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I've figured out how to insert Input cells and Text cells into an automatically created notebook (and, thanks to this answer, how to set the closing save dialog on). Now I need to find a way to evaluate the cells in the document without manual intervention in the GUI, i.e., without going to the notebook and the GUI menu and selecting Evaluate Notebook. I can see that there might be a security hole with such an option, still, I suspect it's doable, i.e., the front end GUI is calling some API when the user does the normal thing of clicking the Evaluate Notebook menu item, and it's very like Wolfram to expose everything the front end can do in an API / symbol to call.

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    $\begingroup$ What about NotebookEvaluate? $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Apr 13, 2016 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ Very interesting: it brought the results of evaluation into the Creating notebook, rather than evaluating them in-place in the Created Notebook. $\endgroup$
    – Reb.Cabin
    Apr 13, 2016 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ Verified that NotebookEvaluate with InsertResults->True does the job. If you lift your comment into an answer, I'll accept it. $\endgroup$
    – Reb.Cabin
    Apr 13, 2016 at 19:06

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