
hard to find the index.

I'm not commenting on the content, only the UI. Is it simply that I
am accustomed to the old UI?

Please comment.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Randy Harris
tech at promail dot com

Aug 25 '06 #3

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maybe MS thinks we should all know how to use Access already... and I
remember when it actually came with paper manuals. (Wow, that makes me
feel old!)

Aug 25 '06 #4

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