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 can I recover the source code from cdf file?

by a mistake I have deleted the nb file by which the CDF was generated. All required definitions were in one cell. If I remember the code looked like this: ...
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When to make (file.nb) instead of (file.cdf)?

I started with File > New > FreeCDF so I can save my work in a format compatible with the CDF Player. I can use Mathematica to make new cells, evaluate input and so in the CDF file. What are the ...
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How to create a screen shot of a notebook

I would like to use Mathematica programmatically to take snapshots or screenshots of any open notebook. For example, I would like to get from the notebook created with this command ...
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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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How to select only NotebookObjects that are referring to ordinary notebooks? (not palettes etc.)

There is of course function Notebooks[] But, unfortunatelly it hasn't got useful options in this context. My question is how to pick ...
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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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Automatic recovery after crash

I want Mathematica to periodically autosave my notebooks to the temp folder. And in case of front-end crash i want to see the dialog after restart with the following choices: recover from autosaved ...
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How do I force columns in a Grid to be equally spaced?

Suppose that I have this table tab, which I display using Grid. Is it possible to force the columns to be equally spaced? All ...
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Saving a notebook as a $\LaTeX$ file, with syntax highlighting preserved

How can I save a notebook as a $\LaTeX$ file, while preserving the syntax highlighting (such as input/output boxes)?
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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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What are the purposes of functions in FrontEnd` context which are duplicates of those in System`?

I noticed that for notebook-related heads, there are usually a pair of same functions, one in System context, another in FrontEnd...
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Inheriting Stylesheets when using CreateDocument

I build a lot of presentations and custom notebooks with very different stylesheets, and use Button and CreateDocument quite ...
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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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Determine page count programmatically [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Generating a table of contents By selecting File > Printing Settings > Headers and Footers from the menu, I am able to enter << Total Pages >> to print the total ...
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How to add more levels to Outline notebooks

The Outline stylesheet only seems to cover 6 levels of depth. Is there any way to increase that? Here's an example. Hitting tab on the last level just indents its content, but doesn't add another ...
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How to create a “standard” CDF programmatically?

How can I programmatically create a CDF which is similar to the CDFs created by File -> CDF Export -> Standalone...? ...
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How can I determine the hyperlink of a currently opened documentation page programmatically?

Every pages in the documentation has a hyperlink. Here are some examples: ...
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How can Magnify be forced to ignore the notebook's window width?

In a new notebook, I can illustrate how the action of Magnify is cut off by the window width: ...
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How to keep the ctrl+shift+k help menu remain in display while typing? [closed]

In Mathematica 9, one can type ctrl+shift+k to display menu which has all the possible signatures/definitions for the function or command in question. One can ...
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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 to collect expressions from cells created by Print?

I have a notebook where evaluation of a certain cell produced hundreds of adjacent output cells using Print. I need to create a list containing all expressions from ...
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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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Esc-esc for special characters and autocomplete in Mathematica 9 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Mathematica 9 and have noticed a slightly annoying behavior that I was looking to remedy. In the past I would type special characters, e.g. ...
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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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After modifying expression, new result doesn't replace old one

After I modify and re-evaluate an expression, the new result doesn't replace the old one. Rather, what happens is that the old result gets pushed down and Mathematica displays the current result at ...
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How to move a cell up or down with a keystroke?

It is very useful during refactoring to move lines around. All popular IDEs or text editors have this feature (PyCharm, Vim, Sublime, etc..) for example in Xcode you press: ⌥⌘[ or ⌥⌘] to move lines up ...
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How can I make an invisible Cell?

Notebooks have a Visible option, but Cell // Options doesn't mention any equivalent for <...
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Using MousePosition on the entire screen - Screencast with Linux

In order to record animations more easily while using Mathematica on Linux, I would need to know how to get the position of three clicks. The following picture (main part generated by ...
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How to copy groups of cells with NotebookWrite?

I'm trying to use: NotebookWrite[nb, NotebookRead[EvaluationNotebook[]]; to copy cells from the EvaluationNotebook[] to a new ...
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Overwrite contents of a cell

I am trying to figure out a way to change the contents of a cell that has previously been evaluated in my notebook. To do this, I'd like to overwrite the cell. I've seen questions like How to pipe ...
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Is there a way to “lock” some cells in a notebook?

Is there a way to "lock" some cells in a notebook so they can't be edited? It's usually input cell that's documenting some functionality. I'd like other readers of the notebook to be able to execute ...
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Quickly display a color graphically

When manipulating colors, the output is shown as a textual expression like Hue[1/5], RGBColor[2/3, 1, 1/3], ...
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Save notebook without including Front End version information

How can a notebook be saved without including the front end version? If you open a .nb file, you'll see something like ...
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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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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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Hidden parent stylesheet?

Please follow those steps: ...
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How to see the 'source code' of DockedCells? ALT: How to 'show expression' of DockedCell?

Here is a CDF file with the dockedcells toolbar (at the top). I'm trying to see how he created and positioned the logo, the formatting buttons, table of contents, etc, through a source code of it, but ...
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Adjusting size and positioning of math notation in a Mathematica notebook? [duplicate]

Writing mathematics in a notebook is OK, but consider the following image: In LaTeX, I can write: $$y^2=\frac{1+2\sin^{-1}x}{2}$$ which displays as: $$y^2=\...
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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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String option names for Cells

They seem to be correctly interpreted. I'm asking because of some minor reasons and a major one: NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option I don't know any official confirmation so let ...
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Getting the Box of a Button

I have a useful snippet of code that I use for anything in my Notebook that takes a while to execute and doesn't need to be executed for subsequent cells: ...
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Evaluate open cell segments in a notebook

The Evaluate > EvaluateNotebook evaluates the whole notebook. Is it possible to somehow evaluate ONLY the open sections of a notebook?
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Searching Notebooks for String Patterns using Workbench v2

The Workbench webpage describing new features in version 2 lists the ability to "Search notebook documents with the Mathematica pattern search utility" under the heading Mathematica Front End ...
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Use different kernels for different Notebooks

I know that the command LaunchKernels[] starts up four kernels on my machine: ...
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Is it possible to enclose code into collapsible/expandable regions? [duplicate]

In some programming languages (e.g. C#, Visual Basic) there are language constructs that have no effect on the execution of code whatsoever, but exist solely to allow grouping fragments of code into ...
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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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NotebookWrite Cell with Grid

I'd like to NotebookWrite a Cell in StandardForm with a ...
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Evaluation of Notebook chosen by FileNameSetter

Please consider the following: I have created a GUI where I can choose the path of a notebook (which I need for later calculation) via ...
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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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What is “MemoryMonitor”?

Evaluating one of the following inputs ...