Working with Notebooks
CalculationCenter 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, then 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 Text from the Style submenu of the Edit menu, or use the keyboard shortcut 7 (7 on Macintosh).
3. Start typing. The text goes into a new cell that has a format appropriate for ordinary text.
To change the style of a cell:
1. Click the cell bracket. The bracket is highlighted.
2. Select a style from the Style submenu, such as Section.
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 is shown with 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 Print in the File menu. The notebook styles will be automatically optimized for printing.
To change the overall look of a notebook:
1. Go to the Change Style Sheet submenu of the Edit menu.
2. Choose a style sheet. All cells in the notebook will change appearance, based on the definitions in the new style sheet.
CalculationCenter comes with a collection of color and black-and-white style sheets.
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For colleagues without CalculationCenter, a free read-only viewer for notebooks, called MathReader, is available from Wolfram Research. It can be downloaded from www.wolfram.com/mathreader.