[PD] question on help patches path

enrike altern2 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 14:37:03 CET 2013

Yes they are all already named as you say. If the library folder is 
located in extra then they all open with rightclick > help, so the names 
should be fine. But PD cannot find them if the library is located next 
to the patch I am working on. We tried yesterday under Windows and now I 
tested it on Linux

az., 2013.eko azaren 13a 11:18(e)an, i go bananas(e)k idatzi zuen:
> your help file should have exactly the same filename as the original
> patch, but with -help.pd as its suffix.
> so, for example, if your patch is called  sine_tone.pd
> then the help patch has to be called sine_tone-help.pd
> it shouldn't matter about the extra folder if you do it correctly.
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 6:52 PM, enrike <altern2 at gmail.com
> <mailto:altern2 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi
>     I am giving a very short PD workshop soon and I want to give
>     students a folder with some ready made examples. Within that folder
>     there is a small library with some abstractions the examples use.
>     Each abstraction has its own help file next to it. However right
>     click > help on the abstraction objects of the examples does not
>     open the help files because PD cannot find them. It only works if
>     the library is located in the extra folder. This I want to avoid if
>     possible.
>     I have tried to add the path of my library with abstractions in the
>     preferences but this does not work. Is there any other simple way to
>     achieve this?
>     thanks
>     enrike
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