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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Invert Colors Stylesheet White on Black

There have been a couple studies done that showed that white text on a black background increase recall of data. Although this is certainly debatable how might I invert the colors of Notebook font ...
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StringForm and NotebookWrite

I'm trying to get my head around NotebookWrite for the last few days. I can't understand why ...
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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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Controlling preferences of deployed notebooks

The following screenshot shows a toy example to illustrate what I want to accomplish: The above mimics the structure a type of notebook that I want to deploy for both Mathematica and PlayerPro ...
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Table of sections with CellPrint

I am trying to produce a table of sections with each section containing a DynamicModule. My two questions are: (1) How do I produce grouped sections that are folded ...
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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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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 ...
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Running a Mathematica Notebook from command line and saving the output [closed]

I am working on a project that requires some calculations to be done in Mathematica. I don't know Wolfram language and I don't have the time to learn it (I am using a 30-day trial) so I have a python ...
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Get rid of “Testing Notebook” toolbar

I was messing around with different styles and tried the MUnit style. I converted back to Standard Report but I still see the toolbar for testing notebook. Is there a way to get rid of it?
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Save a notebook with “input” and “output” on the left of all cells

How to make Mathematica save a notebook with "input 1" and "output 1" on the left of cells? If I open a saved notebook, those tags are gone.
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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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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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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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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 to set the background of a section to light gray?

How to set the background of a section to light gray and leave background of content below and above the section as default?
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keyboard sequence for Magnify in version 8?

It used to be that you could find a Magnify item in the Format menu of the Mathematica front-end, at the very bottom if I remember correctly. You could get at the item in Windows by a keyboard ...
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Strange Issue with RowBox

Can someone explain why this notebook [RANGEWORKING.nb] ...
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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 ...
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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 create a user interface, that when a user clicks a button the entire display changes? [closed]

For example, the 'main menu' user interface has three buttons each labeled with a different level. Whenever button is clicked how do you display that level of the game without creating a new notebook? ...
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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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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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Spelling dictionary corrupted

I have a problem with the Check Spelling in Mathematica, that I quite don't understand: If I try to use the Check Spelling on any notebook, the check just stop before the first word and in the field ...
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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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How to change Compiled->False to Method->{Compiled->False} in multiple notebooks?

I have a collection of about 40 notebooks where the options for ParametricPlot and ParametricPlot3D have: Compiled->False and I need to switch any/all ...
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Welcome screen (V9): selecting notebook from Open Recent … results in initialization cells not evaluating

The following represents an abbreviated example of more complicated code, but it replicates a problem the more complicated code encounters. ...
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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?

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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auto save a notebook using init.m

I tried to make mathematica autosave as default, so I put Sjoerd C. de Vries's code ...
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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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Changing face as you type in an expression in notebook

I've a Mathematica notebook for my class notes. When writing plain text in cells, I can dynamically bold and unbold with the ctrl+b shortcut. However, when in a mathematical expression, this shortcut ...
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SyntaxForm not correctly parsed by FrontEnd

When using TagBox with SyntaxForm, I noticed sometimes it is not well parsed by the ...
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Cells overwritten as “Null” [closed]

Last week an entire section of a notebook was overwritten(?) such that all cells (headers, text, inputs, and outputs) were merely Null. It was in a section of the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Graphics copy paste

Background. I have a function ( stored in a package ) that creates 2D graphic images, its prototype looks like this: ...
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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???
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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 ...
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How do I know if NotebookLocate did not find the cell tag?

Is there a way to programmatically detect whether or not NotebookLocate[{"file", "cell tag"}] has found the cell? And then if not found, stay at current selection ...
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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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Old notebook (Version 3) not opening in version 9

I have some old notebook files in version 3 format from the book "Mathematica for Physicists". These files are blank except for the chapter header when opened in Mathematica 9. I have similar ...