.NB File Extension
File Type 1Mathematica Notebook
An NB file is a structured document created by Mathematica, an application used for mathematical and scientific computation. It contains text, images, audio, functions, and interactive user interface elements. NB files allow mathematical results to be viewed in an interactive document.
Notebook files are saved in a plain text format. Their data is arranged in cells, similar to a standard spreadsheet. Notebooks can be exported to many different file formats, including raster graphic, GIS, compressed, and spreadsheet formats.
NOTE: The "DefaultStyles.nb" file is used as the default style sheet for new notebooks. Notebooks can be opened using the NotebookOpen command within a Mathematica function.
File Type 2Nota Bene File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
File created by Nota Bene, a word processor for academic research and writing; contains formatted text, bibliography references, images, symbols, etc.; used for academic writing purposes such as theses and research papers.
To create a NB file:
- Open the Nota Bene application, select or click the "Save As" arrow icon on the left pane of the Nota Bene window.
- Choose the save location of your file and name it. The "Save as type" default creates the NB file, click .