Macromedia Dreamweaver MX-->Help And also an alias in the appropriate help folder location for your system. Either fix the alias, or make new ones to replace the broken ones. Depending on what you've installed, these three folders in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX-->Help: ColdFusion Extending Dreamweaver MX Using Dreamweaver MX In mac osX create alias of those folders and drag to: HD-->Users-->Your User Name-->Library-->Documentation-->Help In classic mac, drag to: HD-->System Folder-->Help That should fix the help file's alias system so it will open in the Help Viewer when the Dw menu for help is used. Reasons the alias' might break is if the application folder is moved around ------------------------------------------------------------------ -- James M. Shook http://www.jshook.com [allowsmilie] => 1 [showsignature] => 0 [ipaddress] => [iconid] => 0 [visible] => 1 [attach] => 0 [infraction] => 0 [reportthreadid] => 0 [isusenetpost] => 1 [msgid] => [ref] => [htmlstate] => on_nl2br [postusername] => James [ip] => james_shook@com [isdeleted] => 0 [usergroupid] => [membergroupids] => [displaygroupid] => [password] => [passworddate] => [email] => [styleid] => [parentemail] => [homepage] => [icq] => [aim] => [yahoo] => [msn] => [skype] => [showvbcode] => [showbirthday] => [usertitle] => [customtitle] => [joindate] => [daysprune] => [lastvisit] => [lastactivity] => [lastpost] => [lastpostid] => [posts] => [reputation] => [reputationlevelid] => [timezoneoffset] => [pmpopup] => [avatarid] => [avatarrevision] => [profilepicrevision] => [sigpicrevision] => [options] => [akvbghsfs_optionsfield] => [birthday] => [birthday_search] => [maxposts] => [startofweek] => [referrerid] => [languageid] => [emailstamp] => [threadedmode] => [autosubscribe] => [pmtotal] => [pmunread] => [salt] => [ipoints] => [infractions] => [warnings] => [infractiongroupids] => [infractiongroupid] => [adminoptions] => [profilevisits] => [friendcount] => [friendreqcount] => [vmunreadcount] => [vmmoderatedcount] => [socgroupinvitecount] => [socgroupreqcount] => [pcunreadcount] => [pcmoderatedcount] => [gmmoderatedcount] => [assetposthash] => [fbuserid] => [fbjoindate] => [fbname] => [logintype] => [fbaccesstoken] => [newrepcount] => [vbseo_likes_in] => [vbseo_likes_out] => [vbseo_likes_unread] => [temp] => [field1] => [field2] => [field3] => [field4] => [field5] => [subfolders] => [pmfolders] => [buddylist] => [ignorelist] => [signature] => [searchprefs] => [rank] => [icontitle] => [iconpath] => [avatarpath] => [hascustomavatar] => 0 [avatardateline] => [avwidth] => [avheight] => [edit_userid] => [edit_username] => [edit_dateline] => [edit_reason] => [hashistory] => [pagetext_html] => [hasimages] => [signatureparsed] => [sighasimages] => [sigpic] => [sigpicdateline] => [sigpicwidth] => [sigpicheight] => [postcount] => 2 [islastshown] => [isfirstshown] => [attachments] => [allattachments] => ) -->Users-->Your User Name-->Library-->Documentation-->Help Where "HD" isthe name of your hard drive (or hard drive partition) which contains the "Users" directory. Open the "Users" directory and then open the folder that is your user folder. Then open "Library", within that open "Documentation" and then put the alias(es) of the help directory/directories you made in the "Help" directory here. You can instead put these aliases in HD-->Library-->Documentation-->Help Which makes them available to any other users who may log on to your system. That's the way I have it set up. -- James M. Shook http://www.jshook.com [allowsmilie] => 1 [showsignature] => 0 [ipaddress] => [iconid] => 0 [visible] => 1 [attach] => 0 [infraction] => 0 [reportthreadid] => 0 [isusenetpost] => 1 [msgid] => [ref] => [htmlstate] => on_nl2br [postusername] => James [ip] => james_shook@com [isdeleted] => 0 [usergroupid] => [membergroupids] => [displaygroupid] => [password] => [passworddate] => [email] => [styleid] => [parentemail] => [homepage] => [icq] => [aim] => [yahoo] => [msn] => [skype] => [showvbcode] => [showbirthday] => [usertitle] => [customtitle] => [joindate] => [daysprune] => [lastvisit] => [lastactivity] => [lastpost] => [lastpostid] => [posts] => [reputation] => [reputationlevelid] => [timezoneoffset] => [pmpopup] => [avatarid] => [avatarrevision] => [profilepicrevision] => [sigpicrevision] => [options] => [akvbghsfs_optionsfield] => [birthday] => [birthday_search] => [maxposts] => [startofweek] => [referrerid] => [languageid] => [emailstamp] => [threadedmode] => [autosubscribe] => [pmtotal] => [pmunread] => [salt] => [ipoints] => [infractions] => [warnings] => [infractiongroupids] => [infractiongroupid] => [adminoptions] => [profilevisits] => [friendcount] => [friendreqcount] => [vmunreadcount] => [vmmoderatedcount] => [socgroupinvitecount] => [socgroupreqcount] => [pcunreadcount] => [pcmoderatedcount] => [gmmoderatedcount] => [assetposthash] => [fbuserid] => [fbjoindate] => [fbname] => [logintype] => [fbaccesstoken] => [newrepcount] => [vbseo_likes_in] => [vbseo_likes_out] => [vbseo_likes_unread] => [temp] => [field1] => [field2] => [field3] => [field4] => [field5] => [subfolders] => [pmfolders] => [buddylist] => [ignorelist] => [signature] => [searchprefs] => [rank] => [icontitle] => [iconpath] => [avatarpath] => [hascustomavatar] => 0 [avatardateline] => [avwidth] => [avheight] => [edit_userid] => [edit_username] => [edit_dateline] => [edit_reason] => [hashistory] => [pagetext_html] => [hasimages] => [signatureparsed] => [sighasimages] => [sigpic] => [sigpicdateline] => [sigpicwidth] => [sigpicheight] => [postcount] => 5 [islastshown] => [isfirstshown] => [attachments] => [allattachments] => ) --> Jaguar/Studio MX - can't use Help in DWMX - Macromedia Dreamweaver

