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SelectedNotebook

SelectedNotebook
gives the currently selected notebook in the front end.
  • The currently selected notebook will normally have its title bar highlighted.
  • The currently selected notebook is the one to which notebook-oriented menu commands in the front end will be directed. Textual commands, however, are directed to the input notebook.
  • A palette window can be a currently selected notebook but cannot normally be an input notebook.
Give the notebook object for the currently selected notebook:
Perform additional operations:
Give the notebook object for the currently selected notebook:
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Perform additional operations:
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Both programmed operations and user interactions can change the selected SelectedNotebook:
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