[R] Cannot activate chm help in R 2.10

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Mon Oct 26 23:34:45 CET 2009

Ulrike Groemping wrote:
> Dear all, 
> I just tried to be fast for once, installed R 2.10 and also newly installed
> all previously-installed packages. However, now all my help files are text
> only, which is of course a pity with the new possibilities of links between
> help pages. What can I do to re-activate chm-help? chm-help does not work
> for anything, not even base functionality. 
> My system is Windows XP, German locale computer. On installation, I was
> asked to decide for text or html help and chose html (there was no radio
> button for chm help).  I did choose SDI windows and did not install
> translated messages or any pdf manuals. This is all I can think of as
> relevant to the topic.

If you set


you'll get HTML help with links in your default browser.

Duncan Murdoch

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