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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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 ...
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What is the difference between NotebookEvaluate and FrontEndToken

I am wondering what exactly are the differences in using NotebookEvaluate[filename] vs ...
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Edit Notebook options in version 10 [duplicate]

This is a follow up question to this one. I was closing a notebook without saving, Mathematica (10) showed me this dialogue: and I clicked "Save", when I re-opened the notebook I found this ...
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How to recover a notebook? [closed]

I was closing a notebook, luckily Mathematica (10!) asked me if I really wanted to quit without saving, so I saved, but now when I open that notebook this is what I see: Is there a way to recover ...
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Notebook vs. DocumentNotebook; display a Notebook inline, like a DocumentNotebook

If you evaluate a DocumentNotebook[] expression in the front-end, it nicely displays inline, inside of an output cell in the current notebook: For my purposes, <...
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Programmatically selecting non adjacent Cells

One can of course Ctrl + MouseClick to select 1st and 3rd cell. But how to select non adjacent Cells programmatically? I was looking for neat examples here or in ...
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Consistency between MousePosition and WindowMargins

MousePosition["ScreenAbsolute"] absolute position within the complete screen display WindowMargins specifies the ...
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notebooks not opening in mathematica 10

I`m a guest here, and thought I could just ask you guys. ...
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Possible Mathematica Bug? Blank Screen

I'm a student using Mathematica on a 2012 macbook pro with OS X Yosemite. Mathematica was running fine on my computer for a long time - one day, seemingly randomly, a blank screen started appearing ...
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How can I make a RadioButtonBar that randomizes the choices each time a notebook is opened?

I have the following function for making a RadioButtonBar with randomized choices. The code is ...
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auto save a notebook using init.m

I tried to make mathematica autosave as default, so I put Sjoerd C. de Vries's code http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7193804/automatically-saving-notebook-or-other-type-files-in-mathematica-files/...
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Exporting data from different notebooks to a common file

I am doing some calculations from different notebooks. I need to export the results from all those notebooks in columns of the same file, like a1 b1 c1 a2 b2 c2 a3 b3 c3 . . . where a, b ...
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Docked Cell lesson chooser

I have a question about creating a docked cell that will let me choose files. This is just as much a "design" question as a Mathematica question. I'm a math teacher and I want to bundle a bunch of ...
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DisplayFormula badly rendered if style is set before writing

If I have to write a display formula, I go to the cell after the text cell I'm currently into, select the DisplayFormula from the Style menu and then write. The ...
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Adapting “Find and Replace” functionality to work with Patterns

I was thinking if there is something like Find and Replace (Crtl+F) functionality adapted to work with patterns. Probably not, but it seems possible to create this with some effort and skills in <...
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Multiple notebooks in Mathematica

While working with multiple files in Mathematica, is there a way to have the names of the files appear along with the minimized window of the file. I mean that sometimes I forget which file was places ...
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How can I export a notebook into multimarkdown? [duplicate]

Mulitmarkdown (.md filetype) is a very nice document format that supports rendering mathematical expressions like latex or mathml, rendering syntax highlighted code blocks for any language, as well as ...
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Set the style of a cell

I know it's possible to programmatically change options on the selection in a notebook. I'd like to create a button that lets me change the style of a cell. It's a style that doesn't have a keyboard ...
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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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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 code....
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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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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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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. ...