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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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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Can I enter the traditional form for Binomial as input in an expression?

Is there a way to enter the traditional form of a binomial coefficient, i.e. ${n \choose k}$ instead of Binomial[n,k], like I would enter a radical sign $\sqrt{x}$ ...
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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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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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Manipulate (Linux version of Mathematica)

I'm runnning Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 11.10. After installing CDF player I still have problem (most of time) with Manipulate. Only way I'm able to change value of a ...
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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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Relative paths for portable notebooks in Mathematica

I cannot find how to use relative paths in Mathematica. My directory structure is simple. ...
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Do Mathematica notebooks include personal metadata?

I am about to send a Mathematica notebook to someone and I would like to make sure it does not contain any information that could personally identify me. I would also like to produce pdf files from ...
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AutoGeneratedPackage Formatting

If you do Ctrl+Shift+o you open an option inspector. And then you can enable ...
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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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How to set the output be generated in a cell different from “Output”

I would have some functions, for instance Plot, to generate their output using a different Cell's style rather than "Output". The reason is that I'm producing some documents with many images and, for ...
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What is the difference between NotebookEvaluate and FrontEndToken

I am wondering what exactly are the differences in using NotebookEvaluate[filename] vs ...
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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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Notebook vs. DocumentNotebook; display a Notebook inline, like a DocumentNotebook

If you evaluate a DocumentNotebook[] expression in the front-end, it nicely displays inline, inside of an output cell in the current notebook: For my purposes, ...
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Programmatically selecting non adjacent Cells

One can of course Ctrl + MouseClick to select 1st and 3rd cell. But how to select non adjacent Cells programmatically? I was looking for neat examples here or in ...
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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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Consistency between MousePosition and WindowMargins

MousePosition["ScreenAbsolute"] absolute position within the complete screen display WindowMargins specifies the ...
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notebooks not opening in mathematica 10

I`m a guest here, and thought I could just ask you guys. ...
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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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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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Exporting data from different notebooks to a common file

I am doing some calculations from different notebooks. I need to export the results from all those notebooks in columns of the same file, like a1 b1 c1 a2 b2 c2 a3 b3 c3 . . . where a, b ...
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Docked Cell lesson chooser

I have a question about creating a docked cell that will let me choose files. This is just as much a "design" question as a Mathematica question. I'm a math teacher and I want to bundle a bunch of ...
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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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Adapting “Find and Replace” functionality to work with Patterns

I was thinking if there is something like Find and Replace (Crtl+F) functionality adapted to work with patterns. Probably not, but it seems possible to create this with some effort and skills in ...
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Multiple notebooks in Mathematica

While working with multiple files in Mathematica, is there a way to have the names of the files appear along with the minimized window of the file. I mean that sometimes I forget which file was places ...
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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'm relatively new to mathematica programming. 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 ...
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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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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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Bug report: Attempting to Save Selection As… in a magnified Notebook fails with errors [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.2 or later I have found that attempting to Save Selection As... in a magnified Notebook fails with errors. On my system it can be ...
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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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What is the fastest way to get notebook CellGroups / Cells structure?

So the question is how to get this kind of information: from This is one of my ideas: ...
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Why can't I change the style of a cell repeatedly?

I ran into this when I was working with an example from the Help Pages of V9. Cells is a new function added in V9. The following appears to work the first time it ...
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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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How to convert a notebook cell to a string retaining all formatting, colorization of identifiers etc?

I have an opened Mathematica notebook containing several cells. Suppose, I am interested in one of them -- it may contain a complete or incomplete expression (e.g. with syntax errors, highlighted ...
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How do I automatically evaluate a cell when a notebook is opened?

I'm trying to put together a GUI in Mathematica and need to evaluate one cell to kick that off. Is there a way to automatically evaluate that cell when the notebook is opened? Here is an example of ...