Im having some problem with Help features. I used code like the following to put an About box and help files under the Apple menu on the left side of the menu bar. LOCAL FN setUpMenus APPLE MENU "About StatGames;Help With This Window" MENU 1,0,_enable, "File" MENU 1,_quitItem,_enable, "/QQuit" ' close file and exit END FN CLEAR LOCAL DIM menuID DIM itemID LOCAL FN doMenus menuID = MENU(_menuID) itemID = MENU(_itemID) SELECT menuID CASE 255 ' Apple Menu FN helpWindows(itemID) CASE _fileMenu SELECT itemID CASE _quitItem 'quit END END SELECT END SELECT END FN A student testing the program reported the following: Just as in Smith's Statistical Package, the Apple menu disappears when I enter the program. I remember last year when I had mentioned the problem to you, I had traced it down to a control panel called PopUpFolder. I no longer use that, though, and the problem still exists. I can research it some more; it may have to do with the Apple Menu Items control panel. I notice that an old version of Excel, 5.0, also exhibits that problem. Perhaps all three programs have the same conflict. Because there's no Apple Menu, I cannot access the Help With This Window feature. Perhaps it would be more appropriate anyways to move it to the Help menu on the right side of the menubar. ' *********************** I dont have this problem and Jay (from the list) reported no problem when he tested the program, but Im concerned. Has anyone else confronted this situation (and found a simple solution)? Also, how do I add my own help items to the Help menu on the right side of the menubar? (Im on sabbatical and didnt bring my FutureBasic manuals with me.) ******************* I did find this in the Help files with FutureBasicII: FutureBasic's Help file gives this note and warning under APPLE MENU: Note: The compiled application looks for an MBAR (menu bar) resource with ID 127 in its resource fork. If an MBAR resource is used, it requires the Apple menu resource to be installed with a resource ID of 127. In this case, MENU(_menuID) will return 127 if the Apple menu was created as a resource as described above. WARNING: When using MultiFinder, it sometimes gets confused when FutureBASIC II runs a program from within the editor, forgetting where the Apple menu is located in memory. To correct, add a default Apple MENU resource into the STAZ Extras file with an ID 127. This will change the default APPLE MENU resource ID from _appleMenu to _appleResMenu. ********** Does this warning only apply to MBAR resources trying to access _appleResMenu = 127? Or does it also apply when I try to use _appleMenu = 255? If it does apply, could someone give me a step-by-step explanation of how I add a default Apple MENU resource into the STAZ Extras file with an ID 127.