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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Can Mathematica check spelling during typing?

I can't see a way to get Mathematica to check my spelling as I type. Is this feature not supported? I've done everything I can think of with my options: Is there a setting I'm missing?
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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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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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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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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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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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RunScheduledTask and return the result

I created a task that removes itself when an external variable x,is changed: ...
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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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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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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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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 edit a hyperlink once created inside a notebook?

When a hyperlink is created in a notebook, there does not seem to be an easy way to actually edit the hyperlink (maybe to correct the URL). To hyperlink some text, one selects the text using the ...
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new kernel for notebook

I know I can create a new kernel for my notebook from the evaluation menu but is there a command for this? I'd really like some of my notebooks to startup their own kernel as the first line of code.
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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 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 ...