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Re: Default format for new cells

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  • Subject: [mg13270] Re: Default format for new cells
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 03:18:03 -0400
  • References: <6od3hb$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Sean Ross wrote in message <6od3hb$hqo at>...
>When I first installed mathematica, each cell by default would display
>the new 2-D notation like subscripts or superscripts if I used the
>basic input palette.  This is no longer the case.  I have to manually
>convert each cell to StandardForm to get it to display the 2-D format.
>I have searched through the option inspector to try and find the magic
>command, but it uses different names than the drop down menu uses.
>Could someone tell me how to put the default cell format back to its
>original in which each cell was already in standardform?
>I renew my plea for full and complete Front End documentation either by
>Wolfram or a third party.  I want a manual that will tell me what all
>the options in the Options Inspector do and how to format headers with
>every single possible option mentioned and non-trivial examples.  I
>want to know what all those Value Display Objects are.  I also want all
>commands documented, such as ValueBox and &MenuItem (which is found in
>the .tr files in the System directory).  If anyone has written such a
>thing please tell me so I can buy it.


The following seems to work

Option Inspector [global] > Cell Options > New Cell Defaults > Common
Default Format Types > Output -> StandardForm


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