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User's manual seems not to "take" on download

Apr 9, 2014, 21:44
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User's manual seems not to "take" on download
Although modestly experienced, I seem unable to get the user's manual, which I downloaded from the GIMP site, to appear after I open Gimp and click on any "help" menu item in the program. The download application in Mozilla Firefox seems to direct the download to the same folder as GIMP itself, but I'm at a bit of a loss to find it or be able to activate it. I'd prefer to merely access the manual from inside GIMP as I work, although I suppose I could always just go to the Internet and access it in that manner.
Any ideas from those who are NOT seriously brain-deprived?
Thanks
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Apr 9, 2014, 22:07 (This post was last modified: Apr 9, 2014 22:08 by iForStyle007.)
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(Apr 9, 2014 21:44)Ol' baldheadguy Wrote:  Any ideas from those who are NOT seriously brain-deprived?
Thanks

Hey, give the open-source free program community some credit. Free support can be just as helpful & polite Dodgy

*Firstly You didn't mention the operating system(OS) you're using.

There are a couple methods of getting the help manual to work offline (maybe more)

For windows:
- Second post
http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic...n-windows/

ubuntu:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/300463/ca...on-offline

If those don't work, let us know asap & we can research your specific OS (*see above) Smile

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Apr 9, 2014, 22:46
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RE: User's manual seems not to "take" on download
(Apr 9, 2014 21:44)Ol' baldheadguy Wrote:  Although modestly experienced, I seem unable to get the user's manual, which I downloaded from the GIMP site, to appear after I open Gimp and click on any "help" menu item in the program. The download application in Mozilla Firefox seems to direct the download to the same folder as GIMP itself, but I'm at a bit of a loss to find it or be able to activate it. I'd prefer to merely access the manual from inside GIMP as I work, although I suppose I could always just go to the Internet and access it in that manner.
Any ideas from those who are NOT seriously brain-deprived?
Thanks
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Apr 9, 2014, 23:00
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RE: User's manual seems not to "take" on download
Oh dear...I seem to have been seriously misinterpreted. It is I who's seriously brain-deprived, and I strongly urge all for whom that designation might seem apropos to reject self-abnegation and merely accept my use of the term as an apologetic request for assistance. I suspect it's a simple matter of user error, and the apology preceded the request for help. I just didn't want to inject a dumb question to a congregation of vastly more intelligent image manipulators without at least a little warning...
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Apr 10, 2014, 03:44
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RE: User's manual seems not to "take" on download
Hah...seems like I lurched uncontrollably onto the solution. At least, "a" solution...
1. the OS is Win 7 Ultimate. I did in fact properly download the User Manual, and it was sent to the same folder as the GIMP app files. I made sure, since I was in continental USA, to specify Eng-US as the language.
2. Once GIMP was open, I went to Preferences, and selected "Help System." In that menu, next to "User Manual" I clicked "Use a locally installed copy."
Next, for "Help Browser to Use," I clicked "WEB BROWSER."
Clicked "OK," and back in GIMP, clicking the HELP menu produced the User's Manual.
Worked for me, and I really meant NO offense to anyone, and to the many who help those of us who are so often over our heads, thank you.
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