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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Find NotebookObject from a list [closed]

I can create a new notebook, write to that notebook and then save the notebook with a new name. Having done this how do I now find the notebook object that corresponds to the one I have just saved? I ...
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Make Rasterize/Export use Notebook-specific options?

Sometimes I need Notebook-specific options such as Background color or FontProperties -> "ScreenResolution". (Ref: How to ...
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How can I update the contents of or overwite a cell contained inside another cell?

Suppose I have a notebook consisting of these cells: Cell G, containing a grid Cell I, containing a program that produces a graphic and places it in a cell Cell E, a cell which successfully receives ...
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Mathematica Wont Open [duplicate]

Mathematica 10 will not open on my computer which runs Windows 8. It is stuck on the initializing kernals screen regardless of whether I try to open the program or open an old document. The problem ...
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How to center a graphic in its output cell

Say I have produced a single graphic ouput, perhaps a plot. Instead of displaying left-aligned in the notebook, I would like it to display in the center of the output cell. I would like it to stay ...
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NotebookAutoSave -> True “partially” working?

I am a novice to Mathematica (using v10.2) and was wondering why: SetOptions[SelectedNotebook[], NotebookAutoSave -> True] does not switch on ...
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Invert Colors Stylesheet White on Black

There have been a couple studies done that showed that white text on a black background increase recall of data. Although this is certainly debatable how might I invert the colors of Notebook font ...
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How to share a notebook?

I have a folder in dropbox syncing to my desktop. I tried sharing a notebook file this way, but this generates lots of errors, conflicts, and data loss: I have notebooks with Dynamic and other ...
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How to restore corrupted files?

I have a file that I can't reopen because MMa was "Not Responding" and I had to shut it down. I found links online to this: http://support.wolfram.com/kb/12423 I executed those two instructions in a ...
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How to close all tagged input cells without closing their output cells?

I have tagged certain Input cells I want to be closed during a presentation. I close them as follows: ...
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How to write markdown with Mathematica?

Usually I typeset with Latex and Compute with Mathematica and then copy the outputs as Latex code and insert them in Latex, so I have to switch between Latex and Mathematica frequently. Thanks to the ...
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Saving my code before cell evaluations: Insurance against front end hanging

I guess my programming working style is not unique. I develop programs one cell at a time, and when I have some confidence about what I did, I put all my mess together refining the code, building up ...
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How to group cell type A under cell type B?

My notebook's groupings for "Subsection" and "SubitemNumbered" are broken: And by broken, I mean I wanted it to automatically group like this which I did manually (with lots of control+shift+g) ...
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Loading a notebook to a website [closed]

When I upload a Mathematica notebook to my website, when I click on the link, it opens, but as text, not a Mathematica notebook. At some sites, when I click on a Mathematica notebook, the notebook ...
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Table of sections with CellPrint

I am trying to produce a table of sections with each section containing a DynamicModule. My two questions are: (1) How do I produce grouped sections that are folded ...
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How can I remove I a horizontal line I inserted into my notebook?

Inserted a horizontal line with Right click > Insert > Thin Horizontal Line. Cannot see a way to remove such a line. Help!
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Change the background color of matched strings when doing find-and-replace

This is not a fundamental question, but it puzzles me. In doing a Find & Replace for some string in a notebook, the matched string is highlighted temporarily with some background color (green for ...
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SelectionEvaluate executes out of turn

I'm seeing some unexpected (to me) behavior from SelectionEvaluate. I've got a notebook with two sections. In section 2, I've got code that clears the notebook's ...
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How to programmatically mark and then select a subset of input cells?

I'm developing a package that needs to exert significant control over a notebook while a user interacts with it. One specific thing that it needs to do, programmatically, is to select a specific ...
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Separate output screen; clearing (cleaning) output screen

Is there a way to split the screen so that the code is visible on top, and the output generated from its execution appears at the bottom? Is there any way to clear the screen from previous runs, so ...
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Drag and Drop Support

Is there a way to effectively get drag and drop so you can drag files onto nbs in Windows? For example similar to the way .bat scripts work. Ideally I would like the script to automatically execute ...
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How can I clear the content of my notebook in Mathematica? [closed]

The Clear command is for clearing definitions of symbols. Is there any built-in function to clear the work area of my Notebook?
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Viewing Mathematica Demonstrations Project Code

