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Getting stylized text with a palette button

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg28548] Getting stylized text with a palette button
  • From: Raul Martinez <rmartinez at vrinc.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:21:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Vista Research Inc
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

To the Group,

I would like to define a palette with buttons that produce stylized text
in a notebook Text cell. The following is a specific example.  While in
a Text cell, I want to click a button that produces the symbol x[n] in
Times font and with the x and n in italics.

So I produced a palette with a single button containing x[n] with the
Times font and the desired italics. The results are puzzling. When I
click the button while in a Text cell I get x[n] in plain Courier font.
But I get the x[n] I want when I click the button while in an Input
cell. Changing the Input cell to a Text cell causes x[n] to change from
Times/italics to Courier/plain, which is of course the same result I get
by starting in a Text cell.

Attached is a notebook containing the example and the palette.

I will greatly appreciate the Group's help in this matter.

Raul Martinez



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Notebook[{
Cell["\<\
Select the following cell and create a palette. Then click the \
pallete to get the symbol into the notebook. Below I tried it while in input \
mode and in text mode. The problem is that the symbol shows the way I want it \
in input mode, but not in text mode.\
\>", "Text"],

Cell[BoxData[GridBox[{
        {
          ButtonBox[
            RowBox[{
              StyleBox["x",
                "Text",
                FontFamily->"Times",
                FontWeight->"Plain",
                FontSlant->"Italic"], 
              StyleBox["[",
                "Text",
                FontFamily->"Times",
                FontWeight->"Plain",
                FontVariations->{"CompatibilityType"->0}], 
              StyleBox["n",
                "Text",
                FontFamily->"Times",
                FontWeight->"Plain",
                FontSlant->"Italic"], 
              StyleBox["]",
                "Text",
                FontFamily->"Times",
                FontWeight->"Plain",
                FontVariations->{"CompatibilityType"->0}]}]], 
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"], 
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"]},
        {
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"], 
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"], 
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"]},
        {
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"], 
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"], 
          ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"]}
        },
      RowSpacings->0,
      ColumnSpacings->0,
      GridDefaultElement:>ButtonBox[ "\\[Placeholder]"]]], "Input"],

Cell["\<\
The following shows when I click the palette while in input \
mode\
\>", "Text"],

Cell[BoxData[
    RowBox[{
      StyleBox["x",
        "Text",
        FontFamily->"Times",
        FontWeight->"Plain",
        FontSlant->"Italic"], 
      StyleBox["[",
        "Text",
        FontFamily->"Times",
        FontWeight->"Plain",
        FontVariations->{"CompatibilityType"->0}], 
      StyleBox["n",
        "Text",
        FontFamily->"Times",
        FontWeight->"Plain",
        FontSlant->"Italic"], 
      StyleBox["]",
        "Text",
        FontFamily->"Times",
        FontWeight->"Plain",
        FontVariations->{"CompatibilityType"->0}]}]], "Input"],

Cell["\<\
The following shows when I click the palette while in text \
mode\
\>", "Text"],

Cell["\tx[n]", "Text"],

Cell[TextData[{
  "What I want is to get the text mode symbol look like ",
  StyleBox["x",
    FontSlant->"Italic"],
  "[",
  StyleBox["n",
    FontSlant->"Italic"],
  "], which is the way it looks in input mode."
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