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How to convert slide show to other document formats?

I have an old ("classic") Mma slide show. I would like to convert it (i) to the new presentation format and (ii) to the article format (e.g., no slide breaks). What is the recommended ...
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Writing a technical note in Mathematica

I have been using Mathematica for many years, mostly for plotting, derivations and numerical computations. Many times I tried to incorporate some text and formulas in my worksheets. Text is Ok, but ...
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Trigger immediate update of (Inherited?) stylesheet to notebook [duplicate]

I’ve noticed that when I make changes to a notebook’s stylesheet, whether it’s manually or programmatically, often the changes are not applied immediately to the notebook. Usually all it takes is ...
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CellPrint with grouping the original generating code

I'm creating a large number of cells within a document programmatically, for example: ...
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Why does PageBreakAbove / PageBreakBelow not work here?

Bug introduced in 12.0 or earlier and persisting through 12.1 Create a notebook having interspersed cells of figures and text: ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a Mathematica to write a report?

In the late 80's/early 90's, when I was a student, I remember having used Mathematica on my Macintosh Plus computer to write some reports. It was amazing to mix both text and calculations in the same ...
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Formula numbering in StyleSheet Book/Monograph

I am writing a text within the document corresponding to the StyleSheet Book/Monograph. I find it strange how the numeration is working in this StyleSheet. Here you can see the screenshot from a part ...
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Book/tutorial-writing strategies

As a kind of follow-up to my question on making websites, I'm looking for strategies for writing and distributing chaptered, sectioned content in Mathematica. To my eyes this is analogous to a book or ...
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Evaluate generated notebook and show it when done

Bug introduced in V11.1 or earlier and persists through V11.3 [CASE:4061569], confirmed (bug is described below) Goal My goal is the following: Create a notebook programmatically, while ...
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is poor document-production support intentional? [closed]

I recently endured substantial frustration trying to save a slide show as PDF (never achieving anything acceptible), but generally I have had decent luck with regular notebooks (even big ones). Here, ...
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TableForm in CreateDocument [duplicate]

Writing: ...
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Single PDF Export for a list of pairs of Images and Text

I have a list of images: images = {im1,im2,im3...} and a list of text, that foes with the image: ...
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How was this beautiful textbook created? Where's the stylesheet?

UPDATE: The video presentation on how this was carried out by the author is given at the following link: http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/video.php?c=88&v=185 I am really impressed by the way ...
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Create a list of contents with sections that contain counters

Basically, I need to create a list of sections and subsections which goes in action menu button in order to make some sort of navigation pane for the notebook (similar to the one you can see in "...
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Create notebook with a section extracted from Documentation

I would like to copy a part of a help section into a notebook. The objective is to add comment and save them. My issue is that, when I copy a part of a help section into a notebook, all the links ...
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Table of Contents with hyperlinks?

Is there a way to get table of contents I can click on? I'm looking for something like Table of Contents module in Jupyter notebooks where I can jump between sections easily, here's what my scratch-...
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Customizing documentation from workbench?

The documentation generator is working now for me, but I'm hoping someone knows how to customize the html generation in any of the following ways: Is there a way to keep input cells as text (instead ...
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How to create horizontal delimiter like in the Documentation?

Like this screenshoot How to draw such line with Mathematica code?
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Select Only Printed Out Cells

Is there a way to select only printed out cells in Mathematica? I'm using version 10. I'm told this works in version 11 almost not sure though ...
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Transitioning to Mathematica Documents from $\LaTeX$

There is no doubt that Mathematica can produce well formatted documents. For example An elementary introduction to the Wolfram Language was written in Mathematica. With v.11's new addition of spell-...
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citation management: recent experience

Early reports about Mma's citation management with BibTeX databases were not very encouraging. So up to now I've been working without any citation management. I am now considering trying this Mma ...
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How to Print a Cell Landscape in a Portrait Orientation Notebook?

I have a few cells in a report (notebook or CDF) that need to be printed "Landscape" where the rest of the report is printed ...
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"Save Graphic As..." suddenly doesn't work

I suddenly can't create jpegs or pngs using the menu. I have not changed versions or operating systems lately, but the method I've used all along suddenly doesn't work. When I create a plot, left-...
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What options and settings can be used to create print quality typeset documents with Mathematica?

