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Re: Notebook Filename

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  • Subject: [mg30353] Re: Notebook Filename
  • From: Dan Dill <dan at>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 03:40:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Boston University
  • References: <9kqjuf$4fp$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

This may not be exactly what you want, but here is an abbreviated
example of a scheme I use at the start of a notebook.

    Cell[TextData[{"Notebook name is ", 
          StringDrop[("FileName" /. 
                  NotebookInformation[SelectedNotebook[]])[[2]], -3], 
          ".nb\nLast updated ", ValueBox["DateLong"], " ",
      CellFrame -> {{0, 0}, {2, 0}}, CellFrameColor -> RGBColor[0, 0.8,
      FontSize -> 8, FontWeight -> "Plain"];

Executing this in a notebook will print its name and its time stamp. I
set the input cell to invisible so in the printed notebook it does not


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