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makes the specified notebook be the currently selected one in the front end.
  • Setting a particular notebook to be the currently selected one typically makes it the top notebook displayed on the screen.
  • Making a notebook the currently selected one does not affect the current selection within that notebook, or within other notebooks.
Create two notebook documents:
Make the first one the selected notebook:
Create two notebook documents:
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Make the first one the selected notebook:
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Create a palette for selecting from two existing notebook windows:
SelectedNotebook gives you the notebook object for the selected notebook:
The evaluation notebook can be different from the currently selected notebook:
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