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Accessing Product Help Files

In-depth technical reference documentation is available on the website at, and is also included with your FME installation.

By default, when Help is invoked from any FME Desktop tool (FME Workbench, FME Data Inspector, and others), it is opened from the website. This means that you will always see the latest help topics for updates and for new features.

You can change this default behavior and access product documentation from the help files that are installed locally (for example, if Internet access is unreliable or is not available).

To change the default help location

  1. Start FME Workbench.
  2. On the menu bar, click Tools and select FME Options.
  3. On the sidebar of the FME Options page, click Default Paths.
  4. Under "Documentation Help Locations," click the checkbox beside Use Offline Help.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Restart FME Workbench.