Re: Switching Output Format Type for a single cell

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg26706] Re: [mg26680] Switching Output Format Type for a single cell*From*: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>*Date*: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 00:57:13 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Adalbert Hanssen wrote: > 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 > InputCell). > > 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 > accomplished? Yes, it is possible. You can accomplish what you describe by adding the following option to the Input cell that is to generate the InputForm output. CommonDefaultFormatTypes->{"Output"->InputForm} This can be done from the front end's Option Inspector dialog when its scope indicator is set to "selection". -- P.J. Hinton User Interface Programmer paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc.