Microsoft KB Archive/47568
Excel: Custom Help Topic Number 0 Returns Incorrect Results PSS ID Number: Q47568 Article last modified on 02-18-1991 PSS database name: M_eXceL
Page 179 of the “Microsoft Excel Functions and Macros” version 2.2 manual incorrectly states that topic numbers “can be any integer from 0 to 32767, inclusive.”
The correct statement is the following:
The topic_number can be any integer from 1 to 32767, inclusive.
When you create a custom Help file with the first topic number as 0 (zero), the following occurs:
The topic does not appear in the Help window.
With the empty Help window showing, any of the following can cause Excel to quit unexpectedly:
- Clicking the scroll bar
- Zooming the Help window
- Resizing the Help window
When viewing the Help topic that follows the 0 (zero) Help topic (usually Help Topic 1), the Previous button is grayed in the Help window.
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1991.