Options for Notebooks
|• Use the menu to change options interactively.|
|• Use SetOptions from the kernel.|
|• Use CreateWindow[options] to create a new notebook with specified options.|
Ways to change the overall options for a notebook.
This creates a notebook displayed in a 40×30 window with a thin frame.
Style options for a notebook.
In giving style definitions for a particular notebook, Mathematica
allows you either to reference another notebook, or explicitly to include the Notebook
expression that defines the styles.
General options for notebooks.
Options specifying default styles for cells created in a notebook.
allows you to take any cell option and set it at the notebook level, thereby specifying a global default for that option throughout the notebook.
A few cell options that are often set at the notebook level.
Here is a notebook with the Background
option set at the notebook level.
Characteristics of the notebook window.
allows you to specify how large you want a window to be; WindowMargins
allows you to specify where you want the window to be placed on your screen. The setting WindowMargins
gives the margins in pixels to leave around your window on the screen. Often only two of the margins will be set explicitly; the others will be Automatic
, indicating that these margins will be determined from the particular size of screen that you use.
is the principal option that determines whether a window acts like a palette. Palettes are generally windows with content that acts upon other windows, rather than windows that need to be selected for their own ends. Palettes also generally have a collection of other option settings such as WindowFloating->True
allows you to specify any content that you want to stay at the top of a window and never scroll offscreen. A typical use of the DockedCells
option is to define a custom toolbar. Many default stylesheets have the DockedCells
option defined in certain environments to create toolbars for purposes such as presenting slide shows and editing package files.
|"Normal"||an ordinary window|
|"Palette"||a palette window|
|"ModelessDialog"||a modeless dialog box window|
|"ModalDialog"||a modal dialog box window|
|"MovableModalDialog"||a modal dialog box window that can be moved around the screen|
|"ThinFrame"||an ordinary window with a thin frame|
|"Frameless"||an ordinary window with no frame at all|
|"Generic"||a window with a generic border|
Typical possible settings for WindowFrame.
allows many different types of windows. The details of how particular windows are rendered may differ slightly from one computer system to another, but their general form is always the same. WindowFrame
specifies the type of frame to draw around the window. WindowElements
gives a list of specific elements to include in the window.
|"StatusArea"||an area used to display status messages, such as those created by StatusArea|
|"MagnificationPopUp"||a popup menu of common magnifications|
|"HorizontalScrollBar"||a scrollbar for horizontal motion|
|"VerticalScrollBar"||a scrollbar for vertical motion|
Some typical possible entries in the WindowElements list.
Here is a window with a status area and horizontal scrollbar, but no magnification popup or vertical scrollbar.