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 Notebook Know When it Called by Another Notebook?

I would like a notebook to behave slightly differently depending on whether it is evaluated from another notebook; i.e., ...
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Mathematica notebook is corrupt

Well great, I had some work done (though it wasn't much, it was just laid out nicely) in a cdf file. My computer decided to shut down on my randomly while I was working on it (some kind of error). I ...
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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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Executing Multiple Notebooks at Once

I wish to run a few notebooks (with distinct contexts) at once using MMA 10 on Windows 8.1. I wish to run at least one of the notebooks interactively, adding and executing lines of code. If another ...
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How to sort cells in a notebook based on cell tags?

Suppose I have a notebook with cells tagged with both numbers and words with numbers always list first, and some cells without cell tags e.g.: ...
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Changing Default Notebook Window Magnification level [duplicate]

I have searched for an answer to this problem in Mathematica documentation, googling, and here on this Mathematica.SE forum. So far, no answer that I can find. When a new Notebook window is opened, ...
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Set Options on a system function has effect on all notebooks

I have a Notebook A with default context: "Unique to this Notebook". In there I set an option: SetOptions[Interpolation, InterpolationOrder -> 1] This has ...
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working with notebooks ('looping' a notebook and storing the results of each step in another notebook)

A notebook contains a series of numerical calculations (numerical integrations, numerical solution of systems of equations etc). Many parameters are involved. The final result is in the form of a ...
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StringForm and NotebookWrite

I'm trying to get my head around NotebookWrite for the last few days. I can't understand why ...
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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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Front-end: How can one programmatically extract window titles?

I would like to programmatically get the titles that appear at the top of notebook windows, particularly for notebooks that have not yet been saved (if they have been saved, I can get the information ...
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Converting a testing notebook to a notebook

I build a testing notebook and it got too slow and unreliable with many test cases. I want to have a new (classical) notebook with all the the inputs I have in the testing one. Is there an automatic ...
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Deleting empty cells and selecting cells matching a pattern

Is there any way for me to automatically select all cells that are completely empty? You know, those cells that you create but end up cutting what's in them and paste it somewhere else, so after a ...
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How to write plain Greek in a text cell

If I create a text cell and type some greek text, most of the symbols are italics as if the cell had an Input style. It doesn't happen with latin characters. I recollect that it is impossible to fix ...
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Preventing notebook cells from being broken across two pages when printing

Sometimes I create a number of plots together, e.g. by GraphicsGrid[]. If it happens that I have to print the notebook, very often the cell is broken, half on one ...
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Identically styled cells from ToBoxes and Cell do not align

I'm trying to generate some worksheets using NotebookWrite so that I can control the page breaks, but have got stuck on the alignment as there appears to be a ...
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Display full path of current notebook on title bar?

Is there a setting in Mathematica notebook interface to get the title bar to display the full path to the current notebook?
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Keyboard shortcut to evaluate notebook

(If this is entirely trivial, although I couldn't find an answer as much as I searched the archives, I will delete the question.) How could I add a keyboard shortcut to evaluate the entire notebook ...
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Increase precision for a entire notebook

I am quite a newbie and it is taking me so much time to understand what I need to do to achieve something really simple and I still haven't found it. I run a dynamic model of a metabolic pathway in ...
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Export notebook file without launching front-end

I am using a Mathematica script to programmatically generate a Mathematica notebook. The script generates a Notebook expression and then uses ...
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How do I know if NotebookLocate did not find the cell tag?

Is there a way to programmatically detect whether or not NotebookLocate[{"file", "cell tag"}] has found the cell? And then if not found, stay at current selection ...
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Export notebook as epub?

Is there a way (preferably easy!) to have Mathematica export a notebook or CDF as an epub document, to be read on an e-reader? It would certainy seem possible to export as HTML, and then use ...
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Create a closed notebook

When using nb = CreateDocument[], is there an option that prevents the notebook from opening automatically? And is there a command that opens the notebook when ...
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Auto highlighting input cells depending on input expression (eg its Head)

Is it possible to programmatically highlight (eg, by change background color) an input cell conditional on the input expression's Head (or other attributes) upon evaluation? For example, would like ...
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Running a Mathematica Notebook from command line and saving the output [closed]

I am working on a project that requires some calculations to be done in Mathematica. I don't know Wolfram language and I don't have the time to learn it (I am using a 30-day trial) so I have a python ...
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What kind of Mathematica license do i need to create cdf documents for my students and put them on my (academic) page at the university?

