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Re: Usage statements, hyperlinks, and usage button

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  • Subject: [mg111164] Re: Usage statements, hyperlinks, and usage button
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 05:43:56 -0400 (EDT)

If you create paclet documentation with Workbench, then Mathematica itself
automatically adds the RightGuillermet (??) to the usage message and it
links to the corresponding Function page in the documentation.

But this whole process is rather flakey and hidden from the user. In the
present Workbence 2.0, and Mathematica 7.0.1 there is, for example, a bug if
the application contains more than one package. Then some additional
statements must be added to the PacletInfo.m file, and those statements
generate warnings in Workbench - but work all right. This will probably be
fixed in the next Mathematica release.

Why can't usage messages be freed from their archaic String format?

David Park UMLF
djmpark at  

From: Scot T. Martin [mailto:smartin at] 

Scanning through the MathArchives, I see others have faced the challenge 
before of trying to get hyperlinks into usage statements. Is the link 
below from 2004 still current for 2010 or are there now improved 

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