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Re: Strange Behaviour: CellAutoOverwrite

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  • Subject: [mg100988] Re: [mg100944] Strange Behaviour: CellAutoOverwrite
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 20:46:51 -0400 (EDT)
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If it only happens in this notebook, then it almost certainly is an option which 
is set at the notebook level.  You should, in the notebook, evaluate:


Perhaps something will be obvious.  If not, feel free to send either the output 
of this command or, somewhat preferably, the entire notebook my way and I'll
check into it.

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:44:33 -0400 (EDT), Alois Steindl wrote:
> Hello,
> I encountered the following strange and nasty behaviour, currently with
> Mathematica 7.0.1:
> In a Notebook suddenly the output cells had the attribute
> CellAutoOverwrite->False, which had 2 nasty side-effects:
> The output of subsequent commands in one cell was displayed in the wrong
> order:
> a=1
> b=2
> gives
> Out[2]=2
> Out[1]=1
> which can be quite confusing, if one expects the answers in the usual
> order. And further the previous output wasn't overwritten, but the new
> output was prepended to it, making the Notebook larger and larger.
> For this notebook I could cure the problem by cutting and pasting the
> problematic cells to new cells, which then behaved normally.
> What could I have done to evoke this behaviour?
> How would one reset it, without to have to copy and paste all involved
> cells?
> Kind regards
> Alois

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