Questions concerning printing,editing, and copy/paste

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg40240] Questions concerning printing,editing, and copy/paste*From*: Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net>*Date*: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 06:50:06 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello group, I have some questions. 1. I found that certain cells were not editable even though Cell > Edit was true. Someone who knows far more than I suggested doing Format > Remove Options > Recursive. This worked, to my relief, but where was I supposed to find this obscure fix? There doesn't seem to be anything in the Big Book index under Cell that's relevant. (And many thanks to whoever suggested that.) 2. When I do Copy/Paste, sometimes the expression (which is usually output from a calculation) is pasted in with the pure ASCII form, having lots of slashes and quotes, and sometimes it pastes in just like it looked when I copied it. The latter is what I want. What makes it vary this way and how do I always get the proper-looking format? 3. I rarely print from Mathematica, but today when I printed a page of output that had been copied and pasted, some of the print came out a different size from other print, where they looked identical on the screen. When I changed the point size of the cells, the printout was unaffected. This surprised me and right now I don't know how to get proper printing (looking exactly like it does on the screen). 4. Observation 1: I find the mathematical part of Mathematica much easier to deal with, and much more predicatble, than the parts having to do with formats, printing, copying/pasting, etc. Unless I get a better handle on this, I would never use it for final printing or presentation. 5. Observation 2: I frequently can't find answers to my questions in the documentation. For example, the above questions seem to have no answers in the material I have. (I have the usual Wolfram material but only one small third-party book. Is there one that would help a lot?) Thank you all again for your useful answers. Steve Gray