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 to open/close all collapsed/open cells?

Is there a way to open/close all collapsed/open cells? The reason is for a long notebook, it is convenient to see all the section and subsection headings at once.
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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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Close or Open, not OpenClose CellGroups for specific CellStyle

I am aware of the question Close programmatically all cell groups in Mathematica but I am trying to find out how to close only one kind of Cells in a notebook, ...
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List of Recently Opened Files

If I go to the menu bar and press File I get a list of recently opened files.This would be useful except they are edited and mostly replaced by dots thus making choosing difficult. See the screen shot ...
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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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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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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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How to set different background, input and output colors

I want to create a notebook where the background is one color, the input cells are another color, and the output cells are white. I have tried messing around with Option Inspector and creating a ...
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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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Reading Early Version Notebooks

I have some very old Mathematica notebooks file (.m) files from Version 2. When I try to open them using Mathematica 8.0 (on a Linux system) Mathematica instantly shuts down (no error message - just ...
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How to disable user-interaction with Notebook during manipulating it from the Kernel?

When manipulating a Notebook from the Kernel using such functions as NotebookLocate, SelectionMove, ...
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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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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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Security of Mathematica Demonstrations

Apologies if this is overly paranoid. I recently discovered the Wolfram Demonstrations Project and intend to play with them to understand some of the power of Mathematica. I have one slight concern: ...
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Split screen view in notebook interface?

Is there a way to get a split screen in the notebook interface? I want a movable horizontal bar in a window with two views into the same notebook, each of which is independently scrollable. An ...
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Maintaining stylesheet information in Cell[]

I am working on formatting a cell for a slideshow presentation format such that a graphics object occupies the left half of the cell and bullets or other items occupy the right. The ancient ...
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How to construct a tree from a notebook?

Given the notebook itself we can think of it as a tree graph: the root vertex is the empty notebook itself, the headers of cell groups are vertices, and all other cells as leaf vertices. I'd like to ...
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Embed a Microsoft RichEdit 8 control in a Mathematica notebook using .NETLink?

Does anyone know whether or not it's possible to embed a RichEdit 8 control within a Mathematica Notebook using .NETLink? The goal here would be able to both view and edit mathematical text typeset ...
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Clear Citation Style Cache

How can I clear the "Citation Styles Cache" created when you use the EndNote citation management feature for the first time in Mathematica. The Citation Management tutorial indicates that such a ...
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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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Find a notebook I had open recently

I worked on a notebook a few weeks ago and now I can't find after looking through the most likely directories. The recent list only has 6 items in it, none of them the notebook in question. Is there 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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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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How to programatically save a notebook created by CreateDocument

I've already written code that generates about 20 notebooks using "CreateDocument" and I was wondering if there exists a method to automatically save them. Is there an easy way to create a notebook ...
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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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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 make Mathematica save all open files, or automatically ask to save each file when closing

Here is the scenario: You have number of open notebooks at the same time, and made some changes in all or some of them but have not yet saved the changes. Mathematica does not have something like ...
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How do you configure Mathematica 9 to automatically evaluate all notebooks?

I have a Mathematica 6 course that I am using in Mathematica 9; there is no updated version. Every time I open a notebook I have to go to the Evaluation menu and click on "Evaluate Notebook". Is there ...
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Embedding Mathematica Console into a Java/.NET Application [duplicate]

I enjoy using Mathematica's notebook interfaces, but more specifically the autocompletion in each notebook. I'm in need of a way to put tons of Mathematica windows on the same page. It would be an ...
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How to efficiently split your code in several pieces [duplicate]

I want to efficiently keep my program in several documents, and initialise pieces of it automatically. I'm pretty sure that there is a manual on the subject, but I'm unable to find it on my own. At ...
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Unescape Formatting in Strings [closed]

Mathematica has a dirty habit of sometimes escaping all the formatting in my strings when loading a .nb. I know this is inevitable for ...
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Why selecting text in my notebook become abnormal?

Selecting text in one of my Notebooks becomes abnormal. Here is the unselected text: and here is the partly selected text: When the text being selected, it should be like this: What is wrong ...
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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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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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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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How to have Tooltip resize with Notebook magnification?

How do you make a Tooltip label expression change magnification when the Notebook magnification changes. The expr of ...
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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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How to keep track of notebook dimensions

I want to create a cell that will resize automatically if the notebook is resized. I was hoping to find some function called NotebookDimensions[], and use it dynamically.
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ToBoxes Respect Spaces Code

Is there a way to force either ToBoxes or MakeBoxes to respect the spacing that occurs in the code? For example is there a way ...
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Background color of Code cell lost when convert a notebook file to pdf

Well, I have a notebook with the built-in stylesheet Preprint, which I'd like to convert it to pdf. Everything works well except for the code cells(I use the shortcut key alt+8 to create cells of code ...
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Is there a way to hide and show manually inserted page breaks?

If I create a Notebook that includes multiple pages I know that I can show/hide page breaks by using menu item File ► Printing Settings ► Show Page Breaks. I can ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I customize In[] and Out[] headers?

Can I customize the In[] and Out[] headers? I'd like to add $UserName, ...
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Tweaking Prime[n] to return 1 when n==0

I manually evaluate this cell to set Prime[0] Unprotect[Prime] Prime[0] = 1 Protect[Prime] I manually evaluate this cell to reset Prime[0] ...
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Font size for help drop down menu in input cell

Consider: Where do I go and how do I increase the FontSize in this drop down menu to make it more easy to read?
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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: ...