Mathematica Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Mathematica. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm writing a bunch of cells to a new notebook nb and am trying to control the pagebreaks. That is, I want a pagebreak after each Length[listOef] number of cells. But sometimes, I get two pagebreaks, depending on which random permutatation of listOef.


contains "aantalVragen" number of cells given by the user.

Then I use the following code:

nb = CreateDocument[Null, Magnification -> 1.5, ShowCellTags -> False, 
                          PageHeaders -> {{None, None, None}, {None, None, None}},
                          ShowCellLabel -> True];

(*Initialize exported notebook*)
SelectionMove[nb, Next, Cell];

allPermutations = Table[RandomPermutation[aantalVragen], {aantalToetsen}];

 NotebookWrite[nb, Cell["Toets 1." <> ToString[toetsNummer], "Title", 
                        PageBreakAbove -> True]];
 NotebookWrite[nb, Cell[datumToets, "Text"]];
 NotebookWrite[nb, Cell["Wiskunde", "Text", TextAlignment -> Right]];
 NotebookWrite[nb, Cell["G. Hollander", "Text", TextAlignment -> Right]];

 (* Test toetsNummer *)
    NotebookWrite[nb, Permute[listOef, allPermutations[[toetsNummer]]][[vraagNummer]]];
    SelectionMove[nb, Previous, Cell];
               CellLabel -> "Vraag " <> ToString[vraagNummer] <> "."];
    SelectionMove[nb, After, Notebook])
    {vraagNummer, aantalVragen}];

 **SelectionMove[nb, Previous, Cell];
 SetOptions[NotebookSelection[nb], PageBreakBelow -> False];
 SelectionMove[nb, Next, Cell];**
 {toetsNummer, aantalToetsen}]

Export[exportAddress, nb];

Why does I sometimes get two pagebreaks? I then check if the last cell of the page has a pagebreak with the code


at the end of every inner Do[] (which is for every page), but I get an empy list of options, so I don't know if there is a pagebreak or not.

Also, I'm not quite sure of the part of the code in ** Bold **: I'm trying to suppress pagebreaks at the end of a page, as I'm doing that with

  Cell["Toets 1." <> ToString[toetsNummer], "Title", PageBreakAbove -> True]];

at the beginning of the code. But that doesn't seem to prevent double page breaks, sometimes.

Any help/advice on this? Thanks!

share|improve this question
Sometimes you get two pagebreaks? What inputs give you two pagebreaks? The ... section doesn't seem necessary either. – Timothy Wofford Sep 10 '13 at 12:26
I don't know which inputs give me two pagebreaks, that's the issue. Which ... section do you say isn't necessary? Thanks! – Gabriel Sep 10 '13 at 20:53
I got caught by the 5 min comment edit limit. The section you seemed unsure about is not necessary. The program seemed to work fine on my computer, though I had to make assumptions about datumToets and other undefined symbols. Could you edit your code so we don't have to make so many assumptions? – Timothy Wofford Sep 10 '13 at 21:24
Sure! Can I start a new discussion, or should I make an answer, as to get the correct formatting of the code? – Gabriel Sep 10 '13 at 21:39

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.