I'm trying to get a copy of a basic Labview Manual. In the documentation area, when I say to download the entire manual, I keep getting a message that says its downloading but I don't see anything happen. If something is happening, where do I look to find it? How can I download a copy of the fundamentals of working with LabView?
There is no real "LabVIEW Manual". There are classes in LabVIEW, books on LabVIEW, tutorials in LabVIEW (some used to be listed on the first page of this Forum, but the links have mysteriously "disappeared"), the LabVIEW "Help" (for specific points), the Web, Videos (of varying quality, but NI has been putting some effort into updating some of their Tutorial material), and, my All Time Favorite, local LabVIEW Gurus (you might need to look under a few rocks to find them ...).
In the documentation area, when I say to download the entire manual, I keep getting a message that says its downloading but I don't see anything happen.
Does not work for me either.
I guess that's why there's no "LabVIEW Manual"!!! 😄
I think this is a bug because the LabVIEW manual is just so large. I can download the entire manual as a PDF for other smaller manuals on ni.com/docs. I can also download the LabVIEW Fundamentals "Selected Section and Subsections(s)" which yields a pretty large PDF on its own.
Hi, thanks for the feedback. We have prioritized fixing the PDF failure bug. The LabVIEW help is by far our largest manual with 96K+ individual topics so it has been a challenge for PDF generation. As Esearl said, you can download sections of the manual by selecting the "Selected Section and Subsections(s)" option.
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We have prioritized fixing the PDF failure bug. The LabVIEW help is by far our largest manual with 96K+ individual topics so it has been a challenge for PDF generation.
One would think that you could generate that "manual" once offline and then maybe repeat every months or so (or whenever significant changes happen) and cache it for quick downloading. I am not sure how 96k+ entries translates into megabytes. How big would the resulting pdf be?
Another option would be to just remove that menu entry. It does not seem reasonable to even offer that. 😄 (Unless somebody plans to read it while doing a month-long survival training in the Alaskan wilderness, the online resources seem sufficient.)
The time of printed manuals are over!
In contrast, 25+ years ago LabVIEW shipped with a bookshelf worth of manuals. 😄