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 "A WorkLife FrameWork" The essential add-on for all Mathematica users: http://scientificarts.com/worklife 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.