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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SelectionEvaluate executes out of turn

I'm seeing some unexpected (to me) behavior from SelectionEvaluate. I've got a notebook with two sections. In section 2, I've got code that clears the notebook's ...
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How to save all notebook outputs as pdf file

I have produced a lot of graphs and tables in my notebook. I am trying to save all these outputs as pdf file. As we know form Rodney and form Mr. Wizard , we can not use save as function. I have ...
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Programmatically selecting non adjacent Cells

One can of course Ctrl + MouseClick to select 1st and 3rd cell. But how to select non adjacent Cells programmatically? I was looking for neat examples here or in ...
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Why TeXForm[] do not display to notebook if followed by OutputForm[] in same cell?

Can someone please explain to me the logic of this: In one cell, when writing ...
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how to load everything when opening a saved notebook

generally, when I carry over work in a notebook from the previous day, I have to physically start from the top and re-evaluate every statement before I can begin from where i left off. Is there any ...
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Preventing notebook cells from being broken across two pages when printing

Sometimes I create a number of plots together, e.g. by GraphicsGrid[]. If it happens that I have to print the notebook, very often the cell is broken, half on one ...
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Fastest way to select the longest cell

I'm trying to learn low-level notebook programming and I have a question. Is there faster way to select the longest cell in a notebook than this: ...
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Copy last/second last (etc.) input from history into current cell

I like to use terminals (e.g. gnome-terminal) where you can use the up key to copy the last command into the current input 'field'. For example, to repeat the last ...
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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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How can Magnify be forced to ignore the notebook's window width?

In a new notebook, I can illustrate how the action of Magnify is cut off by the window width: ...
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Author Tools layout for a table of contents

Can someone point me at the place, where the Layout of the Table of Contents is stored in the Author Tools. There should be some style sheet, but I can't find it. Author Tools is still a very useful ...
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CDF format - disable cell selection?

Is there any way/option in order to make Cells not selectable in exported CDF files? I know how to hide the cells until you go with the mouse over them on the ...
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notebook scrolling problem in 10.2: worse than ever? how to fix?

I use Mma notebooks to present in the classroom, so for me this is a serious problem. Before starting a class, I close all the sections, subsections, and subsubsections. During a lecture, I open ...
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Drag and Drop Support

Is there a way to effectively get drag and drop so you can drag files onto nbs in Windows? For example similar to the way .bat scripts work. Ideally I would like the script to automatically execute ...
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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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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 hyperlinks ...
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automatically add Global` to $ContextPath for all notebooks when using CellContext->Notebook

I have some definitions in my init.m. E.g. my init.m contains this: ...
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Test whether the selection is a subexpression

I am writing a button that applies some transformation to the current selection, in a spirit similar to the question "Apply a function to the current selection in place". However, I would like to ...
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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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Mathematica takes too long to solve this

I have the following system of equations: ...
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Mouse cursor very slight difference

Mathematica uses a very thin, translucent cursor in Input style cells. But in text style cells Mathematica uses a cursor theme from Windows. How do I make the cursor visible as normal? photos of ...
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How can I set notebook's options without opening it?

At present moment, to batch apply a change in a set of notebook I use a "brute force", rough, method: ...
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devoting just some certain cpu's for a notebook [closed]

how can we devote certain CPU series to one notebook. For example, I have run a program on a notebook the result of performance is but I want to have two cpu's completely busy and two others un-...
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Minimap of a notebook? [closed]

I usually code in Atom or Sublime, both of which have a very nice high level outline of the entire file called a minimap. Here's an example: It scrolls with you and highlights the area of the file ...
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How to generate docs for your package? [duplicate]

I don't have Wolfram Workbench, is there any other simple way to build documentation notebooks (like the built in documentation) for your custom packages?
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How to reference a cell in a different notebook

I am creating a 'Table of contents' (TOC) generator not unlike the AuthorTools. My "generator" creates cells like the following in the TOC.nb: ...
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How to inherit indentation in cell groups?

