Questions tagged [cells]

Questions about cells and functionality related to cell structures, or the notebook cell hierachy which serves to organize the information in a Mathematica notebooks. This includes questions related to properties and options for cells that determine the overall look and behavior of the notebook.

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Color of the evaluating cell brackets

What is the option to use in a stylesheet that controls the color of the brackets for cells in the evaluation queue?
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Typesetting LaTeX in a text cell

I recently started trying to use stylesheets and different cell types to organize and explain my logic. Often I try to type equations into my text cells to explain what I'm doing, but this can be ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling doesn't work in Pane inside ExpressionCell

Essentially what the title says - Consider the following example: ...
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How can I programmatically extract the text content from a Notebook's cell definition? [duplicate]

Given the Notebook cell definition below from the Wolfram Function Repository as an example: ...
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How to mix text and formulas in a single cell in the Wolfram Cloud Notebook?

How to mix text and formulas in a single cell in the Wolfram Cloud Notebook? The shortcuts Ctrl+( and Ctrl+( don't work (they probably are intercepted by the browser)
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Retrieving a list of tagged output cells and a list of variables from various Notebooks into a new Notebook

The table below provides the information needed to formulate my question: how can I gather a selected number of tagged output cells and variables in a new notebook? I have two notebooks ...
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Obtaining the results of tagged cells in a notebook from another notebook

My objective is to read the results of several tagged cells in a notebook NB1 from another notebook NB2. Following the ...
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Create new cell that is not part of any group of cells (not grouped)

I'd like to create a new cell that is not grouped with the previous cell The documentation on creating a new cell says this: To Create a New Cell: Move the pointer in the notebook window until it ...
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How to add the cell style popup menu to my customized toolbar

I use a customized toolbar in all of my notebooks: I would like to add the cell style popup menu that is part of the built-in formatting toolbar to my own toolbar. A code snippit for my toolbar is ...
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How to restore broken Automatic cell grouping behavior?

By default output cells are grouped with the input cell from which they are generated (note the nested cell brackets on the right): Sometimes it is desirable to group manually input cell with ...
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Delete pre-existing output under EvaluationCell[] from CellProlog

We know that there is an efficient way to delete all output from the EvaluationNotebook[]: ...
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How to open a Python interpreter input cell?

Something weird just happened to me: I mis-typed a keyboard shortcut, hitting the wrong keys, and a new notebook opened up with a Python prompt! Just for grins, I tried entering some simple Python ...
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Is there a (simple!) way to convert all initialization cells of a document to normal cells?

I like to work with initialization cells. During the different stages of development of my notebooks, I however often need to change those. If they are scattered throughout the notebook, it is ...
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How to export a cell in Messages console to PDF?

Using V12 on windows. This is the problem. I am calling an external function (Rubi in this case, but it could be anything), which ends up printing a cell (image) to the Console. I simply want to ...
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How to export the cell above to pdf using the Export[] command (not using GUI)

Sorry if this was asked before. I googled and could not find anything. Many times I need to export a cell to a PDF. It is always the cell above. Currently I do this using the GUI, by selecting the ...
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Notebook with version-dependent cells

I want to make a notebook with the following special feature: some of its cells show up only when the notebook is opened in for instance versions 11 and 12, but are hidden if the notebook is opened in ...
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How to create inline math with CellPrint within Text cell?

I can create a text cell with text like this: CellPrint@Cell[ "this is a function call: f[x,y]", "Text" ] This produces: this is a function call: f[x,...
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Hiding an evaluated cell as the evaluation completes - Self-hiding

I use expressions to create "control panels" to set dynamic variables to control the evaluation of other expressions in a large notebook. For example: I would like the expressions that create these ...
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Mathematica 12 Frontend for Mac: cell grouping messed up upon copy/paste

I am not sure whether this has been addressed somewhere already, I couldn't find any comment. I suffer from an annoying bug: when I copy and then paste a cell between grouped cells (forming eg a ...
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Run a loop without merging the cells

I have to run a loop of a certain variable than spans through the entire notebook. However the notebook has already been divided into different sections; merging these sections will be a pain and ...
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Can a Mathematica notebook be programmed to work as a LaTeX editor? [duplicate]

A short example code will show that the answer to this question is yes. The example code (which I give in my answer) is for a simple LaTeX editor that is almost a drop-in replacement for TeXworks. ...
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Show timing of every output

I know I can follow Wolfram's guide and enable "ShowTiming" to show the timing of the previous command at the bottom of the window. Additionally, I can enable <...
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Parallel evaluate a cell distributing the definitions

In Cell evaluation and parallel kernels a solution is proposed for how to evaluate multiple cells in parallel. I tried it, but ran into the problem that definitions do not get distributed to the new ...
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Given a cell in a Voronoi diagram, which point did it come from? [duplicate]

Given a set of points pts = Table[{RandomReal[], RandomReal[]}, {i, 1, 10}]; and their Voronoi diagram ...
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Adjusting cell hierarchy?

