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 as PDF to provide a good read for others.

I don't want the In/Out tags in the publication notebook so I go to preferences >> evaluation and untick the box with In/Out names. This, of course, removes In/Out tags from all notebooks. I don't want this I just want them absent from the publication notebook.

Is it possible to set some option so that one notebook does not show In/Out tags but others do?



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You can execute the following inside the notebook

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], ShowCellLabel -> False]

Alternatively, you can change the options of the desired notebook (testnb1.nb in the example below) by executing SetOptions[...] in a different notebook (untitled-3.nb in the example): enter image description here

Or, use the Option Inspector (in the Format Menu) to change ShowCellLabel in Cell Options >> Evaluation Options >> Cell Labels to False

Mathematica graphics

  • $\begingroup$ Many thanks. Now frequently in use. $\endgroup$
    – Hugh
    Apr 28, 2016 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Hugh, glad i was able to help. Thank you for the accept. $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Apr 28, 2016 at 18:06

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