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Action:

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  2. Select the entire link by highlighting the reference, including the ## delimiters.
  3. Run View Handbook Link again.
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The most likely reason for this error is that the reference link hasinadvertently been edited. Attempt to restore the link to the correct link text, and try again. If theHandbook was installed on the hard drive and you receive this message often, the linkalmost surely has been inadvertently changed.

Action:

TIP: Since a reference link is not write-protected within a word processing document, it is possibleto edit the link, making it invalid.

    Example: ## Paragraphs ## was inserted into your document, but whileyou were reading your document, this link was inadvertently edited and now reads ## ParaThegraphs ##. This corrupted link does not refer to any page within the Handbook.

    Example: ## Paragraphs ## has been inserted into your document, butwhile you were reading your document, this link was inadvertently edited and now reads## Paragraphs.

    In either instance, if you know what the link is supposed to look like, you can simply edit the textwithin your word processor (in the first example, delete the intervening "The"; in the second example,add the "##" to the end of the link). If you do not know what the link is supposed to look like, youcan always go to the Handbook directly, and use the index to scan for the words ortopic you suppose the link referred to.

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If this error occurs often, it may be that the HTML files have beenmoved or deleted. If the files have simply been moved, then resetting the preferences should fix theproblem.

Action:

    Windows: Run the Setup.exe program and choose the Modify Settings option. Make sureyou correctly identify the installation location for the Handbook folder.
    Macintosh: Run Configure Mayfield. Click the Browse button in the Handbook Folderpane of the main window, and select the Handbook folder which contains the HTML files.
    If the problem is not simply locating the Handbook folder correctly, you will need toreinstall the Handbook. For installation instructions, see Installation for Windows in Chapter 2 orInstallation for the Macintosh in Chapter3.
Cannot open browser (Windows / Macintosh)Windows message: The Handbook cannot find a browser to open to the referencelink you have selected. Please check that you have a browser properly installed on yourmachine.
Macintosh message: The application "<name/path of application>" could not befound. Please run "Configure Mayfield" to select a browser.

The first thing View Handbook Link does is to launchthe browser. This error message will occur when the softwarecannot locate your browser. This mostly likely happens for one of two reasons:

  • A compatible browser is not actually installed on your computer.
  • The Handbook cannot locate your browser because it has moved.

Action:

  1. Make sure that you have a compatible browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) currently installed on your system and that you can launch and run it. If you cannot find your browser, locate the installation disks and reinstall it.
  2. If your browser runs successfully, then go back to the Handbook installation (see Installation for Windows in Chapter 2 or Installation for the Macintosh in Chapter 3).
  3. Windows: Run the Setup.exe program and choose Modify Settings. Be sureto select the right browser during installation.
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In order to run View Handbook Link, your cursor mustbe placed on a reference link that has been inserted into a wordprocessing document. This message will appear if you press the key combination(Command + Option + J) when a word processor is notcurrently running.

Action:

  1. Launch your word processor.
  2. Go to the word processing document that contains the reference link.
  3. Select the entire link, including the ## delimiters.
  4. Run View Handbook Link again.
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This message will appear only when you are using Microsoft Word version 6.0 or later. In order torun View Handbook Link, your cursor must be placedon a reference link that has been inserted into a word processingdocument. This message will appear only if your word processor is running and you have attemptedto run View Handbook Link using a key combination but no document window is open.

Action:

  1. Open your word processor.
  2. Open the document which contains the reference link.
  3. Select the entire reference link (including the ## delimiters).
  4. Run View Handbook Link again.

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