I would like to modify the style of Print in a Mathematica notebook. Locally, I can do so by toggling on Show Cell Expression of some output of Print (i.e. in some cell generated by the command), adding ShowCellLabel->True and modifying CellLabel->"mylabel".

This works for a single cell and I would like to make this change for all cells of the notebook. Hence I edit the Stylesheet and paste the section Local definition for Style "Print" from Default.nb -> Core.nb to the private style definition of the notebook.

If I now modify this particular style (editing the cell expression in the style definitions), I can e.g. successfully change the margins of all Print cells in the notebook. I can also toggle on the labels using ShowCellLabel->True, but I can NOT modify these labels. Any command CellLabel->"mylabel" is simply ignored in the notebook. Instead, the label During evaluation of In[.]:= remains.

How can I change the cell label using the stylesheet s.t. it applies to all Print cells?


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Print inserts the label explicitly in a Cell that is about to be printed so there is not much you can do about it.

  1. You can create your own Print like here: How to Print to the Console

  2. Or you can set a CellDynamicExpression for a "Print" style that will modify the CellLabel and remove itself just after. Similarly to: Styles that prepend text to cell contents

Let me know if you have troubles adapting any of those solutions.


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