I hope I am going insane and the I'm not seeing the snake about to bite me... How does one view the code in the demonstration projects that one can download from wolfram.com? It seems like all of ...
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Welcome screen (V9): selecting notebook from Open Recent … results in initialization cells not evaluating

The following represents an abbreviated example of more complicated code, but it replicates a problem the more complicated code encounters. ...
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Spelling dictionary corrupted

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 I have a problem with the Check Spelling in Mathematica, that I quite don't understand: If I try to use the Check Spelling on any notebook, the check just ...
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Unexpected result when reading Cell with comment-lines by NotebookRead

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 When considering this question about re-formatting Cell (also this one), I encountered an issue which confuses me. I'll ...
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Is there a convenient/automatic way of uploading a notebook into SE?

This post discusses how to streamline the other way - extracting code from a fragmented and longish SE answer but I imagine a two-way workflow like: Fashion an answer/question in an SE-templated ...
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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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How can I protect my notebook file with a password to open and save changes?

I want to protect my .nb file with a password, because now I'm using a free access computer in my university. Everybody student in my university can use that computer and I do not want my .nb file can ...
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Is there a way to embed a data set in a notebook?

I have a data set (currently a table in a .csv file). I would like to share this notebook with colleagues either as a notebook, or (even better) as a CDF document. Is there a way to embed the data ...
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How to return notebook's own file name

What command within a notebook will return the file name of that notebook?
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Changing one line in code to Traditional Form?

I was watching this video: Animating Heat Equation. The speaker had this code (just prior to the 60 second time level): ...
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Framing a combination of cells in the notebook

In my notebook, I have the following cells, which I tried to put around a single frame with a light blue background color. After entering the cells, I selected all four, then clicked the frame ...
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Quickly editing the stylesheet and saving it

I have a private stylesheet I'm using. I edit it by going to the menu Edit->Edit Stylesheet and then clicking on the private stylesheet cell. I can modify whatever I want but it never gets saved. The ...
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Is there a way to change the indentation behavior of the postfix operator //?

For example, using newlines after // results in some really weird indentation: Ideally, I'd love to be able to do something like this: ...
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Wrapping text around pasted graphic

I would like to use Mathematica to create all my documents for my high school math class. I cannot, however, find a way to copy and paste a diagram (let's say from Geogebra) and then place it where I ...
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Split/unmerge merged cells in notebook file

I have merged cells in a Notebook file. Is there a way to split such a merged cell group back to single cells, in each of them being one command?
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my Mathematica has turned orange and not able to find out why

I do not know what happened. But when I rebooted my PC, now Mathematica comes up orange colored. I shut down the PC and tried again, it is still orange. Here is screen shot: I also did a reset. ...
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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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SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]] in one notebook causes Directory[] to change in a different notebook

This is causing me lots of problems. I found that issuing SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]; in notebook A.nb causes subsequent ...
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NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option [duplicate]

Why NotebookWrite[ EvaluationNotebook[], Cell["ZZ", "Section", WholeCellGroupOpener -> True] ] produces: ...
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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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Notebook style which imitates Latex paper [closed]

I have not experimented with Notebook styles, but from what I understand they can be customized to a wide range of styles. Is there a style which looks like a typical paper written in TeX/LaTeX? My ...
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Collaboration / refererencing in the notebook environment (without Workbench) [closed]

Discussing with my co-authors over the phone, I often find it hard to point out a specific input/line/part of a notebook. (I am not using Workbench) The input numbering "In[1,...]:=" helps but ...
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Display a part of a notebook when MMA has done evaluating it

When you evaluate a notebook, it begins to slide upward and shows you a different part of your code, several cells upstream of the notebook... I was wondering if there is a command that could always ...
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Saving a notebook before a crash [duplicate]

On the MacBook Pro, Command+S saves the notebook. So, every few minutes, Command+S is invaluable. What do other folks do? For example, in TexShop, when I compile my LaTeX code, the file is ...
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Do Mathematica notebooks include personal metadata?

I am about to send a Mathematica notebook to someone and I would like to make sure it does not contain any information that could personally identify me. I would also like to produce pdf files from ...
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AutoGeneratedPackage Formatting

If you do Ctrl+Shift+o you open an option inspector. And then you can enable ...
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How to set the output be generated in a cell different from “Output”

I would have some functions, for instance Plot, to generate their output using a different Cell's style rather than "Output". The reason is that I'm producing some documents with many images and, for ...