Put offline help back into Access 2016. From what I have read online, no one is able to find it and there are many who need it. I don't have Internet access at home and I want to be able to work from home.
Thanks for your suggestion.
The Help system is actually a shared piece of engineering owned by a different team and surfaced within all of the Office applications. As such, this isn’t really an action item that the Access development team can take in isolation of the existing Office system.
We have passed on this feedback though to the correct team for their consideration. They did ask us to forward on the following information to you:
You can download an Access 2016 VBA CHM file on GitHub for offline use. You can find it here:
Robert Uscroft commented
The online help is a mish mash of amateur demo's which do not actually answer the questions posed
When I have to give a training at the customer's place I often do not have access to the Internet. Impossible to show and use the Help function. Same when Internet goes down.
Robert BUckingham commented
I would very much like to have online or offline help for MS Access. Typing a question into 'how can I help you' results in nothing. Using F1 results in useless stuff. Even MSDN which I had used for years is now a maze. Only someone with all the time in the world can afford to search for even the simplest of answers.
One final note: please fix Edge. It is still horrible and fails totally at the multi-tasking, something other browsers are great at.
Dave Thompson commented
Dare I say it? Microsoft continues to dummy things down. Once, Microsoft embraced the developer community. Now - with their one size fits all approach - they seem to want a level playing field of the "worst of the best, and the best of the worst."
With 2016 "Help" we are thrown into a webpage-maze of mostly unwanted, trivial information and challenged to hunt for the narrow target we are seeking in the first place.