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Is it just me, or is the 2013 maxscript help file broken?
show user profile  Nik Clark
I can't get a single search to return a result.I tried different browsers, the online and downloaded versions of the help file.

I used to be able to press F1 in the middle of a word in the Maxscript editor and it would find the result. For example, pressing F1 when the cursor was in the word "setSegSelection" would bring up the appropriate part of the help file.

Can somebody check if it's just me please? Make a new Maxscript, type the word "box", stick the cursor in the word and press F1. Do you get a working search result?

I wish I had an old version of the help file here, but I've only got 2013 on this machine.


EDIT: Ok, I found the max 2012 help file with the old, working search as soon as I posted this. I'll use that, but it is frustrating that the new search thing doesn't seem to work since it was updated.

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7/31/2012 11:50:49 PM (last edit: 7/31/2012 11:54:24 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Nik, you should compile your own chm.

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8/1/2012 10:17:29 AM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:17:29 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Thanks Garp.

Sadly, the Microsoft link doesn't work and all Google finds is broken links from Microsoft. Have you compiled this yourself?

Did you find the help to be broken as well?

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8/1/2012 10:28:09 AM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:28:09 AM)
show user profile  Garp
Apparently MS has changed the download page since the post on scripspot.

I'm still using 2012 (and probably won't change to 2013). But I could have sworn there was a similar entry for 2012 help files on scriptspot. It seems to have been removed :(
I should have madeit the first time I saw it. That'll teach me :(

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8/1/2012 10:51:40 AM (last edit: 8/1/2012 10:55:13 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Thanks Garp. I found that page, and Microsoft's link is broken too!

I really miss having a working help system. I'm scripting at the moment, and since it's been a couple of years since I did any real work, I've forgotten loads. Not being able to press F1 and get contextual help is a real pain.

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8/1/2012 11:11:29 AM (last edit: 8/1/2012 11:11:29 AM)
show user profile  Garp
I totally agree. That and the auto-complete in the index tab.
I'm still using the maxscript chm from max 9 most of the time.

Everybody's been complaining since they stopped the chm help files. See how much they care..

edit: the broken dl link could be temporary. But anyway I have it :) I'll email it to you.

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8/1/2012 11:20:01 AM (last edit: 8/1/2012 11:24:43 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Garp, you are a gentleman. Thanks!

I hope Autodesk can fix this asap. It should be easy to fix and update.

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8/1/2012 11:33:55 AM (last edit: 8/1/2012 11:33:55 AM)
show user profile  Garp
You're welcome. Let us know how it goes and if the chm works well.
Oh, and don't share it ;)

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8/1/2012 11:38:42 AM (last edit: 8/1/2012 11:38:42 AM)
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