Local Quick Help and Manual [SOLVED]

How do I download the local Quick Help and Manual.

If you obtained the EXE installer of Audacity 2.1.2 from http://www.audacityteam.org/download/, you already have the Manual and Quick Help on your computer. Open them from the “Help” menu top right of Audacity.

If you obtained the ZIP of Audacity, you can download the Manual and Quick Help in one download: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/unzipping_the_manual.html.


I did that, downloaded the zip file with included help, but when I use the help tab the manual always opens the internet version. Since I’m not always connected, I would prefer to have the manual on my disk drive.

Make sure at Edit > Preferences…, Interface section that “Location of Manual” says “Local”. Then the local help will open in your web browser, with an address that starts with “file://” showing you that the browser is reading a file on your computer.

This assumes you have installed the “help” folder extracted from the ZIP file to the folder containing the Audacity application.


Thank you.

Can we mark the topic [SOLVED] ?


I would but I can see a “solved” button anywhere.

The forum elves can handle that.