This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Wolfram Language, and is subject to change.


is a global option that specifies which directories are searched for additional help files used within the help system.


  • These help files are used for add-ons contained within subdirectories of $UserBaseDirectory and $BaseDirectory.
  • The directories to be searched are specified using the FrontEnd`FileName function. Typical directories included in AddOnHelpPath are FrontEnd`FileName[{$UserBaseDirectory,"Autoload"}] and FrontEnd`FileName[{$BaseDirectory,"Applications"}].
  • Help notebooks should be in a subdirectory called Documentation/language, where language is determined by the value of the global variable $Language. It can be any language recognized by the system, such as English, French, or German.

See Also

Documentation Center

Introduced in 1999