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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Use Initialization Cells to open a CellGroup

I would like to use "Evaluate Initialization Cells" to open a CellGroup in a notebook. However, the following code doesn't work if placed in an initialization cell: ...
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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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Is there a global setting for Mathematica's base fonts?

I want to customize my Mathematica front end to specify the default monospace, serif, and sans-serif fonts; disable scaling and anti-aliasing on bitmapped fonts. Regarding (1), by far, I'm most ...
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What syntax refers to “this notebook” object?

I want a notebook to automatically save after any cell is evaluated. I found that I should use the command SetOptions[XXX, NotebookAutoSave -> True] to do ...
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How to programatically set options for a selected word?

I want to create a palette with buttons and have it apply to the selected word. No matter what combination I try it always applies it to the entire cell. Imagine that in the sentence: ...
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Adding NotebookDirectory to $Path when notebook opens

I'm trying to get relative notebook paths work without evaluating $Path = Append[$Path, NotebookDirectory[]]; each time I open a notebook. A bonus would be to keep ...
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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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Text to speech in notebooks?

Mac OS, MMA 10 -- I accidentally discovered that typing CtrlV between cells reads out the cell below, or, if you have text selected, reads out the text. CtrlV would be Edit > Paste on Windows, so ...
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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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Error when attempting to save Notebook. Cause and solution?

I am experiencing an error attempting to save a modified Notebook in Mathematica 10 under Windows. The error I get is: ...
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Kernel quits on closing notebook

Mathematica quits (exits) when the single notebook I'm working on is closed. How to prevent this? Win7, v10 Mathematica
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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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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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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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Create a notebook and save it without prompting Dynamics

This is closely related to the recent: Creating self destructing notebook. However the answer doesn't work in my case. ...
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How to show formula and substitute variable values?

I'm looking for an easy way to make a 'dynamic' paper for some engineering calculations (I'm talking about hundreds of pages with lots of different formulas). The problem is hard to describe so I'll ...
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NotebookEvaluate with InsertResults -> True from the command line

Suppose I have a notebook template.nb like this: and I want to evaluate this notebook from the command line. So I wrote this Mathematica script: ...
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Display a part of a notebook when MMA has done evaluating it

When you evaluate a notebook, it begins to slide upward and shows you a different part of your code, several cells upstream of the notebook... I was wondering if there is a command that could always ...
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Strange Issue with RowBox

Can someone explain why this notebook [RANGEWORKING.nb] ...
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What is the fastest way to get notebook CellGroups / Cells structure?

So the question is how to get this kind of information: from This is one of my ideas: ...
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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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Mathematica notebook is corrupt

Well great, I had some work done (though it wasn't much, it was just laid out nicely) in a cdf file. My computer decided to shut down on my randomly while I was working on it (some kind of error). I ...
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Identically styled cells from ToBoxes and Cell do not align

I'm trying to generate some worksheets using NotebookWrite so that I can control the page breaks, but have got stuck on the alignment as there appears to be a ...
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notebooks not opening in mathematica 10

I`m a guest here, and thought I could just ask you guys. ...
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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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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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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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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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Dynamic [ NotebookEvaluate [“_”] ]

A nice way to centralize various tasks in one notebook is the NotebookEvaluation function. For instance I can evaluate ten notebooks from a single notebook (e.g. ...
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Spelling dictionary corrupted

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Cell background color changes cell layout

When I change the background color of a cell like in the colored cells become slightly indented and their line spacing is increased. How can I change the cell background color while keeping the ...
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What Cell Option Controls Group Indentation?

I am working on a stylesheet for a handout I am making and I want to make my own "definition" box format. So I use the "Format"->"Edit Stylesheet" menu option and get the stylesheet inspector. I then ...
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Export notebook file without launching front-end

I am using a Mathematica script to programmatically generate a Mathematica notebook. The script generates a Notebook expression and then uses ...
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How to dynamically filter cells in a notebook?

I have a notebook in outline form and a docked cell with a TextField[] for searching. I'd hide and show cells in a notebook to filter the cells based on the search string (any maybe type of cell and ...
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Deleting empty cells and selecting cells matching a pattern

Is there any way for me to automatically select all cells that are completely empty? You know, those cells that you create but end up cutting what's in them and paste it somewhere else, so after a ...
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AutoGeneratedPackage Formatting

If you do Ctrl+Shift+o you open an option inspector. And then you can enable ...
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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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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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How to randomly select and open a notebook using CDFPlayer

I have a lesson notebook for a class I am teaching. I'd like to separate the lesson content and the practice problems. Students are using the CDFPlayer program, not Mathematica. I created a button ...
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Is it possible to merge cells excluding results with one click?

Now when I merge two cells with right-click "Merge Cells", they merge with the results included, while I only want the commands merged. Can I make it a one-click button? Now I have to delete the ...
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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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Find and Replace in Notebook using a Pattern [closed]

I would love to be able to use the power of Mathematica's patterns to find and replace within my code. I have searched for this on google, and so far I've come up with this: ...
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Indenting Bulleted List in Notebooks [duplicate]

I am writing a paper using Mathematica Notebook and need to create a bulleted list. I saw this answer (Indenting bulleted lists in notebooks) and was able to create a new stylized notebook with the ...
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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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How to expand and collapse multiple cells inside a frame while keeping all in a single frame

I am trying to create a framed cell around cells that collapse and expand. Mr. Wizard's answer below almost does it, however, when the cells are collapsed I lose the lower frame border. I'd like to ...