Help file does not open in Windows7

Help
2011-09-26
2012-11-23
  • doug edmunds
    doug edmunds
    2011-09-26

    I am running Windows 7 64bit.  The help file that comes with the current release (*.hlp) is in a format that is no
    longer supported by Windows.  If I open CLIPSwin.exe, then click 'Help>CLIPS help…', I get a popup:
    "Unable to activate help"

    and a second popup with this information:

    Why can't I get Help from this program?

    The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows. However, you can download a program that will allow you to view Help created in the Windows Help format.

    For more information, go to the Microsoft Help and Support website.

     
  • Gary Riley
    Gary Riley
    2011-09-27

    I have the same issue. Looks like the help file will have to be redone for Windows 7. Try typing (help) at the CLIPS command prompt. That should bring up the cross-platform help system.

    CLIPS> (help)
    Loading help file entries from clips.hlp.
    Please wait...
    HELP_USAGE                 FUNCTION_SUMMARY
    RELEASE_NOTES              COMMAND_SUMMARY
    CONSTRUCT_SUMMARY          INTEGRATED_EDITOR
    MAIN Topic?
    
     
  • Vanyo Georgiev
    Vanyo Georgiev
    2011-10-10

    Follow the link to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607
    Click on the link "Download Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows 7" on that page.
    After a Genuine Check you can download Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu or Windows6.1-KB917607-x86.msu and update your system.