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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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 Initialization Cell...
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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 un-...
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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 ...
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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 doesn'...
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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 ...