Wolfram Language & System 10.0 (2014)|Legacy Documentation

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writes data into a notebook at the current selection, setting the current selection to be just after the data written.

replaces the given cell or box object instead of the current selection.

writes data into a notebook, setting the current selection to be as specified by sel.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • The first argument of NotebookWrite can be a NotebookObject, CellObject, or BoxObject.
  • NotebookWrite to a NotebookObject does essentially the same as a Paste operation in the front end: it replaces whatever the current selection in the notebook is by data.
  • NotebookWrite to a CellObject replaces the given cell with the specified content. If no third argument is specified and the selection is not inside the cell, it does this without disturbing the current selection.
  • NotebookWrite is the basic way to use the Wolfram Language kernel to modify the contents of notebooks that are being manipulated by the front end.
  • NotebookWrite automatically wraps Cell around the data you specify if this is necessary.
  • Possible settings for sel are:
  • Afterplace the current selection immediately after the data written
    Allmake the current selection be the data written
    Beforeplace the current selection immediately before the data written
    Noneleave the current selection unchanged
    Placeholdermake the current selection be the first placeholder in the data written
  • The default for sel is After, so that NotebookWrite[obj,data] can be called repeatedly to insert several pieces of data in sequence.
Introduced in 1996
| Updated in 2012