Download Help Generator for Microsoft Access

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downloadDownload Help Generator for Microsoft Access 2002 - 2016

Note: if you get the message 'non 7-zip archive' when starting the setup, please try the msi version below.

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Note: requires NET Framework 4.0 and Office 32 bit version

Brief Description

Help Generator for Microsoft Access 2002 - 2016. The fastest way to add help and documentation to your Microsoft Access applications.

Quick Details

Instructions for use

To Start the Help Generator Add-In:

  1. Open your database in MS Access.
  2.  Under Add-Ins, click Help Generator. This will open the Help Generator dialog.

Note: if the Help Generator does not appear, one of the required NET frameworks may be missing. After installing them, install the Help Generator for Microsoft Access again.

To Start the Help Editor

  1. Windows 10:  Type Help Editor in the Windows 10 search box and press enter.
  2. Windows 8:  Start the Help Editor from the Windows Start Screen.
  3. Windows 7:  Start > All Programs > Help Generator > Help Editor.

To Start the Help Capture:

Note: you can also start Help Capture from the Help Editor from ribbon > Insert > Capture

  1. Start > All Programs > Help Generator > Help Capture.
    a camera icon appears in the tray (bottom right of your computer screen)
  2.  The first time, the camera icon will be hidden. To fix this,
    a. In the tray, Right-click Notification Chevron ('Show hidden icons') and select Customize Notification Icons
    b. Change Help Capture icon to 'Show icon and notifications'
    3. Click on the camera icon menu to start a capture - or use hotkeys

Unblock Help file

If the help file does not show this is caused by Windows security. To solve this:

  1. Locate the Help file in the folder where you installed
  2. Right-click on it and select Properties
  3. Click Unblock
    From now on the Help file will be ok.
features that make help generator such a productive help authoring tool System Requirements
Microsoft Access 2002 - 2016
NET Framework 4.0  
features that make help generator such a productive help authoring tool Important Notes
To be able to compile the help project to a CHM file
MS HTML Help Workshop has to be installed - free download from Microsoft Also download the demo including source code showing how to activate HTML Help using code.
msaccess_activating_help.zip
Download sample output based on the Microsoft sample database: Northwind help and Northwind user documentation in Microsoft Word.