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 to insert expression matching the format?

I would like programmatically to insert/write an expression at the current insertion point, but matching the current format, such as font size and style, so that it looks like the user typed it. ...
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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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Shortcut to call recent inputs [closed]

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 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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How do I remove the top bar and bottom bar from the Mathematica window?

Any idea how to remove the top bar saying "Wolfram Mathematica .... Demonstrations MathWorld Studenforum Help" from the Mathematica main window (see screenshot). It has no use to me and it ...
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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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CDF Infokit question [duplicate]

In the CDF Infokit, one finds the BriggsCochraneCalculus.cdf document, which shows a textbook on calculus. I've got two questions about how it was made: How has ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Opening new notebooks with a non-default window size

I'd like to set Mathematica (8.0.4.0) up so it opens new notebooks with the "NaturalColor" stylesheet and with a WindowSize like ...
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How to show formula and substitute variable values?

I'm looking for an easy way to make a 'dynamic' paper for some engineering calculations (I'm talking about hundreds of pages with lots of different formulas). The problem is hard to describe so I'll ...
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Make all new cells have a specific style as a function of the Mathematica installation

I would like all new Input and Output cells, in fact all new cells including section headers and such, to have a specific stylistic property (...
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Why does NotebookDelete fail on cells with Copyable set to False? Bug?

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.3 Consider this: ...
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How to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown?

Is there a way to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown? I'm sure it's possible to implement rules for converting each Mathematica cell subexpression into Markdown, but I'm also sure that I ...
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Ergonomic night time reading settings [duplicate]

I was wondering if Mathematica had a built-in ergonomically safe night time reading mode for the notebooks. I was thinking of setting something up myself but I do not know the ergonomics/eye safety ...
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How to find pieces of code responsible for syntax errors?

Especially: How to find the piece of code responsible for a missing parenthesis problem caused by a misplaced SuperScriptBox For last 30 minutes (and I was lucky ...
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stop notebook evaluation when Assert fails

I would like a notebook evaluation to entirely stop when an Assert fails, without quitting the kernel. Is this possible (e.g., by setting ...
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How to set different background, input and output colors

I want to create a notebook where the background is one color, the input cells are another color, and the output cells are white. I have tried messing around with Option Inspector and creating a ...
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CDF format - disable cell selection?

Is there any way/option in order to make Cells not selectable in exported CDF files? I know how to hide the cells until you go with the mouse over them on the ...
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NotebookEvaluate with InsertResults -> True from the command line

Suppose I have a notebook template.nb like this: and I want to evaluate this notebook from the command line. So I wrote this Mathematica script: ...
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How can I change focus if 2 or more notebooks are open?

Having opened and executed a notebook using NotebookOpen and NotebookEvaluate, I want to return the EvaluationNotebook to the foreground
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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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plot focused spot [closed]

I want to plot the first row of Figure 2 and Figure 3 on page 3 in this paper: http://www.eng.yale.edu/groberlab/pdf/spot.pdf So I am really stuck and I can not find my mistake where it went wrong ...
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In a Template Notebook how to make a Repeating Block loop over a local variable

I have a template notebook that takes in some parameters to get raw data and then process it. In this processing a few subsets of data are calculated. However, I don't know how many subsets will be ...
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On an existing notebook, how to transform all “double brackets” into “DoubleBracket”

Sometimes, having all double brackets [[...]] transformed into \\[LeftDoubleBracket] ... \\[RightDoubleBracket] can really ...
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How can you resize all the images in a notebook section?

I've pasted a large number of photos and they are too big which makes scrolling hard. Is there a way to automatically have Mathematica size them to 10% or something reasonable without have to click on ...
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Changing face as you type in an expression in notebook

I've a Mathematica notebook for my class notes. When writing plain text in cells, I can dynamically bold and unbold with the ctrl+b shortcut. However, when in a mathematical expression, this shortcut ...
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How to pipe a stream to another notebook?

Can I pipe an OutputStream object created by OpenWrite (or similar) to a notebook instead of a file? I am aware that I can use ...
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How to set zoom and screen environment from GenerateDocument?

GenerateDocument does not have any options for settings on the notebook it creates. How do I generate a document with ...
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Making large calculation results persistent

Very often, I need to do same calculations under different parameters for comparing the results. Every calculation may generate a large data set; for example, the calculation result of ...
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Can I use a variable name based on the results of a calculation? [duplicate]

How can I use the notebook filename as a variable? e.g. I have a notebook named notebook1.nb so I want the output of this: ...
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Split screen view in notebook interface?

Is there a way to get a split screen in the notebook interface? I want a movable horizontal bar in a window with two views into the same notebook, each of which is independently scrollable. An ...
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DisplayFormulaNumbered

I'm using Mathematica 10.3 and have a question regarding the DisplayFormulaNumbered Style: is there a way to tell Mathematica to number the formulas not only 1,2,3... but 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 when it has ...
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Notebook cell properties: Count cell number. Count edited cells [closed]

I have a Mathematica notebook with more than 20 cells, including some closed. How can I programmatically count the exact number of cells? How can I know how many of them have not been edited?
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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 ...
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Construct a function whose definition depends on the values of its arguments and evaluates a Section

I have defined a function that returns different output according to the values of the axes of an ellipsoidal. If none of the Which statement cases is satisfied then the function evaluates the ...
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Is there a notebook autosave frequency configuration?

I've had Mathematica crash on me a number of times, and have had to recreate notebook contents from the last save point. I was looking for something in the preferences like an autosave frequency ...
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Evaluate notebook from other notebook

I have a notebook ("notebook 1") which in the beginning sets some parameters, does something depending on their value and saves the result to a file, say: ...
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Why do notebooks reset themselves now and then? [closed]

Now and then I am working on a notebook and suddenly it reset itself. What I mean is that I am entering commands and when I type enter, the notebook command number goes to 1 and I have lost all ...
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Referencing cells after reopening a saved notebook

I'm looking for a way to reference certain cells when opening a saved notebook. That is, assume I ran some commands in a notebook, got some output, saved the notebook, then reopened it in a new kernel ...
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Recognizing text and Mathematica special characters when copying expressions from a PDF

I could not find something relevant. Last days I am reading Leonid Shifrin's masterpiece but I cannot copy-paste either from the pdf or from the electronic version. Consider the function ...
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Storing data in the Notebook in readable form

The common problem in my work is a need to import some experimental data to work with. This means that my notebook depends on some external files which makes it difficult to share it with others and ...
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How to copy code out of notebook to an external text editor without extra line feeds being added?

I am simply trying to copy code from a cell (input cell) in a notebook, to paste the code into a plain text editor, and not have some lines wrap in the middle. I need to copy the code, as is, to a ...
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How validate hyperlinks in a notebook?

Is there any easy way to scan through a notebook in order to validate hyperlinks there that point to targets (tagged cells) within the same notebook? By this I mean at least that the hyperlink's ...
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How to disable user-interaction with Notebook during manipulating it from the Kernel?

When manipulating a Notebook from the Kernel using such functions as NotebookLocate, SelectionMove, ...
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“Choose how to enter input” - leave me alone

How do I get rid of this: I can't find the appropriate entry in Option Inspector or in WolframPredictiveInterface.
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how to efficiently jump between sections in a notebook?

I have functions defined in some section of the notebook and some cells where I use these functions maaaaany pages below in the same notebook. If I want to go and change the definition of the function ...