In Big Sur and Monterey, if you’ve not opened an app’s Help book, the first time you do it may appear empty, or simply not work. Here’s why and how to fix it.
macOS Help system was last revamped in High Sierra, and has worked well. Until Big Sur has problems finding Help books, and shows some in French. How Help should work.
Key improvements in naming of Help books, use of WebCore to render them, and greatly improved performance.
macOS 10.13.4 brought a major overhaul to the Help system, which greatly improves performance and usability. Here are some of its secrets.
No more problems with the ‘wrong’ Help Book: this can now identify and fix those issues. First full release.
When it was written, Apple’s documentation of its Help system was incomplete and misleading. It simply doesn’t work like that.
Tuning HTML export to produce exactly the right files, and tweaking the appearance. But can it also address a search bug?
Problems with Help are uncommon in Sierra, but when they occur can be mystifying. Here’s some of the can of worms.
Is Sierra’s Apple Help on its way out? If not, how does it differ from that documented 8 years ago for Leopard – when the current docs were last revised.