Re: SetOptions with Column

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg64474] Re: [mg64456] SetOptions with Column*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 02:50:00 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Rob, I don't understand your equation, but do you mean something like this? (eqns = {a == x y, a == u/v}) // TableForm or do you mean a Piecewise function, which is formatted for you? Generally I wouldn't think it is worth detailed formatting of a GridBox for a homework assignment. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: Rob Munger [mailto:rob.munger at yahoo.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net 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