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Re: Cell brackets on left ?

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  • Subject: [mg80660] Re: Cell brackets on left ?
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 02:13:37 -0400 (EDT)
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Once, a while ago, I made the suggestion to WRI that there be an
option for puting cell brackets on the left.  The sensible reply was
that it didn't make sense to do this because then the multiple levels
of cell brackets would force the text and paragraph indentation to
become unpredictably ragged.  Of course this begs the question of how
the cell brackets should be handled for a Hebrew language localized
version of Mathematica...

On Aug 26, 11:15 pm, Murray Eisenberg <mur... at> wrote:
> For the purpose you described, it may be sufficient to use the option
> ShowGroupOpener (for version 6) in the Options Inspector (or
> programmatically -- see ShowGroupOpener in the DocumentationCenter).
> If you set that option at the notebook level, it will affect ALL groups,
> including input-output pairs.  You may want, instead, to apply this just
> to section cells and subsection cells, e.g.  In that case, apply the
> option to the corresponding type of cell in the Stylesheet.
> bu... 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
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