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Re: [Mathematica 6] What happened to the 5.2 HELP interface? Can

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  • Subject: [mg75543] Re: [Mathematica 6] What happened to the 5.2 HELP interface? Can
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 05:51:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f1epld$4iq$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

I agree the the new help system is not as good as the old one,
but you can search the help, when you enter the word/symbol
into the only single line in the help-center and press enter.

Regards
   Jens

Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> When I click on help in Mathematica 6, the familiar help interface is all 
> gone.
> 
> Now one gets a new thing called Documentation center.
> 
> I much prefer the old help interface. It was clear, and easy to use. The new 
> one is hard to use and now one does not know where everything else is. There 
> is no place to even enter something to search for. One must start by erasing 
> the string "grid/Mathematica" from the little window at the top to clear it 
> out. Very annoying.  before things where laid out in tabs. Now everything is 
> a link and one must keep clicking on links all the time.
> 
> Is there a way to tell Mathematica 6 to use the old help interface (same 
> help as in 5.2)? I looked as some options and such, but none there. I wish 
> they kept the old help system there for those who want to use it.
> 
> Nasser
> 
> 


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