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SIDEKICK 98 HELP FILES IN PDF FORMAT - WILL SHARE FREE

SIDEKICK 98 HELP FILES IN PDF FORMAT - WILL SHARE FREE

SIDEKICK 98 HELP FILES IN PDF FORMAT - WILL SHARE FREE

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Question for James 33: How do we now upload files for use by others on this forum? I tried the link to Engineering.com but it didn’t work for me. I have the SK98.HLP files in .PDF format to share with any and all. Please advise me of the process to post that .PDF.

More Micro-Hard “Help” for Windows 10 and the old style .HLP Files as found in Sidekick 98. See my old thread thread807-1783236: Are you missing the Help File in Sidekick 98? And, is Time Sync a problem for you?
Quite a while back I believe it was my old Sidekick “Pal Across the Pond”, (James 33) who asked if anyone had a .PDF of that SK 98 help file. And, if so, would they post it. Well, I have just created that PDF and would be happy to upload it and share it …absolutely free…no strings attached!

It has been quite a while since I wrote that piece about getting .HLP files to work correctly in W 7, 8 and 10. Now, I find that fix that I wrote about no longer works! Most recently after another wonderful Micro-Hard update, I again found my Sidekick 98 .HLP files directing me to the absolutely useless Microsoft fix page. And, the .hlp file did not work!

After surfing for way too long and not finding the answer….Eureka! A free program download gave me a utility that captured the entire Sidekick Help File and converted it into a PDF. In fact, it is said to work with any old style Wndows help file it the .HLP format.

The program, free for home use is HelpNDoc. The very complete user information and download page is here: https://www.helpndoc.com/step-by-step-guides/how-t...

Yes, I checked it with Norton first. Clean! I also did the download as the page instructed and the program works just like it should. It presented me with several options to convert the Sidekick .HLP file. I chose .PDF and followed the instructions found on that web page. It worked fine.
No, I still can’t click on the “Help” category on my Sidekick Dashboard. Doing so takes one into the bowels of Microsoft non-answers. This newly created PDF Sidekick 98 file is stand-alone. So you have to open it separately to search for your Sidekick help. But it works great! To be sure, this PDF SK Help File it is a lot longer than I would like (1.58 mg. with 200 pages). But an Adobe PDF is searchable and easy enough to use. And my help files will always be there, even after a MS Update.


As soon as I learn how and where to post the file for upload, I will do so.

Merry Christmas to All of you Side Kickers

RE: SIDEKICK 98 HELP FILES IN PDF FORMAT - WILL SHARE FREE

Absolutely Brilliant Rich, thank you so much.

You had made me think about it and I started looking at converting it to an .xps file as my print to .pdf method would not have retained the links, but your method does.
Thank you on behalf of the Sidekick community.
I suggest that everyone who uses Sidekick on a regular basis should download this file and give Rich224422 a star!

Regards Jim
Check the FAQ area of any Forum you are in for answers to similar queries, it could save you a lot of time and effort! Good Luck!

RE: SIDEKICK 98 HELP FILES IN PDF FORMAT - WILL SHARE FREE

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Happy to be of service after all the help this forum has given me over the years.
I am not sure what other file types that utility will covert but the .hlp for sidekick 200 page PDF sure gets rid of the need to chase around the internet every time Microsoft does an update and wipes out the older programs features.
Good to hear from you again James. Merry Christmas 2019.

RE: SIDEKICK 98 HELP FILES IN PDF FORMAT - WILL SHARE FREE

Merry Christmas to you too Richard, I'm still around although not as regularly on Tek-Tips as there's a lot of other little things in my life including 6 granddaughters aged from a 21 year old graduate to the twins at 15 months. Life is good despite some depression about the political situation. But enough of that I don't want to be disciplined by the Tek-Tips management, they have been very patient with me down through the years. I still live in the West of Ireland and there seems to be no better place to be in my opinion.

Regards Jim
Check the FAQ area of any Forum you are in for answers to similar queries, it could save you a lot of time and effort! Good Luck!

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