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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Inserting a closed section

Is there a way to insert a closed section? I know in .m files if you do (* ::Section::Closed:: *) and open the .m file using system editor, a closed section will be ...
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Defer parts of the expression

Is there a way to Defer only parts of the expression? For example, I have a=1; and then I want the expression to be shown as...
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How to paste multiple expression using PasteButton?

Is there a way to paste multiple expressions into notebook using PasteButton? For example, I want to do ...
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Merge StyleSheet into a notebook

I have a custom style called style1.nb and I want to install it into a notebook Class01.nb so I can send only the notebook file to my students with the style of style1.nb. Is that possible?
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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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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 $2,3,5,\...
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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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Wrapping at evaluation for inline cell

I've been playing with inline evaluation and I've came to the conclusion that it's most convenient to put the Dynamic@ inside the inline cell, so I've started to ...
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how to make cells independent with each other in notebook

If we open DocumentationCenter and then run code, we will find that the Cells are independent from each other. For example: ...
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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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Is it possible to auto-load documentation for current function? [duplicate]

As much as Mathematica amazes me with endless variety of integrated functions and packages, inconsistency with functions parameters or finding details about a function takes some time and isn't as ...
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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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How would I enable the Evaluate in place item of the Evaluate menu?

I would like to be able to suppress multiple outputs when a cell is evaluated. Is there a way to enable the "Evaluate in place" menu item of the Evaluate menu?
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$Failed below input area of new cell in notebook [closed]

The Mathematica 9 installation on my laptop has developed an odd feature. Just underneath the grey line indicating the input area for a new cell, the expression ...
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How can I make my MM code more compact and readable? Can I put functions in different notebooks?

I'm doing some coding in MM9, but my program is getting quite large. It's mostly a bunch of functions defined at the beginning of it, but it's getting to the point where I have to scroll for a few ...
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expression contained across multiple cells

Is it possible to span one expression across multiple cells? E.g. long if statement or function evaluation. I looked in documentation and searched forum/google and could not find.
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Can I enter the traditional form for Binomial as input in an expression?

Is there a way to enter the traditional form of a binomial coefficient, i.e. ${n \choose k}$ instead of Binomial[n,k], like I would enter a radical sign $\sqrt{x}$ ...
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Sending a command to an already opened frontend

I'm trying to pipe low-level notebook commands to work through terminal and I've tried various ways, but I can't really get to the frontend that's already open. For example Opening a notebook from ...
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How to evaluate Modules in a notebook from another notebook?

I would like to create a notebook populated with several modules and be able to evaluate these modules by running a separate notebook. I have attempted several uses of the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for moving to last edit location/cell

When you have long notebook with hundreds of cells, you sometimes need to scroll/jump manually to your last edited cell. I dind't find any shortcut for doing that. Any ideas?
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Creating hyperlinks from a list of file names

Suppose I use FileNames to get a list of file names. I know that it's possible to make a hyperlink using this kind of pattern.... ...
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Maintaining postfix convention for directives in notebooks

It seems to be a fairly common convention to write certain 'meta' functions in postfix form like f[x] // Simplify to keep the the mathematical content at the ...
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How to select only NotebookObjects that are referring to ordinary notebooks? (not palettes etc.)

There is of course function Notebooks[] But, unfortunatelly it hasn't got useful options in this context. My question is how to pick ...
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How can I add drop shadows to the text of non-input/output cells?

Inspired by simon woods's wonderful shadow function, I want to add drop shadows to all the text of non-input/output cells in a notebook, something like this: By using simon woods's shadow function, ...
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new kernel for notebook

I know I can create a new kernel for my notebook from the evaluation menu but is there a command for this? I'd really like some of my notebooks to startup their own kernel as the first line of code.
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Open a Mathematica 9 notebook in Mathematica 8 [duplicate]

I have the following question: Can I open a Mathematica 9 notebook in Mathematica 8? Are there compatibility issues?
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Am I using the cell option setting PageBreakWithinGroup->False correctly?

I had expected that this option would prevent a page break occurring within a group of cells of which this cell is the "group leader". In my case it is a "Subsubsection" containing a group of ...
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Cursor disappears in Mathematica 9.01

When using the template blocks from the Pallets to enter equations, the mouse cursor disappears. It also becomes difficult to set the focus to a block in a template by clicking it. This was also an ...
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Capturing an F1

I teach an Intro to Mathematica course, and one of the things I try to reinforce early on is just how helpful Mathematica's help is. In the very first lab for the course, I even give the students a ...
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Editing the Virtual Book?

It's my understanding that the Virtual Book (of mathematica 9) is in notebook (.nb) format. It appears to be a very polished style of documentation which I want to reuse (parts) of it to create my own ...
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Comment color in a notebook

My requirement: Comments should appear within a notebook in blue and font size 12 and in Courier by default. This should work on not just my machine (by tweaking the preference of MY Mathematica) ...
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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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refer to result of cell above current cell?

% allows to refer to the result of the preceding calculation (preceding in time) but this seems not necessarily to be the cell just above a given cell. How can ...
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Load a Mathematica Notebook using .Net code

I have gotten a tremendous amount of information from the question posted at (Load a Mathematica Package via .Net code), which my application is very similar to. Specifically in that thread, the ...
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How do I switch between two notebooks in Mathematica 9 interface? [duplicate]

How do I switch between two notebook windows in the Mathematica 9 interface? I would like to use a keyboard shortcut such as Ctrl+Tab or Alt+ Tab as with windows or tabs in programs like Firefox.
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How to run all command with same name into a notebook

I have a very big notebook with a command repeated a lot of times but with different parameters each time and I want to run all these commands at the same time without having to run separately all of ...
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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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Mouse cursor disappears [on hold]

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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Modifying a column with a button within the column

I want a column with textcells and a button to add an extra textcell: ...
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Is it possible to modify the options for a particular cell from another cell? [duplicate]

I was wondering if I can toggle the "CellOpen" state from a cell (or bunch of cells) from another cell. i.e. I am imagining having a manipulate command along the lines of: ...
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CDF Infokit question [duplicate]

In the CDF Infokit, one finds the BriggsCochraneCalculus.cdf document, which shows a textbook on calculus. I've got two questions about how it was made: How has ...
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Changing Default Color for Titles, Sections, Subsections, etc., and Items (bullet color) [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica 9, and I assume there must be an easy fix for my problem, but I have not been able to find any yet. Essentially, I want the default color for the text of all of my titles, ...
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How to randomly select and open a notebook using CDFPlayer

I have a lesson notebook for a class I am teaching. I'd like to separate the lesson content and the practice problems. Students are using the CDFPlayer program, not Mathematica. I created a button ...
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How to get the time when a notebook is saved and closed

I want to get the time when a notebook is created and the time when the notebook is saved and closed, that is to say, the whole time when a notebook exist. What should I do? Thank you!
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Drawing an arrow pointing at the “Enable Dynamics” button

Sometimes my students are given Mathematica notebooks as part of an assignment, and asked to go through some demonstrations contained in the .nb file. A lot of times I get complaints that the "graphs ...
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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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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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Export all open notebooks and change font size

Is there a simple way to export all open notebooks to pdfs? Also, when I export notebooks the font looks too big / the margins are too big. Can I change these settings when exporting?
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How to collect expressions from cells created by Print?

I have a notebook where evaluation of a certain cell produced hundreds of adjacent output cells using Print. I need to create a list containing all expressions from ...
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Importing and running a notebook [duplicate]

I have a very long .nb file. I want to subdivide the different sections into separate notebooks, then call them in a common nb ...