RE: Open and Close Groups, *one level at a time*?
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- Subject: [mg44648] RE: [mg44628] Open and Close Groups, *one level at a time*?
- From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:59:13 -0500 (EST)
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There are two features that I would find even more useful in standard style sheets. 1) The GroupOpenCloseIcon would automatically be on all Section, Subsection and Subsubsection heading cells. (But not on Input/Output groups.) New users seem to find the triangular icons intuitive and are often confused by the right hand brackets, which are less convenient anyway. 2) Many textbooks have Boxes with side discussion. The regular text flows around the Boxes. But in Mathematica you can't have text and Input/Output cells flow around a subsection. At least without manually altering their grouping characteristics. If would be nice if one could have a Section starting with some text cells and Input/Output cells; then a Subsection with ancillary material including text cells and Input/Output cells. Then one could somehow mark the end of the Subsection, or perhaps close it. Then the next text or Input cell you typed would be in the outer Section and NOT in the Subsection. Perhaps Mathematica could detect this if the Subsection was closed, or perhaps there could be an EndSubsection statement, or perhaps there could be a new type grouping called a BoxGroup. This ability would be very convenient for a smooth flow of presentation in a notebook. The box groups might also contain code that goes with certain material but that isn't essential for the reader to view on a first reading. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: AES/newspost [mailto:siegman at stanford.edu] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net In developing and editing long notebooks, sure would be nice to be able to Open and Close groups of cells in an entire Notebook -- and also, importantly, just within one subgroup of a notebook -- **just by one hierarchical level at a time** (the essence of a hierarchical grouping or outlining capability). Haven't found a way to do this yet -- is there such?