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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Print notebook with all cells opened

I have a long Mathematica notebook where some cells on multiple levels are closed for clarity. When I export the notebook as a PDF via Print or ...
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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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How to control frame thickness in Grid object exported to .pdf?

I would like to export a Grid object to a .pdf document (preferably as part of a notebook). Here's an example: ...
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Clear variables [duplicate]

I'm new in Mathematica and I am working with various notebooks. My problem is that when I run a notebook, it seems taking definitions from the previous notebook. For example in 'notebook1' I make an ...
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How to highlight the whole selected cell

Is there any way to highlight the whole selected cell? some times if I want to delete a certain cell and if the code is long and cells are without output, it is hard to know which cell that you are ...
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Open parent cell groups of selected cell

I wrote a small script for a palette, which allows me to highlight a specific cell in a notebook by using SelectionMove[mycell, All, Cell]. The cell is selected as ...
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How to combine notebook into one cell

I want to have my entire notebook be a conditional while statement. However, I don't want to merge all of my cells together, as it is a long and detailed process. Is there a way to create another cell ...
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Multiple Mathematica notebooks in a tabbed window with line numbers

I have the following questions: Is there a way to open multiple mathematica notebooks in tab group rather that each mathematica notebook opened in separate window? Is there a way to display line ...
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Invisible characters being inserted into the output from FindMaximum

I have been using Mathematica for quite some time but I have never seen anything like this. It started without warning and I am not sure how to fix this. Please have a look at the following example ...
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How to modify font for all text fields?

I know that one can modify the StandardForm style so that all input and output codes (and maybe other things too) follow that style. This makes it tricky to make input code different from output code ...
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Set all output to be of specific form

I want every output expression in a notebook to use //PowerExpand and also to format numbers as scientific. Is there a way to do this without explicitly calling ...
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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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Cell with no form using NotebookWrite

Is there a way to create a cell with no form? Usually a cell is either an input cell or an output cell, for example if you do NotebookWrite[InputNotebook, "test"] ...
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Can tab just mean “insert tab character”?

Is there a way to set the tab key to simply insert the tab character in a notebook? I often find the sometimes mysterious "features" bound to that key detrimental.
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Apply a function to the current selection in place

Say a have the function foo: foo[x_] := x + 2 Like the Evalution ...
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Evaluating expressions stored in notebook from Java

The Mathematica kernel can generally open a notebook and evaluate the functions present in the notebook using UsingFrontEnd Command. Example: ...
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Why is plot legend unsafe?

It has been fixed in version 10. Every time I open a notebook contains a legend, I get the message warning that it's not safe. The file contains potentially unsafe dynamic content. Why does ...
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How to see source code of a demonstration in notebook [duplicate]

I downloaded this demonstration The source code can be previewed here However, when I download the NB file, I cannot get access to this said code. All I can see is the output. I'm obviously missing ...
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Inserting a closed section

Is there a way to insert a closed section? I know in .m files if you do (* ::Section::Closed:: *) and open the .m file using system editor, a closed section will be ...
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Defer parts of the expression

Is there a way to Defer only parts of the expression? For example, I have a=1; and then I want the expression to be shown as...
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How to paste multiple expression using PasteButton?

Is there a way to paste multiple expressions into notebook using PasteButton? For example, I want to do ...
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Merge StyleSheet into a notebook

I have a custom style called style1.nb and I want to install it into a notebook Class01.nb so I can send only the notebook file to my students with the style of style1.nb. Is that possible?
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Saving notebook, excluding output cells, without losing “working notebook” output cells

In order to discuss this, I think it's easiest to start with two definitions. (If there's a standard terminology, please comment.) Working notebook: a notebook that is open and in memory. Disk ...
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How can I automatically name files being exported based on input parameters

I have Mathematica notebook that performs some operation say a=2 b=3 c=5 d=4 how do I set the output file after evaluation to be named using the values ...
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How to write documentation in Wolfram Style?

