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Re: Re: deleting a title or subtitle in a notebook

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  • Subject: [mg73740] Re: [mg73714] Re: [mg73713] deleting a title or subtitle in a notebook
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 05:45:10 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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In considering my response further, another possibility occurred to me: 
You are using a notebook StyleSheet in which Title and Subtitle cells do 
not display their cell brackets at all.

In that case, you could temporarily change the Style Sheet back to a 
default style that does show those brackets, delete the cell, and then 
restore the Style Sheet you want.  Of course do this ONLY if you are 
using a saved, separate Style Sheet rather than an imported copy that 
you have modified.

Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Are you saying that when, with the notebook open in the Front End, you 
> select the bracket for a cell -- whatever style the cell might be -- and 
> use Delete, the cell does not get deleted?
> Even if, by accident, you changed the cell's properties to Not Editable 
> (in the Cell menu), Mathematica would still let you delete it.
> Could you have changed the cell's properties using the Option Inspector 
> by any chance?  That allows you to mark the cell as not Deletable.  To 
> check on this, select the cell.  Open the Option Inspector (from Cell 
> menu, select Option Inspector).  Expand the section "Cell Options" in 
> the Option Inspector's large lower window.  Under the Cell Options 
> category, expand the "General Properties" section.   The fourth entry in 
> the expanded list will be Deletable.  See whether that is set at its 
> default value of True; if not, change it to True.  Click the Apply 
> button and close the Option Inspector.  YOu should now be able to delete 
> the cell.
> grzz_76 at wrote:
>> How do you delete a cell that was converted to a title or subtitle in
>> a Mathematica notebook? I'm astonished how difficult it is to find the
>> answer to this seemingly simple task!! I've tried changing the style,
>> using the Delete button, but nothing seems to work!

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