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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Cell format for screen headers

If one picks the menu option Format->Edit Stylesheet and then one opens the "Default.nb" link, the newly opened notebook has a header that reads "Deafult.nb" style definitions. In one navigates down ...
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Navigation a la XPath for Mathematica notebooks

In Mathematica, notebooks (in fact all expressions) have a tree-like structure. In this regard, they are similar to XML files. For XML, one can travel through the document structure using tools like ...
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Setting a Counter in Mathematica Notebook

I would like to write a book using Mathematica, but I will write one chapter on several files. How to tell Mathematica that the BookChapterNumber pointer has the ...
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Options CellLabel not showing

I'm back with the labels and tags questions! Here is my code: mb = CreateDocument[Null, ShowCellTags -> True]; In the new document, I create a new cell, add ...
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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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Label cell goes away with SelectionEvaluate

When a given cell has a label (given with the CellLabel->"label" option of the cell), then this label disappears after calling SelectionEvaluate[ nb ] when the ...
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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 copy groups of cells with NotebookWrite?

I'm trying to use: NotebookWrite[nb, NotebookRead[EvaluationNotebook[]]; to copy cells from the EvaluationNotebook[] to a new ...
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Append CellTag to list of Cells

As suggested in this earlier post, I restate my question here about appending CellTags option to existing list of Cells. What I ...
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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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Is it possible to use Find with wild cards?

When making global changes to code and variables Find is a great resource. Is there a way to use Find with wild cards to find and replace any non numerical elements or to find and replace only ...
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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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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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Run entire notebook

I have created a notebook, with functions. The only thing that I want to change in the notebook later is the input file. I therefor want to have a button that runs every input step-by-step so that I ...
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How do I create a package from an existing notebook?

I have a notebook containing some functions, for example: f[x_] := 2*x g[x_] := x^2 Now I would like to convert this notebook to a package, ...
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Automatically close Mathematica

It seems there are a lot of related topics but I haven't found an answer. I want to automatically quit Mathematica after some procedures are done but dialog window appears: ...
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Counter assignments [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a specific outline format to match some course materials I am required to submit in a particular way. I know how to create auto-numbered cells using ...
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How to do computations simultaneously in multiple notebooks? [duplicate]

I have a Mathematica script which takes a few hours to run. I want to be able to open another notebook while it's running and do some other computations. I have enough many cores on my computer for ...
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Creating an API or Widget based on a Mathematica notebook

I'm trying to create a matrix calculator and graph tools for our website and was wondering if there is a way to create Wolfram API or Widgets based on a Mathematica notebook.
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After modifying expression, new result doesn't replace old one

After I modify and re-evaluate an expression, the new result doesn't replace the old one. Rather, what happens is that the old result gets pushed down and Mathematica displays the current result at ...
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Unable to save changes in Option Inspector from one session to another for the Documentation Center

I wanted to change the global option "WindowsSize" to the "large" value using the Option Inspector. It works well for the current session. But then I realize the "Apply" button was greyed and not ...
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Hide both input cell and output cell

You can double-click the right gutter of a input cell to hide a corresponding output cell or double-click the gutter of the output cell to hide the input cell. I would like to hide both the input and ...
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Is it possible to insert an animated image into Mathematica notebook?

I find it very convenient to use Mathematica notebooks to organise the codes + results. I was wondering if it is possible to insert an animated image (say an animated gif) in the middle of a ...
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Alternative to NotebookLocate or NotebookFind

In Mathematica 8.0 and older, there are two ways to select cells based on cell tags. NotebookLocate["CellTag"]; NotebookGet[EvaluationNotebook[]] and ...
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What are the advantages of using .nb rather than .m files?

I can edit a notebook within the mathematica front end and then Save As a .m file, which produces output like this: ...
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Cases Message Valid Notebook Structure

Note: Spelunking will likely be needed. Execute the following. You should get back and error along the lines of First::first:... This error is unimportant except ...
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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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How to evaluate an input cell automatically after evaluating the previous one

Is there any way to automatically evaluate an input cell after evaluating the previous one without the need to press ENTER?
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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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WholeCellGroupOpener and Hyperlinks

My problem is: I would like to activate WholeCellGroupOpener on a cell containing hyperlinks. But when I do that, the hyperlinks are no longer active. Is there a way to change the order of the two, so ...
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How to keep the ctrl+shift+k help menu remain in display while typing? [closed]

In Mathematica 9, one can type ctrl+shift+k to display menu which has all the possible signatures/definitions for the function or command in question. One can ...
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NotebookWrite undo

Is there way to make NotebookWrites undooable? For example let's say I open a new notebook and then run. ...
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When are EvaluationNotebook[] and ButtonNotebook[] different?

I am looking for a concrete code example where EvaluationNotebook[] and ButtonNotebook[] will return different results. The ...
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Initialization Cells in CDF

I am wanting to run about 15 pages of initialization cells in a CDF, but can't seem to do so. I have set the InitializationCellEvaluation to True and InitializationCellWarning to False, but it doesn't ...
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NotebookWrite Multiple Selected Objects

Lets say I select shapes in a Graphics diagram in the following picture. Generated from the following set of code: ...
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Using the Mathematica front-end efficiently for editing notebooks

Background: I have used Vim for 15+ years. There is a certain "one"-ness with the editor one achieves. Emacs users also experience this. Notepad users do not. My current interaction with the ...
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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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Prevent Cell Deletion

How might I be able to prevent a Cell form being deleted when you press the Delete key? Maybe there is a way to display some type of ...
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How do I force all Graphics Text to be StandardForm?

I've been playing around for while trying to determine how to get all graphic objects to use StandardForm fonts. That is, I want all axes labelling, titling, legends, inserted text, etc., for 2D/3D ...
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How to change default notebook background color?

How does one change the default notebook background color?
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How to calculate the whole run time in a specific notebook?

I have found a way to show the run time in a specific cell in a notebook (.nb). Now, I want to have the whole run time including all cells in a specific notebook. How is it possible to calculate it ...
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How to syntax highlight a code cell in another language? [duplicate]

I'm learning c/c++/objective-c and I wanted to write my notes in a mathematica notebook. But without the proper syntax color highlighting it looks terrible....
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How to pop out of a subsection in a notebook

Let's say I have a section in a notebook, which I begin with a cmd-4 keystroke. I type in some text and expressions, and now I want to introduce a subsection for ...
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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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Remote access to notebook is very slow

I am using Mathematica at work remotely from a computer in my building and I can edit notebooks by opening them from terminal via ssh without problem (a little slow if there is a figure with many ...
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How does the built-in debugger decide what to highlight?

How does the built-in debugger decide which definition to highlight in the notebook when Break on messages" is enabled? Here's an example to illustrate what I mean. First, enable the debugger ...
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Is it possible to create a styled cell with pre-defined content?

When you create a new styled notebook from the Stylesheets chooser dialag, you get a new notebook using the chosen style with some sample content provided. But if you apply styles from the same ...
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Evaluation of notebook from chosen cell to end

There is option to evaluate the complete notebook but I wanted to know if its possible to evaluate notebook from some desired cell to end or some other desired cell following?