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 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 to control frame thickness in Grid object exported to .pdf?

I would like to export a Grid object to a .pdf document (preferably as part of a notebook). Here's an example: ...
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Overwrite contents of a cell

I am trying to figure out a way to change the contents of a cell that has previously been evaluated in my notebook. To do this, I'd like to overwrite the cell. I've seen questions like How to pipe ...
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Print notebook with all cells opened

I have a long Mathematica notebook where some cells on multiple levels are closed for clarity. When I export the notebook as a PDF via Print or ...
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Clear variables [duplicate]

I'm new in Mathematica and I am working with various notebooks. My problem is that when I run a notebook, it seems taking definitions from the previous notebook. For example in 'notebook1' I make an ...
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How to highlight the whole selected cell

Is there any way to highlight the whole selected cell? some times if I want to delete a certain cell and if the code is long and cells are without output, it is hard to know which cell that you are ...
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Open parent cell groups of selected cell

I wrote a small script for a palette, which allows me to highlight a specific cell in a notebook by using SelectionMove[mycell, All, Cell]. The cell is selected as ...
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How to open Mathematica from the terminal in OS X

So far, when I was working in Linux, I would open my Mathematica files from the terminal by typing: mathematica filename.nb & But now, I got a mac, and when ...
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How to combine notebook into one cell

I want to have my entire notebook be a conditional while statement. However, I don't want to merge all of my cells together, as it is a long and detailed process. Is there a way to create another cell ...
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Controlling page breaks

I'm writing a bunch of cells to a new notebook nb and am trying to control the pagebreaks. That is, I want a pagebreak after each Length[listOef] number of cells. ...
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Multiple Mathematica notebooks in a tabbed window with line numbers

I have the following questions: Is there a way to open multiple mathematica notebooks in tab group rather that each mathematica notebook opened in separate window? Is there a way to display line ...
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How can I recover the source code from cdf file?

by a mistake I have deleted the nb file by which the CDF was generated. All required definitions were in one cell. If I remember the code looked like this: ...
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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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Set all output to be of specific form

I want every output expression in a notebook to use //PowerExpand and also to format numbers as scientific. Is there a way to do this without explicitly calling <...
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How to modify font for all text fields?

I know that one can modify the StandardForm style so that all input and output codes (and maybe other things too) follow that style. This makes it tricky to make input code different from output code (...
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Cell with no form using NotebookWrite

Is there a way to create a cell with no form? Usually a cell is either an input cell or an output cell, for example if you do NotebookWrite[InputNotebook, "test"] ...
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Can tab just mean “insert tab character”?

Is there a way to set the tab key to simply insert the tab character in a notebook? I often find the sometimes mysterious "features" bound to that key detrimental.
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Apply a function to the current selection in place

Say a have the function foo: foo[x_] := x + 2 Like the Evalution ...
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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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Evaluating expressions stored in notebook from Java

The Mathematica kernel can generally open a notebook and evaluate the functions present in the notebook using UsingFrontEnd Command. Example: ...
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Managing Stack Exchange favorites via Documentation Center [closed]

My Stack Exchange favorites are getting bigger and bigger. It is becoming unmanageable and is getting hard to find what I look for. A related question is Sort favorite questions. Is it possible to ...
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How to see source code of a demonstration in notebook [duplicate]

I downloaded this demonstration The source code can be previewed here However, when I download the NB file, I cannot get access to this said code. All I can see is the output. I'm obviously missing ...
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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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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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Inheriting Stylesheets when using CreateDocument

I build a lot of presentations and custom notebooks with very different stylesheets, and use Button and CreateDocument quite ...
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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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Can I modify line-break behavior of inline cells?

When I insert an InlineCell into a TextCell that is too long for the whole InlineCell to fit ...
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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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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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Notebook output behaving erratically

Normally, when reevaluating a cell, the following output cell is overwritten with the new result. I have a lengthy notebook in which at some point for unknown reasons each reevaluation generates a new ...
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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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Numbered equations/formulas

How do you number equations in Mathematica notebooks so that they are exported correctly into latex? In case you don't know how to put numbered equations here is quick review. Open a new notebook ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...