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Re: Re: closing notebook cells

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  • Subject: [mg51844] Re: [mg51798] Re: [mg51762] closing notebook cells
  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 01:25:32 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

CellInformation[] - that sounds wonderful. But I have searched in help, the
Wolfram site and Google, and also entered
??CellInformation, and I do not find any information anywhere! Please
inform, how do I use it?

Ingolf Dahl

>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Fultz [mailto:jfultz at]
To: mathgroup at
>Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 08:06
>To: mathgroup at
>Subject: [mg51844] [mg51798] Re: [mg51762] closing notebook cells
>On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 02:52:43 -0500 (EST), Barthelet, Luc wrote:
>> As I learned in mathgroup a few years ago I am using the following code
>> to close automatically my graphics groups.
>> CloseAnim[]:=(SelectionMove[EvaluationNotebook[],All,GeneratedCell];
>> FrontEndTokenExecute["OpenCloseGroup"];);
>> CloseAnim::usage = "CloseAnim[]";
>> For example:
>> Table[Show[Graphics[
>> {Hue[Random[] ],Rectangle[{0,0},{1,1}]
>> }]],{3}];
>> CloseAnim[];
>> The problem is that when I only generate a single cell "OpenCloseGroup"
>> will generate a beep.
>> Any idea on how to prevent that beep or test if GeneratedCell selected a
>> single or several cells?
>> Thanks
>> Luc
>LinkWrite[$ParentLink, CellInformation[EvaluationNotebook[]]];
>If the length is greater than 1, then you can use the OpenCloseGroup token.
>CellInformation[] is new to version 5 and is, in general, a very good way
>to test various properties of the selection without having to do a
>NotebookRead[] (which could get very expensive if you have a selection
>which consumes a lot of memory).
>John Fultz
>jfultz at
>User Interface Group
>Wolfram Research, Inc.

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