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PDFs for the Help files?

Postby wifferboy » July 13th, 2013, 7:26 pm

In the editor you can only add text or HTML files. Is there a way to add a PDF?

The built-in User's Guide is a PDF, so it seems odd that Help files cannot be.
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Re: PDFs for the Help files?

Postby mroyer » August 26th, 2013, 1:42 am

bump...
Any one know the answer? I was wondering the same thing myself.

Thanks for any help,
-Mark R.
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Re: PDFs for the Help files?

Postby uckelman » September 3rd, 2013, 8:29 pm

Thus spake mroyer:
> bump...
> Any one know the answer? I was wondering the same thing myself.
>

Presently, no, you can't add PDFs as help files.

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Re: PDFs for the Help files?

Postby dasgalloway » September 20th, 2013, 4:39 pm

uckelman wrote:Presently, no, you can't add PDFs as help files.

In 3.2.8, for me at least, if you create a HTML Help File and the directory contains a pdf file, VASSAL will add it as a source file and you can set the Starting Page as [yourfile].pdf and it seems to work fine. The temporary file is opened in my pdf viewer with no issue.

Edit: I may have had to create a "dummy" html file to use as the start page for it to accept it the first time, but after the contents of my help folder were copied over (i.e. my pdf file) I was able to change my starting page to the pdf.
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Re: PDFs for the Help files?

Postby sfbaddict » August 11th, 2015, 2:04 pm

This doesn't work as someone else that DLs the mod won't have that pdf file outside the mod where it needs to be. It won't open it from inside the .vmod archive.
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