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*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg46512] Re: Help Browser issue in 5.0.1 on Mac OS X
*From*: drbob at bigfoot.com (Bobby R. Treat)
*Date*: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 22:58:50 -0500 (EST)
*References*: <c0qjet$ka0$1@smc.vnet.net> <200402190802.DAA14941@smc.vnet.net> <c14790$4d3$1@smc.vnet.net>
*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
In addition to my earlier comment about applications like
NeuralNetworks that use all the available Help columns, your suggested
BrowserCategories.m leaves out a lot of things in the installed
version, which I'm including below.
BrowserCategory["Add-ons & Links", None,
{
BrowserCategory["Wolfram Research Products", None,
{
BrowserCategory["Mathematica Applications", None,
{
Item["Mathematica Applications from Wolfram Research",
"WRIApplications.nb", CopyTag -> "WolframApplications"],
Item[Delimiter],
Item["Mathematica Packages from Independent Developers",
"WRIApplications.nb", CopyTag -> "IndependentDeveloperApps"],
Item["Other Mathematica Applications",
"WRIApplications.nb", CopyTag -> "OtherApplications"]
}],
BrowserCategory["Wolfram Education Training", None,
{
Item["M100: An Introduction to Mathematica",
"WRIApplications.nb", IndexTag -> "WEG: M100"],
Item["M101: A First Course in Mathematica",
"WRIApplications.nb", IndexTag -> "WEG: M101"],
Item["M110: Working with Data Using Mathematica",
"WRIApplications.nb", IndexTag -> "WEG: M110"],
Item["M220: Programming in Mathematica",
"WRIApplications.nb", IndexTag -> "WEG: M220"],
Item["M245: Parallel Computing", "WRIApplications.nb",
IndexTag -> "WEG: M245"],
Item["M310: Digital Image Processing",
"WRIApplications.nb", IndexTag -> "WEG: M310"],
Item["M330: Neural Networks", "WRIApplications.nb",
IndexTag -> "WEG: M330"]
}
]
}],
Item[Delimiter],
HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{"AddOns",
"StandardPackages"}]}, False],
Item["Combinatorica", FrontEnd`FileName[{"StandardPackages"},
"Combinatorica.nb"], IndexTag->"Combinatorica`", CopyTag->None],
HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
"Applications", "AuthorTools"}]}, False, True],
HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
"Applications", "XMLCapabilities"}]}, False, True],
Item[Delimiter],
HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{"AddOns", "MathLink"}]},
False],
HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
"JLink"}]}, False, True],
HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
"NETLink"}]}, False, True],
HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory,
"AddOns"}]}, {FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "JLink"}],
FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "NETLink"}]}],
Item[Delimiter],
BrowserCategory["Working with Add-ons", None,
{
Item["Introduction", "InstallingPackages.nb",
CopyTag->"AddOnsIntro", IndexTag->"Introduction"],
Item["Using Add-ons", "InstallingPackages.nb",
CopyTag->"UsingAddOns", IndexTag->"Using Add-ons"],
Item["Installing New Add-ons", "InstallingPackages.nb",
CopyTag->"AddOnInstall", IndexTag->"Installing New Add-ons" ]
}],
HelpDirectoryListing[AddOnHelpPath,
{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "Applications",
"AuthorTools"}],
FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "Applications",
"XMLCapabilities"}]}]
}]
Bobby
Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183 at misspelled.erthlink.net> wrote in message news:<c14790$4d3$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> Gary and Mike,
>
> I'm not sure whether the difference is between Mathematica 5.0 and
> 5.0.1 or between Jaguar and Panther. Previously, there was a problem
> with the horizontal scroll bar, and now there is a problem with
> vertical scroll bars.
>
> However, one thing you can do to improve the Help Browser is to
> edit/rearrange the BrowserCategories.m file that lives inside
> Mathematica 5.0/Documentation/English/AddOns. In particular, you can
> arrange for Standard Packages and Applications to appear at the top of
> the second column.
>
> Here's what mine looks like:
>
> BrowserCategory["Add-ons", None,
> {
> HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{"AddOns",
> "StandardPackages"}]}, False],
>
> BrowserCategory["Applications",{
> HelpDirectoryListing[AddOnHelpPath,
> {FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "Applications",
> "AuthorTools"}],
> FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "Applications",
> "XMLCapabilities"}]}]
> }],
>
> Item[Delimiter],
>
> HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
> "Applications", "AuthorTools"}]}, False, True],
> HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
> "Applications", "XMLCapabilities"}]}, False, True],
> HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{"AddOns", "MathLink"}]},
> False],
> HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
> "JLink"}]}, False, True],
> HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns",
> "NETLink"}]}, False, True],
> HelpDirectoryListing[{FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory,
> "AddOns"}]}, {FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "JLink"}],
> FrontEnd`FileName[{$TopDirectory, "AddOns", "NETLink"}]}],
>
> Item[Delimiter],
>
> BrowserCategory["Working with Add-ons", None,
> {
> Item["Introduction", "InstallingPackages.nb",
> CopyTag->"AddOnsIntro", IndexTag->"Introduction"],
> Item["Using Add-ons", "InstallingPackages.nb",
> CopyTag->"UsingAddOns", IndexTag->"Using Add-ons"],
> Item["Installing New Add-ons", "InstallingPackages.nb",
> CopyTag->"AddOnInstall", IndexTag->"Installing New Add-ons" ]
> }]
> }]
>
> -----
> Selwyn Hollis
> http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis
> (edit reply-to to reply)
>
>
>
> On Feb 19, 2004, at 3:02 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>
> > On 2004-02-16 09:18:05 -0500, Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at uq.edu.au>
> > said:
> >
> >> Has anyone noticed a (minor but irritating) bug in 5.0.1 Help Browser
> >> on Mac
> >> OS X that wasn't present in 5.0.0?
> >>
> >> The browser design in V5 seemed to have gone backward compared to V4
> >> (on the
> >> Mac front end at least). For example in 5.0.0:
> >>
> >> Click on Add-ons& Links. The next column brings up the sub folders
> >> but no
> >> scroll bar. You need to click on the bottom folder, in this case
> >> MathLink,
> >> to bring up the scroll bar and access the folders below MathLink
> >> (such as
> >> J/Link, webMathematica and so on. This was irritating.
> >>
> >> Now in 5.0.1 the only way to access folders below MathLink in the help
> >> browser is to search for a known folder, eg. By typing MSP and
> >> pressing go
> >> the webMathematica folder appears along with a scroll bar in the
> >> Add-ons&
> >> Links column. Something is clearly wrong with the Mac OS X
> >> HelpBrowser.
> >
> > We have seen the same thing here with 6 or 7 machines running 5.0.1
> > under Mac OS X 10.3.2.
> >
> >
> >> Are there any adjustments to the 'hidden' files that users can make to
> >> correct this?
> >
> > I hope someone can answer this one.
> >
> >
> >> On another issue I've noticed that the frequency of crashes has
> >> increased
> >> from virtually zero for 4.2 to regular enough to be noticeable with
> >> 5.0. I
> >> haven't kept records or anything but I kinda feel like the crashes are
> >> occurring more often when I have iTunes running (and perhaps when
> >> adding or
> >> removing cell tags). Anyone else experiencing this? (on Mac OS X
> >> 10.3.2)
> >
> > I must say that I haven't noticed any substantial instability.
> >
> > All the best,
> >
> > -- Gary L. Gray
> >
> >
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