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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Manipulate (Linux version of Mathematica)

I'm runnning Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 11.10. After installing CDF player I still have problem (most of time) with Manipulate. Only way I'm able to change value of a ...
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Is there a way to hide and show manually inserted page breaks?

If I create a Notebook that includes multiple pages I know that I can show/hide page breaks by using menu item File ► Printing Settings ► Show Page Breaks. I can ...
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How can I make an invisible Cell?

Notebooks have a Visible option, but Cell // Options doesn't mention any equivalent for ...
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Creating Saveable->False notebooks

I'm having difficulties with programmatic creation of non saveable notebooks on Windows with V10.4.1. ...
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List of Recently Opened Files

If I go to the menu bar and press File I get a list of recently opened files.This would be useful except they are edited and mostly replaced by dots thus making choosing difficult. See the screen shot ...
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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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To embed metadata in a notebook, keeping them both human readable and easily parsable

I' m trying to set up a gizmo to manage the large notebooks collection, in my Mathematica workspace. The main idea is to embed indexing metadata in each notebook and manage them by means of function ...
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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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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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How convert old version 2.2 .ma files to .nb notebooks?

I have a lot of old Mathematica version 2.2 .ma files that simply crash the current (10.4.1) version of Mathematica if I try to open them. Is there some way to ...
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Show In/Out names in some notebooks but not others?

I often have a working notebook and a "publication notebook". Figures and results are copied to the publication notebook to which explanatory text is added. The publication notebook can then be saved ...
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How to preview the notebook file in a file explorer just like the preview of pdf file

I use Mathematica for daliy small program and visualization, so I have many samll notebook files. I use long file name to tag and distinguish these files, but sometimes I use short file name (maybe ...
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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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Indenting bulleted lists in Notebooks

I currently use Word for notes, making nested bulleted lists as I go. I've just started using Mathematica and would like to do the same in its Notebooks, but it doesn't look like it has that ...
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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 can I get osx split screen to work

OSX on Mac now allows two apps to split the screen. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204948 Doesn't seem to work in Mathematica, even though the full-screen button displays an icon suggesting that it ...
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Magnification of a notebook image object

When you resize an image in a notebook with your mouse you get a tool tip with size and a magnification percent for your image: Is there some way to programmatically ascertain these values in the ...
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Cell label not appearing for pasted image

When I paste an image into a notebook the cell has no label. In the Generalized Input Tutorial: https://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/GeneralizedInput.html#52003380 they show pasted images ...
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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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The very bottom of CellMargins is missing

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persists through 10.4 Edit 16. IV 2016 I've received an answer from WRI Support: [...] It does appear that CellMargins is ...
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Difference between Initialization Cell and Group

Is there a difference between setting a Cell or a Group of cells to be an ...
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Editing a docked cell created with a notebook

I use the following code to create a new notebook for presentation slides with a docked "banner" cell: ...
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Whole notebook slows down after opening Drawing Tools

Is there a way to create own, simplified toolbox that would perform faster? I found the toolbox source, but I'm looking for an example on how to extract methods for e.g. drawing lines.
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Strange caching of Palette's TaggingRules

Please follow those steps to get the idea about the problem: Let's create a palette: ...
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Why do I get “There appers to be an error in the file named below”?

For first time in my life, I have just suffered the error: " "There appears to be an error in the file named below". "Parse and load the entire notebook upon opening.", doesn't help. I have saved ...
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How to create a fully styled Notebook with a Mathematica expression?

I want to create a new notebook by evaluating an expression, not from the front-end GUI, and I want to specify all styles for the notebook in the expression, using only stylesheets supplied with the ...
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undocumented backslash-lessThan operator in strings?

I'm aware of the backslash operators in strings, as in this SE answer, but I ran across a new one. I opened a new Styled Notebook ... in the front-end GUI, chose ...
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How can I change the style of every newly opened notebook?

I'd like to make Mathematica open a new notebook using the Natural Color template (under the Creative category) by default. Is that possible? If so, how?
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Is there a way to use iframes in a notebook?

For me, mathematica online is totally unusable, but the EmbeddedServices would be great to use. I wish that these functions worked in Mathematica, is there any hack anyone can think of to get these ...
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How to export a notebook to google docs (without losing image quality)

I have a large notebook with many text cells some containing images and I need to import it to a google document that is editable. (so not pdf or html). So far no luck! Exporting to rich text format ...
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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 ...
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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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What sets of boxes can be selected?

In this question I am only interested in mathematical expressions arising in output cells, not more elaborate code which is typically found in input cells. My understanding is that such output is ...
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Labeled destroys the log scales in “log” plots when notebook is re-opened

Bug introduced in 10 or earlier and persists through 10.4 While testing this pdf export bug caused by Labeled, I noticed that this function also destroys the log ...
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What ordering function does Sort use to sort the open notebooks list?

After bustling about Sort @ Notebooks[] for a while, I have surmised that notebook are listed in decreasing order this way: ...
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Dynamic Tooltips displaying cell contents

I'm working on a piece of code that would allow me to make tooltips displaying contents of another cell (EquationNumbered style). ...
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Relative paths for portable notebooks in Mathematica

I cannot find how to use relative paths in Mathematica. My directory structure is simple. ...
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How to paste an equation to a graphics

I wonder why PasteButton["Plot", Plot[\[SelectionPlaceholder], {x, 0, 10}]] applied to x^2 --- highlighted --- doesn't work.
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Calling functions defined inside Manipulate in other notebook?

I'm creating a notebook with a Manipulate and I'm trying to call/use a function from another notebook (I use Get for that), in ...
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Is it possible to retrieve a previous un-evaluated, un-normalized input?

For example, if I do this: In[42]:= {{2}, {3}} // MatrixForm where In[42]:= is the notebook prompt, I am looking for some way ...
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How to construct a tree from a notebook?

Given the notebook itself we can think of it as a tree graph: the root vertex is the empty notebook itself, the headers of cell groups are vertices, and all other cells as leaf vertices. I'd like to ...
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Import another Notebook as if it were a Package

Is it possible to import the contents of another (existing) notebook into the current namespace in the same way that I can with a package? I know that it would be best to use a ...
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How to find the last output cell of the group to which a certain cell belongs?

Simple question, but I cannot find an answer in the documentation. I have a CellObject handle of some cell in some notebook. This cell has "Subsubsection" style, ...
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Notebook Initialization

I am running Mathematica 10.2. I am having trouble automatically initializing a notebook. I realize that there have been several other questions/answers on this topic, but the advice given there ...
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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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What does 'Inherited' mean in StyleData? [duplicate]

I'm having a trouble with notebook styling. Please, consider the following, self explicative, screenshoot. I thought that this code ...
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What causes the error NotebookEvaluate::nbnfnd?

Help says: NotebookEvaluate can take either a NotebookObject or a filename referencing a notebook file. therefore, I wonder why ...
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Can I save a manually cropped Image in Mathematica 10 without hard cropping?

In Mathematica 7 I was accustomed to a certain workflow: Paste an image into a Notebook Select Actual Size from the context menu, if necessary Ctrl-drag the control points on the sides of the frame ...
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Can a computer run a Mathematica program without Mathematica? [duplicate]

I wrote a Mathematica program on my computer using my licensed copy of Mathematica. Can someone who does not have a licensed copy of Mathematica run my program?
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How to set the current Directory as the default?

Everytime, before my code, I always write, SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]; So, how to make this as the default ?