Bug report #1861

Help Documentation is Wrong Version

Added by paulp575 - about 10 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:nobody -
Category:Build/Install
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

Description

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!

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 10 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

http://qgis.osgeo.org/documentation/manuals.html

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

http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/doc/manual/

#2 Updated by paulp575 - about 10 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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