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Re: please explain the difference in formatting between these two expressions



Hi Chris,

the space is there, but because of the proportional font, it is very 

thin. Convince yourself by not inserting a space. In your first example 

you put 7 spaces in and this caused a line break.

Daniel



Chris Chiasson wrote:

> Show[Graphics[{Hue[.77], Rectangle[{0, 0}, {5,

>       1}], Hue[.17], Text[DisplayForm@Cell[BoxData["here is

>       some text"], PageWidth -> 50], {4, 1/2}]}]]

> 

> Show[Graphics[{Hue[.77],Rectangle[{0,0},{5,1}],Hue[.17],

>       Text[DisplayForm@

>           Cell[BoxData["here is some text"],"Input",PageWidth\[Rule]50],{4,

>           1/2}]}]]

> 

> why does the second example fail to include the space?



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