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How was this typed?

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  • Subject: [mg61836] How was this typed?
  • From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 00:39:23 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

How did the author type this code? Would this have all been done in "Show
Expression" mode?  I'm beginning to wonder if people who do a lot of
authoring in Mathematica spend a good deal of their time looking at
notebooks in whatever-you-call-thisForm.  Would that be a correct

              StyleBox["StyleForm[", "MR"],
              StyleBox["expr", "TI"],
              StyleBox[",", "MR"],
              " ",
              StyleBox["options", "TI"],
              StyleBox["]", "MR"],
              " "
            }]], Cell["print with the specified style options "]},
              StyleBox["StyleForm[", "MR"],
              StyleBox["expr", "TI"],
              StyleBox[",", "MR"],
              " ",
              StyleBox["\"", "MR"],
              StyleBox["style", "TI"],
              StyleBox["\"]", "MR"],
              " "
            }]], Cell["print with the specified cell style "]}
        ColumnAlignments->{Right, Left}], TraditionalForm]],
"Philosophy is written in this grand book, The Universe. ... But the book
cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language...
in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, ...;
without which wanders about in a dark labyrinth."   The Lion of Gaul

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