Online Help in non English Country releases of Dynamics NAV 2013

Online Help in non English Country releases of Dynamics NAV 2013

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In earlier releases, the Online Help in the Classic Client did contain two separate sections:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Classic Help
  • C/SIDE Reference Guide

In a non English country release, that would mean that end users had to deal with two languages in one application. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Classic Help would show up in the language of the country release they were working with and the C/SIDE Reference guide would always show up in English. The expectations were that end users would not start the C/SIDE Reference guide.

In Dynamics NAV 2013 Developer Environment, there is only one section:

  • Developer and IT Pro Help

The Online Help in the Dynamics NAV 2013 Developer Environment will always show up in English language regardless in what country release the user / IT Professional is working with. In Dynamics NAV 2009 and later releases earlier then Dynamics NAV 2013, the Online Help in the Role Tailored Client did only contain one section:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help

The C/SIDE Reference guide can be found for this release in %programfiles%\microsoft dynamics nav\60\documentation\developer guides or %programfiles(x86)%\microsoft dynamics nav\60\documentation\developer guides.

Two big changes were implemented starting with Dynamics NAV 2013. All existing help files can now be viewed via the Online Help via the Role Tailored Client. If you start the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help from the Online Help, it would look like this:

 

New is also that two new sections have been added to the Online Help in Dynamics NAV 2013:

  • What's New in Application Functionality for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
  • Application Design

Now, this is fine in an English country release of Dynamics NAV 2013. In a non English country release, this does mean that two languages are being shown to the user:

  • English language being shown for the What's New in Application Functionality for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 section
  • English language being shown for the Application Design section
  • English language being shown for the Developer and IT Pro Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
  • Non English language for the country release for the Application Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

The online help in a Dutch release would show up like this:

 

NOTE: the yellow marker indicates the non English section within the online help.

Our expectations are that an end user will look for his / her own content and especially for the translated contents that is in Application Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. Searching through the Online Help may give him English search results which could possibly confuse the end users. That chances that this will happen are low.

 

Regards,

Marco Mels   
CSS EMEA

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