Q66229: Situation Where PWB Online Help Text Disappears
Article: Q66229 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 1.10 | 1.00 1.10 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | SR# S901010-118 B_BasicCom S_C B_cobol | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 24-OCT-1990 When requesting help in Microsoft Programmer's WorkBench (PWB) versions 1.00 and 1.10, the following sequence of events will cause the Help screen text to disappear, leaving only the hyperlinks. This information applies to Programmer's WorkBench version 1.00 (which comes with Microsoft C Professional Development System version 6.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2), and to Programmer's WorkBench version 1.10 (which comes with Microsoft COBOL Professional Development System version 4.00 and with Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) version 7.10 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2). Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in PWB. We are researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available. Follow these steps to reproduce the problem: 1. From the DOS or OS/2 prompt, enter PWB. From the File menu, select New. Type PLINES and request help by pressing F1 or single-clicking the right mouse button. 2. In the Help dialog, double-click the left mouse button with the cursor on the hyperlink "Using PWB Functions." 3. Double-click the left mouse button with the cursor on the hyperlink "PWB Functions by Category." 4. Double-click the left mouse button with the cursor on the hyperlink "Moving Through Files." 5. The vertical scroll bar will show that you are at the bottom of the dialog. Press PGUP and you will notice that the hyperlinks to Up, Index, Contents, and Back have disappeared. Double-click the left mouse button with the cursor on any of these empty hyperlinks; the text on the screen will disappear, with empty hyperlinks appearing on the screen.
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