Re: Re: Using Text Cells

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg36941] Re: [mg36892] Re: [mg36854] Using Text Cells*From*: Omega Consulting <omega_consulting at yahoo.com>*Date*: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 03:33:40 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200209290655.CAA00847@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

This is because inline cells are not in StandardForm by default, but TraditionalForm. Use the menu item Cell -> Default Inline Format Type -> StandardForm. At 03:45 AM 10/1/2002, Murray Eisenberg wrote: >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 -------------------------------------------------------------- Omega Consulting "The final answer to your Mathematica needs" Spend less time searching and more time finding. http://www.wz.com/internet/Mathematica.html