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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Find and Replace in Notebook using a Pattern [on hold]

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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How to place an image inside a notebook, with the minimum memory footprint?

When creating a notebook with images, like photos, the file tends to quickly get big, which makes it difficult to use the notebook format for training material containing a lot of images. Are there ...
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Searching a phrase in all *.nb files

I have so many *.nb files in a folder. In one of them I have written a phrase, unfortunately I cannot remember that file. I am searching about it and the file in ...
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How to get “one Cell - one line” code format inside of NB files?

The PageWidth option controls the way the Cell's content is displayed, not the manner it's written in a ...
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Running Mathematica Notebook files in command mode

The question is, how can I run a .nb file in the kernel mode of Mathematica? I am not an expert in Mathematica, but one of our users who use this program says that ...
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How to convert arbitrary raw boxes directly into String?

This question is motivated by the recent question about searching inside of the NB files. According to the Documentation, ToString expects a high-level WL ...
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Module, block or whatever to scope variables without explicitly listing them? [duplicate]

In larger notebooks I have often trouble with conflicting variable names. To combat this there are Modules and blocks. But with those you always have to list the variables you are using. I don't ...
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How to convert a notebook cell to a string retaining all formatting, colorization of identifiers etc?

I have an opened Mathematica notebook containing several cells. Suppose, I am interested in one of them -- it may contain a complete or incomplete expression (e.g. with syntax errors, highlighted ...
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Save as PDF without cell numbers

I want to save a notebook file as PDF, but without cell numbers. For instance, take this document, then select “save as PDF” and the result is, How can I remove the cell numbers ...
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Can the banner in the Home Edition be removed?

The Mathematica Home Edition shows a banner at the top of every notebook: Is there a way to (permanently) get rid of it, without violating the EULA? Edit Yesterday, I sent this message to WRI ...
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How to use CounterFunction to paginate with roman numerals

I want to paginate some pages with roman page numbers. The documentation says it is possible with CounterFunction[] - presumably to use with ...
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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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Why a function returns two different values if copied into a Notebook or imported with Get from a Wolfram Mathematica Package?

I have some Mathematica code that shows a behaviour I really cannot understand. The code only contains a bunch of function definitions. If I paste it in the Notebook Front End and I evaluate it, I ...
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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 insert hyperlink to file with relative path?

Into a text cell of my current (previously saved) notebook, I want to place a hyperlink to a particular file target.html in a particular subdirectory ...
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Is there a way to make links to functions in a notebook?

Frequently I'm working on a function that's at the top of my notebook in a "functions" section, but I'm looking at the output of it in a lower "body" section of the notebook. When I want to edit the ...
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Creating Saveable->False notebooks

Bug introduced in 10.3 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1 Reproduced on Windows 7, 10 Bug confirmed by WRI: [...] It does appear that the Saveable Notebook Option on Windows is not ...
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How to get the output of running mathematica after loosing the interface? [closed]

I was running a mathematica code in cluster using notebook interface by remote login. Suddenly, the internet got down and I lost the connection. Also the notebook interface is lost. After getting the ...
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Viewing Mathematica Demonstrations Project Code

I hope I am going insane and the I'm not seeing the snake about to bite me... How does one view the code in the demonstration projects that one can download from wolfram.com? It seems like all of ...
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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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Reading Cells or Boxes expression by expression

Let's say we have a cell: (*newline*) (*newline*) Plot[ x, {x, 0, 1} ] (*newline*) Plot[x, {x, 0, 2}] How to read it expression by expression? ...
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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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Saving data inside a notebook so that I don't have to run it again?

Piggybacking on this, I am somehow not fully convinced that I can't save data generated by a calculation in a mathematica file so that when I re-launch said file, I wouldn't have to run my ...
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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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Input in Manipulate

Plot[Evaluate[ Input["Please input a function of x to plot with one parameter \ \[Alpha] to manipulate"]], {x, 0, 1}] This work without doubt. But ...
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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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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 ...