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New in 6.0: Notebooks & Documents
Version 6.0 greatly extended Mathematica's powerful symbolic document paradigm, integrating support for editable symbolic graphics, structure-programmable table layouts, active annotations, and dynamic interactive controls—and allowing all aspects of notebooks and documents to be created directly in terms of simple symbolic constructs.
double-click cell bracket hide any part of a cell group, e.g. leaving only results visible
Style direct access to all styling options for any expression
Bold  ▪ Italic  ▪ Underlined  ▪ Text  ▪ Framed  ▪ Labeled
FormatEdit Stylesheet now supporting cascading stylesheets
New Active Elements
Hyperlink  ▪ Tooltip  ▪ Mouseover  ▪ PopupWindow  ▪ Dynamic  ▪ Manipulate  ▪
Grid lay out a grid of elements with many styling, spacing, framing, etc. options
SpanFromLeft, ... full support for spanning rows and columns
Row  ▪ Column  ▪ Spacer  ▪ GraphicsGrid  ▪ ...
CreateDocument immediately create any notebook document
TextCell  ▪ CellGroup  ▪ DocumentNotebook  ▪ ...
Graphics, Graphics3D (modified) now with inline display, interactivity, etc.
GraphicsDrawing Tools draw or edit graphics interactively
New Notebook & Session Options
CellContext cell- and notebook-localizable variable scoping
WindowSize (modified) now supports full-screen mode (F12)
New Document & Export Types
NewPackage (.m) native .m semantics-enhanced package editor
"PDF"  ▪ "HTML" (modified)  ▪ "Flash"  ▪