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The wxNotebook method from the wxPython module allows you to show a lot of data in a limited window space. It brings up tabbed pages you can click on to open each page. Enough said, run the code and experience the possibilities this humble method gives you.

# experiments with wxNotebook
# make sure you have wxPython installed 
# for instance install with wxPython2.5-win32-unicode-2.5.4.1-py24.exe
# from http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wxpython/
# tested with Python24   vegaseat   18jul2005

import wx

class Panel(wx.Panel):
  """ class Panel creates a panel with a multiline edit box on it, inherits wx.Panel """
  def __init__(self, parent, id, txt, bgcolor):
    # create a panel
    wx.Panel.__init__(self, parent, id)
    self.SetBackgroundColour(bgcolor)
    self.edit1 = wx.TextCtrl(self, id, value=txt, pos=(10,10), size=(360,200), style=wx.TE_MULTILINE)
    self.edit1.SetBackgroundColour((240, 230, 220))  # modified wheat color
    self.edit1.SetFocus()


# tell a story in three pages ...
txt1 = """A priest was talking to a nun, and he saw that
her belly was getting noticeably big, and
he made a comment about it.  She replied to
him that it was just a little gas.
"""

txt2 = """A couple months later, he ran into her again.
This time, her belly was really big. She just
patted her belly and said, "Just a little gas."
"""

txt3 = """Two months went by, and he came across the
nun again, and she was pushing a baby
carriage.  The priest bent down and looked into the
carriage and said, "Cute little fart, isn't he?"
"""
    
app = wx.PySimpleApp()
# create a window/frame, no parent, -1 is default ID
frame = wx.Frame(None, -1, "Notebook Pages", size=(400,300))
nb = wx.Notebook(frame, -1)

# create the content of each page
panel1 = Panel(nb, -1, txt1, "yellow")
panel2 = Panel(nb, -1, txt2, "green")
panel3 = Panel(nb, -1, txt3, "red")

# create the notebook pages, add content and title to each page
nb.AddPage(panel1, "Page1")
nb.AddPage(panel2, "Page2")
nb.AddPage(panel3, "Page3")

frame.Show(True)
# start the event loop
app.MainLoop()

Adopted the newer wxPython coding style, which identifies the namespace wx. The DrPython editor code completion plugin works well that way.

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