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Help Command scrolled all the way down!

Asked by Nelson Chow on 19 Mar 2017
Latest activity Commented on by Steven Lord
on 19 Mar 2017
Hi Everyone,
I am running Matlab 2016 B on Windows 10.
When i use the help command, such as "help help" the results are all scrolled to the bottom, to read it, i need to scroll all the way up. Am I doing something wrong? or is this default so that i the help file is 100 pages long, i will need to scroll up 100 pages to read from the beginning?
I tried help help, also help help /p hopefully getting a page break option
Cheers Nelson


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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 19 Mar 2017
 Accepted Answer

MATLAB does not put in page pauses for any of its output.

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You can force MATLAB to pause after displaying a screen of text using the more function.
But if you're looking at a function that has 100 pages of help text, that's way too much IMO. That information should (again IMO) be in a documentation page not help text. To create that documentation, either use the information in this documentation page for class documentation or this documentation page to create documentation for a toolbox. Then access that documentation using the doc function instead of the help function.

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Answer by Nelson Chow on 19 Mar 2017

Amazing. Thanks


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