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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Descriptions of standard inc files missing?
Date: 7 Jan 2016 07:09:27
Message: <568e0f27$1@news.povray.org>
I'm trying to look up the documentation for the standard inc files, but 
neither the Table of Contents or the Index point to the correct 
location. I can't find the document at all.


Mike


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Descriptions of standard inc files missing?
Date: 7 Jan 2016 07:35:59
Message: <568e155f$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/7/2016 7:09 AM, Mike Horvath wrote:
> I'm trying to look up the documentation for the standard inc files, but
> neither the Table of Contents or the Index point to the correct
> location. I can't find the document at all.
>

It has been broken for ages. The online version works.

http://www.povray.org/documentation/3.7.0/r3_4.html#r3_4_9




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Regards
     Stephen


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Descriptions of standard inc files missing?
Date: 10 Jan 2016 15:00:01
Message: <web.5692718cb97e6fb533c457550@news.povray.org>
I have both v3.7 and v3.62 installed on my own Windows machine; so if I need to
find a particular reference item that I can't locate in v3.7's included
documentation, I launch v3.62 and look there. (Honestly, I rarely go to the
online wiki, only because I'm usually not on-line when I work in POV-Ray. Of
course, if I need to learn about a new v3.7 feature that I can't find, I
definitely go there.)

I have a suggestion for the developers (if it's practical): To make available a
separate download of *just* v3.62's included 'help' file-- at least until v3.7's
search engine is made up-to-date. (For this to work, I imagine that the help
file would need to be 'de-coupled' from the main 3.62 installation; would that
be possible?)


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Descriptions of standard inc files missing?
Date: 11 Jan 2016 00:08:08
Message: <5692f268@news.povray.org>
On 1/10/2016 9:58 AM, Kenneth wrote:
> I have both v3.7 and v3.62 installed on my own Windows machine; so if I need to
> find a particular reference item that I can't locate in v3.7's included
> documentation, I launch v3.62 and look there. (Honestly, I rarely go to the
> online wiki, only because I'm usually not on-line when I work in POV-Ray. Of
> course, if I need to learn about a new v3.7 feature that I can't find, I
> definitely go there.)
>
> I have a suggestion for the developers (if it's practical): To make available a
> separate download of *just* v3.62's included 'help' file-- at least until v3.7's
> search engine is made up-to-date. (For this to work, I imagine that the help
> file would need to be 'de-coupled' from the main 3.62 installation; would that
> be possible?)
>
>
>
>


I don't use the online docs either. The wiki doesn't have an index in 
the left pane like the help file, and the help file loads much faster 
since it doesn't have to connect to the internet. I use the index in the 
help file 90% of the time, and the wiki doesn't have that.


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From: Alain
Subject: Re: Descriptions of standard inc files missing?
Date: 12 Jan 2016 23:58:55
Message: <5695933f@news.povray.org>
Le 16-01-10 19:08, Mike Horvath a écrit :
> On 1/10/2016 9:58 AM, Kenneth wrote:
>> I have both v3.7 and v3.62 installed on my own Windows machine; so if
>> I need to
>> find a particular reference item that I can't locate in v3.7's included
>> documentation, I launch v3.62 and look there. (Honestly, I rarely go
>> to the
>> online wiki, only because I'm usually not on-line when I work in
>> POV-Ray. Of
>> course, if I need to learn about a new v3.7 feature that I can't find, I
>> definitely go there.)
>>
>> I have a suggestion for the developers (if it's practical): To make
>> available a
>> separate download of *just* v3.62's included 'help' file-- at least
>> until v3.7's
>> search engine is made up-to-date. (For this to work, I imagine that
>> the help
>> file would need to be 'de-coupled' from the main 3.62 installation;
>> would that
>> be possible?)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> I don't use the online docs either. The wiki doesn't have an index in
> the left pane like the help file, and the help file loads much faster
> since it doesn't have to connect to the internet. I use the index in the
> help file 90% of the time, and the wiki doesn't have that.

You can download those documents. Just right-click and sellect "Save 
page as..." or "Save as..."

It'll save a functional copy of the page to your hard drive including 
any associated images and other imbeded documents.


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Descriptions of standard inc files missing?
Date: 14 Jan 2016 03:15:53
Message: <569712e9@news.povray.org>
On 1/12/2016 6:59 PM, Alain wrote:
> Le 16-01-10 19:08, Mike Horvath a écrit :
>> I don't use the online docs either. The wiki doesn't have an index in
>> the left pane like the help file, and the help file loads much faster
>> since it doesn't have to connect to the internet. I use the index in the
>> help file 90% of the time, and the wiki doesn't have that.
>
> You can download those documents. Just right-click and sellect "Save
> page as..." or "Save as..."
>
> It'll save a functional copy of the page to your hard drive including
> any associated images and other imbeded documents.
>

So I would need to take an *additional* step each time I look something 
up? Also, where is the index when you do this?


Mike


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