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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Stop front-end auto-adjust of window to output

I have made a simple "percent complete" output to track my For loop, where I incrementally print values and then delete the output right before printing the next ...
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Module, block or whatever to scope variables without explicitly listing them? [duplicate]

In larger notebooks I have often trouble with conflicting variable names. To combat this there are Modules and blocks. But with those you always have to list the variables you are using. I don't ...
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How to convert arbitrary raw boxes directly into String?

This question is motivated by the recent question about searching inside of the NB files. According to the Documentation, ToString expects a high-level WL ...
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Searching a phrase in all *.nb files

I have so many *.nb files in a folder. In one of them I have written a phrase, unfortunately I cannot remember that file. I am searching about it and the file in ...
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Save as PDF without cell numbers

I want to save a notebook file as PDF, but without cell numbers. For instance, take this document, then select “save as PDF” and the result is, How can I remove the cell numbers ...
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Find and Replace in Notebook using a Pattern [closed]

I would love to be able to use the power of Mathematica's patterns to find and replace within my code. I have searched for this on google, and so far I've come up with this: ...
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Running Mathematica Notebook files in command mode

The question is, how can I run a .nb file in the kernel mode of Mathematica? I am not an expert in Mathematica, but one of our users who use this program says that ...
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How to use CounterFunction to paginate with roman numerals

I want to paginate some pages with roman page numbers. The documentation says it is possible with CounterFunction[] - presumably to use with ...
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Why a function returns two different values if copied into a Notebook or imported with Get from a Wolfram Mathematica Package?

I have some Mathematica code that shows a behaviour I really cannot understand. The code only contains a bunch of function definitions. If I paste it in the Notebook Front End and I evaluate it, I ...
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How insert hyperlink to file with relative path?

Into a text cell of my current (previously saved) notebook, I want to place a hyperlink to a particular file target.html in a particular subdirectory ...
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How to get the output of running mathematica after loosing the interface? [closed]

I was running a mathematica code in cluster using notebook interface by remote login. Suddenly, the internet got down and I lost the connection. Also the notebook interface is lost. After getting the ...
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How to get “one Cell - one line” code format inside of NB files?

The PageWidth option controls the way the Cell's content is displayed, not the manner it's written in a ...
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Is there a way to make links to functions in a notebook?

Frequently I'm working on a function that's at the top of my notebook in a "functions" section, but I'm looking at the output of it in a lower "body" section of the notebook. When I want to edit the ...
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Reading Cells or Boxes expression by expression

Let's say we have a cell: (*newline*) (*newline*) Plot[ x, {x, 0, 1} ] (*newline*) Plot[x, {x, 0, 2}] How to read it expression by expression? ...
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Input in Manipulate

Plot[Evaluate[ Input["Please input a function of x to plot with one parameter \ \[Alpha] to manipulate"]], {x, 0, 1}] This work without doubt. But ...
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How can I make an invisible Cell?

Notebooks have a Visible option, but Cell // Options doesn't mention any equivalent for ...
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Prevent evaluation after ToExpression

How can I produce both typesetting and evaluation of a LaTeX expression? Illustrative example: The evaluation of HoldForm[Sqrt[2.0]] == Sqrt[2.0] looks ok (aside ...
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To embed metadata in a notebook, keeping them both human readable and easily parsable

I' m trying to set up a gizmo to manage the large notebooks collection, in my Mathematica workspace. The main idea is to embed indexing metadata in each notebook and manage them by means of function ...
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Creating Saveable->False notebooks

Bug introduced in 10.3 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1 Reproduced on Windows 7, 10 Bug confirmed by WRI: [...] It does appear that the Saveable Notebook Option on Windows is not ...
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How can I set notebook's options without opening it?

At present moment, to batch apply a change in a set of notebook I use a "brute force", rough, method: ...
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Export of all notebook files as text files

I want to export all my notebook files located in a root directory as text files. Below is a simple code that I use. Ho can I export "only" the necessary text content of each notebook file? ...
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Show In/Out names in some notebooks but not others?

I often have a working notebook and a "publication notebook". Figures and results are copied to the publication notebook to which explanatory text is added. The publication notebook can then be saved ...
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How to preview the notebook file in a file explorer just like the preview of pdf file

I use Mathematica for daliy small program and visualization, so I have many samll notebook files. I use long file name to tag and distinguish these files, but sometimes I use short file name (maybe ...
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Is there a global setting for Mathematica's base fonts?

I want to customize my Mathematica front end to specify the default monospace, serif, and sans-serif fonts; disable scaling and anti-aliasing on bitmapped fonts. Regarding (1), by far, I'm most ...
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How convert old version 2.2 .ma files to .nb notebooks?