I'm very much a beginner in Mathematica, so first of all sorry to waste you time with my problem. To learn the cell-structuring of a project I'm working on using the different format types available. ...
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How does one use option CellGroupingRules?

It seems that Manual Cell Grouping is broken in 12.0.0.0 (at least in Linux). If one pastes a cell, then any cell bracketing gets "chopped" at the paste position. This bug affects a large project of ...
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New input cell style with a custom evaluator

I'm interested to implement a custom input style which would appear (mostly?) like a normal "Input" Cell, but which would ...
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How to read the data from output cells?

I have results of some calculation as a number of output cells in the saved .nb file. Since these results are obtained before (not during this run of Mathematica), I cannot use % to access previous ...
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Using an image as a CellDingbat

I'm writing code that generates a report notebook using a defined style. I would like to display an image (a logo) in the title cell along with the title itself. How can this be done? Example: ...
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How do I add into a text cell a reference to a numbered function?

I have a document with lots of numbered equations in their own cells (which I numbered through Format->Style->DisplayFormulaNumbered). I also have lots of ...
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Is there a way to convert Wolfram Language expression to string?

Is there a way to convert a Wolfram Language expression / code into a string expression? For example, Convert the following including its indentations (very important), ...
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Cell Bracket Clarification

I am running a very simple program that uses NotebookEvaluate to evaluate an open notebook that only has the context of saving and closing, and while it completes that task, the program gets stuck in ...
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Store Dynamic-accessible hidden metadata in a cell

Is there a way to store metadata in a cell in such a way that it can be accessed with Dynamic? Think of e.g. how ExternalLanguage cells work. We can select whether ...
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How to collapse a cell group behind its 2nd cell with same functionality as WholeCellGroupOpener

Given a cell group containing two subcells... If you double click the bracket of the first cell, you collapse the group behind the first cell in that group. If, instead, you double click on the ...
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Correct way to make groups of cells (not) evaluable

Let us say that I want to make all the cells within a section not evaluable. In principle, I would simply highlight the relevant section, then go to ...
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Redirecting CellPrint output

How can I make g[]; or h[]; print the same output as f[];? I am trying to capture the ...
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Typing Control-6 makes text cell disappear

This morning, I opened a document I worked on last week, and all the lines of text that had Control-9 functions in them where the function involved a power written by typing Control-6 were completely ...
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Modify CellLabel of Print cell in stylesheet

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 ...
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How to Text justify that includes StringSplit and MapAt in it?

I am preparing a practical class of physics in which I need to justify the following text that is very extensive. But when I use StringSplit or ...
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Set notebook sections one level up

Suppose I have a notebook filled with many chapters, sections, subsections, subsubsections and so on. Instead of changing the style of each of them manually, is there a clever way to set all or part ...
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Evaluate notebook without opening cell groups

I have a notebook with grouped cells, where the input cells are hidden and only output cells open. Is it possible in an easy way to evaluate the whole notebook and preventing opening all groups, ...
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How to select Input|Output Cell Groups in the Notebook?

I am trying to convert a Cell expression to an image. I created a new notebook and copied the cells that need to be rendered. ...
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Automatic space after comma in Code cell style

"Input" cell style automatically inserts a space after each comma, with natural exceptions such as when quotation marks are open. ...
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The expression can't be used as part specification error

Mathematica newbie here! Could you help with the following error: Any help would be appreciated!
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Programmatically change cell style [duplicate]

I have been trying unsuccessfully to programmatically change a cell style in order to change it to a text-style cell as I just want to put some text in it that should not be evaluated: ...
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need help with remembering a name of a function

I have an output cell and want to see the input that led to that output. How do I tell Mathematica to display that input?
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Strange behavior of Print, Do, and merged output cells

The command Do[Print[i], {i, 1, 3}] does what you expect: creates 3 output lines of 1, 2 and ...
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MousePosition in AttachedCell?

I can't figure out why the following stops working when "WindowAbsolute" is replaced with "Graphics"? ...
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How to make custom attached menubars? [duplicate]

I would like to understand how to build an attached menubar. For example, Image has the following bar - an attached cell that arises when clicked on: ...
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shorcut key of Cell->Cell Properties->Open

Is there a shortcut key to control the Open property of cell? Thanks!

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