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Re: Buttons to close and open cells at certain levels?

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  • Subject: [mg75663] Re: [mg75605] Buttons to close and open cells at certain levels?
  • From: Carl Woll <carlw at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 05:49:51 -0400 (EDT)
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AES wrote:

>I'd love to have a template for a cell I could put at or near the top of 
>many of my notebooks that would have two buttons:  click one button and 
>all cells except cells at Style levels cmd-5 and cmd-6 (and the button 
>cell itself) immediately close; click the other button, they all open 
>back up again.
>In other words, a single-click "Collapse to outline form showing section 
>and subsection cells only" and then a single-click re-open capability 
>(and this should operate, incidentally without depending upon or messing 
>around with how any of the Cell Grouping rules are set).  
>If any expert Mathematica programmer wants to respond with, "Hey, that's 
>trivial! -- here's how to do it," well, it may not bring you eternal 
>glory, but it'll bring appreciation from me anyway, however long I last 
>as an Mathematica user.
If you have version 6, then the following code might do the trick:

  DockedCells ->
  Cell[BoxData[RowBox[{"Outline: ", CheckboxBox[Dynamic[x,
        (nb = InputNotebook[];
           NotebookFind[nb, "Subsubsection", All, CellStyle];
           SelectionMove[nb, Before, Notebook],
           SelectionMove[nb, All, Notebook];
           SelectionMove[nb, Before, Notebook]
           ]; x = #) &]]}]]]]

In version 5, similar code should work using ButtonBox, but it won't 
look as nice.

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

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