Bug report #1861

Help Documentation is Wrong Version

Added by paulp575 - over 14 years ago. Updated over 14 years ago.

Assignee:nobody -
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:11921


After installing QGIS v1.0.2.0 on two different Windows computers, the help PDF file included with the download links to a help PDF file for version 0.9.1.

I had to manually download the current help PDF file.
Before copying the v1.0.0 help PDF file to the \\doc folder, I renamed the existing help PDF file from "userguide.pdf" to "userguide-0-9-1.pdf" just in case the process failed. I then copied the v1.0.0 help PDF file to the \\doc folder.
That worked!


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 14 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

In QGis >= 1.1 the help file does not links anymore directly to the pdf, but links to the manual page on the qgis site


together with the link to the page were older versions of the manual can be found.


#2 Updated by paulp575 - over 14 years ago

OK, I understand, but would like to make a suggestion --

I have another GIS software package (not free!) and they make a provision to download a help PDF file and copy it into a specific folder. Then when you press the F1 key or click on Help - Help Contents, it opens the help PDF file. If one is not found, it opens an HTML file with a link to the downloadable help PDF file.

I think that option should be made available, especially for those folks that do not have an "always on" or high-speed internet connection.

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