using the escape key for shortcuts

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg28573] using the escape key for shortcuts*From*: Peter Jay Salzman <p at dirac.org>*Date*: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 21:35:59 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

one of my favorite things about Mathematica is the few shortcuts i know, like for greek letters: <ESC>a<ESC> produces an alpha <ESC>pi<ESC> produces a pi i want to know more, and found a file UnicodeCharacters.tr which looks like a goldmine of shortcuts. however, they don't seem to be working. for instance, i would be very interested to know how to enter fractions without clicking on the palette. there seems to be a definition for FractionBox, but when i try: <ESC>FractionBox<ESC> nothing happens. perhaps i'm not using the information from this file correctly. can someone tell me how to get a fractionbox without clicking the palette? i can probably figure the rest out once i know that one. :) thanks! pete -- "The following addresses had permanent fatal errors..." p at dirac.org -- Mailer Daemon www.dirac.org/p