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Manipulate in HelpBrowser: Bug

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  • Subject: [mg88441] Manipulate in HelpBrowser: Bug
  • From: Markus Huber <mhla at gmx.at>
  • Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 06:15:22 -0400 (EDT)

Hello,

I wanted to use the Manipulate command in some of my old help files,
i.e. HelpBrowser and not DocumentationCenter.
Thereby I noticed the following weird behavior:

Open the HB with
FrontEndTokenExecute["HelpDialog"].

Evaluate
Manipulate[Plot[Sin[k x], {x, 0, 1}], {k, 1, 2}].

It won't behave properly when moving the slider. Now strange is that
1.) Animate works
2.) Copying the output cell and pasting it again works.

I used M6 in Windows, on Mac and Linux everything worked as expected.

Can anyone explain this behavior or (even better) knows a (simple)
workaround. My best idea would be to use Animate instead.

Thanks in advance

Markus Huber


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