Jaguar/Studio MX - can't use Help in DWMX - Macromedia Dreamweaver

"mgm03" com wrote:   Odd. I suggest that you get the (excellent) free utility called "tail": http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18282 Install and run the permissions script. Else, go to the Apple discussion about OSX: http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?XRGpapOdcpB.0.ef81dab because I think it's rather an issue with the os than with DW. -- Dan Vendel - *GOF* http://www.vendel.info Contact me directly by clicking here: http://contact.vendel.info Formmail tutorial: http://www.vendel.info/tut/formmail.html Nested table demonstration: http://www.vendel.info/tabletut/...

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    "mgm03" com wrote:
     

    Odd. I suggest that you get the (excellent) free utility called "tail":
    http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18282

    Install and run the permissions script.

    Else, go to the Apple discussion about OSX:
    http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?XRGpapOdcpB.0.ef81dab
    because I think it's rather an issue with the os than with DW.

    --
    Dan Vendel - *GOF*
    http://www.vendel.info
    Contact me directly by clicking here:
    http://contact.vendel.info
    Formmail tutorial:
    http://www.vendel.info/tut/formmail.html
    Nested table demonstration:
    http://www.vendel.info/tabletut/

    Dan Guest

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    In article <bgu1hr$5eh$macromedia.com> , "mgm03"
    com wrote:
     

    No, no, no, no, no. Bad, bad advice. There is a bug in the installer that
    fails to place aliases to the help files where they should go.

    from an older post:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    broken mac help files:

    Do a find file for:
    Using Dreamweaver MX
    It should be a folder in ??-->Macromedia Dreamweaver MX-->Help
    And also an alias in the appropriate help folder location for your system.
    Either fix the alias, or make new ones to replace the broken ones.

    Depending on what you've installed, these three folders in Macromedia
    Dreamweaver MX-->Help:
    ColdFusion
    Extending Dreamweaver MX
    Using Dreamweaver MX

    In mac osX create alias of those folders and drag to:
    HD-->Users-->Your User Name-->Library-->Doentation-->Help

    In classic mac, drag to:
    HD-->System Folder-->Help

    That should fix the help file's alias system so it will open in the Help
    Viewer when the Dw menu for help is used.

    Reasons the alias' might break is if the application folder is moved around
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    -- James M. Shook
    http://www.jshook.com

    James Guest

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    James M. Shook wrote:
     

    Excellent. Copied and saved already.

    --
    Dan Vendel - *GOF*
    http://www.vendel.info
    Contact me directly by clicking here:
    http://contact.vendel.info
    Formmail tutorial:
    http://www.vendel.info/tut/formmail.html
    Nested table demonstration:
    http://www.vendel.info/tabletut/

    Dan Guest

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    ....can you explain that? How do I fix an alias?

    I can see the Using Dreamweaver folder in the Finder.
    The folder has a folder (book) ...where all the help .htm files are located, a file (index.html)...the help index, and another file (Using Dreamweaver MX idx).

    What is the idx file?

    Thanks for your help.



    mgm03 Guest

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    Go to the directory 'Macromedia Dreamweaver MX" i.e., where the Dreamweaver
    application is located. Open a folder here named "Help."

    Look for folders named "Help" in this directory. There should be three:
    ColdFusion
    Extending Dreamweaver MX
    Using Dreamweaver MX

    Create aliases (command-m) of these folders and move the aliases to
    HD-->Users-->Your User Name-->Library-->Doentation-->Help

    Where "HD" isthe name of your hard drive (or hard drive partition) which
    contains the "Users" directory. Open the "Users" directory and then open the
    folder that is your user folder. Then open "Library", within that open
    "Doentation" and then put the alias(es) of the help directory/directories
    you made in the "Help" directory here.

    You can instead put these aliases in
    HD-->Library-->Doentation-->Help
    Which makes them available to any other users who may log on to your system.
    That's the way I have it set up.

    -- James M. Shook
    http://www.jshook.com

    James Guest

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    Thanks for trying to help.

    I put the aliases in the directories you indicated (for both user and system) but the problem remains. I can access the Tutorials via the dropdown Help menu in DW....just not the Using DW.

    i'm giving up on this ...as long as i can go into the Finder and get the help files that way, so be it.

    besides, i'm not a big fan of Macromedia Help doentation in general.

    Thanks again, Mark




    mgm03 Guest

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