.NB File Extension

2 file types use the .nb file extension.
File Type 1

Mathematica Notebook

Developer Wolfram Research
3.6  |  94 Votes
Category Spreadsheet Files
Format Text

What is an NB file?

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.

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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.

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Programs that open or reference NB files

Updated October 4, 2016
File Type 2

Nota Bene File

Developer Nota Bene
2.3  |  12 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Binary

What is an NB file?

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.

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To create a NB file:

  1. Open the Nota Bene application, select File → Save As... or click the "Save As" arrow icon on the left pane of the Nota Bene window.
  2. Choose the save location of your file and name it. The "Save as type" default creates the NB file, click Save.

Programs that open NB files

Updated October 10, 2013

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