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Re: [Mathematica 6] What happened to the 5.2 HELP interface? Can one get it back?

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  • Subject: [mg75586] Re: [mg75515] [Mathematica 6] What happened to the 5.2 HELP interface? Can one get it back?
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 01:43:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200705040807.EAA04670@smc.vnet.net>

On May 5, 4:51 am, Jens-Peer Kuska <k... at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote:
> 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

I think it is both better and worse. The interface is slower, and
probably confusing to previous users. On the other hand, it now has
better search capabilities, a more intuitive interface for new users,
and we may not even know everything it can do, yet.

On 5/4/07, Nasser Abbasi <nma at 12000.org> 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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