Questions about making your own documentation similar to the built-in documentation style. Also about finding things in the documentation, working with the documentation, errors in the documentation, missing documentation, Context used in the documentation etc.

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Write-protect documentation for self-written Add-on package

My package works fine so far, and now I want to add some documentation. I have put a file in ...
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Problem with EllipticE documentation

The complete elliptic integral of the second kind, EllipticE, is defined as, Integrate[Sqrt[1-m Sin[t]^2],{t,0,z}] According ...
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Key to get help about current function

I know you can hit F1 to pop up the documentation center, and then type the name of a function and search for it. I'd like to know if there's a key that just pops up the help page of the function ...
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Is there a quick way to find a built-in function by name search?

Is there a quick way to search all built-in Mathematica functions by name? Say I want to find all functions whose name contains "Graph", such as GraphPlot, NeighborhoodGraph, Subgraph, and so forth. ...
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How to open directly the help/reference window from a notebook

I'm used to do ??symbol when I want the reference for a given symbol, then I click on the >> arrows to open the help window. Would it be possible to ...
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How can I change the default font size of the Virtual Book?

How can I change the default font size of the Virtual Book?
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LibraryLink Documentation

The documentation for LibraryLink has the following example ...
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Get Documentation Search Results Programmatically

Currently I don't have access to Wolfram Workbench but would like to add my own pages to the documentation search results in Mathematica. How might I most easily manually add pages to the ...
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Missing functions in the Raspberry Pi V10 release

There are a few Mathematica users beside myself that are running it on a Raspberry Pi, and we found out it does not always perform the same as the Desktop version [1][2]. During the testing of the ...
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Derivative of generating function (Example from documentation)

In the documentation for GeneratingFunction, the following example is given under Examples -> Properties & Relations -> Derivative: ...
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Methods for NSolve

I've been using NSolve a moderate (50-100 equations) size system of linear equations and it has been working splendidly (Solve ...
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Is it possible to auto-load documentation for current function? [duplicate]

As much as Mathematica amazes me with endless variety of integrated functions and packages, inconsistency with functions parameters or finding details about a function takes some time and isn't as ...
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How to use the Find and Replace Dialog Window?

The Find edit box in the Find and Replace Dialog Window shows a default word while opening. How do I tell it to show the word in which the mouse cursor is located in the Notebook, rather than the last ...
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How to obtain a complete list of WordData's “Properties”?

Command WordData["Word", "Properties"] seems have an endless list of properties, such as : "Definitions", ...
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Elements in `Reap` and `Sow`

Can someone help explain it to me: How does here e come out? Why b disappears? ...
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Documentation with Workbench: Paclet vs Package

I am writing documentation for my package in Workbench. But for some reason, all of the help pages (and the index) of the package say that the various functions and symbols are "PACLET SYMBOL" [see ...
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Example in Help File does not evaluate as claimed

In the help file, under BellB, I read at 'Properties and Relations': "Sum can give results involving ...
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Documentation build failed with Workbench

I'm starting to use Wolfram Workbench 2 to develop a Mathematica package. For the first time I tried "Documentation - Build" under the "Application Tools" but got fatal errors: BUILD FAILED ...
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Autoupdate Section Numbers? - Technical Document Authoring with Mathematica

Technical document authoring systems are structured ways to create, manage, and update documentation for various mediums such as print, pdf, web, etc. Take a look at this technical document ported to ...
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What does the slash-colon symbol do?

I came across a bit of code that uses the syntax /: and I don't know what it does. I can't find its documentation, or maybe I'm just not looking properly. The code ...
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Ways to access lists inside lists

I have gone through some reference material but I am not getting really good links that will help me grow understanding of ...
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3D Printing in Mathematica Tutorials

Are there thorough tutorials on 3D printing for Mathematica? It seems that being able to export Mathematica files for 3D printing is unfortunately still a novelty, but it's vital for my business ...
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Generate a list of all user defined functions including their argument patterns

I have defined a bunch of functions over several different files, and I would like a list of prototypes of all the functions I have defined in my current session (I want the mathematica equivalent of ...
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Editing the Virtual Book?

It's my understanding that the Virtual Book (of mathematica 9) is in notebook (.nb) format. It appears to be a very polished style of documentation which I want to reuse (parts) of it to create my own ...
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Switch Shift+Enter and Enter

How can I switch the functionality of Enter and Shift+Enter in Windows? I find mat labs functionality more intuitive sometimes.
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how to make cells independent with each other in notebook

If we open DocumentationCenter and then run code, we will find that the Cells are independent from each other. For example: ...
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Print documentation (or front end) with all Openers open?

From the online reference: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Opener.html a JS function javascript:open_ES() is invoked to open all Openers within a section. Note (1) this feature is ...
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Merging documentation from Workbench with handed-coded package

On the one hand, I have been writing my package (directly into the .m file) separately using the standard Mathematica front-end. My source .m files and the init.m files have the appropriate folder ...
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Conditions in SparseArray

I got confused by {i_, j_} /; in the following code. I didn't see an explanation in the SparseArray documentation. Can anyone ...
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How to remove box around “More Information” section in documentation Symbol Page generated by Workbench

I am using Workbench 2.0 with Mathematica 9.0.1. For some reason, the one section titled "MORE INFORMATION" is boxed (see screenshot). All other section headers look like built-in Mathematica symbol ...
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What can I do with “Syntax Templates” section at start of Symbol Pages (in Workbench)?

At the top of each Symbol Page, there are a bunch of little sections in grey (see screen shot). But I do not understand how to use them. I am particularly interested in the "Syntax templates" ...
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Is there any metadata-holding mechanisms in Mathematica programming similar to Java annotations?

I'm re-implementing some tools previously implemented in Java in Wolfram Language. Is there any metadata-holding mechanisms in Mathematica programming similar to Java annotations?
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Limits explanation in doc

Limit[expr,x->Subscript[x, 0],Direction->1] computes the limit as x approaches Subscript[x, 0] from smaller values. ...
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?function-name does not return function help

For some reason when I use ?function-name to ask for help on a function, I got a very clinical breakdown of that function with its options and attributes instead of the blurb about the function: To ...
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Workbench, Deployed Application Missing Documentation from Referenced Projects

I am starting to use Wolfram Workbench 2.0 to consolidate a project and take advantage of subversion to keep track of my ongoing updates and changes. The project is compartmentalized into 5 ...
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“Go back” and “Go forward” in help? [duplicate]

This is a duplicate question with Gestures for forward/backward in help browser (particularly on a Mac). Please close this question. In IE, we can "go back" by Alt+←, and "go forward" by Alt+→. This ...
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What does “levelspec” mean in the documentation? [closed]

The following code returns the first three integer elements of Sqrt[Range[100]]: ...