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

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  • Subject: [mg75709] Re: [mg75663] Re: [mg75605] Buttons to close and open cells at certain
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 04:24:50 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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That's not working for me in 6.0: I get the checkbox control, but 
checking/unchecking it seems to do nothing about collapsing or expanding 
   cell groups.  All it does it cause the notebook to flicker 
momentarily after the check appears or disappears.

Carl Woll wrote:
> 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 you have version 6, then the following code might do the trick:
> SetOptions[InputNotebook[],
>   DockedCells ->
>   Cell[BoxData[RowBox[{"Outline: ", CheckboxBox[Dynamic[x,
>         (nb = InputNotebook[];
>           If[#,
>            NotebookFind[nb, "Subsubsection", All, CellStyle];
>            FrontEndTokenExecute["SelectionCloseAllGroups"];
>            SelectionMove[nb, Before, Notebook],
>            SelectionMove[nb, All, Notebook];
>            FrontEndTokenExecute["SelectionOpenAllGroups"];
>            SelectionMove[nb, Before, Notebook]
>            ]; x = #) &]]}]]]]

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