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Re: Suppress Cell Labels

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  • Subject: [mg125311] Re: Suppress Cell Labels
  • From: "Andrew J Fortune" <andrewfortune at>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 05:56:42 -0500 (EST)
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Thanks Kevin. I appreciate your response. Very useful information.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin J. McCann [mailto:kjm at] 
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 9:52 PM
To: mathman; comp-soft-sys-math-mathematica at
Subject: [mg125311] Re: Suppress Cell Labels

I suppress the In[] Out[] in all my notebooks this way.

Bring up the Options Inspector with ctrl-shift-O (the letter O)

The pull-down at the top probably has Selection in it, choose either Global
Preferences if you want this to be for all notebooks, or Selected Notebook
for just the current one. I did Global.

Go to Cell Options -> Cell Labels and set ShowCellLabel to False

If you choose Global Preferences, this will apply to all notebooks that you
open up whether previously done or generated in the future. Now, if you
decide later that you don't like it, you can always change back.

I am not sure about some of the posts that warn about "dangers", e.g. 
preserving a record of the order in which commands are executed. If you just
put them in in the correct order this is not a problem, and untangling a
misordered set would seem to be difficult under any circumstances. I think
the labels are ugly and a distraction. But that is me.


On 3/4/2012 4:34 AM, mathman wrote:
> Hi,
> How do I suppress the In[] and Out[] labels ? ... they are of no use 
> to me.
> regards,
> Andrew

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