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Re: simple question

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  • Subject: [mg70640] Re: simple question
  • From: "David Reiss" <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 01:19:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ehcpjs$ste$>

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

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

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

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

Options[NotebookSelection[nb], AutoItalicWords]

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


"A WorkLife FrameWork"  The essential add-on for all Mathematica users:

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"],
> }], "Text"]
> How exactly happens this change?
> Thanks.

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