I downloaded the source code of a demonstration and modified it. Then saved it as a CDF file. When I re-opened this file (in Mathematica or CDF Player), all of the code can be seen. How can I hide the code so that only the manipulation panel be shown? I want it to be seen just as the demonstrations on the website demonstration.wolfram.com.

I searched this site but found no solution to my problem. By the way, I use Mathematica 8.0.

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    $\begingroup$ Try this: Select the cell with the code you want to hide, then select Cell > Cell Properties. Click on Open to uncheck it. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Jun 11, 2014 at 14:31
  • $\begingroup$ Did what m_goldberg said above help you? $\endgroup$
    – Öskå
    Jun 12, 2014 at 9:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Öskå Well, the result was not exactly what I wanted; the closed cells are still visible. However the code is hidden. $\endgroup$
    – Behzad
    Jun 13, 2014 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ Well, since the question was "Hiding the Code in .cdf file" I guess the fact that the code is now hidden answered the question ;o) $\endgroup$
    – Öskå
    Jun 13, 2014 at 16:06
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    $\begingroup$ This is answered here also tex.stackexchange.com/questions/150970/… If you do not want to display the code and any other cells other than the display, then select the cells you want to hide and do cell->cell properties ->open to flip it to close. Now all cells are closed other than the display Manipulate cells and any other you did not select to close. $\endgroup$
    – Nasser
    Jun 13, 2014 at 23:21

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Try this: select the cell with the code you want to hide, then select Cell > Cell Properties. Click on Open to uncheck it.

The code will be hidden, but a skinny, residual, empty cell will remain. If there were no residual cell, there would no way to reopen the cell should that became necessary.

  • $\begingroup$ I am looking for an answer to the same question. Is this the way they use in the demonstrations @Behzad mentioned? By the way, the option Cell > Cell Properties > Editable should be also unchecked, or isn't it necessary when creating CDF documents? $\endgroup$
    – Vicent
    Aug 6, 2014 at 11:18

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