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Re: Text entry - is there an easy way?

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  • Subject: [mg20477] Re: Text entry - is there an easy way?
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 02:04:45 -0400
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J.R. Chaffer <jrchaff at> wrote in message
news:7v3e43$64u at
> Hi, I'm new to Mathematica. I am using Version 4.0, Student
> edition.
> I'm thinking there must be a keyboard shortcut to enter text.
> I have figured out how to alter preferences (or something)
> and have the toolbar displayed whenever a notebook is
> opened. But whenever I want to insert a text cell, I have
> to grab the mouse, point to the dropdown edit box in the
> toolbar, and specifically select text.
> Is there not a keyboard shortcut to designate the next
> entry as text?
> I've looked in Help, with no luck, so far.
> Thanks.
> John Chaffer
> jrchaff at

You should find the keyboard shortcut at
    menu: Format > Style > Text

Allan Hayes
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