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Re: Cell brackets on left ?

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  • Subject: [mg80608] Re: Cell brackets on left ?
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 23:14:53 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fara2f$4gb$>
  • Reply-to: HPR <read at>

burns at wrote:
> A colleague new to Mathematica asked if there was any way to put the
> cell brackets on the left side of the notebook instead of the right.
> He was having difficulty reading a title on the left and then moving
> across a large expanse of white space to find the corresponding
> bracket on the right to open it up, and asked if it wouldn't make more
> sense to have the brackets on the left where they would be close to
> the content of the cell. After browsing around the options inspector
> and stylesheet editor, I'm pretty sure there isn't an option to do
> that, but I'm wondering if that wouldn't be a useful option to have.
> Mike Burns

In version 6, you can set in the Preferences (on the Interface tab) 
"Show open/close icon for cell groups". This gives you little icons on 
the left of the groups that you can click on to open/close the group.

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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