Questions on Notebooks (*.nb, *.ma in earlier versions), structured interactive documents produced by Mathematica that can contain text, graphics, sound, calculations, typeset expressions, and user interface elements.

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How can I clear the content of my notebook in Mathematica?

The Clear command is for clearing definitions of symbols. Is there any built-in function to clear the work area of my Notebook?
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Mathematica requirements management [on hold]

Is there a way to use Mathematica notebook as a requirements document as it's possible in IBM DOORS ? ...
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String option names for Cells

They seem to be correctly interpreted. I'm asking because of some minor reasons and a major one: NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option I don't know any official confirmation so let ...
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How to return notebook's own file name

What command within a notebook will return the file name of that notebook?
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How can I protect my notebook file with a password to open and save changes?

I want to protect my .nb file with a password, because now I'm using a free access computer in my university. Everybody student in my university can use that computer and I do not want my .nb file can ...
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Changing one line in code to Traditional Form?

I was watching this video: Animating Heat Equation. The speaker had this code (just prior to the 60 second time level): ...
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Framing a combination of cells in the notebook

In my notebook, I have the following cells, which I tried to put around a single frame with a light blue background color. After entering the cells, I selected all four, then clicked the frame ...
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SelectionEvaluate executes out of turn

I'm seeing some unexpected (to me) behavior from SelectionEvaluate. I've got a notebook with two sections. In section 2, I've got code that clears the notebook's ...
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List of Recently Opened Files

If I go to the menu bar and press File I get a list of recently opened files.This would be useful except they are edited and mostly replaced by dots thus making choosing difficult. See the screen shot ...
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How to make a notebook take action whenever a particular symbol is defined or redefined?

For teaching purposes, I want to create a Mathematica notebook that will "notice" when the user defines or redefines a variable or function of a particular name, so that it can check the value and ...
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Wrapping text around pasted graphic

I would like to use Mathematica to create all my documents for my high school math class. I cannot, however, find a way to copy and paste a diagram (let's say from Geogebra) and then place it where I ...
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Hidden parent stylesheet?

Please follow those steps: ...
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Split/unmerge merged cells in notebook file

I have merged cells in a Notebook file. Is there a way to split such a merged cell group back to single cells, in each of them being one command?
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Notebook cells space on disk profiler

I have one single notebook with more than 500 mb... To control its growth, I would like to have a profiler of used space (not the live memory, but the space on disk), in such a way that I can easily ...
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my Mathematica has turned orange and not able to find out why

I do not know what happened. But when I rebooted my PC, now Mathematica comes up orange colored. I shut down the PC and tried again, it is still orange. Here is screen shot: I also did a reset. ...
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SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]] in one notebook causes Directory[] to change in a different notebook

This is causing me lots of problems. I found that issuing SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]; in notebook A.nb causes subsequent ...
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NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option

Why NotebookWrite[ EvaluationNotebook[], Cell["ZZ", "Section", WholeCellGroupOpener -> True] ] produces: ...
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How to sort cells?

Is there a way to programmatically reorder the section cells in a notebook alphabetically? For example:
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Notebook style which imitates Latex paper

I have not experimented with Notebook styles, but from what I understand they can be customized to a wide range of styles. Is there a style which looks like a typical paper written in TeX/LaTeX? My ...
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Entire notebook merged to one cell after crash

I have just reopened a notebook in Mathematica 10.1 after a crash, and find all cells have been merged, including the labels on input and output cells (In[202] := ...
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Collaboration / refererencing in the notebook environment (without Workbench)

Discussing with my co-authors over the phone, I often find it hard to point out a specific input/line/part of a notebook. (I am not using Workbench) The input numbering "In[1,...]:=" helps but ...
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Display a part of a notebook when MMA has done evaluating it

When you evaluate a notebook, it begins to slide upward and shows you a different part of your code, several cells upstream of the notebook... I was wondering if there is a command that could always ...
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Saving a notebook before a crash

On the MacBook Pro, Command+S saves the notebook. So, every few minutes, Command+S is invaluable. What do other folks do? For example, in TexShop, when I compile my LaTeX code, the file is ...
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How to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown?

