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Re: RE: Help Browser

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48569] Re: [mg48522] RE: [mg48504] Help Browser
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 07:19:16 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200406040849.EAA23674@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Even more useful would be the ability to customize the entire 
Mathematica menu.  (Lots of software allows that.)

David Park wrote:

> 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 earthlink.net
> http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
> 
> 
> 
> From: Bruce W. Colletti [mailto:bcolletti at compuserve.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 
> 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.
> 
> Bruce
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <support at wolfram.com>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg48569] [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
> 
> 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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