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Re: New Line/CR

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  • Subject: [mg58140] Re: New Line/CR
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 04:49:24 -0400 (EDT)
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shadwe1l wrote:
> I have been writing up a homework assignment in Mathematica 5.1.  The file 
> contains natural form equations, graphs, and blocks of text.  I had been 
> using the return key not attached to the keypad (labelled as enter on my 
> laptop) to get new lines / new paragraphs in my text cells, when for no 
> apparent reason it stopped working.  Now all I get when pressing return is 
> a beep.  The only way I can get a new line is to go to Format > Show 
> Expression, insert "\n" at the desired point, and revert the expression to 
> its previous form.  Can anyone out there give me any idea what I did do 
> suddenly lose the functionality of my return key?  Any ideas on how to fix?
> (Computer is 2005 HP Laptop,running XP Pro, no intentional or obvious 
> changes to any software or configuration before or since problem started.)
> Thanks very much,
> Alex
> VT Engineering Student
It sounds as though your shift key might have stuck down. Shift return 
means execute, and if you try to execute a text cell you get a beep.

David Bailey

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