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Re: Re: updating help

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  • Subject: [mg107599] Re: [mg107570] Re: [mg107542] updating help
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 03:33:54 -0500 (EST)
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If you aren't the author of the package, then it would be helpful to be
specific about exactly what package it is you're having problems with.


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

On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:32:49 -0800 (PST), Francisco Gutierrez wrote:
> Many thanks for this answer. Just one more do I  create
> the legacy help page?
> Fg
> --- On Wed, 2/17/10, John Fultz <jfultz at> wrote:
>> From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
>> Subject: [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.
>> Sincerely,
>> John Fultz
>> jfultz at
>> User Interface Group
>> Wolfram Research, Inc.

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