I have a lot of old Mathematica version 2.2 .ma files that simply crash the current (10.4.1) version of Mathematica if I try to open them. Is there some way to ...
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How can I get osx split screen to work

OSX on Mac now allows two apps to split the screen. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204948 Doesn't seem to work in Mathematica, even though the full-screen button displays an icon suggesting that it ...
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Indenting Bulleted List in Notebooks [duplicate]

I am writing a paper using Mathematica Notebook and need to create a bulleted list. I saw this answer (Indenting bulleted lists in notebooks) and was able to create a new stylized notebook with the ...
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Difference between Initialization Cell and Group

Is there a difference between setting a Cell or a Group of cells to be an ...
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Whole notebook slows down after opening Drawing Tools

Is there a way to create own, simplified toolbox that would perform faster? I found the toolbox source, but I'm looking for an example on how to extract methods for e.g. drawing lines.
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Magnification of a notebook image object

When you resize an image in a notebook with your mouse you get a tool tip with size and a magnification percent for your image: Is there some way to programmatically ascertain these values in the ...
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The very bottom of CellMargins is missing

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persists through 10.4 Edit 16. IV 2016 I've received an answer from WRI Support: [...] It does appear that CellMargins is ...
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How to create a fully styled Notebook with a Mathematica expression?

I want to create a new notebook by evaluating an expression, not from the front-end GUI, and I want to specify all styles for the notebook in the expression, using only stylesheets supplied with the ...
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Why do I get “There appers to be an error in the file named below”?

For first time in my life, I have just suffered the error: " "There appears to be an error in the file named below". "Parse and load the entire notebook upon opening.", doesn't help. I have saved ...
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Editing a docked cell created with a notebook

I use the following code to create a new notebook for presentation slides with a docked "banner" cell: ...
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undocumented backslash-lessThan operator in strings?

I'm aware of the backslash operators in strings, as in this SE answer, but I ran across a new one. I opened a new Styled Notebook ... in the front-end GUI, chose ...
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Is there a way to use iframes in a notebook?

For me, mathematica online is totally unusable, but the EmbeddedServices would be great to use. I wish that these functions worked in Mathematica, is there any hack anyone can think of to get these ...
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devoting just some certain cpu's for a notebook [closed]

how can we devote certain CPU series to one notebook. For example, I have run a program on a notebook the result of performance is but I want to have two cpu's completely busy and two others ...
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How to export a notebook to google docs (without losing image quality)

I have a large notebook with many text cells some containing images and I need to import it to a google document that is editable. (so not pdf or html). So far no luck! Exporting to rich text format ...
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What sets of boxes can be selected?

In this question I am only interested in mathematical expressions arising in output cells, not more elaborate code which is typically found in input cells. My understanding is that such output is ...
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Test whether the selection is a subexpression

I am writing a button that applies some transformation to the current selection, in a spirit similar to the question "Apply a function to the current selection in place". However, I would like to ...
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What ordering function does Sort use to sort the open notebooks list?

After bustling about Sort @ Notebooks[] for a while, I have surmised that notebook are listed in decreasing order this way: ...
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Dynamic Tooltips displaying cell contents

I'm working on a piece of code that would allow me to make tooltips displaying contents of another cell (EquationNumbered style). ...
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Labeled destroys the log scales in “log” plots when notebook is re-opened

Bug introduced in 10 or earlier and persists through 10.4 While testing this pdf export bug caused by Labeled, I noticed that this function also destroys the log ...
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Strange caching of Palette's TaggingRules

Please follow those steps to get the idea about the problem: Let's create a palette: ...
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How to paste an equation to a graphics

I wonder why PasteButton["Plot", Plot[\[SelectionPlaceholder], {x, 0, 10}]] applied to x^2 --- highlighted --- doesn't work.
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Is it possible to retrieve a previous un-evaluated, un-normalized input?

For example, if I do this: In[42]:= {{2}, {3}} // MatrixForm where In[42]:= is the notebook prompt, I am looking for some way ...
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Calling functions defined inside Manipulate in other notebook?

I'm creating a notebook with a Manipulate and I'm trying to call/use a function from another notebook (I use Get for that), in ...
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Import another Notebook as if it were a Package

Is it possible to import the contents of another (existing) notebook into the current namespace in the same way that I can with a package? I know that it would be best to use a ...
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Minimap of a notebook? [closed]

I usually code in Atom or Sublime, both of which have a very nice high level outline of the entire file called a minimap. Here's an example: It scrolls with you and highlights the area of the file ...