I have a demonstration notebook with a code development chapter and a demonstration chapter with a manipulate environment, like this depicted minimal example

Demonstration notebook

I know how to export a cdf but is there any command to export the whole notebook without a specific section/chapter? I have been playing around with Cells[CellStyle->"Chapter"] , SelectionMove[] and NotebookSelection[] but without any luck. At the end I would like to have a cdf file only with the title, lecture information and the demonstration, i.e., without the code development chapter, like this

What I want at the end

Here you can get the notebook, if it is easier to test for you

Google drive link

Naturally, I know I can just create a copy file of the notebook, erase the code part and then manually create the cdf. But may be there is a command in order to avoid that procedure and do everything within one notebook using CDFDeploy[]. Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ If there is no pattern of what you want to skip, I'd use CellTags to mark what is meant for deployment. Then you can automatically create duplicate output NotebookLocate + NotebookDelete + Deploy + delete parent notebook or something. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 14:59
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, the tags and NotebookLocate do the job without the need to delete anything. I will post the answer in a sec. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ Even better, great ;) $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 15:27

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With Kuba's comment you can do what I wanted by selecting all cells but the ones that should be excluded, give them a tag with Ctrl+J, e.g., dep and use the following lines

CDFDeploy[dir <> "demo2.cdf", NotebookSelection[], Method ->"Standalone"];

With that NotebookLocate["dep"] locates and selects all tagged cells, which are then used in CDFDeploy[] with NotebookSelection[]. You will see this in your current notebook like in this picture

Selection of tagged cells

and you will get a cdf only with the selected cells.


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