Location of VCVS 2013 help files

I've been trying to run down why the Micro Focus product help for Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2013 displays as raw HTML in the Windows Help Viewer 2.1 on my domain-joined Windows 7, IE 11 PC for a month now.  So far I've been told/have read that it has something to do with my account "inheriting" enablement of IE ESC from the servers on our network.  Since the **ONLY** symptom of enabled IE ESC on my PC is the display of the VCVS help content in Help Viewer as raw HTML, no pop-up dialogs about blocked sites or IE ESC warnings, I wanted to try the commonly suggested work around of adding the location of the help files to either the Local Intranet or Trusted Sites zones in IE.  But all I can find are the HTML help files for Enterprise Server.

So where are the HTML help files for the rest of VCVS put when you do a default install?

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  • Hello,

    I suggest downloading the Visual COBOL's online help directly from the Micro Focus Documentation page:

    1. Go to http://supportline.microfocus.com/productdoc.aspx
    2. Select "Micro Focus Developer - COBOL and Software Developer Tools" for --Product family--
    3. Select "Visual COBOL" for --Product--
    4. Select "2.3" for --Release--
    5. Scroll down to the the Online Help (HTML Help format) section
    6. Click Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2013 to download the help file, which is VC_23_for_VS2013.chm

    If you click the link that says "Having problems opening these files?" right above the list to download the help files, you will find the following instructions:

    If you cannot open HTML Help (CHM) files after downloading them, use one of the following methods:

    Method 1

    1. Double-click the .chm file.
    2. In the Open File-Security Warning dialog box, click to clear the Always ask before opening this file check box.
    3. Click Open.

    Method 2

    1. Right-click the .chm file, and then click Properties.
    2. Click Unblock.
    3. Double-click the .chm file to open the file.

    For more information, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 902225.

    Regards,

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  • Hello,

    I suggest downloading the Visual COBOL's online help directly from the Micro Focus Documentation page:

    1. Go to http://supportline.microfocus.com/productdoc.aspx
    2. Select "Micro Focus Developer - COBOL and Software Developer Tools" for --Product family--
    3. Select "Visual COBOL" for --Product--
    4. Select "2.3" for --Release--
    5. Scroll down to the the Online Help (HTML Help format) section
    6. Click Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2013 to download the help file, which is VC_23_for_VS2013.chm

    If you click the link that says "Having problems opening these files?" right above the list to download the help files, you will find the following instructions:

    If you cannot open HTML Help (CHM) files after downloading them, use one of the following methods:

    Method 1

    1. Double-click the .chm file.
    2. In the Open File-Security Warning dialog box, click to clear the Always ask before opening this file check box.
    3. Click Open.

    Method 2

    1. Right-click the .chm file, and then click Properties.
    2. Click Unblock.
    3. Double-click the .chm file to open the file.

    For more information, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 902225.

    Regards,

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