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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Notebook Initialization

I am running Mathematica 10.2. I am having trouble automatically initializing a notebook. I realize that there have been several other questions/answers on this topic, but the advice given there ...
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What does 'Inherited' mean in StyleData? [duplicate]

I'm having a trouble with notebook styling. Please, consider the following, self explicative, screenshoot. I thought that this code ...
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What causes the error NotebookEvaluate::nbnfnd?

Help says: NotebookEvaluate can take either a NotebookObject or a filename referencing a notebook file. therefore, I wonder why ...
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Can a computer run a Mathematica program without Mathematica? [duplicate]

I wrote a Mathematica program on my computer using my licensed copy of Mathematica. Can someone who does not have a licensed copy of Mathematica run my program?
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How to set the current Directory as the default?

Everytime, before my code, I always write, SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]; So, how to make this as the default ?
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Create a notebook and save it without prompting Dynamics

This is closely related to the recent: Creating self destructing notebook. However the answer doesn't work in my case. ...
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Creating self destructing notebook

Inspired by this post I've been trying to implement the idea in Wolfram with no success yet. I've come pretty close though and need some help. So I've managed to do this: ...
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How to generate docs for your package? [duplicate]

I don't have Wolfram Workbench, is there any other simple way to build documentation notebooks (like the built in documentation) for your custom packages?
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How can I convert a CounterBox into a number?

There must be a possibility to convert a CounterBox into a number. For example ...
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How can I get the current Pagenumber of a Selected cell in another open Notebook? [closed]

I try to make a Table of Contents of a set of notebooks. Author Tools is crashing regularly when using paginate. I tried to use something like (inspired by another post here form HEIKE - ...
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Is there a keybinding for absolute value?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or esc-sequence for typing in the absolute value bars into input cells? I know that if you do, Abs[-4] // TraditionalForm and copy ...
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How to find the last output cell of the group to which a certain cell belongs?

Simple question, but I cannot find an answer in the documentation. I have a CellObject handle of some cell in some notebook. This cell has "Subsubsection" style, ...
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What syntax refers to “this notebook” object?

I want a notebook to automatically save after any cell is evaluated. I found that I should use the command SetOptions[XXX, NotebookAutoSave -> True] to do ...
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Export notebook as PDF with all formats

I would like to export my notebook to a PDF File. I was wondering if it is possible to keep the whole layout, like In[1]:= on the left side. The cell brackets on ...
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Cell label not appearing for pasted image

When I paste an image into a notebook the cell has no label. In the Generalized Input Tutorial: https://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/GeneralizedInput.html#52003380 they show pasted images ...
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Evaluation of a Notebook

I am new to Mathematica so I do apologize if my question is too elementary. In the start of my notebook, I want to make sure that any previous definitions are wiped out so I use the ...
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How to reference a cell in a different notebook

I am creating a 'Table of contents' (TOC) generator not unlike the AuthorTools. My "generator" creates cells like the following in the TOC.nb: ...
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How to set dynamically stylesheet definitions?

To produce good color schemes for styling notebook I was used to generate a grid of controls ...
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Change the default package toolbar? [duplicate]

Everytime a package file (.m or .wl), it opens with the standard package toolbar (a docked cell) ...
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How to print cell exactly at the bottom of a notebook?

I have a notebook used as "to do list" at whose top I want place a button to add automatically, at the end of the notebook, a cell containing the current date and time, and one for the "to do" note. ...
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How to put Magnification control in docked cell

I have made a handy toolbar that provides access to menu items that are not visible when I F12 a workbook. I would like to add the following function to a button in the toolbar: ...
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Does exist any equivalent of the function Cells?

May be I'm wrong but the function Cells is absent in Mathematica versions prior (at least) 8.0.1. Perhaps what is now natively built in was before implemented as a ...
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How to disable automatic return in a notebook [duplicate]

When I type in a cell of a notebook Mathematica starts a new line sometimes where I don't want it. Often it is very usefull and it helps to see misplaced brackets and semicolons but normally I would ...
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Is there risk of corruption of comments added in a notebook outside Mathematica?