Is there a way to do this other than html + pandoc?
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Table of sections with CellPrint

I am trying to produce a table of sections with each section containing a DynamicModule. My two questions are: (1) How do I produce grouped sections that are folded ...
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Shortcut to call recent inputs

I am familiar with CTRL+Shift+L to call the last input; however, in the case that I want to, for ease-of-comparison, want to print outputs of a command from further in the past and don't remember ...
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Edit Notebook options in version 10 [duplicate]

This is a follow up question to this one. I was closing a notebook without saving, Mathematica (10) showed me this dialogue: and I clicked "Save", when I re-opened the notebook I found this ...
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How to recover a notebook?

I was closing a notebook, luckily Mathematica (10!) asked me if I really wanted to quit without saving, so I saved, but now when I open that notebook this is what I see: Is there a way to recover ...
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problem of re-open the .nb file of Mathematica

This probably is a newbie question, but I cannot figure out it. I have a Mathematica 10. Every time when I re-open a .nb file, either by double clicking or by using the software interface, all cells ...
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Possible Mathematica Bug? Blank Screen

I'm a student using Mathematica on a 2012 macbook pro with OS X Yosemite. Mathematica was running fine on my computer for a long time - one day, seemingly randomly, a blank screen started appearing ...
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How can I make a RadioButtonBar that randomizes the choices each time a notebook is opened?

I have the following function for making a RadioButtonBar with randomized choices. The code is ...
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auto save a notebook using init.m

I tried to make mathematica autosave as default, so I put Sjoerd C. de Vries's code ...
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Is there a way to change the indentation behavior of the postfix operator //?

For example, using newlines after // results in some really weird indentation: Ideally, I'd love to be able to do something like this: ...
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DisplayFormula badly rendered if style is set before writing

If I have to write a display formula, I go to the cell after the text cell I'm currently into, select the DisplayFormula from the Style menu and then write. The ...
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Consistency between MousePosition and WindowMargins

MousePosition["ScreenAbsolute"] absolute position within the complete screen display WindowMargins specifies the ...
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How can I export a notebook into multimarkdown?

Mulitmarkdown (.md filetype) is a very nice document format that supports rendering mathematical expressions like latex or mathml, rendering syntax highlighted code blocks for any language, as well as ...
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Is there a way to embed a data set in a notebook?

I have a data set (currently a table in a .csv file). I would like to share this notebook with colleagues either as a notebook, or (even better) as a CDF document. Is there a way to embed the data ...
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Separate output screen; clearing (cleaning) output screen

Is there a way to split the screen so that the code is on top visible, and execution of code look at the bottom? Is there any way to clean the screen from previous runs, so that the result of ...
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How can I get the style of a CellObject?

I want to work on a notebook programmatically with CellObjects. lets create a notebook for example: ...
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Drag and Drop Support

Is there a way to effectively get drag and drop so you can drag files onto nbs in Windows? For example similar to the way .bat scripts work. Ideally I would like the script to automatically execute ...
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Writing cells from other notebooks into current notebook?

I have a large number of Mathematica notebooks which contain study notes for different topics (as opposed to actual Mathematica Code). I'm trying to develop some code to randomly pull parts of a ...
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NotebookWrite in EvaluationBox forces Input CellStyle

There is a promissing new function EvaluationBox[] and a nice last example in documentation section for it: ...
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Is there a way to create a two column page layout in a notebook? [duplicate]

I am working on a white-paper that requires a two column format. Is there an existing Stylesheet that can be used or a way to create a Stylesheet that supports this Mathematica?
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How can i specify a NotebookSelection by a given CellObject?

My Questing is very simple. If I have a CellObject e.g. CellObject[Text], I can move the selection to this ...
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Can Save[] produce a .nb file instead of a text file?

(I use Mathematica 9.0.1 on OS X 10.10.2.) Suppose I have a notebook in which I make some definitions and assignments. ...
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How to convert a notebook to an association and back?

I have a notebook that serves as a nice readable document but is it a database of sorts, I'd like to transform this into an association so I can manipulate and export it as a dataset. Here is a sample ...
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Update Type 1 fonts with Opent Type fonts

Hi I have very old notebook files which was composed 2009, where few fonts was used with Type 1 but now I want to replace with open type format. Also I have stylesheet, do I need to do any changes in ...
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How do I create a notebook with the functionality of the Mathematica help system?

I'd like to create and distribute a notebook that functions very much like the help window that appears in Mathematica to provide documentation about functions, tutorials, and etc., but my content ...
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How can I apply NotebookGet on invisible Notebooks?

My problem might be very specific, but can be quickly explained: First I create an invisible notebook nb by CreateDocument, then i apply NotebookGet on it to see its content, wich works fine! Now I ...