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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Bug report: Attempting to Save Selection As… in a magnified Notebook fails with errors [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.2 or later I have found that attempting to Save Selection As... in a magnified Notebook fails with errors. On my system it can be ...
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How do I create a notebook with the functionality of the Mathematica help system?

I'd like to create and distribute a notebook that functions very much like the help window that appears in Mathematica to provide documentation about functions, tutorials, and etc., but my content ...
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What is the fastest way to get notebook CellGroups / Cells structure?

So the question is how to get this kind of information: from This is one of my ideas: ...
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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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How can I get the style of a CellObject?

I want to work on a notebook programmatically with CellObjects. lets create a notebook for example: ...
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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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Writing cells from other notebooks into current notebook?

I have a large number of Mathematica notebooks which contain study notes for different topics (as opposed to actual Mathematica Code). I'm trying to develop some code to randomly pull parts of a ...
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NotebookWrite in EvaluationBox forces Input CellStyle

There is a promissing new function EvaluationBox[] and a nice last example in documentation section for it: ...
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Can Save[] produce a .nb file instead of a text file?

(I use Mathematica 9.0.1 on OS X 10.10.2.) Suppose I have a notebook in which I make some definitions and assignments. ...
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Is there a way to create a two column page layout in a notebook? [duplicate]

I am working on a white-paper that requires a two column format. Is there an existing Stylesheet that can be used or a way to create a Stylesheet that supports this Mathematica?
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How can i specify a NotebookSelection by a given CellObject?

My Questing is very simple. If I have a CellObject e.g. CellObject[Text], I can move the selection to this ...
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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 convert a notebook to an association and back?

I have a notebook that serves as a nice readable document but is it a database of sorts, I'd like to transform this into an association so I can manipulate and export it as a dataset. Here is a sample ...
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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 make a notebook that will be window maximized when open?

I use CreateDocument[cells, opts] to create a notebook. When the notebook is open, it has a small default windows size and I need to manually maximize it every ...
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How to Keep Input Cells Hidden After Evaluating Notebook

I've created a notebook for use in an in-class presentation. There is a fair amount of MMA code, and my students know nothing about MMA nor do they need to. I don't want to distract them with the ...
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how to make cursor jump automatically to next input cell after evaluating previous one?

When making separate cells in order to make separate computations to better see the result of each one before going to the next cell to do the next computation (which is a good way of doing things), ...
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How to save the result in the Notebook (.nb) and shut down the computer when the calculation is done

I have a notebook(.nb) which its calculation is time-consuming and long. I can not observe it if the calculation is done or not. Therefore, I want to : Save the results in the notebook(.nb) ( I do ...
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How can I apply NotebookGet on invisible Notebooks?

My problem might be very specific, but can be quickly explained: First I create an invisible notebook nb by CreateDocument, then i apply NotebookGet on it to see its content, wich works fine! Now I ...
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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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Strange Issue with RowBox

Can someone explain why this notebook [RANGEWORKING.nb] ...
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Context “Unique to This Notebook” makes variables black even if they're not defined?

I'm trying to use this technique to keep variables separated between different notebooks. It seems to be working fine, except that variables turn black as soon as they are evaluated — any ideas why ...
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Notebook does not open [duplicate]

When I save a simple notebook , with the sum 2 + 2 , it does not open at all or with double-click or by pressing CTRL + O. Have reinstalled Mathematica 3 times and did not work. I put the settings in ...
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Why isn't autosave enabled by default?

While I've come across several ways to implement/enable autosave (see: Is there a notebook autosave frequency configuration?, Saving my code before cell evaluations: Insurance against front end ...
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NotebookFind and String Pattern Expressions

Is there a way that NotebookFind can be used to match string pattern expressions rather than just strings? The documentation for ...
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Can I view a package as a regular notebook?

