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Re: Summations in a Text Cell

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  • Subject: [mg71484] Re: [mg71461] Summations in a Text Cell
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 06:17:18 -0500 (EST)
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This is caused by the setting for the ScriptLevel option.  The Default.nb 
stylesheet has a named style for "InlineCell", which is a style used by all 
inline cells (even if they use other named styles), and that style has 

You can select the inline cell or its contents and reset ScriptLevel back 
to zero, or you can change the "InlineCell" style in your stylesheet.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 02:43:39 -0500 (EST), Bruce Colletti wrote:
> Re Mathematica 5.2 under WinXP.
> The goal is to open a new text cell and within it, write prose that
> includes  summation expressions (each created via the Basic Input
> Palette).   Everything is to stay within the cell.
> When I punch the summation button, the indexing parameters appear as
> sub/superscripts, whereas I want them atop/under the Sigma sign (as in
> an Input cell).  How can this be done?  Although it works in the
> following instance, I seek a way that works anywhere within the text
> cell.
> Sometimes it works to convert the completed text cell to Standard  Form.
>  Thus, "hello there SUMMATIONterm" converts properly, but not "hello
> there, SUMMATIONterm" (the offending comma produces a beep).   This
> seems to work when the entire passage is a "valid" mathematical
> expression.  I've also discovered that this works with some style sheets
> but fails with others.
> I've tried creating the summation expression in its own input cell and
> when done, converting this to a text cell.  Unfortunately, when copied
> to another text cell, the indexing reverts to the undesired
> sub/superscripted form.
> Tech support says this is a bug that won't afflict 6.0.  In the
> meantime, someone out there knows the (undoubtedly simple) workaround.
> If so, please share it.  Thanks.
> Bruce

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