Adding “Evaluate Notebook” to the menu of Mathematica 6
Although Mathematica 6 has been out for quite a while now there are still some people at my university who refuse to upgrade from Mathematica 5.2 for one reason or another. Some don’t like the new help system, others don’t have the time to rewrite teaching notes and some find that their old Mathematica scripts simply don’t run properly in version 6 and they can’t figure out why.
Of course most users have embraced the new version as there is simply too much new functionality to do otherwise. Some people, however, have minor problems with version 6 that might not be show stoppers but are definitely annoying. One such problem was reported to me today by a user who was missing the “Evaluate Notebook” option that used to be present in the menu of version 5.2.
Fortunately things like this are easily fixed. Within a standard Mathematica install, there is a file called MenuSetup.tr which defines what appears on the menus. On my Windows system it appears in the following location
C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\6.0\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\TextResources\Windows\MenuSetup.tr
To get “Evaluate Notebook” to appear in the “Evaluation” part of the menu just modify this file by adding the line
Item[“Evaluate &Notebook”, “EvaluateNotebook”],
after the part that reads
Let me know if you find this useful.