How can I open a package as a normal notebook, i.e. without the toolbars and formatting of the built-in .m file interface.
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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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Changing cell style in V10.0.2 [duplicate]

In Mathematica 10.0.0 and 10.0.1 I used to change cell style by putting the cursor anywhere in the cell and then invoking one the short cuts (Alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) to change cell style ...
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How to automate repetitive evaluation of a notebook from a parent notebook

I've got a code that I want to automate, but I'm not sure how. I have a Mathematica notebook that I need to run many times over, each time changing one variable and repeating. My idea was to set up ...
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Is there a notebook to create entries for OEIS?

Is there a notebook to create entries for OEIS? I seem to recall something like this a few years ago, but I haven't been able to find one. It might be from MathWorld. Any suggestions? Edit If I had ...
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How to save all notebook outputs as pdf file

I have produced a lot of graphs and tables in my notebook. I am trying to save all these outputs as pdf file. As we know form Rodney and form Mr. Wizard , we can not use save as function. I have ...
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Mathematica shift-enter problem [closed]

Would really appreciate if someone can help with this problem: When I first open a Mathematica note book, say you do 1+2 and press shift-enter. As expected, I get "3" as the output. Now suppose you ...
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How can I make new outline cells be created above the current cell on return?

When you hit enter inside an item styled cell (e.g. Cell["", "Outline1"]), a new cell of the same type is created underneath the cell you are currently editing. ...
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How to programatically set options for a selected word?

I want to create a palette with buttons and have it apply to the selected word. No matter what combination I try it always applies it to the entire cell. Imagine that in the sentence: ...
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How to mimic Org-Mode with cell dingbats?

I love using org-mode to organize my to-do lists, the functionality is amazing, but it suffers from being stuck inside the emacs terminal... I'm hoping to replicate some basic features into a ...
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When printing a notebook in Mathematica 10, code sections do not wrap

I have a Mathematica 10 notebook where I am using code sections. The text in the code section does not wrap when printing. Is there a setting that I should use to allow the code to wrap?
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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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How to dynamically filter cells in a notebook?

I have a notebook in outline form and a docked cell with a TextField[] for searching. I'd hide and show cells in a notebook to filter the cells based on the search string (any maybe type of cell and ...
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Issue with integration from 0 to infinity with constants [closed]

I am trying to take the integration for $\int_0^{+\infty}e^{-\alpha t}sin(\beta t)d t$. Here is a screen shot of what I did: The solution to this integeation should be ...
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How to execute a notebook in background

I am developing an algorithm that take time to return results. I thought if I could run this notebook in background and continue to develop the rest of my work. It is possible to do that?
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My matematica notebook dosen't work,its bring syntax error ,why?

i have many matematica notebooks and all of them are working clearly besides one which is the most important for me.There is my whole project.Please someone help me.What should i do???
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Palette for pasting matrix templates into a notebook

How I can build a palette of matrices?. So, I would like a palette with a 3x3 square matrix, a square matrix 4x4, 1x3 row matrix, 1x4 matrix row, column matrix 3x1 and 4x1 column matrix.
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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: ...
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Setting Page Scale [duplicate]

When a notebook opens in Mathematica, the lower right corner allows me to set a percentage for the page, 150% being my preference for my old eyes. Is there a way to set all pages, including help ...
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Adding NotebookDirectory to $Path when notebook opens

I'm trying to get relative notebook paths work without evaluating $Path = Append[$Path, NotebookDirectory[]]; each time I open a notebook. A bonus would be to keep ...
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Specify format to NotebookSave

When I save a Mathematica notebook using the front-end Save dialog, I can specify the format: However, the documentation for the NotebookSave command indicates ...
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Save imported sound into a notebook (so I can e-mail it)

At the end of my code I'd like to put an imported (wav) sound. I would then play it with EmitSound[my_sound] when this cell will ...
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How to evaluate the same code in a whole bunch of existing notebooks

I have a large folder of existing notebooks, each currently containing a single cell of input. I would like --- in each of these notebooks --- to evaluate that cell, evaluate a new chunk of code I've ...
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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 ...