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RE: Re: Open and Close Groups, *one level at a time*?

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  • Subject: [mg44723] RE: [mg44681] Re: Open and Close Groups, *one level at a time*?
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 02:17:17 -0500 (EST)
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But I want to be able to close up the so-called Box grouping, so the reader
can skip around it if he wishes. And I want any Text and Input cells after
the Box to be back in the normal section grouping.

David Park
djmp at

From: Paul Abbott [mailto:paul at]
To: mathgroup at

In article <bpfflr$lun$1 at>,
 "David Park" <djmp at> wrote:

> 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.

Not sure if this is what you want but in AuthorTools there is the
possibility of (automatic) grouping of MathCaption style cells (as used
in the Help Browser) with Input/Output cells. Converting to two-column
layout one gets an approximation to the style used in the Mathematica


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