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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

5
votes
2answers
329 views

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 ...
27
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
14
votes
2answers
567 views

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), ...
9
votes
1answer
243 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
76 views

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 ...
23
votes
1answer
657 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

Strange Issue with RowBox

Can someone explain why this notebook [RANGEWORKING.nb] ...
6
votes
1answer
289 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
18
votes
1answer
595 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
128 views

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.
5
votes
1answer
190 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
88 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
668 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
380 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
73 views

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: ...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
128 views

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?
4
votes
1answer
102 views

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: ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
158 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
389 views

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???
-1
votes
2answers
154 views

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.
5
votes
2answers
358 views

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: ...
3
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
231 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
216 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
486 views

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., ...
2
votes
1answer
263 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
203 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
299 views

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.: ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
83 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
173 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

StringForm and NotebookWrite

I'm trying to get my head around NotebookWrite for the last few days. I can't understand why ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
276 views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
799 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
236 views

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 ...