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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Numbered equations/formulas

How do you number equations in Mathematica notebooks so that they are exported correctly into latex? In case you don't know how to put numbered equations here is quick review. Open a new notebook ...
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How would I improve this Karaoke machine code?

I was looking at a large collection of Import/Export user suggestions the other day and it dawned on me that we finally have MIDI import in Mathematica 9, which is rather interesting since MIDI ...
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How to keep the ctrl+shift+k help menu remain in display while typing?

In Mathematica 9, one can type ctrl+shift+k to display menu which has all the possible signatures/definitions for the function or command in question. One can ...
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Is there a convenient/automatic way of uploading a notebook into SE?

This post discusses how to streamline the other way - extracting code from a fragmented and longish SE answer but I imagine a two-way workflow like: Fashion an answer/question in an SE-templated ...
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Wrapping text around pasted graphic

I would like to use Mathematica to create all my documents for my high school math class. I cannot, however, find a way to copy and paste a diagram (let's say from Geogebra) and then place it where I ...
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How to write markdown with Mathematica?

Usually I typeset with Latex and Compute with Mathematica and then copy the outputs as Latex code and insert them in Latex, so I have to switch between Latex and Mathematica frequently. Thanks to the ...
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How can I export aligned equations to $\LaTeX$?

Using Palettes -> Writing Assistant -> Math Cells, you can enter aligned equations such as: ...
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Can I modify line-break behavior of inline cells?

When I insert an InlineCell into a TextCell that is too long for the whole InlineCell to fit ...
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NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option

Why NotebookWrite[ EvaluationNotebook[], Cell["ZZ", "Section", WholeCellGroupOpener -> True] ] produces: ...
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What is the difference between NotebookEvaluate and FrontEndToken

I am wondering what exactly are the differences in using NotebookEvaluate[filename] vs ...
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how to efficiently jump between sections in a notebook?

I have functions defined in some section of the notebook and some cells where I use these functions maaaaany pages below in the same notebook. If I want to go and change the definition of the function ...
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Embed a Microsoft RichEdit 8 control in a Mathematica notebook using .NETLink?

Does anyone know whether or not it's possible to embed a RichEdit 8 control within a Mathematica Notebook using .NETLink? The goal here would be able to both view and edit mathematical text typeset ...
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Clear Citation Style Cache

How can I clear the "Citation Styles Cache" created when you use the EndNote citation management feature for the first time in Mathematica. The Citation Management tutorial indicates that such a ...
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Why does NotebookDelete fail on cells with Copyable set to False? Bug?

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.2.0 Consider this: ...
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How to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown?

Is there a way to do this other than html + pandoc?
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Possible Mathematica Bug? Blank Screen

I'm a student using Mathematica on a 2012 macbook pro with OS X Yosemite. Mathematica was running fine on my computer for a long time - one day, seemingly randomly, a blank screen started appearing ...
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Mouse cursor disappears

After working on a notebook for a while sometimes my mouse cursor disappears. I can click on different cells and the text cursor will move accordingly but I just can't see the mouse cursor. Just now ...
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Rearrange cells without cut-paste

When working in a Mathematica notebook, I often want to reorder cells. Most of the time, I am adding cells at the bottom of the notebook, until I realize it may be better to insert this calculation at ...
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Ugly font rendering (ubuntu 12, overrides system settings)

Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12 renders fonts very poorly. Text is readable, but it makes it very hard to concentrate on programming. Since smoothing on Ubuntu on low DPI screens isn't very good either, ...
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Is there a way to check whether two notebooks share the same variables?

When I code in Mathematica, I often re-use code from old notebooks which fulfilled a specific purpose; for example, one testing for soft matches in strings, or one that identifies outliers on a graph ...
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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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String option names for Cells

They seem to be correctly interpreted. I'm asking because of some minor reasons and a major one: NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option I don't know any official confirmation so let ...
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Collaboration / refererencing in the notebook environment (without Workbench)

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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Make all new cells have a specific style as a function of the Mathematica installation

I would like all new input and output cells, in fact all new cells including section headers and such, to have a specific stylistic property (...
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Sometimes notation gets auto-converted from traditional to raw input and won't convert back

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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How to convert a notebook to an association and back?

I have a notebook that serves as a nice readable document but is it a database of sorts, I'd like to transform this into an association so I can manipulate and export it as a dataset. Here is a sample ...
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How can I apply NotebookGet on invisible Notebooks?

My problem might be very specific, but can be quickly explained: First I create an invisible notebook nb by CreateDocument, then i apply NotebookGet on it to see its content, wich works fine! Now I ...
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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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Mathematica shift-enter problem

Would really appreciate if someone can help with this problem: When I first open a Mathematica note book, say you do 1+2 and press shift-enter. As expected, I get "3" as the output. Now suppose you ...
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How to avoid the initialization cell evaluation dialog box?

I have a Mathematica notebook, a 940 NB file divided into 25 Sections. When I evaluate a cell with Shift+Enter, I always get a dialog box as shown below: Question: Is it possible to avoid it by ...
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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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$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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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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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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“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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Loading a notebook to a website

When I upload a Mathematica notebook to my website, when I click on the link, it opens, but as text, not a Mathematica notebook. At some sites, when I click on a Mathematica notebook, the notebook ...
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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 ...
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How to recover a notebook?

I was closing a notebook, luckily Mathematica (10!) asked me if I really wanted to quit without saving, so I saved, but now when I open that notebook this is what I see: Is there a way to recover ...
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auto save a notebook using init.m

I tried to make mathematica autosave as default, so I put Sjoerd C. de Vries's code ...
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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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SyntaxForm not correctly parsed by FrontEnd

When using TagBox with SyntaxForm, I noticed sometimes it is not well parsed by the ...
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How can I make my MM code more compact and readable? Can I put functions in different notebooks?

I'm doing some coding in MM9, but my program is getting quite large. It's mostly a bunch of functions defined at the beginning of it, but it's getting to the point where I have to scroll for a few ...
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Sending a command to an already opened frontend

I'm trying to pipe low-level notebook commands to work through terminal and I've tried various ways, but I can't really get to the frontend that's already open. For example Opening a notebook from ...
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How can I add drop shadows to the text of non-input/output cells?

Inspired by simon woods's wonderful shadow function, I want to add drop shadows to all the text of non-input/output cells in a notebook, something like this: By using simon woods's shadow function, ...
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Load a Mathematica Notebook using .Net code

I have gotten a tremendous amount of information from the question posted at (Load a Mathematica Package via .Net code), which my application is very similar to. Specifically in that thread, the ...
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Remote access to notebook is very slow

I am using Mathematica at work remotely from a computer in my building and I can edit notebooks by opening them from terminal via ssh without problem (a little slow if there is a figure with many ...