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Re: Why no link to pdf manual in Help menu?

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+1 for context help (which they used to have years ago). But I still like the PDF version because I can search through quicker. Although most help info I get now comes from a web search and I dive into either forums or videos :)

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Gotta add my two cents here too! When viewing the PDF, I get a relatively powerful search engine in Adobe acrobat. The online Cubase help search engine is TERRIBLE!!!! If I look for the word "Tempo? I do NOT want 500 documents I have to sort through! I want to be able to quickly skip through ever instance the word shows up in the doc till I find the section I'm looking for!
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Re: Why no link to pdf manual in Help menu?

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banjo1 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:16 am
Gotta add my two cents here too! When viewing the PDF, I get a relatively powerful search engine in Adobe acrobat. The online Cubase help search engine is TERRIBLE!!!! If I look for the word "Tempo? I do NOT want 500 documents I have to sort through! I want to be able to quickly skip through ever instance the word shows up in the doc till I find the section I'm looking for!
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Re: Why no link to pdf manual in Help menu?

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If you want many links to pdf files in the help menu :
in the file "help-urls.xml" (help directory of cubase)
- duplicate the block <entry id="Help">...</entry>
- put it after </entry>
in the new block and the entry corresponding to your language (us, fr, de, etc) :
- write the text of your new title between <title></title>
- write the path of the pdf file between <url></url>
(by example file:///C:\Program%20Files\Steinberg\Cubase%209.5\documentation\Cubase_Pro_Artist_9_5_Mode_d_emploi_fr.pdf)
don't forget to save the first file "help-urls.xml" before doing this operation.

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Re: Why no link to pdf manual in Help menu?

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dasoft wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:27 am
If you want many links to pdf files in the help menu :
in the file "help-urls.xml" (help directory of cubase)
- duplicate the block <entry id="Help">...</entry>
- put it after </entry>
in the new block and the entry corresponding to your language (us, fr, de, etc) :
- write the text of your new title between <title></title>
- write the path of the pdf file between <url></url>
(by example file:///C:\Program%20Files\Steinberg\Cubase%209.5\documentation\Cubase_Pro_Artist_9_5_Mode_d_emploi_fr.pdf)
don't forget to save the first file "help-urls.xml" before doing this operation.
Thanks dasoft, that worked nicely! I did need to download MS XML Notepad; using Notepad or Wordpad didn't let me save it properly.
Here's the link if anyone else wants to try:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo ... px?id=7973
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Re: Why no link to pdf manual in Help menu?

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Also you can reprogram the F1 shot cut to the local PDF Offline Help file

https://youtu.be/tGeLzn35CA4

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