Cell Groups and Outlining

Mathematica normally organizes the cells in a notebook automatically into hierarchical groups. Double-clicking lets you show only the heading cell of a group, or only a particular cell within a group—such as a graphic or the result of a computation.


double-click a group bracket open or close a cell group

double-click cell brackets close all other cells in a group

Ctrl+' open or close selected cells

Ctrl+{ open all subgroups

Ctrl+} close all subgroups

Ctrl+Shift+D divide a cell in two

Ctrl+Shift+M merge cells

Detailed Cell Grouping Control »

Ctrl+G (Group Cells) — group selected cells together

Ctrl+U (Ungroup Cells) — ungroup selected cells

Cell ► Grouping ► Manual Grouping switch off automatic cell grouping

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