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headly
05-26-2003, 08:31 PM
What gives with the new help file? I read some nice comments on it, so i downloaded it (1 hour, thank you) and it won't install. It insists on using the c drive, even though lightwave is on d. So it tells me it needs 85mb of free disk space. Great, I give it 150 mb, it begins to install and tells me I need 85mb, but i've got 150. Helpful! Anything but. First, how about correctly coding to allow the user to choose a drive - isn't that standard practice for windows programming?

John Fornasar
05-26-2003, 10:06 PM
Can't help you with the install, but once you manage to get it, you can drag the Help directory into any drive that you want, it's a bunch of .html's

Matt
05-27-2003, 02:55 AM
I have to say I don't think the readme for the help file was correct, it said something about installing in the Start Menu, but I couldn't find anything.

I had to go hunting for it!

Once you find it, it's worth it!

WilliamVaughan
05-27-2003, 08:53 AM
I'll ask the guys here and see what we can do to help you out!

Matt
05-27-2003, 10:56 AM
Proton did you read my mail to you about making the whole thing CSS aware?

WilliamVaughan
05-27-2003, 11:00 AM
I think I read that....Would be alot more work but would be cool!

headly
05-27-2003, 11:45 AM
The help file needs 168+mb of free disk space on the C drive, not 84mb, an amount misreported by the installer. It's still a shame that you can't direct it to the drive that has space, or where the program is installed.

Matt
05-27-2003, 12:33 PM
proton:

Search & replace in Dreamweaver! easy!!!

- - -

For those having problems with the installer (finding the files)

The readme file with the installer says it places a shortcut in your Start Menu, it does not.

It places the help HTML files in your LightWave directory (where ever you put that, usually C:\LightWave) here:

LightWave\Online_Docs\help

Create a shortcut to the index.html file in that directory and put it:

Start Menu\Programs\LightWave\Documentation

Easy!

WilliamVaughan
05-27-2003, 12:42 PM
mayeb were talking about 2 different things....what do you mean by CSS

Sven Pampel
05-27-2003, 12:50 PM
Hmmm here it installed on d: without problems : )

Matt
05-27-2003, 01:07 PM
Cascading Style Sheets

Currently the side menu index is using CSS, but the main help files aren't.

It's just I prefer smaller fonts on screen and changing one CSS file is easy, whereas hundreds of pages isn't!!! :)

WilliamVaughan
05-27-2003, 01:15 PM
We were on two different pages...I'm with you now!

Earl
05-27-2003, 02:14 PM
Headly: My help file installation took up 95 MBs, and it let me choose the folder/drive where I wanted it to install to. What OS are you running? Perhaps it has something to do with that... also: if you only have 150 MBs left on that hard drive, it's possible that your OS needs some of it for virtual memory... personally, I try to never allow a hard drive to get below 5% of it's total capacity. But, that's just me... :rolleyes:

The 7.5c help file system is well worth it in my opinion. And since it was a free addition to a free patch, I think it's more than acceptable that the installation has some flaws (such as not adding any shortcuts to the start menu ;) ). It'll get better with a full 8.0 release I'm sure. :cool:

Matt
05-27-2003, 02:37 PM
Proton: Soooooooo, does that mean you might modify it for the next update?

Because I'm about to do it myself!!!

WilliamVaughan
05-27-2003, 04:27 PM
I'll ask the guys and see...

Matt
05-28-2003, 02:14 AM
yay! :)

Dodgy
05-28-2003, 02:47 AM
Not had any problems installing it on my end, it went where I put it, albeit complained because I didn't have enough temporary space on c to extract the files, so is that what you're talking about??

Also I believe I read in the readme that you had to add the shortcut manually if you wanted it... Though I may be wrong !Often happens :)

Matt
05-28-2003, 03:25 AM
you can extract the installer files elsewhere if you want, it's just a ZIP archive.

Matt
05-28-2003, 03:27 AM
and I don't mean the downloaded file, I mean the installer archive, the one inside the archive you download.