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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$Failed below input area of new cell in notebook

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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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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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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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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Benefits of using Intellij IDEA as Mathematica IDE? [duplicate]

I use Intellij IDEA for Java programming, but have not really considered it for Mathematica. I saw a video with a Wolfram programmer who was describing it as "essential" for him, but from what I could ...
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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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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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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 retroactively merge cell change history according to a merge interval

I recently noted that there is an option in the options inspector to set a merge interval for cell changes. This (I think) prevents a quick series of changes from spamming your notebook history with a ...
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Does an equivalent of marks in vim exist for navigating notebooks quickly? [duplicate]

Is it possible in the Mathematica front-end to associate a keyboard shortcut with a cursor location in the notebook (kind of like marks in vim) so that one can return to them quickly later? (Just ...
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“automated” image embedding app

Based on the following image attach procedure, can a Dynamic app be developed that: at start, only shows a small import button once clicked, opens a choose image ...
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How can I delete cells with error messages?

I'm new to Mathematica and am unfamiliar with the notebook interface. I haven't been able to delete cells with error messages. For example, when I try to ask Mathematica to compute something, it ...
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Entering Sum in traditional form

The documentation for Sum says that it is possible to replace Sum by EscsumEsc. The limits ($i_\max$ and $i_\min$) should be ...
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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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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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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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How can I protect my notebook file with a password to open and save changes?

I want to protect my .nb file with a password, because now I'm using a free access computer in my university. Everybody student in my university can use that computer and I do not want my .nb file can ...