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*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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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"],
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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]"],
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ButtonBox["\[Placeholder]"],
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The following shows when I click the palette while in input \
mode\
\>", "Text"],
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StyleBox["x",
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FontFamily->"Times",
FontWeight->"Plain",
FontSlant->"Italic"],
StyleBox["[",
"Text",
FontFamily->"Times",
FontWeight->"Plain",
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FontWeight->"Plain",
FontSlant->"Italic"],
StyleBox["]",
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FontFamily->"Times",
FontWeight->"Plain",
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The following shows when I click the palette while in text \
mode\
\>", "Text"],
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"What I want is to get the text mode symbol look like ",
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"[",
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FontSlant->"Italic"],
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