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In article <8djlqq$7rj at smc.vnet.net>, "John Flint" <j.flint at itf.sdu.dk> wrote: :When I use the Options Inspector to change the notebook 'Formatting :Options', 'Expression Formating', 'Display Options', 'PrintPrecision' to :say :3 in order to see more of a matrix in my window then som numbers come out :as :expected (ex. -3.22) while others still have a lot of digits (ex. :27.536488564494144). How can I make them all small? I'm sick to death of the bizarre formatting rules which Mathematica uses. I want a plain, simple, fixed-format, in which a "1" will print as a "1.0000" (NOT "1.") and a "1.39281" will print as a "1.3928" and a "1.31" will print as a "1.3100". I've tried NumberForm, I've tried PaddedForm, I've tried writing the damned things to a file--and I cannot get the simple, classical, traditional "f6.4". HOW DO I DO THIS?! And when I print it to a file, I **don't** want to find the file filled with a bunch of "NumberForm[..."'s. And as I mentioned in another post, **my** Options Inspector won't make any changes. --Ron Bruck -- Due to University fiscal constraints, .sigs may not be exceed one line.