Problems with creating packages (formatting)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg33748] Problems with creating packages (formatting)*From*: "Mike Varney" <varney at colorado.edu>*Date*: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 02:14:01 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello all. I am attempting to create a package under version 4.1. After entering in my functions, etc etc and setting the cell as the initiation cell, I am able to save the package as package.m. I can now call and load the package fine and the functions work fine as well. The problem is that when I open package.m in mathmatica to edit the package the text is in the "plain text" format, i.e.. F[x_] := Cos[x]^3 + 3Exp[x]+1 Becomes: \!\(F[x_] := Cos[x]\^3 + 3 Exp[x] + 1\) The installation is the default one with an extra directory under standardpackages for my packages. I have changed none of the default settings. My saving procedure is the following: 1. I click on a cell and type in my functions, etc to create the package. This includes comments, etc., etc. 2. I click on the cell bracket and choose Cell -> Cell Properties -> Initialization Cell 3. I save as special -> Package Format I close the notebook without saving, restart mathematica and open the package.m and see the formatting errors. If any of you have ideas on how to solve this I would appreciate the feedback. Thanks. Mike