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AlanB

search a page in an old help file?

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This Windows Help program sucks, but it's got the info I need if I can just find it on the huge page.

The program doesn't have a Find function. I was wondering if AutoIt could do a find? Basically read the text on the page, look for a word, and then highlight that word.

I'm guessing it's not really practical. But I'm hoping it's possible anyway.

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When you say old helpfile, like how old? Can you context click on the text area to get a context menu to show up? If so, do you see a menu item that says "View Source"?

How old: Microsoft Windows Help 5.1.2600 © 1990-2000 Microsoft.

Context menu: yes.

View Source: no

There is a Copy command which will copy the entire text, minus formatting, to clipboard.

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