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I am having some troubles with documentation generated by wolfram workbench. When i try to open symbol page created with workbench by pressing F1 I get a search page instead of my symbol page. When I try to open page with make template (Ctr+Shift+K) I get the message that the page does not exist, even though I can find it through search.

My guess is that page is not linked with symbol, but I don't know why it happens. Is there any way to fix it ?

UPD: My Mathematica version is 9; By using Ctr+Shift+K i mean this:

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The message with will show up only if notebook was launched with workbench, in other cases Mathematica will just ignore this attempt.

If I set PackletInfo.m like this:

      Name -> "TheoryOfComputation",
      Version -> "1.0.0",
      MathematicaVersion -> "9+",
      Description -> "Theory of Computation package",
      Creator -> "Me",
      Extensions -> {
        Context -> {"TheoryOfComputation`"}
      { "Documentation", 
        Resources-> {"Guides/TheoryOfComputation"},
        Language -> "English",

I can type something like MyPackage`MySymbol, press F1 and this works fine. But with this i can't use function templates. Also, typing MySymbol and pressing F1 leads to search page again, even thought result of ?MySymbol have link to documentation page

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Let me try to recap: F1 takes you directly to the function help page for built-in functions, but for your own functions to a search page, right? I can confirm this happens, but can't reproduce the Ctr+Shift+K behaviour. What Mathematica version are you on? And can you post the contents of your PacletInfo.m file? Have you tried reaching out to WRI on this issue? – Teake Nutma Aug 6 '13 at 8:18

Make sure you have a PacletInfo.m file in


The file should be something like:

    Name -> "YourPackageName",
    Version -> "9.0.0",
    MathematicaVersion -> "9+",
    Extensions ->  
            {"Documentation", Language -> All, MainPage -> "Guides/YourGudePage"}

Then run (not sure if this is really needed)


Then the links should work. If you create your package with Workbench you can double click the file and a PacletInfo editor will open.

Hope this helps.

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I think you missed an extension that makes it work on 9; see my answer for the details. – Teake Nutma Aug 5 '13 at 21:20
@TeakeNutma, that depends on the purpose functionality of the package. – user21 Aug 6 '13 at 5:33
No, you need that extra line in order for the Mathematica 9 paclet manager to resolve links to symbols. And what do you mean with "purpose functionality of the package"? – Teake Nutma Aug 6 '13 at 6:05
@TeakeNutma, what I posted works fine for me for a documentation package. – user21 Aug 6 '13 at 6:58
We both may have misunderstood the question ... I have withdrawn my answer. – Teake Nutma Aug 6 '13 at 8:26

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