If I am proficient on dedicated typesetting software (e.g. LaTeX) it makes sense to use that for typesetting but if I am not how can I use Mathematica to create good quality documents. The question ...
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Cell sizing and labeling for $\textit{MaTeX}$ equations

I am writing a book in the Wolfram CDF format and would like to improve upon the default equation typesetting of Mathematica. To this end I've loaded @Szabolcs' valuable MaTeX, which imports $\LaTeX$ ...
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In a Template Notebook how to make a Repeating Block loop over a local variable

I have a template notebook that takes in some parameters to get raw data and then process it. In this processing a few subsets of data are calculated. However, I don't know how many subsets will be ...
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Aggregate chapter notebooks into a book [closed]

I would like to build a book from chapter notebooks. I prefer to do this in a separate notebook that does something like the following: reads in a list of chapter notebooks (I'll provide the list ...
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How to set zoom and screen environment from GenerateDocument?

GenerateDocument does not have any options for settings on the notebook it creates. How do I generate a document with ...
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Table of contents in the same notebook

I created TOC programatically using instructions from http://reference.wolfram.com/language/AuthorTools/tutorial/MakeContents.html But it created second notebook TOC.nb. Is it possible to create ...
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How can I number the section titles automatically in Mathematica?

When I write a document in Mathematica, I do not like to number the section title myself, because I usually add or delete a section from time to time. Is there a way that Mathematica can number the ...
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Document Creation: inserting a grid

This question is strongly related to: NotebookWrite Cell with Grid Let’s create sample chart ...
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How to introduce custom hot keys for the styles of cells?

In the JournalArticle StyleSheet there are useful hot keys Alt+6 for a DisplayFormulaNumbered and Alt+5 for the DisplayFormula. Such hot keys, however, are not present in the Default StyleSheet. Even ...
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Generate a list of all user defined functions including their argument patterns

I have defined a bunch of functions over several different files, and I would like a list of prototypes of all the functions I have defined in my current session (I want the mathematica equivalent of ...
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StatusArea display of message with hyperlink

just trying to label a hyperlink, using an example right from the documentation.... ...
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Document settings for online viewing

I'm trying to figure out how to prepare a notebook for NICE online viewing when it's been converted to PDF form. The students I am working with (sadly!) will not be able to use the CDFPlayer to view ...
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Inheriting Stylesheets when using CreateDocument

I build a lot of presentations and custom notebooks with very different stylesheets, and use Button and CreateDocument quite ...
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Associating symbol pages with symbols (Workbench)

Normally when you have symbol Abc, WorkBench creates a symbol page named Abc. Then when you make a build, type Abc and then press the F1 key, you are sent to the Abc symbol page. Suppose however ...
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How can I build an inline documentation utility?

I often have a large function to which I add inline comments, but then I can't see the forest for the trees. How can I make a tool that extracts the comments and tokens within them to generate an ...
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Mathematica File Organization

Last year I asked how to integrate notebooks to the documentation center in stackoverflow. Back then I was only interested in seeing those notebook and being able to search for them. Unfortunately, it ...
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Resources for beautiful Mathematica Stylesheets

When the Wolfram Demonstrations were introduced and the Documentation-Center was redesigned, I remember it was the first time I thought someone had put some effort into creating a beautiful stylesheet....
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WYSIWYG table creating and editing

In Microsoft Office OneNote 2010, creating and editing tables is easy. There are simple toolbar controls for creating tables: , and editing them once they exist: . My question is, what's an easy ...
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Generating a table of contents

This is my oldest question on SO. It still hasn't generated a useful answer there, so I thought I'd give it a try here. The question was: I don't seem to be able to find the method to generate the ...
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Easiest Way to Use ShowGroupOpener in Mathematica

I currently edit manually the cell contents of a notebook (Ctrl+Shift+A or Cmd+Shift+A) to "recycle" cells containing the ShowGroupOpener option. Is there an easier way to create documents hiding ...
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