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Switching Output Format Type for a single cell

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  • Subject: [mg26680] Switching Output Format Type for a single cell
  • From: Adalbert Hanssen <hanssen at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 00:47:29 -0500 (EST)
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Hi, MathGroup,

in most cases, setting Default Output Format Type to
StandardForm gives the best results. This can be
accessed from Mathematica's CellMenu.

However, sometimes, one wants to highlight parts of
an expression for Copy...Paste-operations (e.g. parts 
of an output from Solve, which Simplify does not 
simplify well enough). Then, InputForm is better, 
epecially if (on Windows systems) one uses 
Shift-Control-B to select a parenthesized
subexpression. (Copy...Paste does not well work from
StandardForm cells, if one wants to paste to an 

Now I would like to set up certain cells, such that
all output generated by them is in InputForm, whrereas
all other cells use StandardForm. Is it possible to
set OutputFormatType per cell and how is this

kind regards

Dipl.-Math. Adalbert Hanszen

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