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RE: Re: Folds

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  • Subject: [mg30054] RE: Re: Folds
  • From: "W. H. Harker" <wharke at>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 01:00:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <9jis5q$cp$>
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In article <9jis5q$cp$1 at>, emilio.martin-serrano at 
> Hi everybody:
> The Options Inspector seems to be a "bottomless well" of information about
> the front-end. In fact, it contains unavoidable data to get the most of
> Mathematica as a general purpose tool; so as to store highly organized
> information, to develop complex systems and to communicate them correctly.
> No just to perform sophisticated calculations or generate nice, but
> isolated, graphics.
> But, where the documentation to know how to use it fruitfully?. Typical
> Mathematica users can not afford to spend our time diving into the system
> trying to guess "non standard" solutions (those so call "smart" or
> "ingenious").
> I know, that our gurus advise that before posting a question, one ought to
> read every ..., etc. In fact, I have read a lot about Mathematica: on line
> help, manuals and books, but in my opinion there is no satisfactory
> explanation and documentation to the Options Inspector function.
> Regards
> Emilio
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: P.J. Hinton [mailto:paulh at]
> Enviado el: sábado, 21 de julio de 2001 20:17
> Para: mathgroup at
> Asunto:  Re: Folds
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2001 05:11:09 +0000 (UTC), dooglefish at aol.communicate
> (D.F.) wrote:
> > At least they are called folds in Oberon. I am referring to the side
> pointing
> > triangles in the help files. They open and close cells containing
> examples.
> >
> > Can these (folds) be implemented in notebooks I write?
> >
> > I tried to select and copy, change styles of, other tricks, including
> reading
> > the manual. No avail. Help would be appreciated.
> In Mathematica, "folds" are referred to as cell group open-close
> icons.  The presence of an icon in a cell is determined by two
> conditions:
Hear! Hear!

Someone was writing a book on the front end. Whatever happened to it?

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