This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Wolfram Language, and is subject to change.

is an option for notebooks that specifies whether a warning should be given when a notebook containing initialization cells is opened.


  • With the default setting InitializationCellWarning->True, a warning in the form of a dialog box is given, asking the user to choose whether the initialization cells should be automatically evaluated.
  • In order for the warning not to occur, this option must be set to False both in the notebook being opened and at the global level. This is a security feature to prevent a notebook from silently evaluating cells without the users knowledge, unless the user has specifically enabled this by setting the option to False at the global level.
Introduced in 1999