When F1 takes you to the the Adobe help site in your browser, click one of the Premiere Pro help links on the right. The web link will take you to http://help.adobe.com/en_US/PremierePro/4.0/, and the printable link will take you to a pdf entilted "Using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4." You can save the pdf to a local disk. Or you can set the browser to only use the Premiere Pro CS4 help system. Also, if you are not connected, F1 should open a local file, like C:/Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Help/en_US/PremierePro/4.0/WSC04AFC0E-5BF5-4c2f-8A32-BEDE16E9DF95.html, in your browser. Or you can point your browser at this file. Or, you can make a pdf of this html help file.
I get that. What I want is to -not- have it -try- to go to the web. What I want is to have F1 try my local copy of the PDF -first-. Even with broadband it takes a while to get to that site. Is that possible?
Instead of using the F1 key, I'd put a shortcut to the PDF onto the desktop, off in a corner, so I could just access it that way. At the most, you'd have to move the PrPro screen a touch to Dbl-click on it. Then, just access it that way, and ignore F1.