is an option for Cell that specifies whether a cell should be used as input to be evaluated by the Wolfram Language kernel.


  • With Evaluatable->True, typing Shift+DynamicBox[ToBoxes[If[$OperatingSystem === MacOSX, Return, Enter], StandardForm], ImageSizeCache -> {50., {1., 10.}}] in the front end when the cell is selected will cause the contents of the cell to be sent to the Wolfram Language kernel for evaluation.
  • Evaluatable is more often set for styles of cells than for individual cells.

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Use Evaluatable settings to specify whether a cell can be evaluated:

The first cell can be evaluated, and the second cell cannot:

A cell that cannot be evaluated:

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Introduced in 1996