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Help with installing Local Help ilinkcs 20 Oct 09:57
  Help with installing Local Help rich2005 20 Oct 10:51
   Help with installing Local Help ilinkcs 21 Oct 07:06
   Help with installing Local Help verticalman 20 Apr 14:41
    Help with installing Local Help rich2005 20 Apr 16:31
     Help with installing Local Help verticalman 20 Apr 16:57
      Help with installing Local Help rich2005 21 Apr 07:38
       Help with installing Local Help verticalman 21 Apr 07:59
2016-10-20 09:57:35 UTC (about 1 year ago)
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Help with installing Local Help

Hi.
I'm running Win10.

I've downloaded and succesfully run to completion the UK (en) help install file at https://www.gimp.org/downloads/. Several times. Restarted Gimp, exited, re-installed, restarted, etc. etc.

Gimp, however, persists in telling me that "The GIMP user manual is not installed on your computer".

So I know I'm not the brightest kid on the block, but I'm thinking the 24mb Help file at https://www.gimp.org/downloads/ (which is a help install system, and not a file(s)) ~ I would have everything needed to set things up and make it work without additional effort would be in there once run.

yes? no? The message doesn't give me much more guidance, and the Gimp.org download page doesn't point me to (one or more) additional files to pull. Or where to put them.

I've searched in this (and other) forums and the mist seems to have settled on a lot of folk over a very long time. There are many, many conversations, but none of the replies make any sense to me.

Can anyone help me to join the Kool Kidz Klub and get help to work without doing handstands?

Many thanks,

rich2005
2016-10-20 10:51:36 UTC (about 1 year ago)

Help with installing Local Help

Hi.
I'm running Win10.

I've downloaded and succesfully run to completion the UK (en) help install file at https://www.gimp.org/downloads/. Several times. Restarted Gimp, exited, re-installed, restarted, etc. etc.

Gimp, however, persists in telling me that "The GIMP user manual is not installed on your computer".

This is a common problem, been this way for a long time, and re-installing over-and-over never fixes anything

Easiest solution:

Go to C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\help\en_GB

Rename the en_GB to en

Start Gimp, check in Edit -> Preferences -> Help System

2016-10-21 07:06:18 UTC (about 1 year ago)
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This is a common problem, been this way for a long time, and re-installing over-and-over never fixes anything

Easiest solution:

Go to C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\help\en_GB

Rename the en_GB to en

Start Gimp, check in Edit -> Preferences -> Help System

Rich,

you're a Hero.
Go to the top of the class.
Worked like a dream!

:) :) :) Many thanks

2017-04-20 14:41:41 UTC (8 months ago)
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This is a common problem, been this way for a long time, and re-installing over-and-over never fixes anything

Easiest solution:

Go to C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\help\en_GB

Rename the en_GB to en

Start Gimp, check in Edit -> Preferences -> Help System

Do I follow the same procedure regardless of language version?

rich2005
2017-04-20 16:31:25 UTC (8 months ago)

Help with installing Local Help

Do I follow the same procedure regardless of language version?

It should not be necessary for other than 'English' english help files.

If you installed Gimp for XYZ language and then installed the help files for XYZ laguage, the first thing you should check is in Edit -> Preferences -> Interface and see if your language is in the drop down list.

see attachment: I only have various english variants showing.

If it is not there then you might have to start messing with folder names but hopefully not.

2017-04-20 16:57:34 UTC (8 months ago)
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It should not be necessary for other than 'English' english help files.

If you installed Gimp for XYZ language and then installed the help files for XYZ laguage, the first thing you should check is in Edit -> Preferences -> Interface and see if your language is in the drop down list.

see attachment: I only have various english variants showing.

If it is not there then you might have to start messing with folder names but hopefully not.

If I understand correctly, there are localized versions of GIMP? Is there a link in that case? As it is, the standard English language help files installed just fine.

rich2005
2017-04-21 07:38:28 UTC (8 months ago)

Help with installing Local Help

If I understand correctly, there are localized versions of GIMP? Is there a link in that case? As it is, the standard English language help files installed just fine.

When you installed Gimp which language did you use?

Bottom of this page is a list of mirrors https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

If possible go to the mirror closest to you and look for the help section then windows then 2.8 See if a suitable language is available.

example: http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/help/windows/2.8/2.8.2/

and a screenshot http://i.imgur.com/ClPERra.jpg

AFAIK the only problem might arise with the en_UK version when Gimp does not have English(en_GB) in the 'languages list'

An example here of the conventional way for installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWCujrZWuSs 3 min

If using say, French, substitute French for English(GB) in that procedure.

However, bottom line is, you installed the US (en) help files, do they work, are you happy with them?

2017-04-21 07:59:04 UTC (8 months ago)
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When you installed Gimp which language did you use?

Bottom of this page is a list of mirrors https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

If possible go to the mirror closest to you and look for the help section then windows then 2.8 See if a suitable language is available.

example: http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/help/windows/2.8/2.8.2/

and a screenshot http://i.imgur.com/ClPERra.jpg

AFAIK the only problem might arise with the en_UK version when Gimp does not have English(en_GB) in the 'languages list'

An example here of the conventional way for installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWCujrZWuSs 3 min

If using say, French, substitute French for English(GB) in that procedure.

However, bottom line is, you installed the US (en) help files, do they work, are you happy with them?

I just clicked the orange button marked with "Download GIMP 2.8.20 directly". The I tried both https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/help/windows/2.8/2.8.2/gimp-help-2-2.8.2-nn-setup.exe and https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/help/windows/2.8/2.8.2/gimp-help-2-2.8.2-en_GB-setup.exe, none of which is working. So I installed the US language manual, which is fine by me as of now.