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Re: Re: updating help

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  • Subject: [mg107580] Re: [mg107570] Re: [mg107542] updating help
  • From: Francisco Gutierrez <fgutiers2002 at>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 05:15:59 -0500 (EST)

Many thanks for this answer. Just one more do I  create the legacy help page?

--- On Wed, 2/17/10, John Fultz <jfultz at> wrote:

From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
Subject: [mg107580] [mg107570] Re: [mg107542] updating help
To: mathgroup at
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:03 AM

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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