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Re: PSPP Reference Manual Error Message

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP Reference Manual Error Message
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 16:19:35 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 10:15:45PM -0700, J R wrote:
     I just installed PSPP (PSPP_0.7.9_2012-05-15_32bits) on a Windows
     Vista computer.  Started the application, went to Help - Reference
     Manual.  Got the following error message:
     error: Cannot open reference manual: Failed to execute helper program
     (Invalid argument).  The PSPP user manual is also available...
     Is there something I can do to correct this problem?
The short answer is: so long as you use Windows, No.

However it should work fine under a free system, with the Gnome
desktop environment installed.  Debian and Ubuntu work fine for example.

The windows installer does provide the manual as a separate  .pdf file too,
so you can use that (or refer to the online version of course).

The longer answer is: yout would need to devise a Texinfo to .CHM filter 
to convert the manual to a format that Windows would accept.  I have no
idea how hard this would be.


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