By default, Visual Studio is configured to open the online product documentation. In order to view the help locally, you need
to download and install
Visual COBOL product local Help. See
Viewing the Product Help in the installation notes or in your Release Notes.
On some Windows versions such as Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 or later, an issue with Microsoft Help Viewer and Internet
Explorer's security being turned on can cause the Help content to be displayed as raw HTML code. To resolve the issue, you
need to turn off the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) for both administrators and users. Check the
Microsoft Windows help for more information on how to do this.