In my notebook the text cells "stick out" like this: Instead, I'd like the to be left aligned (plus some margin) with the cell they are grouped under... How can I achieve this from the stylesheet? ...
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NotebookAutoSave -> True “partially” working?

I am a novice to Mathematica (using v10.2) and was wondering why: SetOptions[SelectedNotebook[], NotebookAutoSave -> True] does not switch on ...
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Change the background color of matched strings when doing find-and-replace

This is not a fundamental question, but it puzzles me. In doing a Find & Replace for some string in a notebook, the matched string is highlighted temporarily with some background color (green for ...
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Collaboration / refererencing in the notebook environment (without Workbench) [closed]

Discussing with my co-authors over the phone, I often find it hard to point out a specific input/line/part of a notebook. (I am not using Workbench) The input numbering "In[1,...]:=" helps but ...
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Is there a notebook to create entries for OEIS?

Is there a notebook to create entries for OEIS? I seem to recall something like this a few years ago, but I haven't been able to find one. It might be from MathWorld. Any suggestions? Edit If I had ...
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Setting Page Scale [duplicate]

When a notebook opens in Mathematica, the lower right corner allows me to set a percentage for the page, 150% being my preference for my old eyes. Is there a way to set all pages, including help ...
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Mathematica 10 : Where is the Mathematica Book? [duplicate]

The question is simple. In Mathematica 9, there used to be "The Mathematica Book" integrated with the software in the help system. I can't find it anymore in version 10. Do you know if it is still ...
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Custom WindowToolbar for my stylesheet

So I've noticed that some stylesheets (for instance Slideshow stylesheets) load a toolbar using the assignment WindowToolbars -> {"ToolbarName"} and I've been ...
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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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Sometimes notation gets auto-converted from traditional to raw input and won't convert back [closed]

For example, I'm typing this: When upon hitting the last character it gets converted to: And trying to Convert To TraditionalForm has no effect. This glitch has happened a few times and on ...
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Option to change cursor/caret shape

While editing on a Mathematica notebook, I often find myself needing to do something else outside of Mathematica for a few hours. After finishing such outside tasks, I resume to work on the notebook. ...
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How do I direct output to a specific notebook or cell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pipe a stream to another notebook? Is there any way to create a stream so that all output to the stream (from Write or something ...
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How can I clear the content of my notebook in Mathematica? [closed]

The Clear command is for clearing definitions of symbols. Is there any built-in function to clear the work area of my Notebook?
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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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Making data persistent, as in xmgrace

I've been using xmgrace for quite a long time as my favorite solution for scientific data manipulation and plotting. These data often come from home-made fortran programs, in the form of, e.g., a ...
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Prevent evaluation after ToExpression

How can I produce both typesetting and evaluation of a LaTeX expression? Illustrative example: The evaluation of HoldForm[Sqrt[2.0]] == Sqrt[2.0] looks ok (aside ...
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How to find out if invisible notebooks are still open

If I create a notebook CreateDocument and I set options such that Visible -> False, is there any way to tell if it's still ...
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Programmatically writing to a notebook in TraditionalForm

I'm trying to get a Cell to appear in TraditionalForm when using NotebookWrite. Here is the closest I can get: ...
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How do I make Mathematica copy a cell after I re-evaluate it?

When I edit a cell in the notebook and re-evaluate it, it "overwrites" the input and the output of the previous edit. I want it to copy my edited version to the bottom or something and give me a ...
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Evaluation of Notebook chosen by FileNameSetter

Please consider the following: I have created a GUI where I can choose the path of a notebook (which I need for later calculation) via ...
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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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Export of all notebook files as text files

I want to export all my notebook files located in a root directory as text files. Below is a simple code that I use. Ho can I export "only" the necessary text content of each notebook file? ...
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Notebook cells space on disk profiler

I have one single notebook with more than 500 mb... To control its growth, I would like to have a profiler of used space (not the live memory, but the space on disk), in such a way that I can easily ...
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NotebookWrite in EvaluationBox forces Input CellStyle

There is a promissing new function EvaluationBox[] and a nice last example in documentation section for it: ...