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Re: Exporting the Notebook expression corresponding to a DocumentNotebook

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  • Subject: [mg81630] Re: Exporting the Notebook expression corresponding to a DocumentNotebook
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 06:29:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fdi716$rte$1@smc.vnet.net>

You could create a notebook with an invisible window.

CreateDocument[DocumentNotebook[{x+y,1/x+1/y}],Visible->False]

-- 
Steve Luttrell
West Malvern, UK

"David Reiss" <dbreiss at gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:fdi716$rte$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hello Men and Women...
>
> Here is something that is perhaps a useful thing to include in a
> future version of Mathematica.  Does anyone know how to do this with
> the current functionality of Mathematica 6?
>
> I'd like a function called ToNotebookExpression that takes the results
> of a DocumentNotebook, for example
>
> docnb=DocumentNotebook[{x + y, 1/x + 1/y}];
>
> and returns the Notebook expression corresponding to it.
>
> The following does do this, but it has to display the notebook in the
> front end first:
>
> Module[{nb,nbg},
>
>   nb=CreateDocument[ docnb]]
>   nbg=NotebookGet[nb];
>   NotebookClose[nb];
>   nbg
> ]
>
> One reason for wanting this, is that I'd like to create a
> DocumentNotebook inside of a program and then use Export to write the
> Notebook out to a .nb file.  (Of course I can create the
> NotebookExpressoin using lower-level constructs, but I want to take at
> more Mathematica 6-ish path to this.) If one does Export["file.nb",
> docnb,"NB"] then the resulting saved notebook has the embedded
> DocumentNotebook expression, rather than what is generated when acting
> with CreateDocument[docnb].
>
> Any thoughts, or is this what I need to do for now?
>
> Either way, I pass this on to WRI as a suggestion for a
> ToNotebookExpression-like function.
>
> --David
>
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