Is this known: Function of F3?

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mcc
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Is this known: Function of F3?

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Hi,

a few day ago I found the following:

When a help file is displayed (F1) pressing F3 will display a fileselector to select another Help file to be displayed.
At least for me, this was new - and very welcome!
Better late than never: Thank you David, thank you Michael for this ! :)

Cheers!
mcc
DM 42 - SN: 00373, Firmware release v.:3.20. / DMCP 3.22. as compiled by SwissMicros
rprosperi
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Re: Is this known: Function of F3?

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This feature (supporting multiple linked help files, and ability to manually select help files to open) was introduced in the DM41X, so was naturally also added to the DM42.

The idea was to enable users to create custom help file content for their own programs, or a 41 Module you use, or reference materials of any kind. Links within and between files are supported, so it's easy to navigate from the default help file to another, then another, etc.

To date, this has not been widely utilized on either the 41X or 42 as far as I've read, perhaps it needs to be promoted more, which your question has helped to do.
--bob p

DM42: β00071 & 00282, DM41X: β00071 & 00656, DM10L: 071/100
dlachieze
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Re: Is this known: Function of F3?

Post by dlachieze »

rprosperi wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 8:01 pm
To date, this has not been widely utilized on either the 41X or 42 as far as I've read, perhaps it needs to be promoted more, which your question has helped to do.
I added it last month to the latest version of the DM42 help in french, and in the instructions it is used to select the localized help file.
DM42: 00425 - DM41X: β00066
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Re: Is this known: Function of F3?

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dlachieze wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 11:09 pm
rprosperi wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 8:01 pm
To date, this has not been widely utilized on either the 41X or 42 as far as I've read, perhaps it needs to be promoted more, which your question has helped to do.
I added it last month to the latest version of the DM42 help in french, and in the instructions it is used to select the localized help file.
I did forget about this Didier, thanks both for doing this (a lot of work!) and for pointing it out here. This is exactly the kind of thing that the flexibility of the DMCP Help system was built for, and I AM glad to see that it is being used, even if I had to be reminded. Well done! :D
--bob p

DM42: β00071 & 00282, DM41X: β00071 & 00656, DM10L: 071/100
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