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Bug 2124

Help file and changed functionality 10 January, 2019

Miguel Leeuwe
10 January, 2019
Product: PowerBuilder Category: PowerScript IDE
Version: 2017 R3 Publishing: Public
Status: Transferring Priority: P3
Classification: Enhancement Resolution:
Tom Jiang 10 January, 2019
Hi Miguel,

Thanks for reporting the issue. I will pass this to our product team to consider for future improvement. 


Tom Jiang
Miguel Leeuwe 10 January, 2019

Regards. (as a workaround I keep my 12.6 and even 12.0 help files, because in those I'm used to finding certain information by using specific keywords :)
Chris Pollach 10 January, 2019
Hi Miquel;

  Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have noticed the same as of late as well. Appeon is using a different approach to building CHM help files than Sybase did in its v12.x series. The current help technique may be a factor in the help file behaviour change (just my guess).

   I will now pass this ticket over to the main Support/Documentation teams for their input on this problem. 

Regards ... Chris
Miguel Leeuwe 10 January, 2019
2 desired result of doing Shift+F1.png (105KB)

see attachment
Miguel Leeuwe 10 January, 2019
1 result of shift+F1 with cursor on Find()PNG.PNG (12KB)

The way the help file works is getting worse with every version in my opinion. Before (12.6), when doing a Shift+F1, having the cursor positioned on top of a word like "Find(..", it would show the relevant help.
Now it doesn't. Please see the attachment and the attachment of the next message.

*Reproduce Steps:

Windows 10 
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