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InsertCellButton

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Generate a button that inserts cells next to itself

Contributed by: Bob Sandheinrich

ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"][cell]

returns a button that inserts cell after itself.

ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"][label, cell]

uses label as the button label.

ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"][label, cell, direction]

inserts the cell in the specified direction.

Details and Options

The direction can be Before or After.
cell can be any valid Cell expression.
ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"] is not a holding function. cell is evaluated when the button is created.

Examples

Basic Examples

Create a button and click it:

In[1]:=
ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"][Cell["Hello World", "Text"]]
Out[1]=

Hello World

Scope

Specify a button label:

In[2]:=
ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"][
 Style["Add a bullet", Bold, Blue], Cell["Hello World", "Text"]]
Out[2]=

Hello World

Insert a print cell above the button:

In[3]:=
ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"][
 Style["Add a bullet", Bold, Blue], Cell["Hello World", "Print"], Before]
Out[3]=

Click the button three times to make three cells:

In[4]:=
ResourceFunction["InsertCellButton"][Cell[":)", "Text"]]
Out[4]=

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Requirements

Wolfram Language 11.3 (March 2018) or above

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