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.
How to fix custom dictionaries so that they display properly in Dark Mode. Sadly it doesn’t (yet) work for Help books too.
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.
It now sorts the popup menu, and reflexively even has its own Help Book – called, as you’d hope, HelpHelp Help.
First development release of a free tool to examine Help Books, their problems, and search Help for specified apps.
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?