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Re: Help with Format Background Color Cell Gray Box

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  • Subject: [mg39912] Re: [mg39882] Help with Format Background Color Cell Gray Box
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 02:38:25 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

You could try selecting around the boxed characters and choosing 
Format->Remove Options.  Choose recursively in the resulting dialog.  
I think that would probably do it.  If not, send me your notebook, 
and I'll take a look at it.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Sun, 9 Mar 2003 05:30:56 -0500 (EST), Diana wrote:
>I have some notes in text mode. I formatted the background with the
>Gray Box feature. I noticed that when I had a group of characters
>which were
>created with a control key, that a little box appeared around the
>characters. For example, x^6, with the control ^ creating a "nice"
>I am unable to get rid of the box, even when I change the background
>back to
>Is there a fix for this?
>"God made the integers, all else is the work of man."
>L. Kronecker, Jahresber. DMV 2, S. 19.

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