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RE: How edit a saved palette?

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  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 03:12:20 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Murray,
Try the following:
Open the palette in Mathematica, select it and run "Generate Notebook from
Palette" in the Palettes drop-down menu. Then some palette should appear in
a new notebook. Close that palette and select again the wanted palette and
run the menu command again. Repeat until the wanted palette appears in a
notebook. Select it there, and convert it to InputForm or StandardForm. Then
you might edit it, and maybe can recreate the palette with the CreatePalette
command (there are other ways too). Then the trick is to move the palette
slightly on the screen, and the close it. Then you will be asked if you want
to save it.

Do not forget to mail a copy of the improved palette to the primary
Best regards

Ingolf Dahl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at] 
> Sent: den 3 februari 2008 05:35
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg85234] How edit a saved palette?
> I have a palette somebody else wrote, which I want to edit.  
> So I have no "source code" notebook for it.  I want to edit 
> it, preferably in an environment that understands Mathematica syntax.
> Obviously, just opening it in Mathematica won't do: it 
> appears as a palette.
> I certainly don't want to edit it in some text editor, for 
> that messes up the cache and knows nothing about Mathematica syntax.
> And I don't see how to edit it in Wolfram Workbench: If I try 
> to Import it, no matter whether I specify Initialization 
> cells or Input cells, I seem to get nothing -- just a message 
> about the nb file from which
> (nothing!??) was imported.
> Recommendations?
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