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Glitch in online documentation system (a minor bug, actually?)

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  • Subject: [mg90353] Glitch in online documentation system (a minor bug, actually?)
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 05:05:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University

If I open a single Mathematica notebook window, then open a Help window 
such as a function definition or tutorial, the opened Help window does 
not appear in the list of open windows at the bottom of the Mathematica 
Window  menu -- I can't toggle back and forth between the two windows 
using that menu.

If I then open a _second_ randomly chosen notebook (keeping the first 
one open), all three windows now are listed at the bottom of the Window 
menu.

And if I close the second notebook, both the first notebook and the Help 
window remain listed at the bottom of the Window menu.  

But if I close the Help window and re-open a new Help window, it again 
doesn't show up.

MacBook, OS 10.4.11, Mathematica 6.0.3.0.

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[And while we're on this topic, any one-hand keyboard way to toggle 
between a notebook window and an opened Help window?] 

[Or alternatively, and better, what's the easiest and most effective way 
to capture individual Help windows (function definitions, tutorials, 
etc) into PDF files -- preferably with some magnification?]  

[The point to doing the latter is that I can then build up and annotate 
my own "online" help as a PDF document; have a notebook open in 
Mathematica; keep a selected page in the PDF Help document open in 
Acrobat; and toggle back and forth between them instantaneously by 
typing Cmd-Tab with my "keyboard hand" (which on a Mac toggles 
instantly between the two most recently used applications).]


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