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RE: Help Browser

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  • Subject: [mg48522] RE: [mg48504] Help Browser
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 04:49:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

But in Version 4 Mathematica Add-Ons could be choosen from the Help menu,
and there were are a few other useful choices. These have now been
eliminated and replaced by a number of infrequently used items.

I think WRI should restore the major tabs to the Help menu, at least the
Book and Add-Ons, with Built-In Functions the default.

David Park
djmp at

From: Bruce W. Colletti [mailto:bcolletti at]
To: mathgroup at

The reply below (by Bruce Miller, Wolfram Tech Support) will help those who
want an easier Help Browser experience:  how to make the AddOns tab the
default location when opening the Help Browser."

As an aside, those who want to build their own help texts will like Bobby
Treat's recent posting on that matter.  Check that out, too.


----- Original Message -----
From: <support at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg48522] [mg48504] [TS 14312]--Re:[Phone 1495] Help Browser

> To make AddOns the default category in the Help Browser, edit the file
>        Documentation/English/BrowserCategories.m
> and make the line
> HelpDirectoryListing[{"AddOns"}, False],
> the first one in the list of categories.   Save the file, open
> go to Help menu - Rebuild Help Index. After the index is rebuilt,
> AddOns should be the first (and default) category.

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