I'm an enthusiastic university teacher willing to exploit Mathematica for teaching purposes. I would like to know what kind of Mathematica license would let me: create notebooks and cdf documents to ...
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Keyboard issues with Mathematica 9.0.1 for Linux [closed]

After working for a while with Manipulate function and increasing the number of variables to be manipulated, keyboard stops working properly in the Notebook. It ...
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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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SyntaxForm not correctly parsed by FrontEnd

When using TagBox with SyntaxForm, I noticed sometimes it is not well parsed by the ...
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Retrieve style definitions [duplicate]

How can I retrieve the style definitions of a certain style within a cell, notebook or stylesheet? For example how can I retrieve the FontColor and ...
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Text to speech in notebooks?

Mac OS, MMA 10 -- I accidentally discovered that typing CtrlV between cells reads out the cell below, or, if you have text selected, reads out the text. CtrlV would be Edit > Paste on Windows, so ...
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Triangle that collapse cells

I'm not very good in English , so is hard to explain but how put the triangle in the left that deploy or collapse a group of cells ?
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Get rid of “Testing Notebook” toolbar

I was messing around with different styles and tried the MUnit style. I converted back to Standard Report but I still see the toolbar for testing notebook. Is there a way to get rid of it?
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Custom default ImageSize while allowing inheriting

When displaying graphics in the Mathematica front end, and leaving ImageSize at the default, the result will always keep its previous size. For example, ...
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Replace content of selected cells, each getting different new content

Let's say I select 2 different cells and then attempt to replace their content using NotebookWrite inside a button. How might I replace each cell's content ...
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Resources/ best practices for exploratory economic theory work

This is a little general, so I will try to make it as specific as possible. I used Mathematica a fair amount to derive and check analytical solutions to problems in theoretical economics. Lots of ...
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CreateDocument options needed to suppress the default notebook menu

What are the options needed in Mathematica 10 to suppress the menu on top of any notebook created with CreateDocument? For example, the Messages window as well as the windows generated by ...
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How to get a list of all expressions in a notebook matching a certain pattern?

Suppose I have a Mathematica notebook saved to a certain location on disk. Given a pattern I need to get the list of all expressions matching this pattern that appear in input, output or print cells ...
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Backslash commands in strings?

I discovered by playing around that Text[DisplayForm@SubscriptBox["\[Lambda]", "k"]] produces the same result as ...
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Operator-Input Form for Lists?

The documentation on Operator-Input Forms shows the following example which suggests that there is an alternative, convenient, operator-style, tidy technique for inputting lists. However, there is ...
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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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Mathematica 10 : Where is the Mathematica Book? [duplicate]

The question is simple. In Mathematica 9, there used to be "The Mathematica Book" integrated with the software in the help system. I can't find it anymore in version 10. Do you know if it is still ...
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Custom WindowToolbar for my stylesheet

So I've noticed that some stylesheets (for instance Slideshow stylesheets) load a toolbar using the assignment WindowToolbars -> {"ToolbarName"} and I've been ...
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How to get the list of notebooks that are automatically opened when Mathematica starts?

How to get the list of notebooks that are automatically opened when Mathematica starts programmatically? I know a tedious approach is opening option inspector and finding and copying the list out.
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How to stop V10 asking to continue with updated styling each time I open a new notebook

Each time I open a new notebook, using File->New->Notebook, I get this message Then I check on the "Do this for all notebooks". But when I repeat this and want to create a new notebook, it asks ...
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Error when attempting to save Notebook. Cause and solution?

I am experiencing an error attempting to save a modified Notebook in Mathematica 10 under Windows. The error I get is: ...
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Can I save a manually cropped Image in Mathematica 10 without hard cropping?

In Mathematica 7 I was accustomed to a certain workflow: Paste an image into a Notebook Select Actual Size from the context menu, if necessary Ctrl-drag the control points on the sides of the frame ...
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Save a notebook with “input” and “output” on the left of all cells

How to make Mathematica save a notebook with "input 1" and "output 1" on the left of cells? If I open a saved notebook, those tags are gone.
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Kernel quits on closing notebook

Mathematica quits (exits) when the single notebook I'm working on is closed. How to prevent this? Win7, v10 Mathematica