Left Justification in a button

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg64642] Left Justification in a button*From*: "David Reiss" <dbreiss at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:19:54 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Well, I have tried and tried and I suspect that I am missing something simple even though I've built lots and lots of front end stuff. What I want to do simply is to have the text of a button be left justified. Here is an example: CellPrint[Cell[BoxData[ GridBox[{{ButtonBox["this is text"]}}, ColumnWidths -> 20] ], "Text", FontWeight -> "Bold", FontFamily -> "Helvetica"]] where the result is centered button text. I haven't been able to find a way to use TextAlignment and its ilk to make this happen (even in the case where the argument of the ButtonBox is itself a Cell expression and other gyrations and mystical tricks). Anyone want to show me that I have missed something simple? I'd appreciate that :-) Thanks, David