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SimHorizon asked Simbol commented

Unable to open 1.18.14.0 MSFS_SDK_Docs.chm file?

I'm getting: CantOpenCHMHelp.jpg

I can open other CHM files from other software I have installed that uses CHM files, this problem only occurs with MSFS new 1.18.14.0 documentation installer.

It seems 1.18.14.0 is now separated into a "Core" installer and a "Documentation" installer. I installed both from the download menu in MSFS when under Dev Mode.

Anyone else have this problem?

Thoughts?

Cheers, Rob.

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major issues. I as well....seriously - I mean how does this update go live?....who Quality Control this stuff......Literally not trying to be rude here but how do you break this and other important things like jetways and and aprons pink from (kinda) far aware from viewing airport.


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Simbol answered


Using this link is a temporary alternative.

https://docs.flightsimulator.com/


However, it seems the left index is also broken on the latest online version, but at least the search works and can get you somewhere.

Hopefully the online version can be repaired faster.

Regards,

Simbol

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SimHorizon answered SimHorizon edited

The CHM file is important to me, since I convert it to PDF and then use Adobe to manage/edit/update/annotation/search the file as it's far more efficient for my workflow and reference.

I don't really understand why a CHM file is used when a PDF or DOCX or the many other more modern formats have facilities to annotate and search and integrate/edit.

I don't use the online version because it lacks ability to annotate and doesn't provide for a more efficient search. As you know, much of what we have to do is often "trial and error" since the documentation is significantly lacking. The results of my trial and error I add as annotations and/or edits to my converted CHM to PDF file.

Cheers, Rob.

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Nocturne answered Simbol commented

The CHM issue is being investigated and we'll (hopefully) have it resolved in the coming update. We'll also look at adding an additional PDF format for those that want it.

@Simbol The online version is working fine. Please ensure the browser cache is completely clear and check again, as after each update there can be issues between the CDN and cache that causes the online docs to appear "broken".

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@Nocturne,


Yes it is working now fine, has been ok for weeks but it wasn't when I posted about it at the beginning of august.. all good now.

Best,

Raul

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