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 controlsand allowing all aspects of notebooks and documents to be created directly in terms of simple symbolic constructs.

New Formatting & Styling Functions »

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

Format Edit Stylesheet now supporting cascading stylesheets

New Active Elements

Hyperlink  ▪  Tooltip  ▪  Mouseover  ▪  PopupWindow  ▪  Dynamic  ▪  Manipulate  ▪  ...

New Grid & Layout Functions »

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  ▪  ...

New Document Generation Functions »

CreateDocument immediately create any notebook document

TextCell  ▪  CellGroup  ▪  DocumentNotebook  ▪  ...

New Graphics Formatting »

Graphics, Graphics3D (modified) now with inline display, interactivity, etc.

Graphics Drawing Tools draw or edit graphics interactively

New Notebook & Session Options

CellContext cell- and notebook-localizable variable scoping

$OutputSizeLimit  ▪  CellEvaluationFunction  ▪  CellEventActions  ▪  ...

WindowSize (modified) now supports full-screen mode ()

DockedCells  ▪  WindowOpacity  ▪  NotebookDirectory

Notebook History

New Document & Export Types

New Package (.m) native .m semantics-enhanced package editor

New Slide Show  ▪  New Demonstration  ▪  ...

"PDF"  ▪  "HTML"