For various reasons, I'm placing data before and after notebook's source code, by means of a plain text editor, in this way: ...
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Setting WholeCellGroupOpener [duplicate]

When I write WholeCellGroupOpener, Mathematica autocompletes it, but it doesn't recognize it (it stays blue instead of turning black). Example: ...
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Button to close cells

I want to have a button that closes cells with a specific tag. The following code does what I want: ...
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How to Build a Drop Down Menu? [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica so I am sorry if the question is rudimentary. :) When I was reading the help page, I noticed that there is a structure like the picture below for the topics in the help page ...
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Unexpected behavior of Set [closed]

Set doesn't work in some conditions. ...
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Author Tools layout for a table of contents

Can someone point me at the place, where the Layout of the Table of Contents is stored in the Author Tools. There should be some style sheet, but I can't find it. Author Tools is still a very useful ...
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Non-English spell checking dictionaries in Mathematica: Where to get them?

I simply want to be able to spell check my (german) notebooks. There was a question similar to this but with no answer: Non-english spell check dictionaries for Mathematica? You can find this ...
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Is there a way to hide and show manually inserted page breaks?

If I create a Notebook that includes multiple pages I know that I can show/hide page breaks by using menu item File ► Printing Settings ► Show Page Breaks. I can ...
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Temporary/popup Output Progress Boxes

In recent versions of Mathematica, a number of functions have the feature that, while they are thinking (or, for example, loading data from Mathematica servers), they pop-up a little light-blue box ...
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Close or Open, not OpenClose CellGroups for specific CellStyle

I am aware of the question Close programmatically all cell groups in Mathematica but I am trying to find out how to close only one kind of Cells in a notebook, ...
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How to efficiently split your code in several pieces [duplicate]

I want to efficiently keep my program in several documents, and initialise pieces of it automatically. I'm pretty sure that there is a manual on the subject, but I'm unable to find it on my own. At ...
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Why was notebook converted to single input cell upon saving?

I recently opened a notebook of mine and discovered all the various cells (input output, headings, graphics etc) had been converted into one big input cell, complete with date, time etc for each line. ...
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Ways to obtain a BoxObject

Is there any way to get a BoxObject, except with EvaluationBox or ParentBox? So usually one ...
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Programming scripts to create and modify stylesheets: problems with contexts

I am trying to emulate the shift and shift+tab feature in the Outline.nb stylesheet that comes with Mathematica. I added the following code to a private ...
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Mathematica interoperability with Max/MSP

A little foreword: I'm an absolute beginner of Mathematica (but I'm a programmer in other languages/software). Now the question: I have a Mathematica Notebook written by a friend of mine which takes ...
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?f returns a weird result [duplicate]

Anybody know why something like this happens?
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Font size for help drop down menu in input cell

Consider: Where do I go and how do I increase the FontSize in this drop down menu to make it more easy to read?
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How to have Tooltip resize with Notebook magnification?

How do you make a Tooltip label expression change magnification when the Notebook magnification changes. The expr of ...
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How to expand and collapse multiple cells inside a frame while keeping all in a single frame

I am trying to create a framed cell around cells that collapse and expand. Mr. Wizard's answer below almost does it, however, when the cells are collapsed I lose the lower frame border. I'd like to ...
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Help with a Mathematica front end touchscreen problem

I really like using my Windows 10 touchscreen to move around in websites, documents, etc. It doesn't work in Mathematica. Can that be fixed by changing a global notebook setting, or is it something ...
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How to construct a tree from a notebook?

Given the notebook itself we can think of it as a tree graph: the root vertex is the empty notebook itself, the headers of cell groups are vertices, and all other cells as leaf vertices. I'd like to ...
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Unescape Formatting in Strings [closed]

Mathematica has a dirty habit of sometimes escaping all the formatting in my strings when loading a .nb. I know this is inevitable for ...
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Seeking for method to speedup and get more flexable control Notebook History

When doing calculations in notebook, I modify the code a lot, and there are several versions of similar codes in the same notebook. But I found myself easily forgot which version is the newest, and I ...
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Docked Cell that scrolls?

I use two finger movement on my trackpad for scrolling a notebook page up and down. Is it possible to make a docked cells that scrolls to the left and right using a two finger movement on the ...
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How can I change the background color of input and output cells [duplicate]

I would like to set automatically the background colour of input and output cells in any newly open notebook. How to do this?
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Scroll Position for a Notebook

If you have a notebook with lot of content open you will see a scroll bar on the far right and bottom. I'm looking for a function that will return the current value of of the scroll bars. I'd also ...
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Create new notebook at fixed size

Using Ctrl+n we are effectively doing FrontEndTokenExecute["New"] and, at least on Windows, new window has WindowSize equal to ...