Using Flash CC on my Mac. Signed in to CC account.
My understanding is that I should be able to highlight a term in the actionscript pane (like flash.display.Sprite), and I should be able to control-click on it, select "View Help", and be taken right to a helpful section of the help area.
But whenever I do this, it just takes me to the very first page of the Flash Help website (http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flash/cs/using/WSd60f23110762d6b883b18f10cb1fe1af6-7beba.html). Which leaves me with an enormous amount of sorting to find the appropriate Help area.
Am I doing something wrong? Does this feature just not work? Have I got some obscure preference somewhere set incorrectly?
It seems like finding any useful help for Flash or Actionscript is a frustrating and labyrinthian process. Very frustrating!
Often it's easier to just go out on the web somewhere--other than Adobe--to get an answer.
Then, of course, if one does ask a question, rather than getting a straight simple answer, I'm usually linked to some long, long article which provides exhaustive information, and only a vague answer. It seems like people would rather throw an encyclopedia at me than to provide a simple answer.
works ok in windows.
but it's still faster to download the help files and use them locally.
That sounds like a good idea!
1) Where in the world do I find them to download?
2) It would still be a huge, huge help if I could get the context menu working!
Apparently I paid for that feature, but I'm not getting it. :-)
you can download the help files here: http://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/flash_reference.pdf
the context sensitive help on windows that works, works with the online help.
i don't have my mac flash cc activated this weekend so i can't test there.