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As Kuba notices in the comment, undocumented FrontEnd`ExportPacket allows conversion of a whole Notebook into plain text: nb = NotebookGet@EvaluationNotebook[]; First[FrontEndExecute[FrontEnd`ExportPacket[nb, "PlainText"]]] "nb=NotebookGet@EvaluationNotebook[]; First[FrontEndExecute[FrontEnd`ExportPacket[nb,\"PlainText\"]]]" But it isn't the whole ...


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Question 1: What is the typesetting in Mathematica? What procedures does it include? I think that this 2008 year MathGroup post by John Fultz completely answers this question, so I'll cite it here: In version 6, the kernel has absolutely no involvement whatsoever in generating the rendered image. The steps taken in displaying a graphic in ...


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Information[TraditionalForm] indicates that TraditionalForm is ReadProtected (and Protected). We can remove that with ClearAttributes[TraditionalForm, {Protected, ReadProtected}]. Then Information[TraditionalForm] shows only a few definitions: besides some for dots and for InactiveDTraditional, there are definitions for use within MakeExpression or ...


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I am going to attempt to answer your questions off the cuff. I have been somewhat inactive on this site recently and also not using Mathematica much, so I am surely not at my best, so "take this with a grain of salt" as they say. Question 1 What is the typesetting in Mathematica? What procedures does it include? Typesetting is anything that is done for ...


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An good explanation can be found an old mathgroup archive thread which I have reconstructed: When you create a typeset form for a function or operator, you must write a MakeBoxes definition for that function. For example, if you want Transpose[A] to have the typeset form $A^T$ then you might, erroneously, write it this way: Transpose /: ...


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Here is a slight modification of Karsten's answer. Previously I felt it was too similar, but I suppose it cannot hurt to post it. The main difference is that I avoid MakeExpression. I also like the alternative in your question, which is to use StringToStream. read[cObj_] := DeleteCases[#, HoldComplete[Null]] &@( ToExpression[#, InputForm, ...


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Instead of SelectionMove and NotebookSelection one can use NotebookRead[PreviousCell[]] and then cleanup the text returned by the ExportPacket. Thread @ MakeExpression[ "{" <> StringReplace[ First[FrontEndExecute[FrontEnd`ExportPacket[NotebookRead[PreviousCell[]], "InputText"]]], {"\r\n " -> "", "\r\n" -> ","}] <> "}", ...



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