Q58819: Microsoft Editor Cannot Use QuickBASIC Extended Help Files
Article: Q58819 Product(s): See article Version(s): 7.00 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | SR# S900209-75 s_editor S_PWB | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 6-SEP-1990 Microsoft Editor (M.EXE and MEP.EXE) version 1.20, which is included with Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) version 7.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2, cannot use the QuickBASIC Extended (QBX.EXE) Microsoft Advisor online Help system files. (The QBX.EXE editor environment is also included with BASIC PDS 7.00.) The online Help files used by QBX.EXE are of the wrong size and format to be used by the M.EXE or MEP.EXE editor. No version of the M.EXE or MEP.EXE editor can use the Microsoft Advisor online Help files used by QBX.EXE. This problem is eliminated by using PWB (Programmer's WorkBench), which comes with Microsoft BASIC PDS 7.10. PWB.EXE replaces the M.EXE/MEP.EXE editor, and improves functionality. The help files of QBX.EXE and PWB.EXE can be created and modified using HELPMAKE.EXE, the Microsoft Help File Creation Utility.
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