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Re: Transition to Wolfram Workbench

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  • Subject: [mg107831] Re: Transition to Wolfram Workbench
  • From: Hannes Kessler <HannesKessler at>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 04:51:50 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Albert,

I tried to change the help system to internet explorer (Window-
>Preferences->General->Webbrowser->Use external Web browsers->Internet
explorer) but nothing changed: All help pages still open in the
internal browser window with a tiny font. I am working under Windows

Best regards,
Hannes Kessler

On 27 Feb., 09:15, Albert Retey <a... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> > I tried to create some test documentation using the workbench but
> > failed to use the documentation tools palette when Mathematica was
> > called because some of its elements were hidden and I could not
> > increase the size of the palette window. In the workbench I had
> > problems using the help system as the font size is really tiny, but no
> > possibility to change it.
> it sounds like you are using either a non standard setup, since all
> looks very reasonable on the systems I have been using. One thing you
> can try is to configure the eclipse help system to use an external web
> browser, you have then all the possibilities to change the appearance of
> the help content within the web browser of your choice. As for the
> documentation tools palette you could try to manipulate the
> corresponding notebooks magnification to make everything fit within the
> window with something like:
> SetOptions[Notebooks[][[1]], Magnification -> 1]
> where of course you would have to check at which position the
> DocumentationTools-Palette appears in your case...
> > I am afraid such elementary difficulties
> > will discourage newcomers like me to use the workbench.
> I am not trying to convince anyone to use the workbench, as I said, IMHO
> it only adds value for certain special tasks and it needs some effort to
> get used to it _and_ it might well have its deficiencies. Unfortunatly
> at this time there isn't really an alternative to it when you want to
> create documentation for the Documentation Center, although there are
> some recipes about how you can create documentation for the
> documentation center without using the workbench and wolframs
> documentation tools. But these also have their deficiencies and also
> need some effort to get decent results.
> hth,
> albert

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