- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg28256] Re: [mg28230] InputAliases
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
- Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 01:53:04 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, David Park wrote: > I would like to make an InputAlias for the following three lines so I don't > have to type them in each time I do an animation. > > SelectionMove[EvaluationNotebook, All, GeneratedCell] > FrontEndTokenExecute["OpenCloseGroup"] > FrontEndTokenExecute["SelectionAnimate"] > > However, when I copy these lines into the InputAliases Dialog Box in the > Option Inspector I run into all kinds of problems. When I try to enter the > alias, Mathematica doesn't like the box structure. Also it seems that there > is a limit on the size of the replacement. I can make an alias for the first > line alone, but not for all three lines as a unit. > > Can anyone show me how to do this? You may want to reconsider the fundamentals behind your approach. Defining an input alias to paste a code snippet sounds like a very awkard thing to do. Have you considered putting this operation under a button that either performs the operation or pastes the expression? Saving this kind of a button as a palette notebook would be more robust since you could lose your InputAlias settings if you needed to delete the front end init.m file. -- P.J. Hinton User Interface Programmer paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.