[Tutor] setting

paul brian paul1brian at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 17:13:13 CEST 2005

Did you install from the python.org download or from activestate. If
you have a .chm file I am guessing activestate. For some reason the
normal docs that you get with the python.org distributin (the
"official" one) are only found as a chm file.

I suggest you get the python.org installer and carefully install to a
temp directory, and copy across the html files in Doc, or remove
activestate, install python.org and then add in the win32all
extensions. I would suggest the first option for sheer ease. (in fact
on windows i would suggest keeping the .chm and using that, cmd.exe is
quite poor in command line reading and copying so that .chm is my
favourtie way of looking up documentation)


On 10/19/05, Shi Mu <samrobertsmith at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have installed Python 2.3 and I type "help()" and then "Keywords".
> I get a list of words. And it says that I can enter any of the words
> to get more help.  I enter
> "and" and I get the following error message:
> "Sorry, topic and keyword documentation is not available because the Python
> HTML documentation files could not be found.  If you have installed them,
> please set the environment variable PYTHONDOCS to indicate their location."
> but I have set both the environment variable, with the path to be
> C:\Python23\Doc which includes python23.chm
> Why I still got the above error message?
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