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Re: simple question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg70640] Re: simple question
  • From: "David Reiss" <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 01:19:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ehcpjs$ste$1@smc.vnet.net>

It is due to the AutoItalicWords option for the cell.
In[1]:= ?AutoItalicWords

"AutoItalicWords is an option for Cell which gives a list of
words which should automatically be put in italics when they are
entered.



In particular the AutoItalicWords option for a Text cell has the value

AutoItalicWords -> {Mathematica, MathLink, MathSource, MathReader,
MathScript}

Hence these words will be italizized after you have typed them into a
Text cell and then typed a space or a punctuation mark.

This option is set at the level of the notebook style sheet for the
case you are encountering.

If nb is your notebook and you seldect a cell in that notebook then
executing

Options[NotebookSelection[nb], AutoItalicWords]

in another notebook will sowyou the option setting for AutoItalicWords
for the selection in the notebook nb.

--David


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dimitris wrote:
> After you type Mathematica in a e.g. Text Cell and you continue to
> write something
> other the FontSlant of the text Mathematica is changed to Italic
> automatically.
>
> Cell[TextData[{
>   StyleBox["Mathematica",
>     FontSlant->"Italic"],
>   " HELLO TO ALL"
> }], "Text"]
> 
> How exactly happens this change?
> 
> Thanks.


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