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More Convenient Closed Input Cells?
I'm interested in techniques for writing Mathematica notebooks so they look more like classical textbooks or research papers. (Another posting on generating Output cells with a Button was related to this.) Such technical documents generally don't have Input/Output cell groups. And especially it will often be nice to suppress the display of Input cells. One way to do this is by closing the Input cell using the menu command Cell/Cell Properties/Open. This makes the Input cell semi-permanently invisible. This is all very nice, and I often use it. However, several people have commented that it is difficult to select the closed input cell for evaluation because it is so narrow. On the other hand it is nice that the cell is so narrow because if we print the notebook it doesn't leave a lot of space. It seems to me that this is another notebook feature that is well-intentioned and serves a necessary purpose, but still misses the mark. What is needed here is something like a cell label that was displayed and that could be selected, and that was large enough, and that could be used to evaluate the cell. And we would want this object not to print just as cell brackets and cell labels don't print. (I know that we can also double click an Output cell and hide the Input cell but this also leaves the Input cell exposed with the Output cells are deleted.) David Park djmpark at comcast.net <http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark> http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark