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Re: Default format for new cells

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg13232] Re: Default format for new cells
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 03:17:33 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <6od3hb$hqo@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 13 Jul 1998, Sean Ross wrote:

> 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?

First thing I would check would be the setting on the front end menu
item

		Cell -> Default Input Format Type

Chances are, the behavior you describe would exist if this was set to
"InputForm" rather than "StandardForm".

The analog in the Option Inspector is:
	
	CommonDefaultFormatTypes -> {"Input" -> "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.

No such documentation exists as of yet.  Are there specfic settings that
you've had trouble understanding or getting to work as you would
expect?

--
P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram
Research, Inc.                  http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.



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