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Re: Suggestion to WRI for notebook navigation (frontend)

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  • Subject: [mg51039] Re: [mg51021] Suggestion to WRI for notebook navigation (frontend)
  • From: DrBob <drbob at>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 03:18:26 -0400 (EDT)
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Yes. It WOULD be nice.


On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 04:49:59 -0400 (EDT), Frank Iannarilli <frankeye at> wrote:

> I've just been using Scientific Word (LaTeX GUI), which shares a
> highly similar structured-document framework to Mathematica's
> Notebook.
> I like Mathematica's section/sub-section collapsable enclosure brackets, but
> it's still a bit of a pain to get quickly to various sections and
> nested subsections, particularly if their brackets are collapsed.
> At the top of SciWord's window, there is a pull-down menu, providing
> an ordered list of accordingly indented section and subsection titles.
>  The pull-down allows rapid scroll-and-pop selection to jump about.
> The analog would be random-access seeks of a hard drive, versus the
> sequential-access seeks forced by window-scrolling. The pulldown's
> window shows the current title (location).  There're also
> next/previous and forward/back buttons, similar to a web-browser's.
> Gee, wouldn't it be nice...

DrBob at

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