Rather than craft my own stylesheets for documentation, I'd like to emulate (copy? ape? borrow?) the Wolfram style. Here is a very small example (type this in the help-box, which you get by pressing ...
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Wrapping at evaluation for inline cell

I've been playing with inline evaluation and I've came to the conclusion that it's most convenient to put the Dynamic@ inside the inline cell, so I've started to ...
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how to make cells independent with each other in notebook

If we open DocumentationCenter and then run code, we will find that the Cells are independent from each other. For example: ...
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DynamicModule inconsistent behavior; was: DynamicModule persistent UI changes

Update: I'll restate the question in hopefully more terse and clearer terms. To illustrate the issue, run this and save the resulting notebook: ...
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Cells overwritten as “Null” [closed]

Last week an entire section of a notebook was overwritten(?) such that all cells (headers, text, inputs, and outputs) were merely Null. It was in a section of the ...
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Is it possible to auto-load documentation for current function? [duplicate]

As much as Mathematica amazes me with endless variety of integrated functions and packages, inconsistency with functions parameters or finding details about a function takes some time and isn't as ...
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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 would I enable the Evaluate in place item of the Evaluate menu?

I would like to be able to suppress multiple outputs when a cell is evaluated. Is there a way to enable the "Evaluate in place" menu item of the Evaluate menu?
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$Failed below input area of new cell in notebook

The Mathematica 9 installation on my laptop has developed an odd feature. Just underneath the grey line indicating the input area for a new cell, the expression ...
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How can I make my MM code more compact and readable? Can I put functions in different notebooks?

I'm doing some coding in MM9, but my program is getting quite large. It's mostly a bunch of functions defined at the beginning of it, but it's getting to the point where I have to scroll for a few ...
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expression contained across multiple cells

Is it possible to span one expression across multiple cells? E.g. long if statement or function evaluation. I looked in documentation and searched forum/google and could not find.
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How to create a user interface, that when a user clicks a button the entire display changes? [closed]

For example, the 'main menu' user interface has three buttons each labeled with a different level. Whenever button is clicked how do you display that level of the game without creating a new notebook? ...
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Can I enter the traditional form for Binomial as input in an expression?

Is there a way to enter the traditional form of a binomial coefficient, i.e. ${n \choose k}$ instead of Binomial[n,k], like I would enter a radical sign $\sqrt{x}$ ...
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Sending a command to an already opened frontend

I'm trying to pipe low-level notebook commands to work through terminal and I've tried various ways, but I can't really get to the frontend that's already open. For example Opening a notebook from ...
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Applying Notation rules retroactively to a notebook

Suppose I define a new notation rule like Notation[OverBar[x_] ⟺ mean[x]] If I already have some notebooks that were written using ...
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How to evaluate Modules in a notebook from another notebook?

I would like to create a notebook populated with several modules and be able to evaluate these modules by running a separate notebook. I have attempted several uses of the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for moving to last edit location/cell

When you have long notebook with hundreds of cells, you sometimes need to scroll/jump manually to your last edited cell. I dind't find any shortcut for doing that. Any ideas?
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Creating hyperlinks from a list of file names

Suppose I use FileNames to get a list of file names. I know that it's possible to make a hyperlink using this kind of pattern.... ...
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Maintaining postfix convention for directives in notebooks

It seems to be a fairly common convention to write certain 'meta' functions in postfix form like f[x] // Simplify to keep the the mathematical content at the ...
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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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How can I add drop shadows to the text of non-input/output cells?

Inspired by simon woods's wonderful shadow function, I want to add drop shadows to all the text of non-input/output cells in a notebook, something like this: By using simon woods's shadow function, ...
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Open a Mathematica 9 notebook in Mathematica 8

I have the following question: Can I open a Mathematica 9 notebook in Mathematica 8? Are there compatibility issues?
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Am I using the cell option setting PageBreakWithinGroup->False correctly?

I had expected that this option would prevent a page break occurring within a group of cells of which this cell is the "group leader". In my case it is a "Subsubsection" containing a group of ...
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Cursor disappears in Mathematica 9.01

When using the template blocks from the Pallets to enter equations, the mouse cursor disappears. It also becomes difficult to set the focus to a block in a template by clicking it. This was also an ...
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Capturing an F1

I teach an Intro to Mathematica course, and one of the things I try to reinforce early on is just how helpful Mathematica's help is. In the very first lab for the course, I even give the students a ...
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Editing the Virtual Book?

It's my understanding that the Virtual Book (of mathematica 9) is in notebook (.nb) format. It appears to be a very polished style of documentation which I want to reuse (parts) of it to create my own ...