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Re: Help Browser

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  • Subject: [mg48523] Re: [mg48504] Help Browser
  • From: "Bruce W. Colletti" <bcolletti at>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 04:49:43 -0400 (EDT)
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Sounds good.  To expand upon your idea, it'd be useful (at least for me) to
have an option that would open the Help Browser to a specific point in a
specified document.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Park" <djmp at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg48523] RE: [mg48504] Help Browser

> 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
> 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.
> Bruce
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <support at>
To: mathgroup at
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg48523] [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
> Mathematica,
> >
> > go to Help menu - Rebuild Help Index. After the index is rebuilt,
> > AddOns should be the first (and default) category.

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