Working with Notebooks
Mathematica CalcCenter notebooks integrate text, equations, and graphics in a convenient, platform-independent format. You can send them via email or post them on the web.
Each notebook consists of a series of cells. Cells come in a variety of styles such as Title, Section, Input, and Text. By adjusting the styles of cells, you can control the structure of your document in a flexible way.
To create a new cell:1. Move the pointer until it becomes a horizontal I-beam.2. Click and a cell insertion bar will appear; start typing. By default, new cells are created in the Input style.
To create a new cell to hold ordinary text:1. Click in the notebook to get a cell insertion bar.2. Choose Edit Style Text ,
use the keyboard shortcut 7 or 7 on Macintosh.3. When you start typing, a text cell bracket appears.
To change the style of a cell:1. Click the cell bracket. The bracket is highlighted. 2. Select a style from the Style submenu. The cell will immediately reflect the change.
To close a group of cells:
Double-click the outermost cell bracket of the group.
When a group is closed, only the first cell in the group is displayed and the group bracket has a triangular flag at the bottom.
To open a group of cells:
Double-click a closed group's cell bracket.
To print a notebook:
Choose File Print. The notebook styles will be automatically optimized for printing.
To change the overall look of a notebook:1. Choose Edit Change Style Sheet.2. Choose a style sheet from the Change Style Sheet submenus. All cells in the notebook will change appearance, based on the definitions in the new style sheet.
Mathematica CalcCenter comes with a collection of color and black-and-white style sheets.
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For colleagues without Mathematica CalcCenter, a free read-only viewer for notebooks, , is available from Wolfram Research. It can be downloaded from www.wolfram.com/mathreader.