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The EXP 5.1 help system uses a subsystem within Windows known as WinHelp. Microsoft made the decision not to include WinHelp as part of the standard distribution of Windows 7. The Microsoft Knowledge Base contains an article discussing this issue:
If you want to use the EXP help system with Windows 7, you have two choices:
This provides the full functionality of the EXP help system, but it has some security implications that are discussed in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
The disadvantage of the HTML-based help system is that it is not integrated with EXP and you cannot get context sensitive help for dialog boxes and menu items. However, the two help systems provide exactly the same content. If you would like to use the alternate HTML-based help system, click here.
If you decide to use WinHelp, please follow these steps:
The article will direct you to the Microsoft Download Center:
For the 64-bit edition of Windows 7, download the file Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu
If you decide not to enable full WinHelp macro functionality, you can still obtain context sensitive help for dialog boxes and menu items, but the Contents, Index, and Search tabs will not be available.
Enabling full WinHelp macro functionality requires you to make a small change to the Registry of your Windows system. Symbol Dynamics provides a .reg file that enables you to make the required change in a manner that is less error prone than using the RegEdit.exe program directly. To enable full WinHelp macro functionality, right-click here and choose Save Target As from the popup menu to download the file Win7_64_WinHelp_EnableMacros_reg.txt to a folder on your computer.
Symbol Dynamics also provides a file to disable full WinHelp macro functionality if you change your mind later. Right-click here and choose Save Target As from the popup menu to download the file Win7_64_WinHelp_DisableMacros_reg.txt to a folder on your computer.
|Download Filename||New Filename|
(This naming trick is necessary because Internet browsers block the .reg extension.)
This merges the information into the Registry of your Windows system. After you reply to various security warnings displayed by Windows, full WinHelp macro functionality will be enabled.
If you decide at a later time to disable full WinHelp macro functionality, follow these steps:
This merges the information into the Registry of your Windows system. After you reply to various security warnings displayed by Windows, full WinHelp macro functionality will be disabled.