Real Help wanted!
DirektX last edited by
Where to find help files for notepad++?
(I mean offline, downloadable help.)
Rob Stow last edited by
Amen! I’d love to see help files too. There is nothing in the menu system for doing something as basic as opening a new window … and no help system to explain how to do that.
guy038 last edited by guy038
Hello DirecktX and Rob,
You can get some N++ documentation from the link, below :
Then, click, on the left part of the page, to the two N++ ARTICLES, by Title or by Topic links
You can, either, download the English NppHelp.chm file, N++ v6.6.4 ( the latest, that I could find ! ), from the link below :
If, when clicking on this downloaded help file, you get a security warning dialog, just uncheck the option Always ask before opening this file and valid the opening
Finally, if your N++ version is >= 6.7.8, you may prefer to include the 6.6.4 Help documentation, inside N++'s folders. To do so, follow the few steps below ( Tested on a portable version 6.7.9 ) :
Download the .7z archive, from the link http://oedoc.free.fr/NppHelp/EN/HTML.7z
In the N++ installation folder, create the folders user.manual\Documentation
Open the downloaded HTML.7z archive, then double-click on the HTML folder
Select all files ( CTRL + A ), choose the command Extract and select …\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation folder, as the destination copy
Move to the folder …\Notepad++\user.manual\documentation
Rename the Introduction.html file as Notepad-online-document.html ( IMPORTANT )
Now, open N++ and hit the SHIFT + F1 shortcut => the Help documentation should opens, in your browser
Finally, just click the Contents links, at top of the page, to get the complete 6.6.4 documentation
Note : Although, this shortcut shouldn’t work anymore, you can verify, that it’s still present, in the Shortcut Mapper\Main menu, at line 227, without any title !!
glennfromiowa last edited by
Hi all, just a note that, as of version 7.4.2 at least, @guy038 's final tip to reference the documentation from within Notepad++ no longer works. Shortcut Mapper\Main menu line 227 is now OEM 863 : French. Also be aware that some links in the 6.6.4 documentation still point to SourceForge, which Notepad++ moved off of at least a couple of years ago.
I haven’t done any research, but does anyone know why we stopped updating the wiki? There’s some good information in there, but it’s obviously not being updated. I’d be willing to help with documentation/help files if there’s a project to update it.