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Button on a palette to create new text cells

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  • Subject: [mg77967] Button on a palette to create new text cells
  • From: Donald DuBois <donabc at comcast.net>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 05:45:33 -0400 (EDT)

I am trying to create a palette that has a button
on it which, when clicked, will create a new text cell
right under the cursor in the selected notebook and this cell will have a given background color, font family and font size.   The closest I have
been able to get to this goal are the following
lines:

CreatePalette[
 {
  
  Button["New Txt Cell", FrontEndExecute[FrontEndToken[SelectedNotebook[], "SimilarCellBelow"]]]
  
  }
 ]

This creates a new cell which I hoped to be able to modify to
be of Style "Text" with a given background color, font family and size but have not been able to do so.
The style stays the same as the previous cell - whatever that may have been - and I don't seem to be able to change that.

There is no token other than "SimilarCellBelow" that I have found that seems capable of generating a new cell
which is why I am trying to modify what it does.

The general application is to be able to easily add text cells for comments in a notebook without having to select the cell, and go to the Format pull down menu 
and then click on a style.

Any suggestions would be creatly appreciated.

Don


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