is the lowlevel construct that represents a notebook manipulated by the Wolfram System front end.


  • Notebook files contain explicit Notebook expressions written out in textual form.
  • You can manipulate open notebooks in the front end using standard commands in the front end, and using the Option Inspector.
  • Open notebooks in the front end are referred to in the kernel by NotebookObject constructs. You can use Options and SetOptions to look at and modify options for open notebooks.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Use low-level Notebook and Cell expressions to construct a notebook:

Scope  (3)

Use a Notebook expression for representing graphics:

A Notebook expression for a two-dimensional input form:

A Notebook expression for text and a control object:

Options  (3)

Background  (1)

Set a background color:

CellGrouping  (1)

Set to Manual to allow arbitrary cell grouping arrangements:

Editable  (1)

Set to False to disable interactive changes:

Introduced in 1996
Updated in 2007