Below is some code that will delete all CellTags in a notebook where the CellTag is given by the string "temp".

NotebookLocate[{InputNotebook[], "temp"}];
SelectionMove[InputNotebook[], All, Cell];
SetOptions[NotebookSelection[], CellTags -> {}];

However, I want delete every CellTag in the notebook so there are none left at all. I tried replacing "temp" with * but that doesn't work. Any ideas here?


Here is an alternative:

Scan[SetOptions[#, CellTags -> {}] &, Cells[InputNotebook[]]]
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    $\begingroup$ This does evaluate faster. $\endgroup$ – Michael McCain Oct 9 '16 at 9:56



This removes all the celltags in the current notebook.

  • $\begingroup$ Updated to overwrite the current notebook in one step $\endgroup$ – dan7geo Oct 9 '16 at 9:29
  • $\begingroup$ I was about to say... I needed a solution for the current notebook. But looks like you got it solved. Thanks again! $\endgroup$ – Michael McCain Oct 9 '16 at 9:30
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    $\begingroup$ No problem! I must say it's really pleasing to see how Mathematica lets you seamlessly integrate pattern matching, pure functions, and the fact that everything is an expression. $\endgroup$ – dan7geo Oct 9 '16 at 9:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Kuba It did disappear from the notebook expression without any error messages in version 11.0 on Windows. I'm actually surprised that it works :D $\endgroup$ – dan7geo Oct 9 '16 at 9:42
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    $\begingroup$ Updated to fix the error message $\endgroup$ – dan7geo Oct 9 '16 at 9:44

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