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Re: updating help

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  • Subject: [mg107570] Re: [mg107542] updating help
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:03:58 -0500 (EST)
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On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 03:54:15 -0500 (EST), Francisco Gutierrez wrote:
> Dear sirs:
> After installing a new package in Mathematica 7, how can you update the
> index? In previous versions this was very easy...
> Fg

If you've created a legacy help page (i.e., one that works with the pre-v6 help 
system), then there's no need to update the index.  Every time you launch the 
old help system, it rebuilds the index.  Since there's so little content in the 
legacy system, rebuilding it every time is quick and painless.

If you're creating a new, paclet-based help page, then there's nothing to 
rebuild.  It should just work.

If this isn't helpful, then some more details about what exactly you're doing 
would certainly be in order.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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