SetOptions with Column

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg64456] SetOptions with Column*From*: Rob Munger <rob.munger at yahoo.com>*Date*: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 04:12:48 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello, all, I am trying to use Mathematica to typeset homework assignments. I'm trying to use GridBoxes to format multi-line equations of the following sort: a = b = c = d = e = f Because I use formulas like this a lot, it would be nice if I could get Mathematica to make the default alignment for the columns of GridBoxes to be "Left," instead of "Center." However, when I try to use SetOptions to accomplish this, I get: In: SetOptions[GridBox,ColumnAlignments->{Left}] Options[GridBox,ColumnAlignments] Out: {ColumnAlignments->{Center}} In: SetOptions[GridBox,ColumnAlignments->Left] Options[GridBox,ColumnAlignments] Out: {ColumnAlignments->{Center}} My Mathematica abilities are somewhat limited, so I have no idea what is going wrong (or going write, as the case may be). Using Unprotect didn't help. Any ideas? I'm using Mathematica 5.1.0.0 on WinXP. Rob