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I just noticed that you are running a quite old version of the WebDriver help file (have a look at the Return Value - section Failure now looks different).

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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The F1 key in SciTE displays the documentation for the word on which the cursor is located. Up to now this was only available for AutoIt. But times change and we change with them With the "Simpl

Next thing to come will be the WebDriver help file

As soon as I have published my version of MrCreator's tool including documentation everyone will be able to create a CHM help file for his UDfs

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7 hours ago, water said:

I have extracted the CSS from the AutoIt CHM.

You might want to get permission from Jon just in case, it technically falls under his copyright. Or I guess you can rewrite the whole thing to look similar :)

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On 12/10/2021 at 1:23 AM, TheDcoder said:

falls under his copyright.

Interesting that your only comment on the subject relates to copyright.
But isn't the AutoIt help part of the AutoIt project? I think it is. And therefore the AutoIt copyright applies to it. Or do you see it differently?
And with that your objection is invalid, isn't it?

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I have updated the ZIP-file with the latest version of call.advanced.help.au3 and moved the ZIP-file to the download section.

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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5 hours ago, BugFix said:

But isn't the AutoIt help part of the AutoIt project? I think it is. And therefore the AutoIt copyright applies to it. Or do you see it differently?

That is correct, however legally this project isn't part of AutoIt...

So unless Jon has given permission to MVPs like water to use AutoIt project assets in their project to help the community, it would be in a gray area. I am not a lawyer by any means, but just wanted to bring up the implications of directly using a file from the copyrighted AutoIt project.

Don't mind me though, I am sure Jon would be perfectly okay with it.

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On 12/9/2021 at 7:23 PM, TheDcoder said:
On 12/9/2021 at 11:45 AM, water said:

I have extracted the CSS from the AutoIt CHM.

You might want to get permission from Jon just in case,

Nope. No harm, no foul. The product is AutoIt3 not necessarily the accompanying help file AND in any case, what is been distributed on the side ( not as part of the product ) is the look and feel, and that is perfectly fine, as the CHMs are going to be for UDFs we put together here anyway.
Also take into consideration that most of the UDFs and code in the help file is a community effort. This too is a community generated betterment.
Who knows, this ( or an adaptation ) may make sense and be part of a next Beta and have a friendlier environment for us all to work with.

Would not be great to drop a CHM ( or ZIP with CHM and UDF and ... etc. ) in the CHM folder and upon reload have a SciTE LUA add the necessary changes to integrate the new UDF CHM ( and tooltip, etc. ) to SciTE as if the forum UDF was part of it ?. I may be dreaming out loud but, it does sound good to me. :) 

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Strange. It works as expected here:

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What do you get when you right click on the Title of the Window ("Active Directory UDF Library") and then select "Info"?
In addition I noticed that "Open this script doesn't work any longer 😣 Need to do more investigation.

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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I'd like to try making CHM files for my UDFs, but I'm completely failing to find the "Simple Library Docs Generator" by MrCreator. Does anyone have a link/something to google?

All my code provided is Public Domain... but it may not work. ;) Use it, change it, break it, whatever you want.

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My Humble Contributions:
Personal Function Documentation - A personal HelpFile for your functions
Acro.au3 UDF - Automating Acrobat Pro
ToDo Finder - Find #ToDo: lines in your scripts
UI-SimpleWrappers UDF - Use UI Automation more Simply-er
KeePass UDF - Automate KeePass, a password manager

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I can't remember where I downloaded the "Simple Library Docs Generator".
I have modified the SLDG to create CHM files that look like the AutoIt help file.
When I have fixed some formatting and functional bugs, I will post the results in a separate thread.

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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On 12/12/2021 at 4:18 PM, Danp2 said:

Another layout difference I've noticed is related to the Examples. Take a look at the screenshot below --

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Notice how the border and "Open this Script" text aren't really visible. Any idea what would be causing this @water?

I have played with W7 and W10 and couldn't reproduce your problem :(
Then I set the scaling of the Display to 175% on W10 and got a similar result (but just for the AD.CHM, the AutoIt.CHM always looked correct.)
So now I know where I have to look. Will add this to the ToDo list :)

Changing the screen resolution always returned a correct result.

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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Correct ;)
Unfortunately the CHM files created with the SLDG are not as "self-contained" as I hoped.
If you save the CHM file in directory X you have to create directory X\Examples and save all the Example au3 files to this directory.
 

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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A few weeks have passed since we have released the Advanced.Help tool.

Can you please tell us, what you think about it, how satisfied you are or if there are feature you miss?

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Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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What do you think should be fixed? At the moment I have nothing on my list.

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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