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Re: Re: Mathematica 6 review [first impressions]

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  • Subject: [mg76487] Re: [mg76414] Re: Mathematica 6 review [first impressions]
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 05:14:50 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f2orqp$74e$> <f2rr94$a2r$> <>
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 From the main menu, select Graphics > Drawing Tools to pop up the 2D 
Drawing palette.  By selecting from that palette a tool such as the 
point icon, you may now click inside the 2D graphic and insert a point, 

To change color, thickness, point size, etc., either use Graphics > 
Graphics Inspector or else click the slider/color swatch icon at the 
bottom of the 2D Drawing palette to open the 2D Graphics Inspector panel.

You may now first select the color/thickness, etc., combination you want 
and then click the graphic element you want to change in the graphic -- 
something you added with one of the tools, or an originally displayed 
graphic element, e.g., the curve from a Plot.  Or, first select the 
graphic element and then choose the color/thickness, etc.

When selecting, say, the curve from a Plot, be sure to click until you 
see the enlarged circles indicating the points used in the plot.

Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> "Szabolcs" <szhorvat at> wrote in message 
> news:f2rr94$a2r$1 at
>> science2003 at wrote:
> ...
>> The big improvement in the version interface 6 is the interactive
>> graphics. Now you can click on a plot and set line width, colour etc.
>> interactively.
> How??
> I can click on the plot to select it, then double click on it to move it, 
> and even modify the actual curve plotted with the mouse.
> But I can seem to see how to change line width nor color or anything else.
> Where in the help is this described?
> thanks,
> Nasser

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