Quick Help and Manual

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on GNU/Linux.

ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on GNU/Linux.
Please state:
  • which version of Linux you are using,
  • the exact three-section version number of Audacity from Help menu > About Audacity,
  • whether you installed your distribution's release, PPA version, or compiled Audacity from source code.

Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade (see https://www.audacityteam.org/download/).
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.

Quick Help and Manual

Permanent link to this post Posted by IanSinclair » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:49 pm

I can get the internet versions to read Quick Help and Manual but cannot find how to download these so that they can be accessed from the Audacity Help menu without the need to be online. OS is Linux Mint 12 on one computer and Ubuntu 10,04 on the other.
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Re: Quick Help and Manual

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:09 pm

Personally I've set up a folder on the "Bookmarks Toolbar" of my web browser (Firefox) and have several bookmarks in that folder to a number of pages in the manual, and some pages in the Audacity wiki. As the Audacity help is in HTML format and displays in the web browser, I find that this method is just as convenient, but more flexible than using the built-in help.

However, to answer your question, the instructions for installing are here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Unzipping_the_Manual
Note that the location of the manual after unzipping is crucial. If you Audacity does not see the manual after you have installed it, please say if you installed Audacity from the distribution repository (for example through the Software Center) or by some other means. Also, please state the exact location of the file "index.html" in the help.
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