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Re: ARghh!!

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  • Subject: [mg18928] Re: ARghh!!
  • From: king at (Nigel King)
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 22:17:28 -0400
  • Organization: Consultant
  • References: <7n12tn$> <7n8n3j$> <7ng9fu$71k$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Lars Hohmuth <larsh at> wrote:

> In this case the following obviously comes too late, but one easy way to
> check for these non printing characters is to use ShowExpression in the
> Format menu to see the actual Mathematica expression generating the cell.
> Spurious characters are usually very easy to spot and delete in that form.
> Lars Hohmuth
> Wolfram Research, Inc.

> > methodicallly piece the problem back to it after several hours of
> > fist-pounding frustration.

One quick way I have used for "Cleaning Up" Mathematica input is to
select the text of the cell Menu>Edit>Copy As>Plain Text and then Paste
into a new cell. All those "nasty" hidden bits get removed in the

Nigel King

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