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Re: Re: How to bring up specific doc page programmatically?

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  • Subject: [mg114461] Re: Re: How to bring up specific doc page programmatically?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:50:04 -0500 (EST)

The syntax is wrong -- as the string argument to NotebookOpen, you want 
a URL type expression.  Thus:

   NotebookOpen["paclet://ref/List"]

On 12/4/2010 6:16 AM, kj wrote:
> In<idagaa$jqh$1 at smc.vnet.net>  Patrick Scheibe<pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>  writes:
>
>> and since these are all notebooks, something like
>
>> NotebookOpen["paclet:ref/List"]
>
>> should work too.
>
> "Should"?  If I had a dime for every time that Mathematica refuses
> to do what it "should" do (based on my understanding of it), I'd
> be a lot richer than Wolfram!  :)
>
> I've learned that when working with Mathematica, one always, always,
> always has to "do the experiment".  Deductive reasoning doesn't go
> very far with it.  It is the height of irony that, despite the name
> "Mathematica", working with it remains very much an *experimental*
> science. :D
>
> (FWIW, the expression you posted evaluates to $Failed and beeps
> when I run it.)
>
> ~kj
>
>

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