Questions about cells and functionality related to cell structures, or the notebook cell hierachy which serves to organize the information in a Mathematica notebooks. This includes questions related to properties and options for cells that determine the overall look and behavior of the notebook.

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How copy a large cell into clipboard using `input text`?

This is a strange problem and everything I tried did not work. I have a very large single Manipulate cell (it is a demonstration stylesheet notebook, hence this cell have to be one), and I simply ...
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Rearrange cells without cut-paste

When working in a Mathematica notebook, I often want to reorder cells. Most of the time, I am adding cells at the bottom of the notebook, until I realize it may be better to insert this calculation at ...
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How to collect expressions from cells created by Print?

I have a notebook where evaluation of a certain cell produced hundreds of adjacent output cells using Print. I need to create a list containing all expressions from ...
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Image analysis for extracting lines between cells

I have a 2D image as shown here and need to extract the spatial information about the curves in between each cell division. I have been able to analyze the image ...
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Any way to make my equations look better, more Latex like?

I find that the equations I write in Mathematica are not always publication quality. Here is a typical example: If I copy as Latex, then I get the following code: ...
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How can I programmatically remove tagged cells without scrolling to them?

I've learned a rather succinct way to delete tagged cells using NotebookLocate, but I would prefer the notebook did not scroll to the selection just for a delete ...
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Is it possible to merge cells excluding results with one click?

Now when I merge two cells with right-click "Merge Cells", they merge with the results included, while I only want the commands merged. Can I make it a one-click button? Now I have to delete the ...
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Select parts of Input Cell

One of my cells contains some Text and Input: some text 3+5, so the expression underlying this looks like ...
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Set the style of a cell

I know it's possible to programmatically change options on the selection in a notebook. I'd like to create a button that lets me change the style of a cell. It's a style that doesn't have a keyboard ...
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Export notebook to pdf in landscape orientation

Assuming the following is a notebook with a linebreak: How might I export a landscape pdf (preferred although other formats could work) such that each cell content each group of cells above and ...
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Column and CellLabel

Is it possible to add a CellLabel over multiple lines? When trying the code SetOptions[ NotebookSelect[mb], CellLabel-> Column@{"line 1", "line 2"} ] with a ...
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Options CellLabel not showing

I'm back with the labels and tags questions! Here is my code: mb = CreateDocument[Null, ShowCellTags -> True]; In the new document, I create a new cell, add ...
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Label cell goes away with SelectionEvaluate

When a given cell has a label (given with the CellLabel->"label" option of the cell), then this label disappears after calling SelectionEvaluate[ nb ] when the ...
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Maintaining stylesheet information in Cell[]

I am working on formatting a cell for a slideshow presentation format such that a graphics object occupies the left half of the cell and bullets or other items occupy the right. The ancient ...
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Counter assignments [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a specific outline format to match some course materials I am required to submit in a particular way. I know how to create auto-numbered cells using ...
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Get the unevaluated expression from a numbered cell

If a cell exists as below: In[1] := (xyPoints = {{1,2},{2,5},{3,10}}; ListLinePlot[xyPoints]) Is it possible to get at the expression rather than the plot shown ...
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Alternative to NotebookLocate or NotebookFind

In Mathematica 8.0 and older, there are two ways to select cells based on cell tags. NotebookLocate["CellTag"]; NotebookGet[EvaluationNotebook[]] and ...
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How to evaluate an input cell automatically after evaluating the previous one

Is there any way to automatically evaluate an input cell after evaluating the previous one without the need to press ENTER?
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Want actual cell data from CellEvaluationFunction

Let's say I print a cell like so. CellPrint@Cell[ BoxData[" "], "Input", Evaluatable -> True, CellEvaluationFunction -> Function[Print[#];] ] Now I ...
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WholeCellGroupOpener and Hyperlinks

My problem is: I would like to activate WholeCellGroupOpener on a cell containing hyperlinks. But when I do that, the hyperlinks are no longer active. Is there a way to change the order of the two, so ...
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Is it possible to frame a group of cells? [duplicate]

Is it possible to put a frame around a group of cells (e.g. a numbered list)? My problem is, that if I select the cell group and then click frame on the writing assistant, then it puts a frame around ...
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how to make cursor jump automatically to next input cell after evaluating previous one?

When making separate cells in order to make separate computations to better see the result of each one before going to the next cell to do the next computation (which is a good way of doing things), ...
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What is the real default CellEvaluationFunction?

The default CellEvaluationFunction is Identity but one can quickly see that this is handled specially as an equivalent function, ...
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How to fold output cells by default?

In Mathematica the default behavior of output cells is to pop up after the kernel has processed the input cells and got a result. I know I could add ; in the end of ...
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Functions returns Command Completion Output

Is there a function that returns the output as if you invoked Command Completion. To help clarify I am looking for a function that returns the Cell Data as if you invoked ...
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Replace content of selected cells, each getting different new content

Let's say I select 2 different cells and then attempt to replace their content using NotebookWrite inside a button. How might I replace each cell's content ...
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Prevent Cell Deletion

How might I be able to prevent a Cell form being deleted when you press the Delete key? Maybe there is a way to display some type of ...
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Techniques Modifying Cells M8.0

What techniques are there for modifying/organizing/selecting/deleting cells? I understand Mathematica 9.0 has a Cells function but what techniques exist in Mathematica 8.0? The documentation for ...
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Modified Cell Different Display

Is there a way to show maybe a slightly different color, or change the cell bracketing color of a Mathematica cell when it has been modified? Ideally it would be nice to follow the standard of ...
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Welcome screen (V9): selecting notebook from Open Recent … results in initialization cells not evaluating

The following represents an abbreviated example of more complicated code, but it replicates a problem the more complicated code encounters. ...
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How to Keep Input Cells Hidden After Evaluating Notebook

I've created a notebook for use in an in-class presentation. There is a fair amount of MMA code, and my students know nothing about MMA nor do they need to. I don't want to distract them with the ...