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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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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Mouse cursor disappears

After working on a notebook for a while sometimes my mouse cursor disappears. I can click on different cells and the text cursor will move accordingly but I just can't see the mouse cursor. Just now ...
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Rearrange cells without cut-paste

When working in a Mathematica notebook, I often want to reorder cells. Most of the time, I am adding cells at the bottom of the notebook, until I realize it may be better to insert this calculation at ...
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Ugly font rendering (ubuntu 12, overrides system settings)

Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12 renders fonts very poorly. Text is readable, but it makes it very hard to concentrate on programming. Since smoothing on Ubuntu on low DPI screens isn't very good either, ...
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Is there a way to check whether two notebooks share the same variables?

When I code in Mathematica, I often re-use code from old notebooks which fulfilled a specific purpose; for example, one testing for soft matches in strings, or one that identifies outliers on a graph ...
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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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In Grid and using Frame, how can I only frame the header cells?

Suppose that I use Grid to display a table tab. I did the following, which frames all cells: ...
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Use NotebookWrite with Graphics?

I am trying to use NotebookWrite to paste a plot into another notebook. The code looks something like: ...
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Subscripts in programatically generated section headers

Consider the following command: TextCell["\!\(\*SubscriptBox[\(H\), \(2\)]\)", "Section"] How can I display the string as section header and get the DisplayForm? ...
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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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Use different kernels for different Notebooks

I know that the command LaunchKernels[] starts up four kernels on my machine: ...
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how to open Hyperlinked files by default software?

Non-Mathematica formats, e.g. .doc or .txt files, are directly shown in a new notebook when I click on a hyperlink pointing at these objects. But I would rather have (for example) .doc files opened ...
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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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Want actual cell data from CellEvaluationFunction

Let's say I print a cell like so. CellPrint@Cell[ BoxData[" "], "Input", Evaluatable -> True, CellEvaluationFunction -> Function[Print[#];] ] Now I ...
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How can I change the highlighting color of an InlineMathCell?

When using the InlineMathCell one types Ctrl+9 within the text cell, and gets a slot for starting typing the InlineMathCell part. When typing the content of the InlineMathCell is slightly highlighted ...
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How to build and operate a master Notebook?

Suppose you have some notebooks, they work for a family of related tasks, each one doing a certain task. Lets say Notebook 1 gets two inputs from its variables in11 ...
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How to edit the text coming together with the numeration of pages in pdf produced out of a notebook?

I am writing a text that I am going to publish on-line. When I transform it from the notebook into the pdf format I get the numeration style typical for Mathematica: I would like to edit the text ...
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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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How to specify a StyleSheet of a newly programmatically-created notebook?

I would like to make a button that opens a notebook upon pressing. The point is that I would like the notebook to be made according to a specified StyleSheet. To be more specific, here is a simple ...
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Conditional printed output [duplicate]

I would like to use a Mathematica notebook as a printable document with conditional output. If the condition is true, some parts of the notebook should be printed; otherwise they should not be ...
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How to create a button that colors a selected piece of text in a cell?

I use Mathematica 9.0.1 and I want change the color of a selection in a text cell using a button. But when I use this code it changes the color of the entire cell. ...
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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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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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Handling of non-file URI

According to the manual, Hyperlink “represents a hyperlink that jumps to the specified URI when clicked”. OneNote produces hyperlinks that begin with onenote://. In Mathematica, creating a hyperlink ...
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Include Headers on first page

I know it is possible to check the box "Include headers on first page" in the "Headers and Footers" dialog box of the Print Settings menu item, but is it also possible to check this using commands in ...
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How to extract input part of a notebook?

For example, how to make Mathematica display only the lines beginning with In[some number]? ...
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Taking class notes with a Mathematica Notebook

Dose anyone take notes in a technical class using a Mathematica notebook? If anyone does, how does it compare to paper and are there useful commands? I have a hard time remembering ctrl/alt/esc ...
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Page breaks appearing as thick line on actual print-out

I'm using Insert->Page Break to do just that, but thick black lines are appearing on the actual printed copy wherever I indicated a break. Can this be turned off?
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Mathematica 8 and window names for modified files

I do not know if this is particular to Mac OS, but with version 8, the window name of a notebook no longer changes (with an appended *) when it is modified, as it used to do with version 7 (as well as ...
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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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how to load everything when opening a saved notebook

generally, when I carry over work in a notebook from the previous day, I have to physically start from the top and re-evaluate every statement before I can begin from where i left off. Is there any ...
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Automatically dealing with “disable dynamic updating”

I'm programmatically creating notebooks containing dynamic content. When a new notebook is being created, a window pops up: I then manually click on "Continue" and it will create the notebook. The ...
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Deleting Print results

While playing around with $Pre and $Post I created this very annoying piece of code: ...
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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 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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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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Disable and Enable Hyperlinks Graphics

I have a Graphics element which I edit with Drawing Tools. I have determined a technique using NotebookWrite to add ...
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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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automatically add Global` to $ContextPath for all notebooks when using CellContext->Notebook

I have some definitions in my init.m. E.g. my init.m contains this: ...
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Mathematica takes too long to solve this

I have the following system of equations: ...
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NotebookWrite an expression

I'm trying to write a notebook from the kernel, so using one list of elements in one document, I'd like to create a second document with some interactions between the elements of the list. For that, ...
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Mouse cursor very slight difference

Mathematica uses a very thin, translucent cursor in Input style cells. But in text style cells Mathematica uses a cursor theme from Windows. How do I make the cursor visible as normal? photos of ...
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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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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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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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Make all new cells have a specific style as a function of the Mathematica installation

I would like all new input and output cells, in fact all new cells including section headers and such, to have a specific stylistic property (...
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Sometimes notation gets auto-converted from traditional to raw input and won't convert back

For example, I'm typing this: When upon hitting the last character it gets converted to: And trying to Convert To TraditionalForm has no effect. This glitch has happened a few times and on ...
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Option to change cursor/caret shape

While editing on a Mathematica notebook, I often find myself needing to do something else outside of Mathematica for a few hours. After finishing such outside tasks, I resume to work on the notebook. ...
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How do I direct output to a specific notebook or cell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pipe a stream to another notebook? Is there any way to create a stream so that all output to the stream (from Write or ...
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Making data persistent, as in xmgrace

I've been using xmgrace for quite a long time as my favorite solution for scientific data manipulation and plotting. These data often come from home-made fortran programs, in the form of, e.g., a ...