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Text in Tables

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg50661] Text in Tables
  • From: Ron Smith <rcmmma at yahoo.com.au>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:54:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Any input into a table cell is done in
TraditionalForm. This is fine if the cell contains
mathematical notation but if you want to just input
some text the result is a lot of unnecessary gunk in
the underlying cell expression. 

(E.g. "some text" appears as RowBox[{"some", " ",
"text"}] )

You can manually edit this underlying expression to
ensure that it is just text that appears in the cell
of the GridBox expression but this gets cumberson with
large tables. Can you enter text directly into a Table
that doesn't result in an underlying expression that
uses RowBoxes?
Thanks.

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