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Re: how to collapse a cell in v.6

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  • Subject: [mg79878] Re: how to collapse a cell in v.6
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 04:42:09 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <f943nq$m7j$> <f96jiq$qdl$> <f98vj4$bhl$>

Albert wrote:
> 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.

You are definitely right: I totally missed the point and failed to 
answer the OP question.

Event worse, as noted by rob, the shortcut I gave for opening/closing a 
group of cells are erroneous! The correct shortcuts are

Opening a group of cells: Ctrl + Shift + {
Closing a group of cells: Ctrl + Shift + }

and not the silly one I gave starting with the Alt key.

Sorry for the confusion,

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