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Re: how to collapse a cell in v.6

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  • Subject: [mg79844] Re: how to collapse a cell in v.6
  • From: Albert <awnl at arcor.net>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 01:20:55 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f943nq$m7j$1@smc.vnet.net> <f96jiq$qdl$1@smc.vnet.net>

Jean-Marc Gulliet wrote:
> Steven Shippee wrote:
>> In version 5 of Mathematica one could complete the keystrokes
>>
>> alt + c
>>
>> alt + r
>>
>> alt + c
>>
>> to collapse and/or expand cells.
>  >
>> How does one accomplish this in version 6. please - and thank you in 
>> advance.
> 
> On my Windows system, the sequence of keystrokes 'Alt + c' opens the 
> /Cell/ menu and 'Alt + r' opens the /Format/ menu. Since hitting the 
> 'Alt' key plus a letter to access some menu options is the conventional 
> way to build GUI in Windows, either you are not using Windows (but still 
> have a keyboard with the 'Alt' key) or you have a heavily customized 
> version of Mathematica.
> 
> At any rate, the default keystrokes to open or close a group of cells is 
> 'Alt + shift + {' and 'Alt + shift + }', respectively. They match the 
> menu entries Cell -> Grouping -> Open All Subgroups and Cell -> Grouping 
> -> Close All Subgroups.

I think the OP wanted to open and close cells, not cell groups. This 
functionality is still there, but since for version 6 the menues have 
been changed, the key sequences did, too:

Alt-c p o

or also (with holding the Alt-Key pressed all the time):

Alt-c Alt-p Alt-o

do what he intended to do (at least on windows, which I supspect is what 
he asked for). Note that when using the alt key sequences the possible 
next letters are underlined in the menu, something also very 
conventional for GUIs. You can access every menu entry that way.

hth,

albert


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