RE: Re: Using Text Cells

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg36915] RE: [mg36892] Re: [mg36854] Using Text Cells*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 03:31:41 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Murray, I don't like TraditionalForm for Inline cells either. I just use Menu\Cell\Default Inline Format Type\Standard Form. Also, when I design my own style sheets I often define a bolder font for Inline cells so they stand out better. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murraye at attbi.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net David Park's posting reminded me of a frequent annoyance when I am trying to include some Mathematica expressions within text cells -- a Mathematica input expression in Standard Form that involves use of a Control-key combination to form a superscript, square-root, or built-up fraction: For example, suppose I want to include within a text cell a Standard Form expression for the square of x, with the exponent 2 raised. If I type the x first, even if I immediately highlight it and change it to Courier (to match the default font for Input cells in Standard Form), as soon as I press the Control-^ key combination, an Inline cell is created beginning with the x, and then when I type the exponent 2 everything in that Inline cell is now in Times, and the x is Italic. To change both characters to Courier is not so easy: it seems to require separately selecting the x and the 2 and changing the font of each. (Highlighting the entire Inline cell and selecting Courier does not change the exponent!) So to avoid this annoyance I normally must first type the desired expression in a separate Input cell, then copy the contents of that cell to the desired point in the Text cell. Any suggestions on a more efficient method for handling this? David Park wrote: > In receiving notebooks from many different people I have noticed that > beginners often do not know how to use Text cells .... > > Some users may hesitate to use Text cells because they want to include a > mathematical expression in the comments.... > Just use an Inline cell within the text cell.... -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01375