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RE: Initialization cell appearance

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg74266] RE: [mg74229] Initialization cell appearance
  • From: "David Annetts" <davidannetts at aapt.net.au>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:15:26 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200703150956.EAA20300@smc.vnet.net>

Hi John,

> Initialization cells in a notebook are identified visually by 
> a little line 
> attached to the cell bracket.   Sometimes this is not enough. 

Especially with some styles that do not display the brackets.

>  Often in 
> large notebooks, I find myself manually formatting the 
> Initialization cells to make them easier to spot (e.g. by 
> changing their background colour to yellow).
> Is there any way to do this automatically ?   I.e., have 
> something like the 
> background colour of an Input cell change when it is marked 
> as an Initialization cell.
> 
> I realise that one could always define a new cell style but I 
> am not entirely sure whether the other features of 
> initialization cells would continue to work.

> In my opinion, it would be good to have this in some of the 
> standard notebook style sheets.
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions,

My suggestion is to define a new style in which you define, after "Show
expression ...", the option

	InitializationCell->True

With this done, you should be free to alter bracket thicknesses, colours and
whatever else to your heart's desire.

Regards,

Dve.


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